Gear: Motorola HT 1000 Handheld Radio

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Motorola HT 1000 Handheld Radio

Motorola
Category: Technology & Software
Subcategory: Radios
Price: 800.00
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HT 1000 Handheld radio.

Member Reviews

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    mike911, Tue, 24 Apr 2007 15:18:52 UTC.
    1st review

    Very durable and water resistant.

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    OCCD, Thu, 10 May 2007 14:03:56 UTC.

    Durable and affordable. A genuinely tough product.

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    jonesb, Fri, 11 May 2007 13:39:43 UTC.

    We use this radio where I work.. very nice radio, only drawback is the weight (heavy). It has been very reliable for us.

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    jakesdad, Fri, 11 May 2007 17:53:08 UTC.

    Good performing, batteries last about 2 years w/o refurbishing.

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    jay2a8, Thu, 17 May 2007 04:24:08 UTC.

    For the last 7 years our Special Response Team has been using this radio. It is one tuff radio. The knobs are large enough to easily adjust but not to big to catch on things. Sound quality is also good. With a good battery the radio will last an easy 10-12 hours.

    This model is no longer made but we have been buying used ones to keep on hand.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 25 May 2007 04:14:59 UTC.

    I have owned and used the HT1000 for about 5 years now and its hands down the best radio Motorola ever made. Not only is it the best but it's also their most durable one they have made.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 27 May 2007 16:22:28 UTC.

    I have used the HT-1000 radio for 7 years and it is truely a great handheld radio. Its extremely reliable, comfortable to hold and easy to use. I only wish it had more than 16 channels.

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    lawman07, Mon, 20 Aug 2007 00:17:52 UTC.

    Reception is good in most areas.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 09 Sep 2007 00:25:22 UTC.

    great reseption but too big !!! extera weight at times good for self def. when dealling with overly aggreseive inmates!!!

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    slaco, Tue, 09 Oct 2007 21:25:51 UTC.

    we used these for aco's. they are a bit heavy i wonder if we had the 'heavier' battery since i was able to switch batts with someone with the SO. turned out the SO batt was thinner, thus making this lighter (to me). if i recall, it seemed as if out antannaes (sp?) were shorter??? much better than the "back in the day" ones .... those were like a foot long and a leg thick :P

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    Pogo, Tue, 16 Oct 2007 00:58:49 UTC.

    The last good radio bearing the bat wings, the HT1000 is reliable and rugged. I have about 50 of them in UHF and they are great. Simple to program and use, the highway patrol has used them for over a decade and they still work well.

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    sportsman77, Wed, 17 Oct 2007 17:45:36 UTC.

    Best radio I have ever used. I wish they still made them.

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    53RF, Thu, 18 Oct 2007 13:55:36 UTC.

    I used this radio for almost 12 years and only had to replace the battery. It works great under any circumstances I subjected it to. Great public safety radio. I wish Motorola still made them if they did and it were up to me we'd still have it! "Bulletproof"

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    DPD110, Wed, 24 Oct 2007 16:47:23 UTC.

    I think this is a great radio. I use a shoulder mic, with the antennae on it, and there a very few places in the county that I have to go back to my vehicle to talk on the radio. Great reception and Transmission.

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    4421, Fri, 28 Dec 2007 05:38:05 UTC.

    Tough as nails! Very good working radio....we still have a couple and they work a ton better than the new Vertex replacements.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 29 Dec 2007 00:46:40 UTC.

    I use this radio on my site, but the only problem I have with it is the dead spots. My company bought a couple of these for the high profile sites, but the majority still use Maxon TP4800.

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    wuxxler, Sat, 05 Jan 2008 03:22:02 UTC.

    It usually works when you really need it to... and it can be used as a brick when you need a brick.

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    tgooding, Sun, 20 Jan 2008 02:42:48 UTC.

    These babies were phased out of our department.. Whish I had mine back.. Excellent reception and hard to tear up..

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    dp0577, Sat, 23 Feb 2008 07:32:19 UTC.

    Sixteen channels and decent reception, even in most buildings. Unfortunately this radio has recently been phased out of my department and replaced with a high-tech piece of crap. Motorola still makes the best police radio equipment.

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    tlwinkles379, Sat, 23 Feb 2008 09:57:23 UTC.

    This was an excellent radio but has been overshadowed by new, more user-friendly model like the 1250. This radio boasts a large channel group and a panic button.

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    HANKKPST, Thu, 28 Feb 2008 14:36:40 UTC.

    Was a great radio for its time.

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    CSPD06, Wed, 05 Mar 2008 00:56:09 UTC.

    Only radio I have ever had issued to me in 7 years of L.E..

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    Wolvarine, Thu, 06 Mar 2008 04:04:41 UTC.

    Dependable and durable a defenate plus to my gear....

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    Rabbit122, Thu, 06 Mar 2008 07:03:15 UTC.

    Love this radio.

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    rerjavac, Wed, 19 Mar 2008 18:53:43 UTC.

    Great radio if the department can afford batteries that dont die after half a shift.

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    boom_er1, Thu, 27 Mar 2008 16:23:01 UTC.

    Not a bad radio, we use it at work. Batteries need to be conditioned every week.

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    RickGann, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 02:41:37 UTC.

    If it reads Motorola you know its going to be great

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    allen02019, Thu, 03 Apr 2008 00:18:49 UTC.

    no good

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    SkoolCop49, Tue, 15 Apr 2008 14:59:45 UTC.

    GETS THE JOB DONE BUT BARELY. OUR DEPARTMENT STILL HAS THESE BUT WE JUST GOT THE GRANT FOR THE 800MHZ. UNFORTUNATELY THIS RADIO IS ONLY 500MHZ AND THERE ARE MANY DEAD ZONES IN THE CITY THAT THE RADIO DOES NOT TRANSMIT OR RECIEVE FROM.

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    Platter25, Wed, 16 Apr 2008 06:52:32 UTC.

    Great Radio! Just make sure you replace the batteries every couple of years, Otherwise you'll end up carrying a second one around with you for when it dies about the middle of your shift...

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    aaa111, Thu, 17 Apr 2008 23:40:24 UTC.

    best radio we've ever used

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    Kolko92, Tue, 22 Apr 2008 13:20:40 UTC.

    Expensive! but great radio!!!

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    Posse44, Mon, 02 Jun 2008 01:37:06 UTC.

    Very good radio. Use to carry one for Search and Rescue, and saw these radios take a beating, and kept on ticking.

    I now carry one for volunteer law enforcement, and I am very proud to carry one. Where others carry ICOMs and Midlands, and have problems, I can communicate where they can not.

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    climbrgrl6218, Thu, 12 Jun 2008 01:37:22 UTC.

    I've never had a problem, been carrying this radio for two years. I have my earpiece hooked into it so my transmission cannot be heard. Been caught in the rain quite a few times, only had a problem with my plug in mic, not the radio.

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    jhouser, Sat, 09 Aug 2008 07:58:57 UTC.

    My company has used these radio for a many years. they are the best I have ever used. They are a little on the heavy side.

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    vince08, Fri, 22 Aug 2008 02:00:44 UTC.

    this is a good product but its a little heavy and the reception is not great in my area.

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    WhatANiceGirly, Tue, 09 Sep 2008 17:56:38 UTC.

    I can't complain about this radio. I used a Kenwood for the fire department and it is a POS. This one is a little on the big side and the power/volume knob is super sensitive. Other than that it's a great investment.

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    rob3116, Thu, 25 Sep 2008 02:11:51 UTC.

    This radio is excellent. Ive used others and this one is the most durable.

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    coswebb, Sun, 19 Oct 2008 11:00:44 UTC.

    good radio a little heavy for radio but never let me down

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    Anonymous, Wed, 05 Nov 2008 03:55:59 UTC.

    Put it through hell and watch it work wonders. This thing is awesome. I used it as a firefighter for 5 years and talk about some strenght and quality. Sound quality and talk quality are awesome, only wish it had a digital display!

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    ChemicalOfficer, Mon, 17 Nov 2008 18:43:29 UTC.

    We use this radio with our MEGs, with additional mikes and earplugs. Great to have with you, also relatively lightweight, at least when compared to our older models :-)

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    flucodeputy0111, Mon, 12 Jan 2009 03:04:09 UTC.

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    bikekop, Tue, 13 Jan 2009 17:47:29 UTC.

    A good reliable radio.

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    OSU1, Wed, 18 Feb 2009 01:37:15 UTC.

    IT'S A BRICK BUT CAN WITHSTAND ABOUT ANYTHING YOU CAN THROW IT AT

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    bcem, Thu, 19 Feb 2009 22:27:14 UTC.

    Good talking Radio, I little big of non street officers. It's not P-25 compaatable for the future.

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    cpd238, Mon, 16 Mar 2009 04:44:49 UTC.

    Been carrying one for 10 years. Hate the thing, too bulky and batteries just don't seem to last. Thumbs down for this one!!!

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    JNormandin, Sat, 04 Apr 2009 05:31:30 UTC.

    I love this radio this is a good one to carry its water resistent and not to heavy

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    Irishcop1961, Fri, 15 May 2009 18:20:43 UTC.

    A nice radio.

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    JETT5056, Thu, 27 Aug 2009 16:54:53 UTC.

    GOOD COMM SAVES LIVES, THIS IS THE RADIO FOR ME

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    Anonymous, Tue, 15 Sep 2009 00:18:30 UTC.

    Very reliable piece of equipment!

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    cornbread_nacso, Mon, 09 Nov 2009 05:28:11 UTC.

    Tough as nails, works like a charm when you can't get to your Koga.

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    alanarc308, Sat, 28 Nov 2009 23:19:56 UTC.

    Definitely an old work horse we had brand new kenwoods when another agency donated a lot of these to us all we had to do was reprogram and buy new batteries we replaced everyone of the new kenwoods with these

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    winphreak, Sat, 02 Jan 2010 08:20:02 UTC.

    The one I've been using so far seems to be pretty reliable (when it allows me to transmit.) I am still waiting to be issued my own radio.

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    Army_MP_Dixon, Sat, 16 Jan 2010 21:31:26 UTC.

    Great radio. Has good attachments that you can get with it. Good range and quality sound.

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    OFCR3627, Sun, 14 Mar 2010 19:01:50 UTC.

    Love these very durable and long lasting!!!!
    & the 800.00 is the basic model.

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    cplmsta38, Thu, 09 Sep 2010 19:26:08 UTC.

    Used this radio when I worked in Ohio, great radio, never had any problem..

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    VROB, Thu, 11 Nov 2010 02:29:34 UTC.

    A well built radio I have never had a failture with this unit

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    sirenlights2634, Mon, 25 Jul 2011 21:20:02 UTC.

    great radio.

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    BSPD88, Fri, 13 Jul 2012 07:19:39 UTC.

    I bought a used HT 1000 off e-bay, excellent radio. 16 Channel, priority scan. I can add a speaker microphone or a concealed ear piece/microphone for special details or while on bike patrol. Radio is not too bulky, not too heavy, easy to operate.

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