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APX 7000 multi band capability

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I know this thread is somewhat outdated, but here's my two cent's worth.

As far as I can tell, APX 7000 is a quad band radio. Here are my reasoning.

1. The radio's description says that it is a "multi band" radio, not a dual band radio
2. Unlike XTS series or other previous models, APX 7000 has only one model number, H49TGD9PW1AN, regardless of which band combination the radio may have.
3. Depot version of the CPS allows creation of a codeplug in any combination of the four. In theory, which I have not tried yet, the radio can even do U1 and U2 combo, allowing transmission from 380Mhz all the way to 520Mhz.

What this means is that any combination of the four bands it offers, mainly VHF, UHF1, UHF2 and 7/800Mhz, can be progammed into the radio. As far as I understand, all you need after rebanding it (without physical modification to or replacment of any of its boards) is to replace its antenna for the right band combination.

I welcome any comments.
 

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Sorry, my message may be somewhat misleading. I have not read the technical manual or physically opened up the radio to verify my claims. But, why only one model number if different RF boards are installed for different combination of bands each radio supposedly covers?
 

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I stand corrected. Apparently, the following are different boards for APX 7000. I still don't know why M didn't differenciate radios with different RF boards by identifying them with combination specific model numbers, rather than having just one model number... It sure confused me.

MNUR4001_ - Assembly, RF Board - ASTRO APX 7000 700–800 MHz and VHF
MNUS4000_ - Assembly, RF Board - ASTRO APX 7000 700–800 MHz and UHF1
MNUS4002_ - Assembly, RF Board - ASTRO APX 7000 700–800 MHz and UHF2
MNUT4000_ - Assembly, RF Board - ASTRO APX 7000 UHF1 and VHF
MNUT4004_ - Assembly, RF Board - ASTRO APX 7000 UHF2 and VHF
 

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I stand corrected. Apparently, the following are different boards for APX 7000. I still don't know why M didn't differenciate radios with different RF boards by identifying them with combination specific model numbers, rather than having just one model number... It sure confused me.

MNUR4001_ - Assembly, RF Board - ASTRO APX 7000 700–800 MHz and VHF
MNUS4000_ - Assembly, RF Board - ASTRO APX 7000 700–800 MHz and UHF1
MNUS4002_ - Assembly, RF Board - ASTRO APX 7000 700–800 MHz and UHF2
MNUT4000_ - Assembly, RF Board - ASTRO APX 7000 UHF1 and VHF
MNUT4004_ - Assembly, RF Board - ASTRO APX 7000 UHF2 and VHF
It's understandable. Next time you may want to do a bit more research, or make your wording a bit different if you're expressing an opinion or something to that effect. Unfortunately we have board members that look for threads like this just so they can rip you apart trying to make themselves look smarter.

With that being said I can see your point. I'm a huge Motorola fan. I've got 5 Motorola mobiles in my vehicle and 3 portables beside me as I type this. But I've always been a Kenwood fan as well because base on the Model (number) of the radio you know what you're using/getting.
 

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IUnfortunately we have board members that look for threads like this just so they can rip you apart trying to make themselves look smarter.
No, the point is to nip wrong information to avoid future confusion for others.

Who the hell "ripped apart" the OP, anyway? :confused:
 

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Be careful of test apx units hitting the market lately with fake real lookong tags. Not like the xts I hear these are the real time bomb brick deals waiting to occur with experimental code plugs etc. Just what I heard can't confirm.
 
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