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Hytera PD985 Digital Two Way Radio

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 Hytera Digital Radio
 Li-ion Batteries (2000mAh)
 Nylon Strap
 Belt Clip

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Regular Price: £596.40

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 PD985 Series Data Sheet

The new PD985 from Hytera is the latest edition to the world’s most comprehensive DMR portfolio. Offering an exceptional digital experience, with a vast array of enhanced features, the PD985 is the perfect solution for improving user efficiency and safety in any industry

Audio Recording via Micro SD card

The PD985 supports up to a 32GB Micro SD card, to record up to 576 hours of digital / analogue audio.

Single Frequency Repeater Mode

This feature allows your device to be used, alternatively, as a repeater, enabling your communications to go further. Based on interference cancellation techniques, the PD985 uses one slot to receive a signal, and another to transmit it in the same frequency, while using DMO mode to extend the communication distance.

Longer Battery Life

 The all new Smart Battery of the PD985 means that this two-way radio device can be used even on long shifts, and the user is able to monitor the battery status. Consequently, the PD985 charging time is dramatically decreased.

Advanced Noise Cancellation Technology

 Offering an exceptional audio experience, the PD985 boasts new noise cancellation technology, allowing users to hear, and speak, clearly, even in loud environments.

Advanced Features Explained:

Full Duplex: PD985 enables frontline personnel to make full duplex calls between other PD985 radios, PABX, PSTN and mobile phones —

Single Frequency Repeater Mode: The PD985 is able to use one slot to receive a signal and another slot to transmit it on the same frequency using DMO mode to extend radio coverage. — Built-in

Bluetooth 4.0: With integrated Bluetooth 4.0, the PD985 not only supports audio transmit, but it will also allow programming via Bluetooth.

Noise Cancellation and 2.5W Audio Output: Maximum 2.5W output speaker and new noise cancelling technology ensures clear and loud voice communication.

IP68 Protection: Complies with the highest dust and waterproofing standard to confront the harshest environments. The radio continues to function after submersion in fresh water down to 2 metres for up to 4 hours.

Smart Battery 

This feature makes it easier to monitor the battery status, such as battery life time and charging time, and will reduce the charging time.

Safety features

Man down, lone worker and emergency mode are included as standard to protect user wellbeing. — Full suite of DMR Services: Including remote monitor, remote enable/disable and call al

Key Features

Up to 1024 channels

Audio recording capability via Micro SD storage card *

Single frequency repeater mode *

Full duplex call

■ Bluetooth 4.0 (PD985G only); Audio, Data

Smart battery, rapid charge with on screen charge status and monitoring

RTC Clock

Noise cancelling technology

12.5/20/25 selectable channel spacing in Analogue mode

Mixed mode scanning (Analogue & Digital channel)

IIP68 and MIL-STD-810 G

Global Positioning System (GPS) (PD985G only)

Digital voice call function

Digital text message function (pre-programmable)

DMR Services (remote monitor, radio enable, radio disable, call alert)



Scrambler (Analogue mode) / Basic and Advanced Encryption (Digital mode)

Pseudo-trunk operation (DMO & RMO)

Multi-Site Roaming

Supports Option Board Interface

Channel Change Voice Notification

5 tone, HDC1200,2 Tone signalling selectable (in Analogue mode)

Analogue & Digital DTMF

One touch call/text message/supplemental services


Vibrate Alert

Home screen dial

Multi-language menu display

Analogue & Digital Emergency

Supports XPT digital trunking

 Supports DTMF telephone call

Power on & off user logo programming

Additional Information

Additional Information

Radio Type Portable Radio
Technology Digital
Next Day Delivery No
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Ofcom Licensing Information

Radio licensing: A guide to licensed and licence-free radios

What is a radio licence and do I need one?
There are two types of two-way radios, licenced radios and licence-free radios (PMR446).
Licenced radios require a dedicated frequency which ensures that only those on that frequency can hear transmissions. In order to access a dedicated frequency, a radio licence granted by Ofcom is required by law. Licences start at £75 for five years.
Licence-free radios (also called PMR446 radios) operate on the PMR446 radio frequency, they can be used by anyone within the UK and EU and as the title suggests they need no radio licence.

Licenced radios

Licenced radios are usually more expensive than licence-free models, but have a larger power output (of up to 5 watts for handheld radios) and so offer increased range and coverage.
For example a primary school would typically find coverage on licence-free equipment sufficient whereas licenced equipment would be better suited to a secondary school, college or university.
In addition, a licence will offer increased security of transmissions through better monitoring of frequencies, especially if the licence is specific to your site.
Licenced radios are generally more robust, with clearer audio quality and the conversation more secure. Licensed radios also offer much more functionality than license-free radios, you can make group calls, send text messages and dial up individual users.

More about your Ofcom licence
In order to obtain your licence, an application to Ofcom has to be made. We are more than happy to apply on your behalf and offer a managed service in order to maintain your Ofcom licence throughout your radio project. Or if you wish to make an application yourself, please feel free to ask us any questions along the way as we have vast experience in completing these forms and can go through it with you over the telephone. The application process is usually complete within 20 working days.

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Licence-free radios

Non licensed radios are a cheaper alternative to licensed radios and can only have a power output of 0.5 watts giving them a fairly small range.
Licence-free radios can be used in the work place and for personal use, ideally where minimal coverage is needed, within small buildings where users are communicating in a close range.
Examples where these radios can be used effectively include smaller schools and construction sites, warehouses, hospitality venues and independent retail businesses.
For leisure they can be ideal for communicating between friends and family while camping and skiing, or if you are at a leisure park or hiking.
All PMR446 radios use the same eight channels. If there are a high number of users in a given area (cities and other built up areas) frequencies become extremely congested leading to interference on the channels, although usually there are multiple channels to select in order to find a clearer channel.