Product Focus – Portable Radios
Radio combines module, processor
The 5100 series from EF Johnson includes multiprotocol portable radio that combines an RF module with a high-tired computer. Designed for durability, the radio offers forward, backward and multiple-protocol compatibility. It allows communications on Project 25 trunking and conventional radio systems, and features field programmability and DTMF compatibility.
Transceiver offers eight channels
The SCV08 and SCU08 portable transceivers from SmartComm USA offer eight channels of operation, CTCSS, DCS, busy channel lockout and high- and low-power settings. These portables are compact, measuring 5¼” in height, and come complete with a 1,000mAh battery, an antenna, a belt-clip and a wall charger.
Portables now offer scramble mode
TEKK’s NT-80 and NT-90 are upgraded versions of its NT-8 and NT-9 5W VHF/UHF synthesized hand-held radios. These radios now offer a standard feature voice scramble mode and design-for-manufacture improvements.
Radio meets standards for temp, vibration
Vertex Standard’s updated version of its VX-210 portable radio features a high-impact plastic case with 5W RF output and a 16-channel capacity. This radio meets Mil-Std 810 C/D/E/ standards for temperature, vibration, solar radiation and rain. As with the original VS-210 series, intrinsically safe versions are available. The radio offers user-friendly scanning features including dual watch, priority and follow-me. Also included in each model is Vertex’s auto range transponding system, which indicates out-of-range status, helpful in search and rescue.
Radio provides seamless interoperability
The Guardian series of radios from Datron World Communications features the P25 FDMA common air interface standard for interoperability with other P25-compliant radios in federal, state and local radio service pools. These portable radios offer seamless interoperability with conventional wideband systems and narrowband digital systems. They can provide encrypted and unencrypted operation for as many as four banks, 16 zones and 256 channels within the VHF 136MHz — 174MHz frequency range. The shadow channel feature enables communications using any combination of modes for roaming flexibility.
Radio features wide calling range
The Motorola HT1250LS+ portable radio offers UHF LTR trunking capabilities for privacy, a wide calling range, fast channel access, and high user and talk-group capability. The radio also incorporates Passport trunking. The radio features 15 Passport and/or LTR zones with 16 talkgroups each, 16 conventional channels, seven programmable buttons, voice storage, telephone interconnect, selectable scanning capabilities and user-friendly icons.
Two-way radios offer 32-channel memory
Kenwood’s TK-272G/372G UHF/VHF hand-held two-way radios come with a Kenwood charger, high-capacity 1100mAh NiCd battery and a metal-spring belt clip. The radios offer a 32-channel memory capacity, priority scan and integrated QT and DQT signaling. The portables meet the Mil-Std 810 C, D and E for shock vibration, humidity and rain. Kenwood also offers the TK-480/TK-481 800MHz hand-held radios for the demanding trunking system. These radios offer 32-system and 250-group capacity with cellphone dialing, 10-character alphanumerics, select calling and dot-matrix LCD.