Have you heard of licence free radios?
Let’s not beat about the bush here, two way radios come with a whole host of fabulous features and abilities. Like everything; the more features you want, the more it is going to cost you. As luck would have it, we have tinkered about with several licence free two way radios in our time.
In this article we are going to focus on some of our favourite, licence free, Hytera products.
Hytera are well known for their simple to use, sleek radios and they have not disappointed in the licence free genre.
Hytera PD3 Series
These radios are quite the ‘looker’ of the bunch.
At 123cm in height they are roughly the same size as an IPhone 7 so it discreetly fits in your pocket
The PD3 series comes in 3 forms and has a whole host of cool features:
- USB or wireless charging options
- Long life battery (12 hours in digital mode)
- Integrated antenna for exceptional coverage
- Latest audio processing technology for clear communications
- Available in analogue and digital modes
- Various accessories are available to enhance your user experience
They are the perfect communication solution for catering, hotels, gyms and retail sectors
Hytera PD5 Series
With the PD5 Series things are getting a little bit more robust!
They are still dinky in size (115 x 54 x 27mm) but is it not said that ‘good things come in small packages’?
- Maximum channel capacity – utilises the two timeslots available on a DMR frequency
- IP54 rated against dust and water
- Clear communications even in noisy environments
- Easy to use – large PTT (push to talk) button
- Long life battery – 16 hours in digital mode
These little babies are perfect for events, hospitality and manufacturing environments.
Hytera Power 446
This is another sturdy little unit! Operationally it is not compromised by its size (119 x 55 x 36mm):
- Easy to operate straight from the box
- Long life battery – shift life of up to 25 hours
- IP66 – dust proof and waterproof
- Clear communications
The Power 446 is suited to the harsher environments and with the simple to use approach; it lets you get on with the task in hand
So if you are looking for a simple radio for construction site and outdoor use, this device is protected against ingress from dust and powerful water jets, sounds ideal right?
These radios are extremely cost effective and offer several features at an attractive price.
- Compact and ergonomic design (100 × 48 x 27mm)
- Micro USB charging
- Double injection moulding with anti-slip surface
- Tested to withstand a fall from a height of 1.5m
The TC320 is Ideal for indoor use within warehouses and manufacturing units
Last but not least, continuing on with the costs effective radios the TC446S is another front runner.
You could say this is the eco warrior of the radio team;
- Intelligent energy saving; the programmable energy-saving function activates itself if the radio has not been used for 10 seconds.
- Optimised sub channels giving 38 different CTCSS and 61 different CDCSS sub-audio tones
- Built in time out countdown option
This robust two-way radio is ideally suited for use in commercial environments such as facility management, leisure operations, production facilities or education institutes