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Motorola XTS3000 questions

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FoxMcCloud

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I bought a Moto XTS 3000 in the HAM/GMRS band, I also have a XTS5000 for scanning. I have successfully programmed by XTS5000 with CPS 20. I am using CPS 5 for the XTS3000, but I am unable to read the XTS3000 with the cable for my XTS5000. I assume that the pin-out is different for the 3000, does anyone know of a good cable to buy for programming the 3000. I also want to flash my 3000 with MODAT, and no I don't want MODAT just to bother people. How is this accomplished? Thank you.
 

Mr_Boh

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Correct. Different pinouts. The official cables are still out there but I have had no problem with eBay specials. Have been successful with "sundley" which ship from CA.


There are multiple "correct" answers on how to add MODAT, but the most correct is you would need a Flashport upgrade, but good luck trying to get one of those for a radio that old.
 

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Have also heard good things about cables from this seller:


It has the FTDI USB to Serial chip built in. Just haven't tried it myself.
 

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You also need Astro Portable CPS to program the XTS3000, the Astro25 portable CPS for the 5000 will not work on the XTS3000. To add Modat google FDB tool. Have fun.
 

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I have had good luck with Kawamall cables. I have many of their cables for different radios and have never had an issue. I recommend using serial cables instead of USB if at all possible.
 
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