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Programming Cable For Motorola XTS5000

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Memory Capacity
Apr 29, 2006
I bought a pair of Motorola XTS5000 radios and I am now looking for a programming cable. I would prefer USB, if possible, what are my choices?


Premium Subscriber
Mar 22, 2010
Northern New Jersey
When I got my 2500 and 5000 I bought a knock off USB cable and it never worked. So I ended up shelling out the 80 something dollars for the actual Mot programming cable and it was well worth it. Unfortunately they didn't have any USB cables so I ended up getting the Serial port with a serial port to USB converter cable and it worked great. My opinion, stay away from the knock off's and just shell out the extra cash for a good one. I got mine off of Ebay and had no issues what so ever.
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