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    Default Motorola MCS 2000 Model II

    Has anyone used this Mobile radio? Looking for feed back either way..

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    We have this unit in one of our ambulances. So far so good (6 years now). What in particular are you looking for?
    The comments made by me are my opinions only, not of the Fire and EMS services I am affiliated with.

    I have lost my mind..has anyone seen it? it's not worth much..but it's mine

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    My department is looking to purchase 4 of these units 110 Watts in VHF. I have no past experience with them and wanted to make sure it was a good radio. Reliable and user friendly. Two of them will be located in our Ambulances and one in our Engine and one in our Rescue.

    We decided to go with the Motorola CDM 1550 for the remaining apperatus and Chiefs vehicles.

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    We run the 110W VHF's as well. The dual head is nice for in the ambulance. If you have to "dial in" to the hospital, it may take a little getting used to. Theres a "phone" button that you press, then dial in the code on the keypad (or you can get "speed dials" put in) once you are done, you have to hit the "home" button to get out of the dial mode (this can be done before or after doing your call in). The easier way I've found, is to press and hold the PTT button on the mic and dial in that way.

    We have a few of the CDM1550's as well for the FD. It's a nice low end radio (only 40W I believe) It's great for our rescue suburban, but the one we have in one of the engines is a little lackluster. We have an external speaker and mic by the pump panel, but didn't go with the external speaker in the cab, with the old detriot engine, we should have. It has to be cranked all the way in order to hear it, and then the outside speaker is blasting. One nice feature about the 1550, is that you can add a portable repeater to it.
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    Thanks for the input~!

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