Motorola APX™ 6500 Single-Band P25 Mobile Radio

We’ve 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 keep first responders safer than ever before.

  • Ease of Installation
    Fits into the existing XTL footprint allowing reuse of the mounting holes and cables for easy installation.
  • Encryption
    FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified hardware encryption provides tamperproof security to ensure the highest level of secure communications.
  • Expansion Slot
    Future ready to support option cards or data applications.
  • 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
  • Memory
    Expandable memory for storage of future data applications information.
  • P25 Phase 2-TDMA
    Twice the voice capacity, allowing additional users on the system without the need for additional frequencies or infrastructure.
  • 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.
  • Radio Profiles
    Radios can be configured with multiple user-selected or automated operating behaviors such as audio level, lighting and tones.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Performance Characteristics

Adjustable power levels

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)

10-35 watts 700/800 MHz, 25-110 watts VHF

Physical Characteristics

Available option board

Built-in speaker

Dash Mount, Remote Mount Capable, Motorcycle, Multi Control Head, Dual Transceiver, Consolette

Dimensions H x W x D
2.0 x 7.0 x 9.6 inches


7 lbs.

Radio Features


CPS (Customer Programming Software)

Expanded memory

FLASHport memory

GPS capable

Noise reduction software

Text messaging capable

Voice announcement



Digital technology

System type
Conventional, SmartZone trunking, SMARTNET trunking

User Environment

Factory Mutual

Intrinsically safe

IP standards

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

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