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Need a Motorola SmartRIB

K4EET

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Anyone out there with a SmartRIB RLN1015D one laying around they are willing to part with?
That is akin to asking if anyone has a 400 troy ounce (27.429 pound) gold bar laying around that they are willing to part with... :ROFLMAO: Those SmartRIBs do not appear on the "For Sale" table very often.
 

n3obl

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They are a coveted item. Along with certain flash cables. Took me forever to find an astro saber flash cable.
 
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That is akin to asking if anyone has a 400 troy ounce (27.429 pound) gold bar laying around that they are willing to part with... :ROFLMAO: Those SmartRIBs do not appear on the "For Sale" table very often.
Funny you mention gold, I can pay for one in gold! lol Im a recreational miner and have amassed quite a bit in the safety deposit box! lol
 

jaspence

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You didn't mention what radio, but I have used a kawamall cable for my EFJ 5100 and XTS3000 for several years. They require an older 32 bit computer and Windows XP with a true serial port and work well without a rib box.
 

rescue161

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A SmartRIB is for upgrading firmware and flashing certain radios. A regular RIB, aftermarket RIB, RIBless cable, etc., will not work.
 
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