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    Curious if the M7300 can support the CH100 control heads?
    I want to say i saw someplace few years ago they are compatible


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    They are not compatible.

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    CH-100 is XG-100M only. With that said, I have quite a few 100M radios in service and have only 5 with the CH-100 and those are installed either in a command unit and 1 as a second radio in my vehicle. The CH-100 is far from ideal (read unsafe) to operate when driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisasterGuy View Post
    CH-100 is XG-100M only. With that said, I have quite a few 100M radios in service and have only 5 with the CH-100 and those are installed either in a command unit and 1 as a second radio in my vehicle. The CH-100 is far from ideal (read unsafe) to operate when driving.

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    +1.. I love the display but downright dangerous while driving. I need to find a backplate for the CH100 to remote mine.

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    It would be nice to be able to map the button layouts on the CH100. I spoke with a Harris engineer, who chuckled and said that was a common request.

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    Basincom,

    Have you guys been able to order CH100 head parts? I have a 100M with the CH100 head that I want to convert from dash mount to remote mount. I've struck out on being able to get my hands on the rear of the control head to make it remote.

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    Ordering parts hasn't been an issue, although it takes several weeks/months to get items.

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    There are no CH-100 parts in the XG-100m quick reference guide, only CH-721 parts. It even states that the fill remote mount CH-100 head can only be ordered by option number as part of a unit build in Falcon although I have ordered additional remote heads before for second control heads.

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    I looked up the retail price for the remote mount CH100. $1485. I wasn't able to see the separate parts for just the back of the head. Might have to call tac

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    I'm a volunteer with my county Sheriff's Office. All of our vehicles have XG-100M radios with CH-100 touch screen control heads. I'm the communications officer for our volunteer unit but haven't seen any official cautions on operating the CH-100 while driving. Do any of you that work in the public safety field have restrictions/cautions on the operation of these by drivers from the departments that have them in their vehicles?


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    Many agencies will address this issue through policy. Most policies will have a broad disclaimer which mentions the driver should use due care and caution when operating a vehicle, and should not operate any equipment if it can't be done in a safe manner. This is why proper programming is vital, as the only thing that should be needed is changing channels, which can be done by the knob, and with voice annunciation enable, the driver should not have to take their eyes off the road.

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    Our mobile radios do not currently have voice annunciation. I think that would be highly beneficial and will discuss with the radio shop folks next time I see any of them.


    -RF