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M/a Com P5400 Portables??

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YES...Have been using one for 4 months and have had no major issues.
Very solid radio and an exceptional performer in the field. Highly recommend !
 

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I have played with one a few times. I like how small it is, but the battery release clips are going to get bent or broken. The release is on each side of the battery and has an open slot that will catch on clothing. It also needs more memory.
 
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I have played with one a few times. I like how small it is, but the battery release clips are going to get bent or broken. The release is on each side of the battery and has an open slot that will catch on clothing. It also needs more memory.
Why does it need memory? AFAIK it's got as much if not more as anything else out there. What are you trying to do with the poor thing? :)
 

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I havent ever used one but have heard alot of positive about them. I have an MRK that i have been using but would like somthing...forgive me for sounding tratorsih...a little more Moto like. I know i just sinned. Anyways if someone could point me in a seller direction i would be greatly appreciative! :)
 

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DO NOT ASK ME FOR HELP PROGRAMMING YOUR RADIO. NO.
One of my friends is a chief system tech for a large multi-site EDACS system, and he hates the 5400 platform and reports that HALF of the new 5400s they've deployed have come back in need of repair within 3 months.

I personally would avoid such a radio as that like the plague.

I do trust my friend's informed opinion on these.


Elroy
 

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That's probably because they are a "business class" radio and not built to be rugged, but because they're cheap they get handed out to the public works guys. The same thing was true of the PCS and the LPE.
 

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DO NOT ASK ME FOR HELP PROGRAMMING YOUR RADIO. NO.
I think that's about right. LPEs, Prisms, and other lower tier radios just aren't built for public safety use. I've been inside enough of them to know!

Use them more gently, and they're reliable enough. Start hammering on them and you'll wish you had an M-PA or M-PD, or in the Motorola world, a Saber. (I'm not really a fan of the durabilty of the XTS series. That really big weathersealing gasket is too big and too liable to fail, plus the housing pressure
on it at the midpoint is kind of low.)

5100s and 7100s have case cracking issues at the lock-down stud below the accessory connector.
I've seen many of those fail. And their gaskets are finicky.


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I have been using one for about a month. Initially they look neat and smaller. In reality because i use a Higain antenna it digs into my armpit when worn on the belt. This is because the top of the clip is lower than the top of the radio. This makes it ride higher on the waist than a p7100. The batt life is a little shorter and the radio is much thicker than a p7100. This is not a rugged radio.The good points are it says it will do multimode and it is smaller.it is lighter. It would fit better in a purse. It is ok but not for me. I will be going back to my P7100.
 

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Seen them and I would love to have one myself. You will hear good and bad about all radios. I still would take my Motorola xts3k anyday over a macom radio. Now if we could just find a way to get edacs w/provoice on any motorola radio :) That would be the bomb!!! It will never happen but I can dream right. So for the ABQ area I have my LPE200 and my Orion and when I travel or want to carry a real radio I take my Moto radio.
 

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I have played with one a few times. I like how small it is, but the battery release clips are going to get bent or broken. The release is on each side of the battery and has an open slot that will catch on clothing. It also needs more memory.
More talk groups is a feature option.


That's probably because they are a "business class" radio and not built to be rugged, but because they're cheap they get handed out to the public works guys. The same thing was true of the PCS and the LPE.
The p5400s only difference is that they do only 800 mhz they are no duel 800/700 mhz radios

They have been replaced by the p5500 which adds support for p25 phase 2

http://pspc.harris.com/Portable/P5500.asp
 
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The P7300 is the 5400 upgrade for phase II.. the 5400 is just as rugged as the P7300.. It's a very nice well built rugged radio
 

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No, P7300 is a totally different radio. As was mentioned, the P5500 is the replacement for the P5400, and adds P25 phase II. The P7300 is P25 phase II capable.
 

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I have issued about 100 P7300 Radios to Police Department with very little issues. I have also issued about 20 P5400 radios to other general government departments and have not had one return for service. I currently have 350 P5500 radios on order to replace older model radios. We don't use the OEM battery on the P5400/5500/7300 Series Radio. We have issued a Lithium Polymer Battery.
 

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I picked up a 5400 for use on my local EDACS system. Says it has feature 12 Aegis enabled.
When attempting to program it wont recognize the vocoder or something of that nature. Is there a glitch because its P25 that it wont do Aegis even though its enabled in the feature code?
 
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I picked up a 5400 for use on my local EDACS system. Says it has feature 12 Aegis enabled.
When attempting to program it wont recognize the vocoder or something of that nature. Is there a glitch because its P25 that it wont do Aegis even though its enabled in the feature code?
The last radio that Harris/M/A Com made that supported Aegis was the 7100, and I think you have to choose P25 or Aegis - you can't have both. None of the newer radios, beginning with the 7200 have ever supported Aegis.
 
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