Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: APX3000 covert radio

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 12, 2012
    Location
    Posts
    105
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Country: United States

    Thumbs up APX3000 covert radio

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfella237 View Post
    I've never really bothered 'playing' with ADP (it's like owning a Harley but still riding a tricycle)


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 27, 2012
    Location
    Raven Rock
    Posts
    164
    Thanks
    206
    Thanked 65 Times in 37 Posts

    Default

    Probably would need voice announce to know what channel you were on.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 21, 2011
    Posts
    4,831
    Thanks
    4,683
    Thanked 8,062 Times in 2,242 Posts
    Country: Canada

    Default

    Kind of neat, but once again Motorola is not listening to their customers, nor do they have anyone employed who is former public safety. If they did, they'd know what the client really needs is a cell-phone-looking-radio. An upgrade to the XTS4000 would be perfect.

    For covert operations, you can't be walking around holding a brick with a fat, 11" antenna sticking out of a "box" which looks like it would hold your reading glasses.

    Covert operations tend to to localized surveillance. We don't need 8-mile simplex range. And most public safety repeaters/TRSs are built to PS standards and utilize preamps on the RX. So a 1.5-2W radio with a low-gain antenna (on covert radio) would work fine with most systems. Covert radios are not supposed to be a compact replacement for a standard-issue XTS5000/APX7000. Covert radios are purpose-built.

    If the XTS4000 had been designed in 700/800 MHz, it would still be a favorite -- even though it looks like a 10-year-old iDen phone!

    Thanks for the link.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 14, 2012
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    254
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 239 Times in 106 Posts

    Default

    They need to make a covert radio look like an Iphone. I cant tell you how many people I see walking down the street with one earplug in and an Ipod/ Iphone in their hand. Hell no one would give it a second look

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 21, 2011
    Posts
    4,831
    Thanks
    4,683
    Thanked 8,062 Times in 2,242 Posts
    Country: Canada

    Default

    Apple would probably sue them like they did with Samsung. Hah hah. Would be nice to see a BILLION dollar settlement against Motorola. I'd celebrate. Reality check.

  6. #6
    ars.ki5mc No Longer Registered

    Default

    And what about that cool flexible antenna with spacers for attachment to the body! That surely won't give anybody away!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 21, 2011
    Posts
    4,831
    Thanks
    4,683
    Thanked 8,062 Times in 2,242 Posts
    Country: Canada

    Default



    Moto's idea of a covert radio!

  8. #8
    ars.ki5mc No Longer Registered

    Default

    I actually have used one of those over 30 years ago!

  9. #9
    drseltsam No Longer Registered

    Default

    Yet, the covert APX3000 would make fine as a motorcycle touring gear ... as long as it would have some voice command operation :-)

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 18, 2012
    Location
    That's Correct.
    Posts
    254
    Thanks
    2,435
    Thanked 483 Times in 142 Posts

    Default

    Great find! I was wondering when they'd build a successor to the DCR3000 a.k.a. Jackal.





    Attached Images Attached Images

  11. #11
    hayes_guziejka No Longer Registered

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Firecpt809 View Post
    They need to make a covert radio look like an Iphone. I cant tell you how many people I see walking down the street with one earplug in and an Ipod/ Iphone in their hand. Hell no one would give it a second look
    Ear Phone Connecton
    aka: Tactical Ear Gadgits
    Makes a one looks pretty covert.
    Large-Snake3.jpg

  12. #12
    syntrx No Longer Registered

    Default

    Or Motorola NTN8296 (note the white headphones).



    A friend of mine is a surveillance officer for a government agency. She's 5'2" and weighs probably no more than 110 pounds, so needless to say hiding an XTS5000 on her person is a challenge.

    This Bluetooth setup would probably work well for her in the absence of a practical radio for this purpose; she stashes the PTT pod in her pocket, and hauls the radio around in a largish handbag.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 22, 2012
    Location
    NW AA
    Posts
    58
    Thanks
    238
    Thanked 14 Times in 7 Posts
    Country: United States

    Default

    Wow, what a joke. I used to work on the old Fargos, you could pretty well hide those without much effort and they worked fairly well for covert ops.
    apx-fail999

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 17, 2012
    Posts
    107
    Thanks
    85
    Thanked 111 Times in 40 Posts
    Country: United States

    Default

    For covert surveillance the old iden looking XTS4000s are still the best, I own two in both flavors, and the VHF is tagged and all legit. You put them in lets say NY Cities Times Square with a suit case repeater in a car and NNTN5006BP Falcon PTT head set, I also have the Falcon head sets, for undercover ops, you still can't beat them.