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XTS3000 Type I to III swap

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Apr 1, 2017
I know there used to be a guide about how to convert a Type 1 to 3 for an XTS3000. All the links to either Akardam and P25 are down now. I have 2 H09RDC9PW5BN radios and some 800 Model 3s. If anyone has the guide and hopefully a codeplug for H09RDH9PW7BN I'd greatly appreciate the help.


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Jun 26, 2001
Oot and Aboot
Akardam's site is still there.

However, neither one of these sites ever offered a guide on converting an XTS3K since it involves tools not available to the general public.


John McClane
Nov 20, 2003
Nakatomi Plaza
Either way, with as cheap as XTSs are these days, no reason to mess with a conversion... Just buy what you need and sell what you don't...
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