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Motorola APX1500

Whether a marathon race is passing through the streets of downtown or a water main breaks in the city’s largest pipeline, you need the ability to interoperate seamlessly and securely with other agencies and responders. You need to instantly connect and be informed to make better decisions to keep your responders and the community safe. While the advanced technology of APX™ radios expertly equips you for your day-to-day operations and the unexpected, your organization may be challenged to improve operating expenses.

The APX 1500 P25 mobile radio is equipped with all the features you need at a price you can afford. It delivers all the benefits of TDMA technology in the most compact P25 capable mobile in the industry. The APX 1500 brings together powerful technology in an easy-to-use radio that’s easy on your budget. It seamlessly unifies public works, utility, rural public safety and transportation users to first responders so they can interoperate effectively in the moments that matter.

Be Informed Up To The Minute

Keeping your crew safe is your number one priority. Like all our APX P25 radios trusted by responders worldwide, the APX 1500 mobile redefines safety. Your crews can count on quick, seamless interoperability and extended range wherever the mission may take them. You can depend on ADP software encryption for secure, tamperproof voice and data communications every time they connect.

The O2 Control Head with color display is easy to read and operate in all lighting conditions, from bright sunlight to dark streets. The intelligent lighting on the O2 Control Head notifies your workers when a call is received, an emergency arises or when they are out of range. Plus, an enlarged multifunction knob makes it easy to use talk-group and volume settings when they’re wearing gloves.

Sized Right For Your Budget

The APX 1500 gives you the ruggedibility and reliability you need at an affordable price. Since the APX 1500 is P25 Phase 2 capable for twice the voice capacity, you can add more users without adding more frequencies or infrastructure. Count on APX quality for years to come. The APX 1500 can withstand wet, dusty and hazardous conditions.

Motorola APX 1500 Features and Benefits

Compact Design

Smallest P25 Phase 2 TDMA capable radio available.

Color Display

High-contrast color display is easy-to-read in all kinds of light

Multi-function Knob

The multifunction knob on the compatible APX O2 Control Head is designed for ease of use by combining volume and channel settings.

Dual Microphones

Dual mic noise suppression technology locates the talker and cancels out any background noise

AMBE Vocoder

Equipped with the latest AMBE +2 digital voice vocoder

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

Adjust audio levels, lighting and tones through user selected or automated options. Whether on surveillance or working in bright sunlight, you can customize settings as needed

Text Messaging

Offers a freeform or canned messaging solution so you can efficiently and discreetly send and receive messages

Voice Announcement

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

Over-the-Air Programming

Motorola’s POP25 solution allows subscriber radios to be programmed over the air via the ASTRO 25 systems while remaining in the field

P25 Phase 2-TDMA

Twice the voice capacity, allowing additional users on the system without the need for additional frequencies or infrastructure

Systems Supported

Trunking standards supported:

  • Clear or digital private Trunked Operation
  • Capable of SmartZone®, SmartNet®
  • Capable of P25 Phase 2 – TDMA

Analog MDC-1200 and Digital APCO P25 Conventional

Motorola APX 1500 Models

M36URS9PW1AN 700/800 MHz (763-870 MHz), 512 Channels
M36KSS9PW1AN VHF (136-174 MHz), 512 Channels
M36QSS9PW1AN UHF Range 1 (380-470 MHz), 512 Channels
M36SSS9PW1AN UHF Range 2 (450-520 MHz), 512 Channels

Motorola APX 1500 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 1500

Motorola APX 1500 Downloads and Resources


Astro® 25 Two-Way Radios at a Glance Brochure
APX Accessory Catalog

Solution Brief

P25 Two-Way Radio Security Solution Brief
APX Personnel Accountability Application Solution Brief

Spec Sheet

APX 1500 Series Spec Sheet
APX Series Radio Management Fact Sheet

White Papers

Mission Critical Communications: Designed to a Tougher Standard White Paper