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brey1234

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Look at the following: Harris wins an award but not for any of it's "secure" systems such as Open Sky.

The Unity XG-100 supports digital APCO P25 secure and analog FM communications across VHF, UHF, 700 MHz and 800 MHz public safety bands in a single portable radio. Its capabilities enable first responders to use a single radio
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How do you win an award for a product that isn't even in production yet?
 
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Very slick looking radio! Much better than big M's APX7000 IMO...
Have you seen both up close?

Seriously? If you sat the APX and that thing side-by-side without labels, I wouldn't be able to tell them apart.
No way. They are VERY different.

The Unity looks a lot like the Liberty, but the APX is very different in size and looks.
 

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One thing not yet mentioned, is that (at least for the moment) the APX apparently requires an antenna change to be able to work all 3 ranges, where the Harris does not. To me, the Harris is a much more well thought-out design, where the APX looks like something out of a multitester catalog cross-bred with most any power tool. All that's missing are the test leads, LOL.

Plus, the Harris can hold ten "mission files" on-board, for a total of 12,500 channels, with one mission file live-at-a-time, where the APX does not. Dunno if I'd ever use that many channels, but it's nice to know they're there if and/or when I DO need them. One thing I'd like to know, is whether the Harris is FPP or not. It would be nice if it is !!!

I see the Harris Unity as being what Motorola SHOULD HAVE built when designing the XTS line. I also appreciate the software addressable attitude of the Harris, where I don't see the same in the Motorola.

Were money no object, the Harris Unity XG-100, AND the RF-1033M would be in my collection in a second. With just two models, Harris walked all over Motorola.
 
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I doubt anyone who has actually used both radios holds such low opinion of the APX (Except maybe a Harris employee).
They are both very nice radios, but they are also very different.
The Unity is much closer to the Liberty in form, and function.
They are both wide-band designs, they are both "traditional" size (Think XTS 5000, etc)

They APX is definitely a "Dual-Band" design. I am sure this was done to assure a level of RF specifications that a wide band design probably can't meet.
Physically, it is much closer to a Saber is size. It is very slick compared to the more traditional look of the other two. It is also louder. (and I think clearer, but that is an opinion, and I did not have them in hand side by side).

Which design is "better" is for the market to decide. Both have advantages and disadvantages.
 
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