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Does the NYPD/FDNY still use Motorola radios?

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So I'm in a relatively small town and like looking into see what bigger cities use for there radio system and though I'd look into New York due to the amount of things were custom made for FDNY. I heer the NYPD used Motorola Sabers (like the SSE5000) for a time and even heard at least in 2010 they weren't even using P25 or a trunked system. Is that true? Or do they even use Motorola radios anymore?
 

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NYPD uses mostly Vertex series radio IIRC these days. They are 100% conventional analog in the UHF T-band, they have a few channels that are encrypted P25.

FDNY just completed a switch from VHF (which they used very old Saber-era radios) to UHF. I'm not sure the radio type they are using for the UHF system.
 

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FDNY uses Motorola. Mix of XTS3500R/XTS5K and I think some APX. NYPD mostly Vertex.


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