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XTS5000 public safety mic question

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APX6k

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Happy early new year to all! My question is regarding using NMN6250A public safety mic as a regular speaker mic on an XTS5000 sans antenna on the mic. If I simply connect the mic to the radio without installing the SMA RF adapter, will the RF continue to port to the radio mounted antenna? I prefer the straight cord vs coiled and like the aesthetics of the older Saber style mic head. Please advise! Also, speaking of Sabers, I picked up a mint condition retired Phx PD VHF Saber 1E (complete with engraving too!). Unfortunately, in calling all the Orange and LA county CA MSS', not a single shop still has the RIB/RSS/cable to program the radio. Is anyone local able/willing to program some 2 meter machines in for $$?

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Yes, the XTS PSM will function as a "normal" RSM without the RF adapter installed on the radio. About the only annoyance is the RF switch on the RSM connector will "dig" into the antenna base where it would normally activate the RF switch on the RF adapter.
 

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Ah, I see what you meant now. I didn't take the time to observe your location and process the post. I'd send you a PM but I don't see that option anywhere on the site. Perhaps I need to reach a sufficient post count to enable that functionality. This is my 4th posting, so maybe after this it'll work. I'd very much like to get in touch with you, the Saber has been collecting dust for too long! I'm North Orange County. Happy new year!
 
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