Best Licenced Two-Way Radios 2023

What is the best licenced professional two-way business radio ? At radio solutions we know how confusing it can be when it comes to radios, so we have complied a list of the best licenced two-way business radios, using our extensive industry knowledge. These professional radios operate on UHF/VHF frequencies and offer higher power with more secure transmissions than licence-free walkie talkies. So if you need instant communications that are critical for safety, productivity or have a large site to cover then these radios are built for the job. As they are licenced radios they do require a licence from Ofcom which we have a detailed guide here. We can offer full support through the licencing process from applying on your behalf to our in-house engineers programming the radios to your requiemrments.

So let's get to it here's our list; 



The Motorola DP1400 is an excellent entry-level licenced radio that is popular with most sectors from schools to construction. Not only is it value for money, it boasts a simple to use design that's both water and dust resistant, with an IP54 Rating it's strong and robust to handle everyday use. 

  • Robust and hard-wearing
  • Simple easy to use design 
  • Good battery life with standard battery
  •  Powerful digital and analogue versions
  •  Popular with construction & security sectors 
  •  Emergency Button (programmable)
  • IP54 Rating for Dust and water resistance 
  •  Entry Level Motorola Two Way Radio



The DP4400e is Motorola's flagship two-way radio, this state of the art radio pushes the latest technology to the limits with intelligent digital audio that removes background noise. Alongside boasting an IP68 rating allowing the radio to be submerged underwater up to 1 meter. Popular with large construction sites it is the radio of choice for our hire fleet for its reliability and robustness. 

  • Motorola's flagship radio
  •  IP68 Rating dust and waterproof
  •  Lone worker/man down
  •  28 hours of battery life 
  • Simple and easy to use
  •  Extremely Robust and hardwearing 
  •  Intelligent audio (removes background noise)



The EVX-S24 is a compact and feature-rich digital two-way radio brought to you by Motorola, delivering both value and quality the EVX-S24 is IP67 rated which means the radio is waterproof up to 1 meter for 30 mins. With a compact form factor, this radio is small and powerful ideal for schools, retail and hospitality sectors. 



  • Waterproof IP67 rated
  • Submersible up to 1 meter for 30 min
  • Small and compact  
  •  Powerful digital radio
  • Available in yellow or black 
  • Ideal for schools, retail & hospitality 
  • Alarm button and emergency light 
  • Small LED screen 


The DP4401 Atex is an intrinsically safe radio from Motorola, having been designed to work in explosive atmospheres. This ensures workers can confront threats from explosive gas or combustible dust, on an oil rig or in an open mine. With an IP67 rating and GPS location, this radio is critical for the safety of workers ensuring communications in the most dangerous of environments. 

  • Atex intrinsically safe rated
  • IP67 dust and waterproof
  •  GPS Location
  •  Requirement for working in explosive enviroments
  •  Intelligent audio 
  •  Use on oil rigs, in mines and power stations. 
  •  Long battery life
  •  Ideal For Critical Communications 

 width=Easy to operate and offering excellent value for money, the HYT TC-620 two-way radio has been specially designed for users in facilities management, hotels, and the service sector, delivering a variety of useful functions and outstanding sound quality. This analogue radio may not offer the same digital clarity as other models but if budget is an issue this radio will provide high power at a low cost. 

  • Low-cost entry-level radio
  • Basic simple features 
  •  Popular with construction and service sectors 
  • Easy to set up and simple use 
  •  Loudspeaker 
  • IP54 rating dust and water-resistant 
  • Good battery life 

 width=The Kenwood NX-1300DE3 offers features such as that include a 7-color LED indicator. Excellent audio quality and features such as an emergency button that integrates with alarms and lockdown procedures such as in schools and education facilities. 

  •  MIL STD 810 G and IP55
  • Robust and reliable 
  • Popular with schools and education 
  •  Lone worker/man down. 
  • Dual-mode analogue and digital.
  •  Excellent Battery Life 
    •  Integration with alarm systems. 



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