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Both digital and analog operation?

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human8472

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Which Motorola radios can communicate in both analog and digital modes? XTS-3000, XTS-5000, Astro Saber? Thank you.
 

human8472

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Thank you. If they are digital capable does that mean they are narrowband compliant?
 

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As long as the Motorola radios are in the same series, they are usually compatible. For instance: a XTS5000 can talk to a XTL1500 in digital and analog modes. This of course assumes programming and any encryption is compatible.
Now a XTS5000 is not able to talk to a MotoTrbo XPR4550 in digital mode. They will work in analog, but Motorola digital is not the same across the board.
This is due to XTS radios being FDMA, XPR radios being TDMA, and then there are spread spectrum frequency hopping radios like the DTR series.
There are a lot of details that can cause a radio to not be able to talk to each other in digital mode. Sorry to open the can of worms.
 

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The XPR/SL series of radios operate in DMR mode, the XTS/XTL series operate in P25 phase 1 and the APX series operate in P25 phase 1&2. The only level that ALL(across different series) these radios communicate is in conventional analogue. Both the XPR/SL series operate in TDMA digital. The APX series can operate in both FDMA(phase 1) and TDMA(phase 2). The XTS/XTL only operate in FDMA(phase 1)

Motorola offers 3 types of digital radios that are not compatable with each other.
 
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Most everything produced since the 1990s has been narrowband selectable including xts3000,xts5000 & astro saber
 
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