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Do you ever use the screw to secure your RSM to your radio?

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So wanting to get a small survey and want to see if anyone ever uses the screw on the RSM or for other accessories to secure them to the radio, I almost never do myself.
 

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That's correct for XTS series RSM's but for say XPR or APX there's no chose but to screw it into the side of the radio or it won't stay attached.


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That's correct for XTS series RSM's but for say XPR or APX there's no chose but to screw it into the side of the radio or it won't stay attached.


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I broke a fingernail up the middle in the quick trying to detach those damn XTS RSM connector screws...they stay in dangle mode now!

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I broke a fingernail up the middle in the quick trying to detach those damn XTS RSM connector screws...they stay in dangle mode now!

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I keep a dime handy since it fits the slot nicely and saves on my finger/thumbnails. :wink:
 

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If I don't expect to remove the RSM for a while, I'll snug up the screw to help prevent it from popping off if the adapter catches on something.
Ditto. I don't always use audio accessories (speaker mike or surveillance earpiece) so don't usually snug it down, unless I'm going to be using it for a few days straight.
 

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The few times I've used them on Motorola's, I always did. I figure they install the for a reason. Since I wasn't swapping around a lot, it made sense.
As for removing them, I'm usually carrying a pocket knife with at least a screwdriver.
 

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I swapped the thumbscrew from my programming cable with the flathead screw that was in my RSM. On a HT 1550 you have to screw it in or it wont stay on. I carry my radio on my belt since we are volly and it makes no sense to walk around with a strap in public if you're not working shifts. When we get calls I'll put my radio in the strap on the way and the thumb screw makes it much quicker when trying to put the radio in the case and strap.


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Nope, it stays on fine on my XTS5000 without the screw being tightened down.
 

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That's correct for XTS series RSM's but for say XPR or APX there's no chose but to screw it into the side of the radio or it won't stay attached.


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This applies to my mic. Requires a t15 screwdriver or it doesn't even connect to my xpr7550is.
 

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As mentioned above, the XPR has to be screwed on or it will fall off. (At least that's the way it is with my XPR 6550). They supply a plastic knurled knob on the screw so you don't need any special tools..
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