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jmfirefighter

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Hi folks-

I purchased an Astro Spectra the other day, and somehow neglected to notice what was in the flash code.

500008-100A40-0

G806: ASTRO IMBE Digital Operation
G114: Enhanced Digital ID Display
G51: SmartZone Systems Operation
G387: Conventional Voting Scan
G182: Radio Control Protocol
W357: Channel Scan With VRS

I don't need the SmartZone trunking, everything around here is conventional VHF for fire/ems and PD is digital. Radio is the correct band and all (K split), and uses the W9 head. My question is if I will be able to use this on the conventional VHF non-trunking for tx and rx for our ambulance, or am I going to have to end up selling this one to get what I really needed.........

Learned my lesson, pay attention to the flash code when you run it......

Thanks for any help you can offer.....

Josh
 

n2hbx

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Looks like you will have one of the fanciest radios in the department!

It will do your conventional channels just fine.

Larry
 

jmfirefighter

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Too bad it's not my personal radio. We bought a "spare" ambulance and this radio will be going in there after it goes to the shop to be checked out.

But from the way you say it will be one of the fanciest, maybe it should go in the primary ambulance! Ha Ha!

Thanks for the help, now I don't have to tell the boss I wasted money.

Josh
 
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