Gear: Motorola HT1250


Motorola HT1250

Category: Technology & Software
Subcategory: Radios
Price: $799.99
Average Rating:
(41 Votes)

The HT1250 portable radio is an essential tool for growing organizations because of its unique versatility. The radio offers a full menu of advanced signaling features including paging or calling selective radios or groups. Users can store information such as phone numbers, call lists and radio IDs for easy access. And with Motorola's unique X-Pand™ technology, audio clarity is superb — even in noisy surroundings. The large LCD display is extremely helpful in large communication networks, and an important feature in critical situations. The radio of choice is the HT1250 portable. It's the radio that changes with your needs. Features The HT1250 has the following features: 128 channels (8 zones) Emergency Button EscalertTM Call Features Internal VOX 14 Character Alphanumeric Display RSSI Indicator Caller ID Quik-Call II Signaling (decode) MDC 1200 Signaling (encode/decode) Battery Gauge X-Pand Audio Enhancement Programmable function buttons for easy access to features High/low power adjustments to conserve battery life Scan mode to scan channels for activity Monitor transmissions to locate clear channels Repeater talkaround for unit to unit communication, bypassing the repeater Telephone Interconnect Capable Front Panel Programmable Phone List

Member Reviews

  • Car_max30
    Fender1604, Mon, 20 Aug 2007 21:15:38 UTC.
    1st review

    Good radio. Multiple features and many different configurations. Durable and reliable. Plenty of accesories availible both from Motorola and other companies.

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  • Tj_hooker_flame_chase_max30
    53RF, Wed, 05 Sep 2007 18:10:07 UTC.

    A decent radio for publi safety. The knobs are close together and the channel selector moves too easily so channels change by accident on occasion.

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    sportsman77, Wed, 17 Oct 2007 17:40:32 UTC.

    Used this radio a few years ago. Only problem was battery life.

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    ahk_51, Fri, 02 Nov 2007 08:45:48 UTC.

    Great radio. We use this radio as a primary communication device between firefigters and MFRs. The only drawbacks are the battery life and the RF power.... unless u have a repeater in the area ur not going to communicate in Northeastern Michigan.

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    Boisvert1602, Wed, 07 Nov 2007 00:54:28 UTC.


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    Darkbuster, Wed, 19 Dec 2007 02:31:44 UTC.

    This is a great radio! I have had mine for a couple of years and have had not one problem. I use this radio allot and mostly outdoors. When we are on search and rescue missions, the radio has been subjected to dirt, water, snow, and abuse. This radio has seen it all and has never failed me once!

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    Claremontpig, Sun, 23 Dec 2007 10:55:54 UTC.

    works well on thet uhf band

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    wuxxler, Sat, 05 Jan 2008 03:28:15 UTC.

    Not the best I've used, but usually the one I carry when my only other choice is the HT-1000.

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    tgooding, Sun, 20 Jan 2008 02:44:13 UTC.

    I've had alot of trouble with these.. Clock won't keep time.. Battery gets loose and disconnects.. and MY pd put this loud beep on it every time I key up.. I want my HT100 back..

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    MSherman7, Fri, 25 Jan 2008 05:35:50 UTC.

    This radio sucks, buttons stick and battery falls out without warning.

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  • Casey_max30
    tlwinkles379, Sat, 23 Feb 2008 09:58:42 UTC.

    My agency went to this radio about 6 months ago and I love it. I have yet to have a problem and I use it all the time. A big bonus feature is the alphanumeric display screen.

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    bpd540, Sat, 23 Feb 2008 10:23:41 UTC.

    Love this radio. I use it on the rescue squad im involved with. Numerous channels and great display when ur in the field trying to change channels with heavy or latex gloves on. Takes drops very well and cleans up very nice.

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  • Kveus1180s_max30
    centralcommander, Tue, 04 Mar 2008 13:55:01 UTC.

    Good Radio. Does what it needs to do as long as we have had them. Our office has a number of these and I know USCP still have these.

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  • Cot_max30
    hbg522, Tue, 04 Mar 2008 14:11:50 UTC.

    not a bad radio. seems to find all the dead spots in the county though.

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  • Me_max30
    X402police, Fri, 25 Apr 2008 09:38:35 UTC.

    Very grate radio tuff as nails

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    Anonymous, Wed, 30 Apr 2008 19:09:59 UTC.

    Good radio. Very durable. Lot of features. The only fault I have found is when the battery gets low the reception goes with it.

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  • Mr_and_mrs_bledsoe_max30
    Velcro911, Thu, 08 May 2008 00:38:22 UTC.

    Very clear and functional. We have had issues with them not working correctly when the battery is low.

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    ranger563, Fri, 23 May 2008 19:34:26 UTC.

    Good radio. very dependable.

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  • Nunst042_max30
    Posse44, Mon, 02 Jun 2008 01:44:49 UTC.

    Great radio that we were just starting to use on Search and Rescue before I went Reserve. It was a radio that we didn't want to issue unless that person really knew how to use a radio. Unless you used it everyday, and knew what all the functions were, it tended to be hard for some to figure out. This caused some issues while out on missions.

    But like any Motorola, it is a great radio, that can take the abuse and still work.

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    Wolvarine, Mon, 23 Jun 2008 21:53:36 UTC.

    This is a great radio!

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    adsestone, Thu, 17 Jul 2008 01:52:14 UTC.

    Great Radio

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  • Imag0190_max30
    OS441, Sun, 27 Jul 2008 21:54:28 UTC.

    This is what our agency uses. They are not too bad, as long as you have more than half a battery or are not in a brick or concrete building. Oh, or surrnounded by trees.

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  • Biohazard_max30
    eric1726, Wed, 30 Jul 2008 10:02:08 UTC.

    have no real complaints, durable, and good sound, When I'm close to the repeater it works great, but I work for a county so I always have to do the "Statue of Liberty" pose to get a signal where i'm at.

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    VADERRESERVES, Thu, 31 Jul 2008 20:01:46 UTC.

    Seems to be a decent radio.... I do however miss my mt2000 though... I would like to see this radio a little longer for larger hands and a better grip while running.

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    fiveo38343, Sun, 28 Sep 2008 23:14:31 UTC.

    Very durable.

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    BILLY3476, Wed, 01 Oct 2008 00:58:51 UTC.


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    CO_800, Wed, 22 Oct 2008 23:00:59 UTC.

    Good tough radio

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    Anonymous, Fri, 24 Oct 2008 19:22:15 UTC.

    I use these a work, their not bad.

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    vbpdaco, Sat, 25 Oct 2008 00:20:27 UTC.

    Not half bad

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  • Policelink_pix_010_max30
    texassilenthero, Sat, 25 Oct 2008 16:19:37 UTC.

    Our department has had bad luck with these radios. Compared to the HT1000, this radio do not received nor transmit nearly as well. These have now become back up and taken from front line service.

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  • Byrd_small_max30
    tbyrdjr, Sun, 26 Oct 2008 14:56:49 UTC.

    This is the radio our department issues. It is great.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 04 Nov 2008 10:44:52 UTC.

    Radio is good but our system sucks

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    defib759, Sun, 16 Nov 2008 21:09:34 UTC.

    Good radio, just seems to always have a problem with the connection for the speaker mic.

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    ghpdpopo, Thu, 08 Jan 2009 00:22:04 UTC.

    Good Radio but there are too many problems with the external mic...

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    Anonymous, Sun, 10 May 2009 06:52:22 UTC.

    nice radio, new for me

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    Anonymous, Wed, 27 May 2009 05:03:23 UTC.

    Great radio. Rugged and dependable. Love the new mics with the earpiece.

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  • 362_max30
    Berne_4, Thu, 06 Aug 2009 08:14:51 UTC.

    Good radio... Once you learn the features.

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  • Dsc01386_max30
    mdanzey, Mon, 21 Sep 2009 20:06:16 UTC.

    I bought one of these used one eBay because my department uses old HT-1000's and refuses to repair or maintain them. I had it programmed at a local radio shop and got a shorty antenna. No more questionable radio transmissions. No more static during foot chases. I bought a couple new batteries, and on a full charge they each last well past a full 12 hour shift. Until the Cleveland area evolves past the stone age, I'll be keeping this radio.

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  • L_f3150d_max30
    Jima, Wed, 23 Dec 2009 16:39:45 UTC.

    Excellent Radio! This radio will get out in places that the XTS5000 will not reach out from. The radio has several user friendly features. I would rather pack this radio then the new digital XTS5000!

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    Tazz075, Thu, 16 Dec 2010 20:37:02 UTC.

    I didn't have a cover on it when it was raining it still worked :) NO water in the inside!!!!!!!!!

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  • Pro_max30
    expsgt, Sun, 10 Apr 2011 21:52:41 UTC.

    Very useful

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