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Motorola XTS1500 And XTS2500 Caneled Inplace of the APX Series

Whats Your Favoriate XTS Radio And Why?

  • Motorola XTS1500

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  • Motorola XTS3500

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  • Motorola XTS5000R

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i have a XTS-2500 UHF and 700\800 MHZ portables and a XTL-5000 UHF and 700\800 MHZ radios love them and the APX way to much money for me to own for now.
 
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i have a XTS-2500 UHF and 700\800 MHZ portables and a XTL-5000 UHF and 700\800 MHZ radios love them and the APX way to much money for me to own for now.
I agree with you about that. The Alaska State Troopers uses the VHF XTS in the show. It sounds great on the show. Also DMPD uses the same XTS UHF you have.
 

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They were both cancelled a while ago.

There are APX models available which rival the XTL's prices.

So as you said "like everybody can afford the APX"
 

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Two words "planned obsolesence" Motorola learned the hard way with the MX series that if you build too good of a radio, you end up hurting yourself with new model rollout. The XTS series is in the 10 year old neighborhood-I'm surprised they let it stick around so long. Also, most Federal grant money for public safety radios stipulates that it must be dual band capable, so there's a lot of money NOT being spent on the XTS. As far as personal radios-Motorola isn't seeing the profit margin on you, so they really don't care if you can or cannot afford an APX or an XTS.
 
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Two words "planned obsolesence" Motorola learned the hard way with the MX series that if you build too good of a radio, you end up hurting yourself with new model rollout. The XTS series is in the 10 year old neighborhood-I'm surprised they let it stick around so long. Also, most Federal grant money for public safety radios stipulates that it must be dual band capable, so there's a lot of money NOT being spent on the XTS. As far as personal radios-Motorola isn't seeing the profit margin on you, so they really don't care if you can or cannot afford an APX or an XTS.
I guess the Federal Government has the money to buy $5000 radios.
 
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I guess the Federal Government has the money to buy $5000 radios.
As MikeOxlong mentioned a few replies back. Certain APXs are very cost comparable to XTL/XTS models. Nobody should be so quick to say that the APXs are much to expensive. Also, Harris radios aren't that much cheaper. At the end of the day every single brand that uses P25 is paying for that particular technology.
 
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As MikeOxlong mentioned a few replies back. Certain APXs are very cost comparable to XTL/XTS models. Nobody should be so quick to say that the APXs are much to expensive. Also, Harris radios aren't that much cheaper. At the end of the day every single brand that uses P25 is paying for that particular technology.
I totally agree :D. I never asked my tech for the quotes. He just told me. I am pretty sure the APX radios are cheap if you dont want everything in it. I still buy the APX and the XTS or XTL no matter what the price is. It is like comparing it to DMR. I have always liked Motorola.
 

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I was starting to wonder if there was a new word called caneled I wasn't aware of. :D
 
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As MikeOxlong mentioned a few replies back. Certain APXs are very cost comparable to XTL/XTS models. Nobody should be so quick to say that the APXs are much to expensive. Also, Harris radios aren't that much cheaper. At the end of the day every single brand that uses P25 is paying for that particular technology.
I totally agree :D. I never asked my tech for the quotes. He just told me. I am pretty sure the APX radios are cheap if you dont want everything in it. I still buy the APX and the XTS or XTL no matter what the price is. It is like comparing it to DMR. I have always liked Motorola.
Just a side note. I take Motorola anyday but I am on the fence about the different radios by different compianies.
 
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