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    If any of you guys out there use Motorola portables, could you tell me the model number? Also, does anyone have any experience with the XTS series or the HT1550-XLS? All information will be appreciated.

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    We use some really old Ht-1000's but most of ours are the HT-1250. I am very pleased with both of them. Sorry, no experience on the others though.
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    We carry the MTS 2000 here. It's ok.
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    We use all Motorola products...Mobiles and portables. The portable models are MTS-2000 and XTS-5000, each with keypad/display options.

    They are very dependable and quite tough.




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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteySt1
    If any of you guys out there use Motorola portables, could you tell me the model number? Also, does anyone have any experience with the XTS series or the HT1550-XLS? All information will be appreciated.
    Model numbers are specific to the features each radio has.

    For instance, my XTS portable is a H04KH9BA1AN (or something close... I can't really read the tag off of it right now.) The model numbers are based upon things like conventional or trunking, simplex / duplex use, what bandsplit, channel spacing, keypads / displays, what modules are installed, etc. It's not a one size fits all solution for you to buy radios with my model tacked onto them.
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    sorry for the mix-up. i meant product number, like XTS-5000.

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    In this area, we have everything from GP300s, GP330s, HT600s, HT750s, HT1000s, HT1250s, HT1550, XTS 2500, XTS 3000, XTS 5000, and a bunch more for portables.

    For mobiles, anything from M1225s, GM300s, MCS2000s, Maxtracs, Spectras...

    There's a mix of Kenwood gear in the bunch too.
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    we have used motorola 1250's for the last 4-5 years and they have been great. No problems at all. Also have some new Kenwoods, they are great also.

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    For those of you who use the XTS 5000, could you guys tell me how much you bought them for?

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    A friend of mine whos a deputy was issued a XTS 3000 he has not been impressed, but when you switch from possibly the best motorola radio ever (MT1000) to a P25 capabile radio XTS what can you expect. The range is what is the most dissappointing, besides that they programmed so much extra crap into it that will never get used its hard to get around the scan lists and what not.

    As for the ht1250 or 1550's a neighboring department bought about 20 of them, they have all been back to the radio shop for new display screens. Other than that the radios have worked out great for them.

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    I heard that the XTS 3000 was discontinued. I have heard some rumors that FDNY was utilizing the XTS 5000, but they found it to be to complicated and switched to something else. Still in the motorola line, but something else. So, from all the information I have gleaned, most of you will recommend the HT series? Also still waiting to see if someone could tell me what their price quote on the XTS 5000 was. Thanks for the help everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteySt1
    I heard that the XTS 3000 was discontinued. I have heard some rumors that FDNY was utilizing the XTS 5000, but they found it to be to complicated and switched to something else. Still in the motorola line, but something else. So, from all the information I have gleaned, most of you will recommend the HT series? Also still waiting to see if someone could tell me what their price quote on the XTS 5000 was. Thanks for the help everybody.
    BRAND new? You're lookin at a few grand for an XTS series portable. I think the new price on a XTS 5K is around four thousand.

    The HT1250 model, or 1550, will suit most FDs fine. The XTS is overkill in most cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteySt1
    I heard that the XTS 3000 was discontinued. I have heard some rumors that FDNY was utilizing the XTS 5000, but they found it to be to complicated and switched to something else. Still in the motorola line, but something else. So, from all the information I have gleaned, most of you will recommend the HT series? Also still waiting to see if someone could tell me what their price quote on the XTS 5000 was. Thanks for the help everybody.
    I can get you list price information for the XTS5000 if you tell me what options you want?
    Conventional?
    P25 Common Air Interface?
    Smartzone Trunking?
    P25 Trunking?
    Signaling Features?
    Encryption?
    Band?
    No Keypad? Limited Keypad? Full Keypad?

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    Most of our portables are Motorola HT1250's, but we have a few Kenwood TK290's as well. I like the features of the HT1250's, but we have had some problems with a few of these units (maybe 3 out of the 15 we own). The TK290's are more basic radios in terms of features, but they seem to take whatever punishment we can dish out. I lean toward the TK290's, but I'm not unhappy with the HT1250's.

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