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Differences between XTS5000 and XTS2500

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Besides cosmetics nothing really.
The 2500 is smaller the ABC switch is under the channel selector knob.
 

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The 2500 can do encryption beyond ADP. The module is part of the keypad assembly.
 

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Also the XTS2500 does not have Hi power/low power selectable on a per channel basis like the XTS5000 does.

With the XTS2500 you need to make up a 2nd channel using a new personality if you want to switch to low power.
 

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Also the XTS2500 does not have Hi power/low power selectable on a per channel basis like the XTS5000 does.

With the XTS2500 you need to make up a 2nd channel using a new personality if you want to switch to low power.
The power level is by the personality on both radio not the channel. The only difference is with 5K you can select the power level view the user menu.
 

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The 5000 and 2500 are essentially the same thing.

The 2500 can not have user-selectable high/low power - these must be hardcoded in the personality.

The 2500 isn't capable of Type I encryption algorithms.

Also, the 2500 doesn't do the Fireground Accountability system. Note: this *can* be put into a 2500, but Motorola won't officially support this, any 2500 with this feature did *not* come from Motorola.

Also, the 2500 does 512 modes, the 5000 does 1000. However these are soft limitations. Both are theoratically capable of 2048 channels although again, this isn't a Motorola supported feature so you aren't likely to find one that does.

That's pretty much the differences, besides physical ones and battery types.
 

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Also, the 2500 doesn't do the Fireground Accountability system. Note: this *can* be put into a 2500, but Motorola won't officially support this, any 2500 with this feature did *not* come from Motorola.
Which is fine because they weigh a ton and shouldnt be on the fireground anyway.
 

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The 5000 and 2500 are essentially the same thing.

The 2500 can not have user-selectable high/low power - these must be hardcoded in the personality.

The 2500 isn't capable of Type I encryption algorithms.

Also, the 2500 doesn't do the Fireground Accountability system. Note: this *can* be put into a 2500, but Motorola won't officially support this, any 2500 with this feature did *not* come from Motorola.

Also, the 2500 does 512 modes, the 5000 does 1000. However these are soft limitations. Both are theoratically capable of 2048 channels although again, this isn't a Motorola supported feature so you aren't likely to find one that does.

That's pretty much the differences, besides physical ones and battery types.
The 2500 is capable of 870 modes now BTW as long as you have recent firmware and CPS.
 

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The 2500 weighs less than a 5000. You're suggesting a 2500 doesn't belong on the fireground because its too heavy? Yeah...

Interesting re 870 modes... But with new CPS you loose FPP! Haha
 

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Ex.. that is what I was thinking too..My 5000 with the Impres battery is less than the FD issued Jedi's with the high cap battery... Heavy is an astro saber R.
 

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But with new CPS you loose FPP! Haha
No you don't. I have a Model III VHF with the latestest release for a 4 Meg radio and ver 13 CPS and the FPP works just fine. I don't know where you keep coming up with this stuff.
 

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Also, the 2500 doesn't do the Fireground Accountability system. Note: this *can* be put into a 2500, but Motorola won't officially support this, any 2500 with this feature did *not* come from Motorola.
Um, yes it does. My area was the "test bed" for this feature on the XTS2500. Only recently (last year or two) was this feature officially supported on the XTS2500.

Where are you comming up with this information? It's WAY out of date - by about 4 years.
 
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