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  1. DiGiTaLD

    APX APX 900 "COTS" Bluetooth Options

    There are numerous existing threads on similar topics, but they are all old and closed, so I had to start a new one. I'm seeking commercial off the shelf (COTS) Bluetooth options (receive only) for an APX 900 and don't want to have to keep buying Bluetooth hardware until I find something that...
  2. P

    APX 7000XE Strange Scan Sound

    When I scan analog frequencies and someone is talking I hear a quick burst through their voice almost like doubling or garbling underwater. It's really fast and happens every second only when scan is on. It's almost like the scan is fluttering rapidly through channels.
  3. SlipNutz15

    EDACS on Motorola radio

    I've seen a forum post somewhere that says you CAN monitor an EDACS system with a Motorola radio but something about wide-WACN setting hex edit? Can this actually be done for a non-affiliate scan an EDACS system with an APX?
  4. A


    Has anyone figured out how to capture to capture the GPS data stream transmitted from Motorola APX portables to mapping software, like Google Maps, in order to track location of the radio? Motorola is working on their own system for accountability purposes; but it's not ready for 'prime time'...
  5. D

    APX 4000 Key Fail?

    I am usually good with two-way radios, however I received my new radio from EMS and feel like I have accidentally changed something. When I select the secondary ops channel (which is encrypted) I get a key fail message on the screen. I also see the busy indicator light when the channel is in...
  6. K

    XPR speaker mic on an APX?

    I am wondering if the XPR speaker mics will work on APX radio's more specifically the PMMN4040. I know it works on the XPR series and I am pretty sure they can work on the APX because they have the same connector and pin layout but I cannot confirm because I don't have either of those. My friend...
  7. E

    APX6000/SRX2200 Isolated TX Issue

    Hello guys and gals, this is my first post here so forgive me if I'm breaking any rules! I've been having an issue transmitting on a particular TDMA/FDMA DDM enabled Talkgroup. - CH 1 and CH 2 are under a single personality as two different talkgroups. We'll refer to CH 1 as "LMR" and CH 2 as...
  8. R

    Difference between APX CPS and Depot??

    Just to start off, i'm not looking for free versions or anything like that, nor am i looking to learn how to use them. I'm just curious as to the difference between them? Are they separate software or is Depot a more robust version of CPS? I am new to the moto world and slowly picking things up...
  9. ptfd13

    APX 6000 Quick-Call II Alert

    I'm trying to find where in the programming software this option is. I'm sure it's sitting right in front of me but I can't seem to find it. I want to change the sound that is played when an alert is received but I can't seem to find the setting for it. Loads of sounds in the software but I'm...
  10. J

    Clear an Emergency from console - not APX radio

    This is probably a stupid question, but I can't find a setting in CPS to disable the ability to clear emergency calls from the APX radio. I want a dispatch console to be the only device capable of clearing emergencies. CPS Settings are: Call Only Emergency Talkback - Tactical Revert PTT ID -...
  11. J

    APX-8000 Emergency Behavior

    I have a Motorola APX 8000 & APX 7000 radio that I'm testing on a Harris P25 system. Whenever I declare an emergency from an APX, a "User Alerts" dialogue box displays on every Harris/Maestro console requiring the dispatcher to acknowledge the emergency. How do I disable this in the code plug as...
  12. J

    APX 8000 WiFi

    Does anyone happen to know if the APX-8000 supports ICMP? Just trying to ping a radio while troubleshooting. Thanks!
  13. M

    Motorola APX 8000 External Antenna Adaptor

    Need to attach an external antenna to a Motorola APX 8000 portable. What type of connector is needed between the radio and the coax? SMF? The radio will be used indoors for a temporary gateway, need to run an external antenna outside for range and desensing. Mobile radio not an option. Thanks...
  14. SlipNutz15

    APX decoding MDC1200

    Ok, I'm not new to radios but am still learning the APX CPS. I had a CDM1550 that would decode MDC1200's and would show an Alias on the display if properly decoded; do the APX series do this, too? If so, where in the CPS is it?
  15. P

    MDC on APX7/7500

    Howdy folks. Another long time lurker, and first time poster -- a good sign if every one of my questions can be answered without needing to create threads! I have a rack of commercial equipment as the in-house nerd for my company, and am trying to integrate two radios into our simple MDC...
  16. S

    APX4500 screen blank on startup

    Hi, We have a couple of APX4500 Motorola mobiles and one of them is working fine, but the other doesn't seem to start up properly. During startup, there is no "APX 4500" banner and then the display is all white. The zone up/down look like they still work and I could get to a channel that would...
  17. S

    APX6500Li Programming Question

    I have three APX6500Li Radios hooked up to a NCS-C250 Radio Switch. Two of the three radios transmit fine through the switch. The third radio has a delay when transmitting through the switch. The radio stores the transmission than transmits it out when the PTT button is released. It doesn't...
  18. MedicDavid78

    XTS Charger Adapter for APX??

    Hey guys! Has anybody had the chance to use a NNTN7687 or NNTN7687A yet? It's an adapter/converter that allows you to charge an APX7000 in a charger for an XTS5000... I know Motorola makes it I'm just wondering how it works and how well it charges, is there a difference between using the...
  19. T

    User List for Motorola APX XE series radios

    Hi - I'd like to get some help from the folks on this site. I'm trying to figure out a good way to compile a list of P25 systems that have chosen the Motorola APX XE radios as their portables. If anyone know of an existing list, please let me know! The specific portables that I'm interested...
  20. K

    APX 4500 Wattage output

    I'm having trouble with my 4500. I recently had trouble talking into a repeater in an adjacent county. My transmission had come across as static. After being told i was unreadable, I used a different mobile and was able to talk into the same repeater just fine. After a little bit of think, I...