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SLWilson

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The Ohio MARCS system is up & rinning. Our county has checked in to pricing (the Motorola XTS5000) of some portables compatable with operating on the system.

Our LOWEST quote is about $3,900.oo per radio. Does this seem about normal? :confused:

We want the encryption option as well as the keypad on the radios....

Thanks,

Steve/Gallia 911
 

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SLWilson said:
The Ohio MARCS system is up & rinning. Our county has checked in to pricing (the Motorola XTS5000) of some portables compatable with operating on the system.

Our LOWEST quote is about $3,900.oo per radio. Does this seem about normal? :confused:

We want the encryption option as well as the keypad on the radios....

Thanks,
Steve/Gallia 911
Looks about normal, might even be a good price if with encryption. They also have the 2500 and the 1500 series radios. Indiana SAFE-T site has a State Bid price, and i believe several other States do as well. That will give you a reference as to it being high or low. From Indiana it shows to be a very good price. You could save some money by going to limited key pad. Also, know encryption adds 300+ to a radio.

AL
 

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Is that a model I, II or III? It sounds right for a Model I.

A model I will only 48 total modes and no display.

A model II can do the same amount of modes as a model III and a display for a couple bucks more then the Model I.

Good luck, KC0LOD
 

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that would sound about right give-or-take a few, hey SL, could you
tell me if MARCS is in use at all the post in Lawrence County. I have a
cousin who works for SouthEast Ohio EMS
thank you for help
red8
 

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Yes, the MARCS system (voice anyway) is UP & UNNING in Lawrence County....We can hear them here in Gallipolis.....Steve ;)
 
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