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This scanner was used in a newsroom of some sort, but I want to know which model it is exactly. It is a Motorola P25 System - or is it a base transceiver with no mic basically?

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Looks to be a Motorola APX6500 or APX7500, the exact model number would be on the top of the chassis on a black laser etched tag unless it's been removed.

Most likely programmed by the authorized agency as it has ADP encryption active. Not a consumer scanner and just as you stated, a radio with no microphone and most likely setup by the agency for media use and has transmit disabled at the codeplug level, but still affiliates with the system(s) it's authorized on and can be disabled remotely.
 

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As stated above it could be an APX mobile or it could also be an XTL5000. Since Regina use phase 1, it could honestly be either.

I have seen this a few times where a department will go encrypted but a news crew will request a radio to be able to listen to traffic in order to be able to get to a scene early. Just like a normal subscriber, if the radio happens to walk off, it will get killed to prevent tampering to the system. It's possible that the radio was programmed not to transmit or they just didn't include a mic so no one accidentally (or intentionally) transmits.

MTS2000des explained it well, I'm just adding a few things
 

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As stated above it could be an APX mobile or it could also be an XTL5000. Since Regina use phase 1, it could honestly be either.
It's not an XTL, look closely at the top. Longer body, and also uses the larger APX style TORX bolts on the side which won't fit an XTL. I only know based on having put together 300 of these base kits...
Look carefully and notice the lack of a head bridge (not used on an APX dash mount) but required on an XTL. Dead giveaway.
 
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It's not an XTL, look closely at the top. Longer body, and also uses the larger APX style TORX bolts on the side which won't fit an XTL. I only know based on having put together 300 of these base kits...
Look carefully and notice the lack of a head bridge (not used on an APX dash mount) but required on an XTL. Dead giveaway.
Ah you are totally right! Good eye ;)
 

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its not a scanner its a commercial two way radio that has the ability to only scan the channels that are programmed into it, nothing else.
 

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Looks to be a Motorola APX6500 or APX7500, the exact model number would be on the top of the chassis on a black laser etched tag unless it's been removed.

Most likely programmed by the authorized agency as it has ADP encryption active. Not a consumer scanner and just as you stated, a radio with no microphone and most likely setup by the agency for media use and has transmit disabled at the codeplug level, but still affiliates with the system(s) it's authorized on and can be disabled remotely.
It could also be DES-OFB.
 

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Just curious, how can you tell the type of encryption just by seeing the radio? Does the encryption symbol have anything to do with it?
Yes, AES256 will display the symbol and AES256, others will just show the symbol.
 

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Okay folks, that’s fantastic and I’ve learned a lot here.
Thanks again in kind.
 
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