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Buying an APX6500 ASK enable.


May 16, 2015

I'm pretty new to Motorola and am looking at buying an APX6500. The flashcode shows it has "ASK enable". The seller says the radio is not programmed and i should not have any issues. Is that true? I don't want to get stuck with a brick.



Sep 19, 2008
Have them check page two (Radio wide) I think it is. If the "ASK Required" box is unchecked or it has a home system ID of 1, you're good to go. Otherwise, stay away.


Nov 3, 2004
You could always ask the seller to provide pictures of the radio's flashcode if all possible if he or she didn't already and a video of the radio turning on going through the information about the radio on the screen.

Before i purchase any Motorola APX radio of any model such as the APX 6000, 7000 or the 8000 model radio I ask the seller to provide pictures of the radio going through the boot up as some call it "Going thru the information about the radio" and always ask where did the radio come from such as Police/Fire/EMS or Federal maybe Military or was it a private/demo desktop/mobile radio. I know I know why ask all these questions because you never know if the radio has been stolen "Not saying that it is" but its good to ask these questions.