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XTL 5000 VHf power on issues


LEO / Paramedic
Premium Subscriber
Feb 9, 2018
Western Oklahoma
ok i have an xtl5000 that has an w7 head on it radio worked great took it out of pickup and placed on shelf for about 6 months worked great …. hooked back up now all i get is the TX and RX lights coming on and going off nothing else…. tried another w7 head that works off another radio same thing oringal head works great on the other radio….. can someone help…? i have both front and rear factory programming cables


Active Member
Premium Subscriber
Jan 30, 2008
Belle Vernon, PA
Is this W7 a remote head configuration or self contained? If it is a remote head configuration then I would be looking at the power leads at the control head first.