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Upgrading Astro Spectra's

Postby KC9UZB » Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:25 am

I might get my hands on some Astro Spectras. These are Q split W9's, with a basic host/dsp and a simple p25 conventional flash.

What is involved in uplifting the host/dsp? I believe I can upgrade the flash with an S-rec (?) myself but IIRC the host/dsp thing is a bit more tricky??

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Re: Upgrading Astro Spectra's

Postby K2JLX » Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:41 am

You need an Srib.
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Re: Upgrading Astro Spectra's

Postby JAYMZ » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:12 am

Upgrading the Host/DSP needs an SRIB (AFAIK anyway) but doing a flash upgrade can be much much easier. If you get an S-Record with the flash that you want then it is just a matter of changing the serial in the S-Record... taking down the tuning values of the radio... writing the S-Record, reinsert your tuning values and you are in like flint.

Any idea what the Host/DSP are currently on the radios?
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Re: Upgrading Astro Spectra's

Postby KC9UZB » Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:55 pm

Host 9 dsp 6.

Dude said he's gonna try and get them uplifted and get back to me with a price lol.

if he can do them for $100 a pop i'd be v. happy. :D :D

Could outfit a few folks with these Q splitters. Get some P25 going in the hams round here.

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Re: Upgrading Astro Spectra's

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Re: Upgrading Astro Spectra's

Postby KC9UZB » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:46 pm

Thanks Josh.

$100 was my 'ideal figure'

He's quoted me $400 after firmware and host/dsp upgrades... Hoping I can beat him down (and hoping he isn't watching this thread :baby: :baby: ).

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Re: Upgrading Astro Spectra's

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I'd hit it so hard you'd have to be to King of England to pull me out

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