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DMR feature in APX

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DMR feature in APX

Postby ces911 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:11 pm

Do you think they will or if they already have an option to add DMR to there APX line.. I think it would be great since they have alot of options already in them why not..
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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby MattSR » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:54 am

Maybe, maybe not.

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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby crazyboy » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:07 am

Never going to happen. If anything it would be a new line so they could suck out more money.

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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby N4KVE » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:30 pm

Several people who work in Chicago have told me prototypes exist, but will never see the light of day. GARY

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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby FireCpt809 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:52 pm

N4KVE wrote:Several people who work in Chicago have told me prototypes exist, but will never see the light of day. GARY

That is the rumor but none who have ever claimed to have seen it or even claim to have it yet to produce it.

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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby chartofmaryland » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:48 am

Apparently there has been some movement,

Complete the survey if interested to increase the chance of getting MotoTrbo firmware into the APX product line

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/96ZDJPQ

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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby triptolemus » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:22 pm

That survey is fake as hell. Motorola is not doing market research on friggin' Survey Monkey.

Give me a break. Stop wasting people's time.

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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby NERO » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:23 pm

Survey Monkey? LMFAO :lol:
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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby sjxts3000 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:56 pm

Maybe I'm missing something... but what the hell is a "Freon-based" radio?

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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby alex » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:07 pm



I'll vouch for the authenticity of the survey. The intent at several meetings I've been made aware of is to gauge community interest in who wants it, who will pay for it, and what will they pay for it. This is one of the last efforts that will be put forth (if I had to guess) to get the feature put in APX. If you want it I would take the chances on a 2 minute Survey Monkey and submit it. What's the worst possible outcome? You still don't have DMR in the radio.
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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby resqguy911 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:04 pm

triptolemus wrote:That survey is fake as hell. Motorola is not doing market research on friggin' Survey Monkey.

Give me a break. Stop wasting people's time.

It most certainly is not.
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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby resqguy911 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:05 pm

sjxts3000 wrote:Maybe I'm missing something... but what the hell is a "Freon-based" radio?

All APX8000 and APX6000BN radios use the "FREON" processor. All others use the "OMAP".
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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby sjxts3000 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:09 pm

resqguy911 wrote:
sjxts3000 wrote:Maybe I'm missing something... but what the hell is a "Freon-based" radio?

All APX8000 and APX6000BN radios use the "FREON" processor. All others use the "OMAP".

My APX8000 says OMAP-L138 for the Processor Type

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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby N4KVE » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:42 pm

My 8000XE too. OMAP L-138. GARY

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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby radioinstl » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:34 pm

Thats the neat thing about google.... Try googleing Freon Processor... you get OMAP-L138.

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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby sjxts3000 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:41 pm

OK, to take the topic back on track....
DMR in an APX radio.... hell yes, I'd love to see it. If there was an APX8000/8500 (or 9000/9500?) which was all band + DMR, I'd buy it.
If mother /\/\ kept it in the top-tier APX line, I can't see any cannibalization of the XPR line.

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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby N4KVE » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:51 pm

I can see putting DMR in the APX line. I do NOT see putting P25 in the XPR line. GARY

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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby com501 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:58 pm

Probably the only thing you might see is mirror image lines of XPR chassis radios. It's already being done with one APX. Motorola is NEVER going to allow dual mode radios, it trashes their profit line.

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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby d119 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:07 am

resqguy911 wrote:
triptolemus wrote:That survey is fake as hell. Motorola is not doing market research on friggin' Survey Monkey.

Give me a break. Stop wasting people's time.

It most certainly is not.


Hahaha that jackass shows his true colors once again.

I completed the survey and there were definitely some "Motorola-esque" terms in there. I believe it to be 100% authentic and it's nice to see that Motorola is at least examining this one more time. If they truly believe in "interoperability", and want to push DMR on the commercial side, well, gotta get those P25 radios able to talk DMR, otherwise it's back to analog for everyone.

Kenwood is already doing it. Motorola needs to sit up and take notice to stay competitive.

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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby triptolemus » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:11 pm

d119 wrote:Hahaha that jackass shows his true colors once again.


Let it go, Chris. Jeez. I'm sorry I wronged you one time many years ago.

As for the survey, sorry that I was skeptical of an unsolicited survey monkey link. How completely stupid my true colors are.

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Re: DMR feature in APX

Postby com501 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:38 am

If the link didn't come from motorolasolutions I just delete them.


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