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    Default Max $$$$ for portable radios???

    I am familiar with the max amounts for SCBA and PPE, is there a max for portable radios?


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    not sure on max amount but we spent $5250 on Motorolla XTS5000 portable's. I closed out this grant with no problems

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    Depends on the type of radio system you are purchasing them for.
    Be clear in your narrative.
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    Question

    We are looking for highband(150MHZ) radios. Already checked with state POC
    and got the okay.

    Thoughts on project 25? Any anyone willing to share a narrative?

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    Poliseno, Any thoughts on Project 25? Care to share your narrative?

    Mtnfireguy looking at XTS2500 highbands and already got OK from the state POC

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAT455 View Post
    Poliseno, Any thoughts on Project 25? Care to share your narrative?

    Mtnfireguy looking at XTS2500 highbands and already got OK from the state POC
    We were approved for $2400 each for XTS2500 model 2's
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    Lat 455: Make sure you check with & get in writing from your state office what they require to meet the states interoperability plan. The feds will check with them if you make it past peer review , before they make an award. If you ask for what your state requires and are within "market pricing" for your portables it should be ok. remember that the lower the cost /benefit ratio the greater the chance of getting approval.
    We were awarded this year and were able to purchase conventional VHF portables for under 600.00 per portable. Our statewide interoperability plan allowed us to do this.

    Personally I think that paying 2500 -5k each for a portable radio is sheer insanity. Hard to justify that expenditure in my mind. For the price of 5 or 6 of them we are buying 22 portables and four dual head mobiles. First time ever we will be able to issue all members a new matching radio. We are not buying black box Asian cheapie specials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandfire03 View Post
    Personally I think that paying 2500 -5k each for a portable radio is sheer insanity. Hard to justify that expenditure in my mind. For the price of 5 or 6 of them we are buying 22 portables and four dual head mobiles. First time ever we will be able to issue all members a new matching radio. We are not buying black box Asian cheapie specials.
    I hear ya.... but to be interoperable thats what we had to do.....
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    Yeah this 800 range stuff is way too much. 5k for 1 radio? Motorola is having a field day with this stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJVaughn View Post
    Yeah this 800 range stuff is way too much. 5k for 1 radio? Motorola is having a field day with this stuff.
    It isnt just Motorola......
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    It isnt just Motorola......

    Then who is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2426 View Post
    It isnt just Motorola......

    Then who is it?
    add MA/COMM to the list
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    Anyone who is building an 800 MHZ trunking radio with P25 is charging those
    prices. Trying to pin it to any one of the manufacturers is nuts.

    Plain old P25 VHF radios are now in the below 1k range.

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    South Korea fines Motorola's South Korean unit over police radio bid collusion

    A Fair Trade Commission, what a great idea?
    Now if we could get them to come to the united States

    http://money.aol.com/news/articles/_...10014309990006

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnfireguy View Post
    add MA/COMM to the list
    Not just Ma/Comm and Big M... Thales has a new Liberty radio out there that is quad band- Vhf / Uhf / 700 & 800 MHz... going for approx 6K.

    Once you overcome the sticker shock and think about it...a vhf is 1200-2500 and about same for VHF / then you double that for a 800Mhz.. so instead of laying out for 3 radios or even 2.... you get all that bang for one price.

    Its the way things are going...no more HT550's that double as wheel chocks..for those old enough to remember those old handi talkies....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFD2181 View Post
    Not just Ma/Comm and Big M... Thales has a new Liberty radio out there that is quad band- Vhf / Uhf / 700 & 800 MHz... going for approx 6K.

    Once you overcome the sticker shock and think about it...a vhf is 1200-2500 and about same for VHF / then you double that for a 800Mhz.. so instead of laying out for 3 radios or even 2.... you get all that bang for one price.

    Its the way things are going...no more HT550's that double as wheel chocks..for those old enough to remember those old handi talkies....
    Not only old enough , !!!

    We still have some HT'550's in service.

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