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Converting XTS 5000 M3 UHF R1 to VHF

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dazzag

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Hi Guys

I am wanting to convert a UHF R1 to a VHF radio is a Model 3.
Can someone confirm what parts I would need and if there is anything special associated
with doing the change.

I am thinking VOCON board and RF board. oh and an Antenna obviously.

Any feed back would be great.
 

KG4INW

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You would need software that's illegal to obtain so no discussion about it here. Would just be easier to sell or trade the UHF for a VHF.
 

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For the inexperienced who have to ask questions it is much easier to sell or trade what you have to get the proper radio. In addition to using software that is not generally available to the public. The radio has to be fully aligned on a service monitor to work properly
 

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It's just not worth it. With XTS radios as cheap as they are, just buy one, & sell the UHF radio. While what you want to do is technically possible, the task is only for an experienced died in the wool radio guy with a complete bench, & "tools" that were never supposed to leave the factory.
 
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ElroyJetson

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Yes it's possible. Yes laws would be broken in the process. The required software is always illegal outside of Motorola's small circle of authorized users.

But it's easier to trade radios. And faster, safer, and, probably, cheaper.
 
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