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XTL2500.. remote control to local control

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VK5ZEA

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Hi Everybody,

What do I need to order to change my remote XTL2500 radio to a local control version. It would have been nice if the control head just plugged into the radio body... but it doesn't, :-(

Michael.
 

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You just need the control head that comes with the radio as if you just bought it from the factory. You just remove the two screws on the front of the radio and replace the remote control head with the "factory", for lack of a better term, control head. I swap these out quite frequently here and it isn't difficult. I haven't done it on any of the XTL2500s as these are new to us and we don't have any yet with the remote control heads. It's the same method that we use on the Spectra radios that we currently have.

There may be a converter board in the "factory" control head as there is in the Spectras. The pins don't line up, so there is a board that performs that function for you. It is a simple procedure.
 

VK5ZEA

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Yes, there is either a board or a cable that goes between the the control head connector and the radio connector (why though couldn't engineer this radio so both connectors line up I don't know).

I need the part number of this board or cable.
 
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