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I currently operate a VHF XTS 5000 Model 2 in New Hampshire where I spend a lot of time however, I spend most of my time in Metro-Boston Mass. And I'm stuck with a real crappy baofeng radio. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to find a 450-512 split 2500 or 5000 for cheap. In addition, I'm looking for a fire radio strap and case, and also trying to decide between a commander 2, 3, or Jedi Mic.
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I would recommend Save-A-Jake for a radio strap.
 

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Also if anyone has any idea what the anti sway strap is that would be great!
Like what its for? Basically you clip it to the back of your bunkers so that the strap stays are your side and doesn't sway all over..

And be advised that the commander mics dont work with the 2500's... tried that. Only 3000 and 5000. Id pick up a https://www.amazon.com/Motorola-RMN5038A-speaker-microphone-XTS25000/dp/B00RYBVRSW

Dont buy from amazon you can find a used one much cheaper. It gives you the commander feel. The regular jedi style mic actually has better audio in my opinion but doesn't look as cool I guess...
 

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What bwca44 said, the anti-sway is a small leather strap designed to clip onto a radio holder pouch and then on the wearer's pants so that when you lean over your radio doesn't dangle down in someone's face on the ground or get in your way when being worn on your radio strap.

Picture below, radio for scale. (Kids ate all the bananas lol) As far as a mic, I use the NMN6193C and have no complaints. https://www.ebay.com/i/182457898191?chn=ps&dispItem=1

 
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What bwca44 said, the anti-sway is a small leather strap designed to clip onto a radio holder pouch and then on the wearer's pants so that when you lean over your radio doesn't dangle down in someone's face on the ground or get in your way when being worn on your radio strap.

Picture below, radio for scale. (Kids ate all the bananas lol) As far as a mic, I use the NMN6193C and have no complaints. https://www.ebay.com/i/182457898191?chn=ps&dispItem=1



Thanks so much! Would you recommend getting it used or new?



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Like what its for? Basically you clip it to the back of your bunkers so that the strap stays are your side and doesn't sway all over..



And be advised that the commander mics dont work with the 2500's... tried that. Only 3000 and 5000. Id pick up a https://www.amazon.com/Motorola-RMN5038A-speaker-microphone-XTS25000/dp/B00RYBVRSW



Dont buy from amazon you can find a used one much cheaper. It gives you the commander feel. The regular jedi style mic actually has better audio in my opinion but doesn't look as cool I guess...


I do like the look of the Jedi a lot and If it has better audio, I would probably go with it. The only thing with the commanders is that I like the fact that I can have the emergency button (which I use for scan toggle) and the channel selector knob, and mainly the volume controls. These would all be very nice in the winter.!however, the Jedi is a hell of a lot cheaper!

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Commander mic's can be had for $30 if you look hard enough on eBay. That's also where I'd get the radio if price is your restraint. The only Commander that will work with the XTS2500 is the Commander without the channel knob, I believe it's the one with GPS. Don't have part number on me at the moment.


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