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Old 12-26-2017, 10:02 AM
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Hey guys, I've got a quick question on the XTVA........

A number of years back when I had a Converta Com for my MTS2000. Because of where it was mounted I had to extend the mic connector. I was able to used CAT 5 and a standard modular jack.

The XTVA I'm going to be putting in my vehicle is coming with the HHCH & where it's going to be located and the angle would put a huge strain on the mic cable. If I make an extension for it would a regular "straight through" cable work? I've perused around looking & checked the manual and really haven't found a solid answer. Just wanted to ask beforehand since I'll be using the HHCH. I don't want to mess anything up or do it for nothing.

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Old 12-26-2017, 11:59 AM
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Yeah that will work. I’ve done it.


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What Mr. B said. I extend a mic in my car, and one on my desk with straight CAT5e and a coupler.
Or you could buy the "Custom made Motorola extension cabe" on eBay for $30
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Good deal. I appreciate the responses. I figured that's what it would be but since this will be my first time with the XTVA series I wanted to double check.

As far as the Motorola extension cable no way I'm buying that. They're too proud of that stuff LOL. Plus I've got about a 600' surplus of CAT 5 and an a$$load of modular plugs and jacks.
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Most of my dealings with Motorola HHCHs have been 25 condoctor cables…


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Most of my dealings with Motorola HHCHs have been 25 condoctor cables…

DB25 connectors are for W3 HHCH used on Astro and XTL with appropriate CHIB.

The HHCH for the XTVA looks the same as the W3 but uses an RJ45 connector. It’s used in place of and interchangeably with any standard Motorola mic with an RJ45 connector.

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I managed to score a box of Motorola car phone handset extension cables a few years ago on ebay. They're perfect for the XTVA as the end of the cable has some mounting points.
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