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Astro Spectra Control Heads

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toolman60

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Hello All,

What is the difference between control heads for remote or chassis mount than a control head marked Rear Control Head. Can I convert the rear control head to a remote or chassis mount head.

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Tim
 

bk117

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Hello All,



What is the difference between control heads for remote or chassis mount than a control head marked Rear Control Head. Can I convert the rear control head to a remote or chassis mount head.



Thanks

Tim


With a dual head control set up the primary head allows you to power the radio on and off, the rear control head power control does not function. When you set up the duel control head option you add the front/rear button to each control head allowing you to transfer operation from one head to the other. The control head that currently has function will display as normal and the rear control head will say remote. If you only assign a front/rear control button on the primary head, the rear control head will only function when the primary head is switched to allow it to function, giving ultimate control to the front head. Microphone and speaker functionality transfer to the active head. If you desire speaker audio at both heads a relay module that is controlled by the VIP outputs must also be programmed. You should not use a rear head in a chassis or dash mount configuration because the address on the communications buss would be wrong and it could conflict with other options, however you could control power on/off by adding a jumper in the head and using key on from the rear.
Overall it was a great set up and functionally the same as the XTL series but with the limitation of only two heads.
 

toolman60

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Thanks for that information. I was hoping I could use them for spare parts. But with buss Id conflicts, possible I do not think they worth recapping and having for a spare.

Thanks
Tim
 
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