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why you buy a APX8000(xe)?

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why you buy a APX8000(xe)?

Postby SSE5000ASTRO » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:58 am

Just want to know why you buy a apx8000(xe)

smaller screen with bad display , bad battery life and higher price than apx7000(xe),
only it's all band ?

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Re: why you buy a APX8000(xe)?

Postby N4KVE » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:48 am

Because you can't get VHF, UHF lo, & UHF hi in a 7000? GARY

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Re: why you buy a APX8000(xe)?

Postby mikegilbert » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:18 pm

I've noticed a significant drop in battery life after switching to an 8000, even with BT/GPS turned off. I'm planning on buying an Impres 2 charger to see if that fixes things.

All in all, the 8000 is everything I've ever wanted in a radio, aside from the lack of DMR...cough...Motorola. I keep a PMAT4005 antenna on there as LAFD comes in so well, I didn't opt for the all-band antenna.
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Re: why you buy a APX8000(xe)?

Postby RFguy » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:26 am

I don't see that an IMPRES2 charger will change anything. The only significant difference is faster charge time.

There was a previous discussion on the battery life of the APX8000

viewtopic.php?f=53&t=113051


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