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Comment by Dusty Dines on November 29, 2011 at 10:38am

Has anyone heard anything about the Motorola APX6000 XE?  Good? Bad? Concerns? etc.....

Comment by Jeff Turkel on September 7, 2009 at 8:55pm
Martin, if you'd like email me @ and I'll try and be of assistance.
Comment by Jeff Turkel on September 7, 2009 at 8:55pm
does your department use a radio system that utilizers repeaters to assign talk groups/frequencies and to boost signal strength? A point to point frequencies is one that bypasses the repeater and is of limited range but would not have to "hit" the repeater from inside a high rise. Mobile repeaters are units that boost the signal strength of radio signals.
Comment by Jeff Turkel on September 7, 2009 at 8:36pm
One suggestion is for crews inside to use point to point frequencies that bypass repeaters - or better yet - use mobile repeaters installled in command rigs.
Comment by John O'Donoghue on December 2, 2008 at 4:59pm
Thanks for the invite.

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