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Reading an Astro Spectra +

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Hi all,

I am attempting my first foray into AS+ land. Can't get the radio to read. I am getting the "Radio failed to acknowledge / error context:24 / Status c0000386" error message.
Using A25 CPS R16, Win7x64 laptop and yes, I do have the OEM Moto cable. Should be ribless with the 9 pin serial connector on the PC end. Haven't had any issues reading any A25 portables with this setup.
Also, I am using a SIIG cyber serial express card for my serial port.
The radio powers up and the head "dies" when I plug the programming cable in, which I understand is normal.
Any ideas?

Thanks and Happy Easter/Passover, etc...

Mark
 

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Any possibly way you can try it on a Windows XP machine?. I have had no luck with reading or writing my AS+ in Win7. I just use a Windows XP box with the same cable you have and it works like a charm.
 

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Is it a remote mount? If so, you can't plug the programming cable into the mic jack, only the rubber covered jack on the drawer itself (that looks like a mic plug). Had the same problem a few days ago until we finally figured that out! We hadn't messed with Astro Spectra +s before.
 

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That's gotta be it! I'll try that when I get home. Thanks for the help guys!!!
 

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when you plug it in the display should go blank but the radio is still on.
 

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Yes! I was plugged into the wrong receptacle. Thanks again for the help, guys!

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