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XTL5000 consolette programming cable


Feb 2, 2015
You do not need a junction box for RCH3000 or MC3000 operation; you can wire straight to the radio body's DB25. I would imagine the same signal lines can be found on the consolette DB25 and the wiring would be the same.

Just eliminates an extra point of failure in the setup.

See: RCH3000 - W3AXL Wiki


Dec 13, 2010
Only if it has a control head. To date, I've not seen a consolette with a control head used with a MCC5500, MCC7100 or MCC7500 console. Not popular with the setups I work on.
Its weird I just read this, I was just at a large dispatch center for a tour and they just upgraded to 50 MCC7500 positions and each position has 1 APX7500 dual band consolette with the O5 head in case of failure and in the penthouse on the roof they had 40 APX7500 Dual band consolettet's all with O5 control heads on them for backup/mutual aid/federal interop etc, very impressive, I asked why they had the control heads on them and they told me it was a nice addition when programming and testing the stations.