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XTL5000 W7 to W3


Premium Subscriber
May 10, 2015
Hello Everyone,
I currently have an XTL5000 VHF dash mount with a W7 control head. I am wanting to convert it to a W3 as it will be going into a Ford Fusion with very little room. I know the W3's require a different TIB (HLN6915). I have seen a lot of W3 XTL5000 800mhz for around $45 on Ebay. I was just curious if I could just buy one of those and Frankenstein it to use the TIB with it being a different band.


Mar 14, 2004
I did the same thing.

W7 VHF <--> W3 800 became a W3 (now o3) VHF and the W7 is on a NAS p25 unit.