Product Question

Designed with extreme ergonomics and advanced features in a single-band, rugged form factor, the APX 6000XE is the ideal communication solution for first responders working in extreme environments. Its exaggerated controls make the radio easy to use while wearing gloves, and the extreme audio profile allows firefighters to be heard and clearly understood in high noise environments. Offered in three models, departments now have the flexibility to equip firefighters and EMS users with advanced features like Front Panel Programming (FPP), text messaging and GPS location tracking.

Integrated GPS

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

Intelligent Lighting

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

AMBE Vocoder

Equipped with the latest AMBE +2 digital voice vocoder

Color Display

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

Dual Microphones

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


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

Enlarged Top Display

Easy-to-read, in dark or low light

Exaggerated Controls

Well-spaced knobs eliminate accidental activation and glove-friendly controls are big, recognizable and easy to distinguish

Extreme Audio Profile

Provides the latest noise reduction software for users that frequently encounter loud environments

Full Size Keypad

Full Size Keypad

Loud Speaker

Loudspeaker makes sure messages are intelligible, even in high noise environments

Mission Critical Wireless

Option available to connect quickly, securely and simply to certified Bluetooth devices

Optimized T-Grip

Innovative T-grip design gives you a secure grip and better control.

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

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

Three Radio Models

Three distinctive radio models allow the user to select the device that best suits the end users environment. All three models offer an 8-character visible top display

Universal PTT

Universal push-to-talk button with enhanced grooves is easy to find by “touch

Voice Announcement

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

X-Large Emergency Button

Largest emergency button in the industry with programmable 0-6 second time delay

Performance Characteristics

Battery capacity
8 to 10 hours

Channel spacing
6.25, 12.5, 25


Encryption type / Algorithms
AES, DES, DES-XL, DES-OFB, Advanced Digital Privacy (ADP)

Frequency range
700/800 (764-870 MHz) VHF (136-174 MHz) UHF R1 (380-470 MHz) UHF R2 (450-520 MHz)

OTAP/Programming Over Project 25


Standard battery chemistry type
Lithium Ion

Physical Characteristics

Top Display

Emergency button

Full, None

Radio Features

Noise reduction software

Audio profiles

With cable, With multi-unit charger (MUC), None

CPS (Customer Programming Software)

GPS operation

Number of channels

Status calls

Time out timer

User Environment

Factory Mutual

Intrinsically safe

IP standards
IP54, IP67

Mil spec
810 C, 810 D, 810 E, 810 F, 810 G


Water resistance
Rugged standard