Can a MCS2000 be changed into a dual head style

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Vercomm
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Can a MCS2000 be changed into a dual head style

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Hi Guys,

Just wondering if I had a MCS2000 VHF 146-174MHz, 110Watt Model II (conventional flash) radio setup currently with a single remote head............would it be possible to change this existing setup into a Dual remote head (model II)?? Is there firmware issue/programming or would it just be hardware?

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Re: Can a MCS2000 be changed into a dual head style

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Yes, it's a pretty easy switch. You do need a dual head cable and a control head that is specifically for rear head applications. Other than that it is really a programming issue. A regular head will appear to work at first in dual head configuration, but it will conflict with the front head.
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Re: Can a MCS2000 be changed into a dual head style

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If memory serves, the rear head also uses a special speaker that has an amp and volume control in it.
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jackhackett wrote:If memory serves, the rear head also uses a special speaker that has an amp and volume control in it.
Yes, it sure does. I had almost forgot about the speaker issue.
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Re: Can a MCS2000 be changed into a dual head style

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I have found a great deal of info regarding this issue.

Retrofit kits can be order from Moto as complete units, they're expensive but can be ordered.

MII - H1698
MIII - H1699

The contents of the kits is as follows:
Table 2: Contents of Dual-Control Head Retrofit Kits
Motorola Kit/Identification/
Part No.
Description Quantity
Rear Control Head:
HCN1119( ) Model II Radio Only (Kit H1698( ) Only) 1
SDHN4416( ) Rear Control Head Back Housing 1
HCN1120( ) Model III Radio Only (Kit H1699( ) Only) 1
SDHN4416( ) Rear Control Head Back Housing 1
HLN6615( ) Rear Control Head Mounting Hardware:
0780127N02 Trunnion 1
0312002B14 Trunnion Mounting Screw, 10-16 X 1-In. 4
0305760W02 Wing Screw, M5.0 X 0.8 X 14.9 2
3205789W01 Cable Connector Gasket 1
HMN4069( ) Rear Microphone
0180757T98 Microphone Hang-up Clip Assembly Clip 1
HSN4035( ) Rear Loudspeaker Assembly: 1
HKN6141( ) Main Interconnecting (Remote) Cable Assembly (40 feet long)1
HLN6412( ) Accessory Plug [Supplied Prewired to Main

Hope this helps others...and you need a minimum firmware of R04.04 or higher

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Re: Can a MCS2000 be changed into a dual head style

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I have an MCS2000 installed with a dual head kit from Moto .It works great and have had no issues in 6 years of using it.
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