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XTL/XTS5000 Adapter cable for XTS and RTX4005B

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Technischer Guru
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Sep 22, 2002
Anybody ever tried building an adapter cable cable to go from an RTX4005B test set to the DB25 connector on the USB cable for the XTS-series portables?

I've got an RTX4005B test set and a couple of defunct old programming cables which have perfectly good connectors for the 4005B. It would seem to be overkill to either buy the RLN4460 (not going to happen at that price) or spend an inordinate amount of time building a 4460 clone, when a perfectly functioning 4005B should be able to do the job.

I have a VHF XTS5000 but don't have access to the R800B with auto-tune I had at my previous job. I do have an 8920A and all the other necessary gadgetry, and I think it's more fun to do it the old-fashioned way anyhow.

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