played with a vertex 929 p25 rig the other day

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played with a vertex 929 p25 rig the other day

Postby n3jfw » Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:29 pm

fully compatible with the xts5000


my only complaint was that the caller id is in hex, and I couldn't find a setting for digital carrier squelch
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Postby BLOCKHEAD » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:07 pm

Don't quote me on it, but I think the 929 is the radio NYPD is going to be using instead of Motorola. After all these years, the Sabers are finally being retired.
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Postby va3wxm » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:30 pm

Hmm... lots of t-band Sabers to be found on eBay? :wacker:

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Postby grinthock » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:04 pm

Awesome news Seth! I was waiting for someone to get their hands on it and let us know A) if it worked and B) what they thought.

Can't wait till the aftermarket for those starts to hit.

They still like $3K per radio?
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Postby n3jfw » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:05 pm

grinthock wrote:Awesome news Seth! I was waiting for someone to get their hands on it and let us know A) if it worked and B) what they thought.

Can't wait till the aftermarket for those starts to hit.

They still like $3K per radio?


not even close

I'd bet under 1500 anywhere you go
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Postby escomm » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:58 am

from what i understand from my buddy in nyc who is an ems they have already deployed vertex radios, and they are utter crap. knobs falling off after 2 weeks in the field? supposedly there are now differing definitions of what constitutes the "lifetime" in lifetime warranty

you get what you pay for

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Postby TWL911 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:20 am

n3jfw wrote:
grinthock wrote:Awesome news Seth! I was waiting for someone to get their hands on it and let us know A) if it worked and B) what they thought.

Can't wait till the aftermarket for those starts to hit.

They still like $3K per radio?


not even close

I'd bet under 1500 anywhere you go



Under $1k for the 48 chan model I, under $1250 for the full keypad, 512ch.

Now my only question remains, if you add the crossband RX module do you get IMBE RX on both bands, or only the primary band?

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Postby n3jfw » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:58 am

That I didn't play with

btw-dealer was mid 9's on the vhf full keypad.


It's somethignt o play with mext time I am at my friends shop though.


So the knobs wer coming off? WTFman? The have screws on top.
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Postby PBR » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:58 pm

A lodge brother I know is a NYPS detective and has been using one for quite some time. He loves it...small, lightweight, rugged, long battery life.

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Postby exkalibur » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:16 am

They look like fairly decent radios, that's for sure.

I wonder just how submersible they really are...
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Postby 10-95 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:46 pm

Seth, do they make a keypad programmable version?

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Postby n3jfw » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:11 pm

with the programming key, yes
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