Tonight, 16-February-2021, I will install Anderson Pole Connectors to my Motorola XPR 5550e’s power cable; and, I will create a code-plug for the my brand new Motorola XPR 5550e.
So, what is it that allures me to this DMR/Analog mobile transceiver?
I like the simplicity of field use — you just turn it on, and all of the stuff I need is accessible via the P1, P2, P3, and P4 buttons — of course, you need to set those buttons’ functions in the code-plug.
Since I have the Motorola RMN5127C mic, I don’t even need to touch the front panel of my Motorola XPR 5550e; I can control the functions by using my mic — so convenient!
The other thing I like about my Motorola XPR 5550e transceiver is, of course, the RX/TX qualities — pure Motorola high-end quality.
The RX sensitivity catches my operator’s RX, and my TX, according to the RX operator, is excellent. That’s par for the course with all my Motorolas. From my old CP200 Radius to my new Motorola APX 8000HXE.
As I mentioned in my previous BLOGs, Motorola focuses in their priority 1 — RX/TX; so, the older Motorolas sound as good as the new Motorolas — of course, notwithstanding, new technology of sound quality in the newer Motorolas.
The other feature I like about my Motorola XPR 5550e is the internal speaker — it doesn’t need an external speaker when in the car — the Motorola XPR 5550e has a strong speaker to go up against competing background noises in the car, such as, but not limited to, passengers chatting, wind noise when the window is down or the sunroof is open, and road noise.
There is also a ignition bypass and the horn alert. The horn-alert is mainly for public safety personnel (e.g., cops), so, I won’t need that, but it’s nice to have in the event I want it hooked up.
Like my Motorola XPR 7750e (UHF) and my Motorola XPR 7550 (VHF), my Motorola XPR 5550e (UHF) and my Motorola XPR 5550 (VHF) has roaming. The roaming is a DMR feature, and it works great. I set the RSSI level, and the my Motorola XPR 5550e will connect to the strongest repeater signal in my vicinity.
I like the GPS…it quickly locks on, and it is accurate to the spot — to the spot — not a mile or so away from me — locks in to my exact spot.
So, if you’re interested in a 100% reliable analog/DMR transceiver, which is also durable, and high-quality for your social or volunteer mission-critical activities, check out the Motorola XPR 5550e. You won’t be disappointed.
/s/ Alfonso Faustino