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APX6000XE Annouced

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APX6000XE Annouced

Postby Pj » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:47 pm

In case no one saw it, Motorola annouced the APX6000XE radio at IWCE this week.

http://www.motorola.com/Business/US-EN/ ... APX_6000XE

Nice little radio. As mentioned there, all it really needs are D rings clips built in and you wouldn't need a case for this!

Screen is a little smaller than the 7000 and a little lower "resolution" than the 7000, its still bright and shows you everything you need.
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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby MT2000 man » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:46 pm

Nice !

So, am I correct to say that the "XE" APX radios (the 7000XE, and now the 6000XE) are all basically "R", or "ruggedized" versions of the regular APX7/6000 ? With the larger controls, bigger top display, etc. one would assume that that's what the marketing was intended for.

Nice to see that they just didn't slap a screw on the back of the radio to pressurize it, and call that an "R" like they did with the XTS series, with NO case / knob differences. I like the fact that the new APX "XE" is now truly a real ruggedized radio, much like the Saber/Astro "R" radios were !

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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby resqguy911 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:15 am

MT2000 man, both the 6000 and the 7000 are already available in "R" models, which includes Delta-T submersiblity. The XE radios are more like you expect, with an exoskeleton that protects but does not get in the way like the Saber-R series did. I think they did a good job on this latest model, just because it's rugged you shouldn't have to use different accessories.
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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby colby4601 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:20 pm

Any rough estimates on pricing?
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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby Squad5 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:19 pm

SEXY!

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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby MT2000 man » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:19 pm

colby4601 wrote:Any rough estimates on pricing?



As much as a fully optioned Kia I'm sure.

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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby colby4601 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:37 pm

MT2000 man wrote:
colby4601 wrote:Any rough estimates on pricing?



As much as a fully optioned Kia I'm sure.


That's exactly what I was fearing LOL
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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby FireCpt809 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:49 pm

how long til one shows up here for sale?

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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby firemedic4 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:26 pm

I have been teesting with these radio since last year. Awsome Radios

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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby resqguy911 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:19 pm

MT2000 man wrote:
colby4601 wrote:Any rough estimates on pricing?



As much as a fully optioned Kia I'm sure.


I just priced a fully optioned Sedona for $34,400. The APX6000XE might cost your about $5-6,000 retail.
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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby colby4601 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:49 pm

This is a radio that I'd actually be willing to pay the price for. Would be nice to integrate this into our firefighting/EMS operations.
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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby MT2000 man » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:20 pm

Subject: APX6000XE Annouced

resqguy911 wrote:
MT2000 man wrote:
colby4601 wrote:Any rough estimates on pricing?



As much as a fully optioned Kia I'm sure.


I just priced a fully optioned Sedona for $34,400. .



I can't beleive someone actually priced out a fully loaded Kia lol

I just said it as a joke :) Meaning that whatever the price is, it's gonna be high :)

I also estimate about 2-4 months tops before we see one for sale here.

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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby mikegilbert » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:07 pm

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I put the 6000XE and 6000 side by side for the sake of comparison. Note: I got lazy and didn't correct the black 6000's width (oval /\/\ logo)

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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby Squad5 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:48 pm

I would like to see one with a RSM attached to see how it would fit with the T grip in the way

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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby Tom in D.C. » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:47 am

I hope that the smaller display draws less current than the "big" display on the 7000 which, as it turns out,
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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby resqguy911 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:43 pm

Tom in D.C. wrote:I hope that the smaller display draws less current than the "big" display on the 7000 which, as it turns out,
is a power hog.


Indeed. I have set my standby brightness on the front display to no illumination, which helps a great deal. It only lights up when needed.
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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby Elroy Jetson » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:27 pm

I have already purchased a brand new VHF APX6000, equipped with P25 CAI operation. I bought it with a 2000 mAH battery option.
III model, of course. Full keypad and display.

This cost 3572 dollars.

It is likely that I was the first "civilian" to purchase one of these on the "white market".

I bought it from Bearcom.


What wasn't specifically mentioned:

Channel announcement is a standard feature. The audio quality of the channel announcements is superb.

ADP encryption is a standard feature as well, at least if you don't order a hardware encryption option.

My impression of the radio is extremely favorable. It has superb audio quality, excellent ergonomics, and its measured performance on my fully
equipped test bench is admirable. In-the-field performance gives no disappointments, either. It fully meets its published specs, and then some.


This is a winning product. Be sure that it will be a very strong seller and will find great popularity with any radio enthusiasts, when they become
available on the second hand market at prices that are attractive to those people.

Yeah, it cost me a lot, but I funded it with part of a windfall profit so I figured I'd go ahead and scratch that itch and be done with it. I'm not
unhappy with my decision.

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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby jackd » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:54 pm

any idea when a R2 450-520 will be out
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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby Pj » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:03 pm

June, is what I am seeing, subject to change of course.
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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby Pj » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:16 pm

Elroy Jetson wrote:I have already purchased a brand new VHF APX6000, equipped with P25 CAI operation. I bought it with a 2000 mAH battery option.
III model, of course. Full keypad and display.

This cost 3572 dollars.

It is likely that I was the first "civilian" to purchase one of these on the "white market".

I bought it from Bearcom.


What wasn't specifically mentioned:

Channel announcement is a standard feature. The audio quality of the channel announcements is superb.

ADP encryption is a standard feature as well, at least if you don't order a hardware encryption option.

My impression of the radio is extremely favorable. It has superb audio quality, excellent ergonomics, and its measured performance on my fully
equipped test bench is admirable. In-the-field performance gives no disappointments, either. It fully meets its published specs, and then some.


This is a winning product. Be sure that it will be a very strong seller and will find great popularity with any radio enthusiasts, when they become
available on the second hand market at prices that are attractive to those people.

Yeah, it cost me a lot, but I funded it with part of a windfall profit so I figured I'd go ahead and scratch that itch and be done with it. I'm not
unhappy with my decision.

Elroy


FWIW: My Moto pricing on a new single band enabled only APX7000 with the same features above is $3661. I do like the 6000XE and almost would consider trading in my 7000 for two 6000XE's. Its what the 7000XE should have been. They are very nice little radios.

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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby MT2000 man » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:16 pm

Ahhh, Radio Po*n :) :)

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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby Squad5 » Sun May 01, 2011 12:13 am

I want one!

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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby kotaguchi » Thu May 12, 2011 2:05 am

Is the screen size on the APX6000 about the same size as that on the XTS5000 portable?
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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby resqguy911 » Thu May 12, 2011 4:35 pm

kotaguchi wrote:Is the screen size on the APX6000 about the same size as that on the XTS5000 portable?
Almost. It's a tad narrower.
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Re: APX6000XE Annouced

Postby loband » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:58 pm

MT2000 man wrote:Nice !

So, am I correct to say that the "XE" APX radios (the 7000XE, and now the 6000XE) are all basically "R", or "ruggedized" versions of the regular APX7/6000 ? With the larger controls, bigger top display, etc. one would assume that that's what the marketing was intended for.

Nice to see that they just didn't slap a screw on the back of the radio to pressurize it, and call that an "R" like they did with the XTS series, with NO case / knob differences. I like the fact that the new APX "XE" is now truly a real ruggedized radio, much like the Saber/Astro "R" radios were !



I have a APX7000R and the case and knobs are just like a non R version.


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