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Motorola APX 8000 Audio

ma8007

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Hello Everyone,
While listening to a P25 trunked channel there is a difference in audio levels from one side to the other.Dispatcher is always much louder then the portable unit..It drives me crazy.Is there a some sort of setting in the programming software to make both sides of the conversation the same audio level?
Thanks
 

K2NEC

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I was also wondering about this. I like how my XPR's have RX Audio Leveling but the APX doesn't have that lol
I would love to hear dispatch and units with the same audio
 

RFI-EMI-GUY

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I have same experience monitoring my local PD. The audio is inconsistent and difficult to listen to. It must be a problem with the various subscribers. Motorola should pay attention to the details on this.
 

buddrousa

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Point the finger at LAZY RADIO OPERATORS that will not use the radios properly.
1. They talk soft.
2. they leave the speaker mic on their shoulder and not move it to their mouth.
3. they leave the mic in the mic hangup clip in the car.
These are the problems here in our area.
 

Ant9270

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It’s really dependent on the way the subscriber units were set up, and how the console/mobiles were set up. The above comment is also a major factor. Some love to “eat” their microphone.
 

IAmSixNine

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Its probably both.
Most systems i monitor are leveled out pretty well. But theres a Harris system with several channels that are set up poorly.
EMS dispatch channel where the console is very hot. Tones are over modulated and the dispatcher is loud.
Another has an automated system that is way over modulated, then when users talk its nice and normal across the board.

Over time its easy to figure these out. When you have 3 different dispatchers using the same console and they are all way to loud its not a user being loud its the console.
 

mbnv992

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I’m pretty sure that’s standard everywhere as far as the volume of the dispatchers usually always being louder than the officer out in the field.


As was said - most common issue is the officers leaving the mic on the hangup clip in the cruiser.
 

ma8007

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What portable radios can I get that have the audio leveling..I have been looking at the BK KNG2..Would that radio have the audio leveling..Thanks
 

Tech21

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Not really, you can try messing around in radio profiles and see if that helps. Make sure the audio is set to enhanced under Radio Wide >>Audio Options >> Audio Config Level >> Enhanced.

Just like every other low audio complaint: Who knows how the officer uses the mic. Are they using lapel mics? Does the officer key up the mic and just leave it in the mic clip and then talk? When was the last time the field units had a basic PM done on them?
 
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