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Old 05-17-2017, 9:21 PM
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I am the proud owner of a VHF/UHF APX 7000.
I just purchased it tonight for around $2000.

The sole purpose of this radio is to cover all of NYC VHF and UHF RX only. I know people think I'm probably insane, but I'm single with no kids in NYC and it makes me happy

I've ordered the latest CPS and tuner and firmware From /\/\ online with an OEM programming cable.

Is there anything I should know on programming conventional analog and P25 analog RX only?

I have experience with XTS and MotoTrbo cps suite. I just want to get it right.
My biggest fear is bricking my $2300 radio.


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As long as you stay away from trunking system, there is no fear to have! Same as a XTS but more user frendly CPS


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Old 05-17-2017, 9:29 PM
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Stupid question. But it's 1000 channels?
I know it's more than what I need but don't know the exact channel amount.
I don't mess with TRS. I let the whistler TRX-1 do the work. This radio is my YouTube investment for vlogs


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Emm it all depend on the radio... I have radios with 1000, some with 512 and one with 3000....


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P25 is digital.
, not analog. You either have conventional P25 or trunking P25. Be very careful when you program these radios. Especially if you plan on trying to monitor a Phase I or Phase II system. You need to make darn sure the radio cannot transmit on ANY channel.

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I'm not programming or attempting to program trunking. All conventional channels. I am using a dell XFR E6400 ballistic laptop to program


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First things first. Read out the code plug and save it
Use a fast computer. APX CPS bogs down on an older PC.
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I have a 2.53ghz dell rugged XFR E6400 with 4GB of ram. That should do?


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I have a 2.53ghz dell rugged XFR E6400 with 4GB of ram. That should do?


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I use a Toughbook with 2Gb's of RAM and it does fine...


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You have 3000 channels actually.
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Very nice piece of equipment. Congrats and good luck!!
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The sole purpose of this radio is to cover all of NYC VHF and UHF RX only. I know people think I'm probably insane, but I'm single with no kids in NYC and it makes me happy
A scanner and $1500.00 left in my wallet would make me happy! Of course, I spent a lot more on a new Corvette to make me happy so I understand.

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God bless the left over tax money. I'm excited to get it. I have used the 5000 for a long time but I'm happy to upgrade. I have a whistler TRX-1 for trunking. The APX is just a high powered receiver for nypd, fdny, etc.


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I normally carry a 7000 and a 6000XE with me to work daily (though I also have a 7000XE that gets used as well). While some have various qualms about the 7000/7000XE I love them both and consider them both great radios.

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I normally carry a 7000 and a 6000XE with me to work daily (though I also have a 7000XE that gets used as well). While some have various qualms about the 7000/7000XE I love them both and consider them both great radios.

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Those are beautiful. I am gonna have so many photo ops with mine when i get it.
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I normally carry a 7000 and a 6000XE with me to work daily (though I also have a 7000XE that gets used as well). While some have various qualms about the 7000/7000XE I love them both and consider them both great radios.

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What would you say are the qualms about the 7000?
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What would you say are the qualms about the 7000?
Footprint, I'm guessing? (As opposed to the 6/8k) but what a beautiful radio all the way around! Wish I'd been able to afford one before I got my 6k. Congrats and enjoy!
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What would you say are the qualms about the 7000?
---Normal Battery Life for heavy users
---Extended Battery (NNTN7034 with 4200mAh) plus full length VHF/700/800 Antenna extends the radio out to
an unwieldy height:


---On the regular "non-XE" version the volume control knob has a tendency to be loose which can cause unintended radio volume to go from reasonable to "Spinal Tap 11".

Those are some of the concerns I had with mine.
Still would be difficult to give it up though as it is still a darn good radio overall.

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---Normal Battery Life for heavy users

---Extended Battery (NNTN7034 with 4200mAh) plus full length VHF/700/800 Antenna extends the radio out to

an unwieldy height:





---On the regular "non-XE" version the volume control knob has a tendency to be loose which can cause unintended radio volume to go from reasonable to "Spinal Tap 11".



Those are some of the concerns I had with mine.

Still would be difficult to give it up though as it is still a darn good radio overall.



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Do you think I can put an XE Channel knob on my Regular 6000?


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