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Model Numbers ending in AN going off Line due to STARCOM upgrade?


Premium Subscriber
Jul 13, 2023
Sadly this is a bit of a rumor mill comment I heard but it is significant if accurate to any substantial level. I think everyone here understands the model numbers ending in "AN" vs "BN" have different life spans. "AN"s still function and are no longer getting any enhancements, etc. There seem to be some specifics about how the different models might or might not communicate with each other based on how encryption is handled. I am researching this.

That is not my question. The rumor mill stated that "AN" radios will flat not work on the STARCOM system in Illinois (maybe everywhere) some time in 2025 when they do a STARCOM system upgrade,

Anyone heard anything about a hard EOL in 2025 for APX600 model AN? Is it accurate?


Oct 23, 2017
The AN model of the APX6000 is already EOL (replaced by it's BN counterpart) but it's end of support at the end of this year I believe


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Jul 27, 2005
LATA 722
Radio dealers L-O-V-E to spread rumors like this, especially since it triggers people buying brand new $x000 radios.

Happened with the narrow banding requirement in 2013, a lot of dealers made a lot of money off foolish people.