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motorola 5000R UHF radio questions

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Sep 29, 2014
1. what does intrinsically safe mean?
2.How many zones does this radio have?
3.Chanel freq spread: 12.5MHz what does this mean?
4.frequency range:136-162 MHz what does this mean?
5.what is a nickle metal hydrate battery?
6.the radio is yellow 555 what is the 555?


Jul 18, 2009
1: Intrinsic safety - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2: I believe 50, but I could be wrong.
3: I think you mean 12.5kHz: Narrowbanding - The RadioReference Wiki
4: That's the range that the radio can talk on, 136.000 through 162.000, meaning its not a UHF radio, thats VHF.
5: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickel–metal_hydride_battery
6: I'm assuming the radio is Yellow? I've never heard of that.

Op, It looks like you are new. Make sure you use Radio Reference's search button along with Google. All of your answers can be found real quick by doing so :)


Premium Subscriber
Mar 11, 2003
Chicago area
12.5 is the Khz Deviation for modulation Since your talking 5000 and yellow you must be talking about an XTS5000 that is not a UHF radio your giving the info about as they are in the 380-470 and 450-520 mhz. The XTS5000 is avalible in a yellow or black case.
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