Monday, April 09, 2007

New Low Profile Federal Radios

A few years ago I saw this request for information from the Department of Homeland Security regarding a "low profile", cell-phone look-alike radio:

A recent posting on the "Batlabs" board indicates that Motorola has come out with just what DHS wanted, and they are calling it the XTS4000:

While there is some speculation that these were developed with the IWN trunked system in mind (since they will do P-25 VHF trunking), I would guess that any federal agency using VHF systems would be interested in a radio like this. This model covers VHF frequencies, but could a UHF version be in the works?

Some additional information on the radio can be found at these links to the FCC web site:


Operator manual: