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Rapidly Deployable XTVA

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Nov 26, 2005
Battle Creek, MI
I have a VHF XTS5000, XTVA w/ open face and mini-UHF connector, hand-held control head, external speaker with weather seal and window hanger, and all the plugs and cables that go along with the deal.

So lets build some type of system that would allow deployment of the XTVA!

I would like to add a compact power supply, battery, RF power amplifier, and antennas. It would also be nice to add a switch so I could bypass the RFPA and go direct to an antenna. I wouldn't have the power amplification in that case, but I would be able to use a UHF or 700/800 radio w/ RF adapter and have the advantage of an external antenna.

Any suggestions?


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Super Moderator
Dec 16, 2000
Sitting in an airport somewhere
I'm not sure why I posted this here. Please move this to the "Radio Equipment Installation Forum." My apologies.
Moved. In the future you want to click
and let us know or we could miss the request.
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