Gear: Motorola xts 2500 handheld radio


Motorola xts 2500 handheld radio

Category: Technology & Software
Subcategory: Radios
Price: $2500.00?
Average Rating:
(28 Votes)

The XTS 2500 portable radio is Motorola's high-performance, small-sized, digital two-way radio. This IP enabled portable is lightweight and easy to carry. Customers now have an affordable choice to integrate these sophisticated two-way radios into their existing system with the migration capability to the newer Project 25 digital infrastructure for additional interoperability.

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    ptl310, Fri, 27 Apr 2007 08:08:57 UTC.
    1st review

    Radio is very user friendly, but is bulky and unreliable at times. The unit comes with a smart battery and charger that is supposed to extend radio life.

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    jay2a8, Thu, 17 May 2007 04:26:56 UTC.

    The state of South Dakota is uning a digital VHF trunked system. We have several of these. They work very well. Just like any other "digital" radio they are expensive.

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    NMPoliceMemorial, Mon, 20 Aug 2007 06:14:36 UTC.

    The biggest problem I have found with digital radios is having to turn them in whenever they need programming the agency I worked for had digital and everytime some other department in our area decided they needed to change freq or add a different freq we would be without radios for 1 to 2 days

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    Dougfs04, Thu, 21 Feb 2008 02:06:47 UTC.

    Bulky and the batteries don't last. I don't care too much for digital versus analog, but it is easier for communications, when it works right. But it's what we got now, so $2500.00 wow.!!

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    BReedCPD, Sun, 24 Feb 2008 20:05:56 UTC.

    The emergency alert button on the top of the radio was a great idea. I have had this radio for approximately 1 year and the battery is still good

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    defective24, Tue, 04 Mar 2008 07:39:35 UTC.

    Excellent easily programmable radio.!

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    gvbpilot, Fri, 21 Mar 2008 17:16:08 UTC.

    800mhz doesn't work well against your body sometimes. Good Radio, but has some antenna problems for us.

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    dlhinson, Sun, 23 Mar 2008 12:37:16 UTC.

    User friendly, however it is still better than some other models

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    jled434, Fri, 11 Apr 2008 02:49:42 UTC.

    Good radio. Of course considering the price should be a great radio.

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    Cpl_Hightower, Fri, 25 Apr 2008 13:33:39 UTC.

    We love our 30 portables that we purchased last year. Very user friendly, easy to scan and program and very reliable! Highly recommended.

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    choirboy1112, Mon, 16 Jun 2008 18:40:46 UTC.

    only as good as the repeater system....but loaded with ability

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    masterdiver200, Thu, 10 Jul 2008 15:50:32 UTC.

    Good radio so far. I ahvent encountered any problems. I really like the private call feature.

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    wdawson, Tue, 15 Jul 2008 18:24:19 UTC.

    This digital radio was promised to be superior to our old system. I would say that half of the time it goes into some type of digital interfered garbage that you can't understand. I have also heard plenty of accidental trips on the emergency button.

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    TinBadge, Fri, 15 Aug 2008 17:07:03 UTC.

    Our Dept has this radio and just recently I bluetoothed it and realiy like the fact that the perps cannot here my radio traffic anymore. Also comes in handy on traffic stops due to traffic noise I do not miss a radio check now. Definitely worth the 150.00 out of pocket I spent to do this.

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    Japeters1127, Mon, 15 Sep 2008 14:00:06 UTC.

    I hate them, we switched to digital and now the radio cannot reach base station. Clearly an officer safety issue

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    RoHawk, Thu, 18 Sep 2008 03:17:29 UTC.

    Much better than our old system. It is a little harder to use, but it is much more reliable and the system is state wide.

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    prophet911, Sun, 02 Nov 2008 02:06:10 UTC.

    The radio is good in theory; that is, the digital trunked 800mHz works great in the lab. System has a lot of good options: emergency feature, statewide coverage, programmable. However, coverage is a big issue. It takes money to increase coverage, which our locale has trouble realizing. It is great that I can call from Detroit to the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, but if I can't talk to the officer on the other side of the house with a barricaded gunman inside, what good is it. The system CAN be great, but it has to be done right: enough radios, proper dispatch equipment, enough towers for coverage and lastly, enough TRAINING.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 17 Nov 2008 09:50:11 UTC.

    They are pretty good. The only downside is that when standing next to others, not all of the radios will broadcast. Its almost like they are pulling the radio waves away from one another. Good when not near anyone else though.

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    lttom09, Tue, 25 Nov 2008 08:04:24 UTC.

    we went digital back in october of this year and so far its terrible lots of missed radio traffic and transmissions arent going thru .the radios are good as long as you use them on analog setting

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    Lightbarsandmore, Sat, 06 Dec 2008 03:33:22 UTC.

    This radio is incredible!! It’s so clear!!

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    RAK907, Mon, 08 Dec 2008 21:03:20 UTC.


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    lawdog07, Sun, 21 Dec 2008 12:14:27 UTC.

    love my radio

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    branchsw, Mon, 19 Jan 2009 23:55:08 UTC.

    no problems yet much better than the old brick radios.

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    AST806, Sun, 08 Feb 2009 07:45:50 UTC.

    Our department got us these and they work awesome in rural areas. Much better than our 155MHZ radios.

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    bcem, Thu, 19 Feb 2009 22:32:01 UTC.

    Great talking Radio. With front key pas you are able to set off tones for pagers and sirens. Only draw back large attenna get caught on shorter officers
    We bought 12 of them.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 17 Mar 2009 04:00:40 UTC.

    AMAZING Radio..

    The IMPRES battery system is HORRIBLE! As a train the trainer I love this radio and hate the battery. They have to be at less then 30% in order to charge so many times less then 2 hrs into a shift my radio goes dead on me.
    The standard nonimpres batteries may not last years like the new ones do they will give you more talk time out of the box.

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    OFCR3627, Sun, 14 Mar 2010 19:10:13 UTC.

    This is the upscale to the XTS1500 we have New for Duty, I like this one I actually better then the HT1000 the man-down button is a bit harder to hit which is nice LOL

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    sirenlights2634, Sun, 24 Jul 2011 14:15:02 UTC.

    I want one.

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