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XTL2500----->XTL5000

wyomingmedic

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Hello all,
Have an XTL2500 for 900mhz. Works fine but I want to use a W3 head, which is supported by the 5k and NOT 2500.

I have all of the 'appropriate' software to force-feed a 5K codeplug into the 2500. I've forced a 5K back to a 2500 in a past endeavor.

My question is: if the 2500 is aligned, will forcing it to be a 5000 mean that I need to realign it? I worry that forcing a whole new tuning partition into the radio will throw it all out of whack. If I save the 2500 tuning values, could I simply replicate them after it is a 5000?

Am I missing anything here?
 

clbsquared

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You should always save the tuning file before you re-flash the radio. With that being said. I've never had an issue losing the tuning values after upgrading a 2500 to a 5000. Just make sure you use the proper TIB and flex for the W3 head.
 

wyomingmedic

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You should always save the tuning file before you re-flash the radio. With that being said. I've never had an issue losing the tuning values after upgrading a 2500 to a 5000. Just make sure you use the proper TIB and flex for the W3 head.
Excellent, thank you. That should make it easier to get this thing installed and functioning.

Ya, I need to keep my eyes open for a W3 TIB. I currently have a W3 setup on a 5k that doesn't have a compliant TIB, but I use the second DB25 position to make it switchable. Not as convenient as the actual TIB but it works for now. And since it isn't affiliating to any trunked system, I don't feel too bad just killing it with that LOL.

Thanks!
 
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