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APX8500 Multi Band Programming


Premium Subscriber
Aug 15, 2016
Webster City, Iowa
I am running APX8500 mobiles in my fleet and APX8000XE portables are issued to all of the line officers. The portables are able to scan both VHF and 700 but I am told the mobiles can't. It doesn't make sense to me that the portables are capable but the mobiles are not. Is there something that can be changed in the programming to allow multi band scanning on the mobiles?


Oct 10, 2016
The Land of Pleasant Living
Multisystem or Intelligent Priority scan on the scan lists needs to be selected to scan between what I assume is a trunked system and conventional (outside of using a conventional only scan list while parked on a trunked talkgroup). Scanning isn't restricted by band (assuming the subscriber has all the appropriate bands enabled), just by personality type unless you select MS or IP.


NYS Database Guy
Database Admin
Oct 4, 2007
Would that also apply to scanning between an 800 and then a 700 sytem with different system ID's
Band doesn't matter; SysID/WACN does. If scanning two different systems and/or conventional + trunking, you must use Multi-System Talkgroup or Intelligent Priority scan types. Priority Monitor only works with a single trunked system.