Angeles Police Dept. uses are 14 years old, out of production, and
becoming unreliable. The LAPD has its eye on a new radio, but it costs
$3400. Replacing 10,000 Astros will be expensive. No decision has been
Years ago I used to carry an Astro on the job. When it replaced our
old MX350 and Sabre radios it was about the trickest thing we'd seen,
with features like scanning multiple talkgroups and private calling to
an individual radio over the trunked system.
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