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XTL-5000 High Power hook up

Opfor2

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Morning all,

I'm having a senior moment and I'm not a senior yet Lol. I just purchased a High Power XTL5000 remote mount radio with an O5 control head and I forgot where the red and yellow wires get connected too. I'm assuming the yellow is ignition sense and the red is 12+ while the black is Ground?

thanks, in advance.
 

Wv8sm

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I am looking at the xtl500 vhf high power, an you connect 2 units ie vhf and a uhf R1 to the same control head?
 

a417

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I am looking at the xtl500 vhf high power, an you connect 2 units ie vhf and a uhf R1 to the same control head?
The W3 head is the only head that officially supports that configuration.
 

Wv8sm

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well let me say it this way
i would like a xtl 5000 High power vhf and a UHF R1 for P- 25
so you say to get a 05 W3 control head let me see if i can find that creature

Ok just saw the w3 it is a hand held correct.
I will probably just get 2 complete rigs and run independently with remote mount

thank you
 

vagrant

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@Wv8sm - It may be easier for you to run two mobiles. For anyone else take a look at this Wiki. Basically W3 control head, 25 pin cable, and G474 flashcode on both bricks. A bit of assignment in CPS as well as slight config edit.
 
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