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    For M/A Com/Harris/GE, etc: there are two software packages that program all current and past radios. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola).

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Repair Astro Cable

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Nov 19, 2001
South Florida

Ahhh.... You need to help out a little more, what cable are you referring to. Remote cable, program cable, power, etc.... give us an idea...


Getting tired of all the stupidity.
Premium Subscriber
Sep 8, 2002
Somewhere between the Scylla and Charybdis
There's this thing called JBWELD that is pretty good at fixing broken parts like that. Just be
sure you don't apply it in such a way that it interferes with the movement or operation of
the electrical contacts.


Oct 19, 2001
Dallas Tx
Astro Programming Cable

Look, you could repair your cable, glue it or something else.
However, if the repair fails during the programming of your radio, it could BRICK your radio. What does your radio cost? How much is your time worth? Do you need a reliable programming cable?

Replace your cable.

Buy a new one, buy one off Flea-Bay........ Whatever it takes.
The cost of a GOOD programming cable compaired to the cost of a radio, or radio repair
is not that much.

You will be happy with a programming cable you can TRUST.

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