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XTL 5000 w-7 to 05 head

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Mid power XTL 5000 vhf radio is now a W-7 configuration, Can it be changed to work with an 05 control head? I have the interface stuff for the control head swap over ect can it be done?
 

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Yes, as long as the firmware in the radio supports the Odyssey series control heads. It's a fairly straight forward task. Open the CPS, read the radio, go to Tools>Change Control Head and select the control head. Then write the codeplug back in.
 

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there are some incompatibility issues with ancient HOST/DSP and certain TIB/CHIB hardware that may be an issue. That being said, I've swapped W TIBs and O-tibs back and forth using the control head swap menu in CPS and it's pretty painless. Always used a J2 serial cable for these types of operations and never had a radio that didn't play nice.
 

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I did the cps deal and tried to sync the radio and head an it would not play nice. Got the 05-94 fail, I tried for an hour or so and no dice. CPS did show pictures of different heads selected 05, cps kinda flashes for a second or two then the head goes into fail mode. I'll figure it out sooner than later.
 

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Fail 05-94 is CHIB/TIB incompatibility. You'll need to make sure you have the right CHIB and TIBs. They are not all interchangeable.
 
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