Motorola APX 6500 Mobile Radio

P25 Operation | Single Band Operation | O2, O3, O5 and O7 Control Head Support | Dual Control Head Support

Mission Ready When It Matters Most

Motorola APX6500
Motorola has put exceptional flexibility into an advanced mission-critical mobile radio that's easy to operate and intuitive to use. The APX™ 6500 P25 mobile allows users to choose from 4 control heads, mid and high power models and multiple installation configurations in an easy to install design. Innovative safety features such as GPS location tracking, intelligent lighting and one-touch controls help to keep first responders safer than ever before.

Focus on the task - not the technology - with the hard-working mission-critical mobile that turns mission-critical into mission complete


  • Interchangeable control heads that best support your operational needs - O2, O3, O5, O7
  • Two transceiver options - high-power and mid-power
  • Dual control head support offered on the O2, O5 and O7 control heads


  • Mid-power model fits into any existing XTL footprint, so you can reuse mounting holes and cables
  • High-power model trunnion design lets you remove the radio without removing the cables
  • 12 character RF ID label helps you track information without uninstalling your radio


  • Project 25 Phase 2 technology provides twice the voice capacity
  • Integrated GPS lets you locate and track an individual or vehicle
  • Advanced features like intelligent lighting, radio profiles and text messaging improve communication and coordination

Motorola APX 6500 Features and Benefits

Ease of Installation
Fits into the existing XTL footprint allowing reuse of the mounting holes and cables for easy installation.

RF ID Asset Tracking
12 character RF ID asset tracking provides a convenient method of obtaining valuable asset tracking information without having to uninstall the radio.

Integrated GPS
Enables accountability and location tracking of an individual or vehicle, which can be sent to a map-based location application.

FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified hardware encryption provides tamperproof security to ensure the highest level of secure communications.

Intelligent Lighting
Uses color to notify you of the radio mode, potential emergencies, or specific events. Color alerts provide information at a glance

Radio Profiles
Radios can be configured with multiple user-selected or automated operating behaviors such as audio level, lighting and tones.

Text Messaging
Efficiently send and receive freeform or canned text messages to and from subscribers or dispatch operators.

Unified Call List
Consolidates all call lists underneath one unified list.

Voice Announcement
Audible, pre-recorded voice file provides a description of the selected channel or zone.

Expansion Slot
Future ready to support option cards or data applications.

Expandable memory for storage of future data applications information.

Programming over Project 25 (POP25)
Motorola's POP25 solution allows subscriber radios to be programmed over the air via the ASTRO 25 systems while remaining in the field.

Rugged Durability
Meets IP55 water-intrusion ratings for driving rain giving you the confidence that your mobile will continue performing even if exposed to water.

Systems Supported

Trunking standards supported:

  • Clear or digital encrypted ASTRO®25 Trunked Operation
  • Capable of SmartZone®, SmartZone Omnilink, SmartNet®
  • Capable of P25 Phase 2 - TDMA

Analog MDC-1200 and Digital APCO P25 Conventional


APX 6500 Control Head Portfolio


  • Large Color Display with Intelligent Lighting
  • 3 Lines Of Text 14 Characters Max / 1 Line of Icons / 1 Line Of Menus
  • Built In 7.5 Watt Speaker
  • Multiple Control Head Configuration (Up To 4)
  • Motorcycle Configuration Available
  • Multifunction Volume/Channel Knob
  • Night/Day Mode Button


  • Large Color Display With Intelligent Lighting
  • 2 Lines of Text 14 Characters Max / 1 Line of Icons / 1 Line of Menus
  • Integrated Full Size DTMF Keypad
  • Hand-Held Control Head With Intuitive User Interface
  • Two Quick-Access Side Buttons
  • Display Contrast Selector


  • Tri-color display with intelligent lighting
  • 2 lines of text 14 characters max / 1 line of icons / 1 line of menus
  • Available with Keypad Microphone
  • Multiple control head configuration (up to 4)
  • Motorcycle configuration available
  • Display contrast selector


  • Large Color Display with Intelligent Lighting
  • 3 Lines of Text 14 Characters Max / 1 Line Of Icons / 1 Line Of Menus
  • Available with Lighting & Siren Controls or DTMF Keypad
  • Multiple Control Head Configuration (Up To 4)
  • Configuration Available
  • Multifunction Volume/Channel Knob
  • Night/Day Mode Button

Motorola APX 6500 Models

Mid Power
M25URS9PW1N 700/800 MHz (763-870 MHz), Mid Power, 1,000 Channels
M25KSS9PW1N VHF (136-174 MHz), Mid Power, 1,000 Channels
M25QSS9PW1N UHF Range 1 (380-470 MHz), Mid Power, 1,000 Channels
M25SSS9PW1N UHF Range 2 (450-520 MHz), Mid Power, 1,000 Channels

High Power
M25KTS9PW1N VHF (136-174 MHz), High Power, 1,000 Channels
M25QTS9PW1N UHF Range 1 (380-470 MHz), High Power, 1,000 Channels

Motorola APX 6500 Accessories

Whether you use your radio in your vehicle, on your motorcycle or at your desk, you need to know that every word is communicated and every message is heard. Every APX mobile accessory has been designed and thoroughly tested to provide the same high level of performance you expect from your radio. Many accessories from Motorola XTL radios that use O5 and O3 control heads can be reused - maximizing your investment while you maintain the latest technology.

Unique accessories such as the IMPRES™ visor microphone allow hands-free communication, while IMPRES technology helps ensure your voice is heard regardless of how closely you are speaking into the microphone or how much wind or road noise is in the background.

Motorola accessories deliver maximum flexibility without compromising voice and data performance.

The complete line includes:

  • Microphones
  • Speakers
  • Sirens and Public Address Kits
  • Control Station Accessories
  • Remote Mount Cables
  • Antennas

View the Motorola Original Accessories for the Motorola APX 6500

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Throughout the years we have grown with t he ever changing technologies in this business thus giving us over 40 years of hands on experience in the wireless communications industry.

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