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Advice when purchasing a MotoTRBO?

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Hey guys hope y'all are having a good Christmas Eve/Christmas day, Although I love the XTS/APX series of radios P25 is not to widely adopted at least in my area and the radios are super expensive. So I want to look into getting into DMR (MotoTRBO) and thought I'd ask to see if anyone had any advice. I was kinda wanting to get the Motorola XPR 7550 radio due to the color and bigger screen. I would appreciate any and all help, Thanks!

Edit: Looking to use the radio for ham radio.
 
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What kind of advice? What are you looking to do with it? What are you looking to get from it?

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What are your intended uses for TRBO? Conventional DMR digital (ham), using it on a commercial system (Connect Plus, Capacity Plus, Capacity Max)?

The 7550 is a fine radio. If you need the additional support for trunking, the particular radio you are buying has to have it already added by EID or you purchase the EID for the intended feature(s) and add it via CPS.

Also, remember that if you wish to use this (or any) MotoTRBO on 25KHz wideband, you must also have an appropriate 25KHz EID added to your installed copy of CPS to program anything wideband.

One caveat is that there is no practical way to connect an external antenna (for mobile/base use) to a 7550.

But all in all, a great radio with killer sensitivity.
 

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What kind of advice? What are you looking to do with it? What are you looking to get from it?

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Ah did not think about saying that! I would like to use it via repeated and simplex as a personal radio on ham radio.
 

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One nice feature about the XPR7550 is the radio does the whole 403-520 MHz split, vs other radios being either 403-470, & 450-520 MHz. Also the 7550 has the best receiver [sensitivity] than any other radio. It will hear distant stations that no other DMR radios will hear.
 
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