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Motorola CP185

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Hi all. Does anyone have more info. on this portable? cps version and audio quality or over all performance. trying to get one for my daily ops. Please let let me know. Thanks.
 

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Well, I think if we all give it more time to figure out if this portable can do narrowband, it will be a great radio for our daily ops. Great price and we all cant have p25 righ now, so please lets keep up the good work and find out if we can make this happen..... Thanks.
 

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I've got one in UHF and it's a great little radio! The CPS is simple to use, and there are not many buttons on the face to get you confused with. A very simple radio to use!
 

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It will do narrowband 12.5 however there is an issue as to operating on splinter freqs. The software is laid out like cm300 style software.

Frank
 

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you need CP185 Entry Level CPS, RVN5194

yes, this radio will NOT do 2.5KHz splinter channels, despite the FCC requiring this for part 90 radios made after 2005 to be capable of operating on the public safety VTAC/UTAC channels such as 159.47250.

so if you have or are being assigned on splinter channels, do NOT buy this radio it WILL NOT WORK.

The CP200, PR400, Commercial Series WILL do splinter channels just fine but not the CP185.
 
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