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I won a bid on ebay , hasn't shown up yet , but I am new to the programing , but have some searching , and seems that most a accessories on ebay are aftermarket chinez stuff .
and did a few search's here and my search words do not seem to be getting too much in good results .
So looking for accessories [ want to try one of the throat mics - hands free , I have heard there are poor audio ] & programing , it is coming with some connectors , but seems the terms were not matching with what my search's came up with .
So some suggestions / links would be helpful , oh ya , VHF , ham bands , are you folks using as scanner also ?
Thanks John
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The analog sabers (red buttons) are no longer supported. Programming software is not sold and accessories and parts are no longer manufactured, making them expensive. You can try Batboard • Index page for more info.
 

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Could you clarify , analog , I did not think these were analog , and red bottons ?
Just went to look , ya they had 3 red bottons accross the top .
 
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They are analog in that they do not transmit APCO P25 digital voice... You want an ASTRO Saber (blue buttons) if you need P25.
 

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The analog sabers (red buttons) are no longer supported. Programming software is not sold and accessories and parts are no longer manufactured, making them expensive. You can try Batboard • Index page for more info.
Not really true, the accessories are still avalible in limited quanities from Motorola and their dealers. There are plenty of sellers on here and Ebay that have accessories also. The parts are limited to what is on hand at Motorola and some dealers still have parts. The Batboard has plenty of resources for what you need. There are plenty of ways to get them programmed by shops or members here on on that board.

The Saber is a great analog radio for ham or PS use . They are very durable, the downside is they arent narroband compliant.
 

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Well it should up , and they programed it to a bunch of the local repeater frequencies I asked for but a couple of them , they made a mistake and are .005 off frequency .
It came with the connector that mounts on radio for cable , kind of like a small din plug , so looking to get 2 repeater frequencies corrected ?
Any leads to someone in / around Mpls. / St. Paul ?
Thanks John
 
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