Gear: Motorola CDM 1550 Mobile


Motorola CDM 1550 Mobile

Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Other Equipment
Average Rating:
(12 Votes)

Motorola CDM 1550 128 Ch Analog radio

Member Reviews

  • Tj_hooker_flame_chase_max30
    53RF, Sun, 28 Oct 2007 18:43:40 UTC.
    1st review

    Have used this for some time now. We operate in the VHF band, and use a 40 watt model. We have had several in service for many years, and had very few minor failures. User friendly menu options. Almost all, if not all, of Motolora's signalling options, Alpha display, ID and emergency decode, etc. Durable unit. I can't really think of an option that is not available that we could use. Very pleased overall and I'd reccommend it for public safety use.

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  • Smoke_tricks_max30
    TRoar26, Fri, 30 Nov 2007 04:07:20 UTC.

    nice system

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  • Sgtcozzen3_max30
    rcozzen, Tue, 01 Jan 2008 12:49:14 UTC.

    It's been a very reliable radio for me. Rugged and easy to operate.

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    tgooding, Sun, 20 Jan 2008 02:51:24 UTC.

    Been using this model for 7 years now.. Can't complain.. Good radio.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 26 Jan 2008 23:52:52 UTC.


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  • Casey_max30
    tlwinkles379, Sat, 23 Feb 2008 10:01:43 UTC.

    I just bought this radio as a back-up for my patrol unit and have had no problems. The radio is very user-friendly and you can edit the scan list on your own.

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    ahk_51, Sat, 01 Mar 2008 04:53:20 UTC.

    Great radio series... my fire dept. runs the CDM 1250 (4 less buttons) and have not had any downtime because of the radios.... very powerfull and durable which is needed in a rual setting with firefighters :D

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  • As_max30
    CSPD06, Wed, 05 Mar 2008 02:32:16 UTC.

    Great radio. It is so easy to program, and locate what channel you want to talk on due to the large LCD screen.

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  • Detectivegregg1995_max30
    kcozart, Mon, 07 Apr 2008 14:04:08 UTC.

    Another fine radio from Motorla. The version I had in my "Coroners" car was 100 Watts, and had to be programmed via the dealer / computer. This one is afr more superior. The 40 watt power is powerful enough especially if your department uses relay towers.

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  • Bb62_max30
    tlm531, Mon, 28 Apr 2008 07:01:23 UTC.

    We use these in all our vehicles. Our Patrol vehicles have both a vhf and uhf model so that we can communicate with all surrounding towns/agencies. If there is a problem with one of them the department has a spare that can be swaped out in under five minutes. Very user friendly. We even have the option to to page the volunteer fire/first aid form the vehicles. Have one in dispacth for a back up unit.

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  • N535023156_98735_2575_max30
    defib759, Sun, 16 Nov 2008 21:10:59 UTC.

    Very clear audio, but sometimes the volume knob acts up.

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  • Btjustice_max30
    BSPD88, Wed, 19 Nov 2008 17:59:44 UTC.

    I have the CDM 1550 and CDM 1550 LS in each of my personal vehicles. The CDM 1550 I have had for 6 years, 128 channels, no issues. Programming is done by the radio dealer. You do need to know a little bit about various features, I had to have the radio reprogrammed a few times to my liking. I have been pleased overall. Rugged, reliable, pretty easy to use if you are a radio savy person.
    The CDM 1550 LS has 164 Channels, have had this unit for a year. So far no issues with the 1550 LS.

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