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N0ZQR

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When was the APX series of radios introduced?

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This quote aged very poorly from Urgent Comm's column about it (in reference to multi-band radios already introduced by Thales, Harris, and others):

One significant drawback associated with these radios is that they do not operate on proprietary systems used by most of public safety, only on P25 systems that represent a relatively small—but growing—portion of the market.

That’s what makes the introduction of Motorola’s APX 7000 multiband radio so significant.
 

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The APX line is 12 years old. Would it be foolish to expect the line to endure another 5-6 years?
(The XTS line went from 1996 to 2014)
 

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Even so, I wouldn't be shocked to have the line kick around for a while. APX NEXT is definitely a flagship device, and right now it seems more geared to a police officer rather than fire/rescue, public works, petrochemical, etc. A handful of the APX mobiles just got a refresh.
 

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Even so, I wouldn't be shocked to have the line kick around for a while. APX NEXT is definitely a flagship device, and right now it seems more geared to a police officer rather than fire/rescue, public works, petrochemical, etc. A handful of the APX mobiles just got a refresh.
And the APX8000HXE? That's for the firefighters. (Don't forget the E5 head too!)

Not saying APX radios are going away, but Moto is already planning ahead.
 

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To be honest, I was surprised the XTS radios stayed around for as long as they did. Then again, look at the Sabers. They were around for awhile as well. It’s the Astro Saber that had a very short life.
Come to think of it, the APX is basically like a newer designed Astro Saber ( that everyone wanted way back in the day that the “snap together” Jedi and XTS series were all the rage.

I have yet to actually play with an APX, since I really only need one band. The 5000 more than fills my needs. Heck, we even still have some 3000’s in service.

My 5000 is great for now. That is, until the APX becomes much cheaper on the secondary market hahaha
 

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My 5000 is great for now. That is, until the APX becomes much cheaper on the secondary market hahaha
I have seen some of the APX's go for the cost of your XTS5000 M3. Granted they were 4k's and 2k's but an APX is an APX.
 
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