Motorola R2


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A next-level workhorse, the MOTOTRBO R2 marries durability and ergonomics to ensure confident, easy handling. And with superior range, configurable audio and seamless integration, the R2 is a reliable addition to an uninterrupted workday.  The R2 radio is slated to eventually replace the Motorola CP200D line of radios which have been top sellers for many years.

The R2 is available as an analog only model which can be upgraded via software to also support digital operation or it can be purchased with both analog and digital capabilities right out of the box.  The R2 is available in both VHF and UHF configurations.

Carrying an IP55 rating — and meeting Mil-Std-810 requirements across 11 environmental conditions — the MOTOTRBO R2 is designed to weather diverse work environments. Use with confidence in dusty factories, wet landscaping and more; and with ease, even while wearing gloves. Specially engineered to survive the bumps and bruises of an active workday, the R2’s durability means confident, quick communication whenever and wherever you need it.

No more dragging around clunky equipment — this radio is as light as it is tough, engineered to survive the harsh conditions of everyday business. Weighing less than 11 ounces with a high-capacity battery, the R2 endured a rigorous Accelerated Life Testing program (ALT), which stimulates up to 5 years of field use. And when connected to an audio accessory, the robust design extends to the dust cover, which rotates to match the slim contour.

The MOTOTRBO R2’s slim, high-density battery — won’t wear down before shift change. And the R2 won’t catch you off guard; press the PTT button to see the LED light, which blinks red to signal a low battery charge state. 

Loud noise can make for unproductive, unsafe workspaces. MOTOTRBO R2’s feature SINC+ is a noise suppressor that uses advanced algorithms to single out and eliminate disruptive background noise. Communicate with clarity to stay safe near a punch press, pneumatic drill, bulldozer and more. 

MOTOTRBO R2 has you covered with clarity and noise suppression, but what if your workforce is spread out over a large warehouse or field? Expect superior range; high receiver sensitivity, high efficiency antennas and high interference immunity promise clear audio over a long distance, even in noisy environments.

With MOTOTRBO R2’s selectable audio profiles, you can amplify low, middle or high frequencies to satisfy your listening preference and environment needs. Together with the R2’s loud speaker and low distortion, this feature makes sure that your message comes across loud and clear. 


Motorola R2 radio highlights

  • Digital and analog transmissions (Model Dependent)
  • 64 channels (non-display)
  • UHF and VHF frequency bands
  • 4 watts (UHF) and 5 watts (VHF) max power output
  • IP55 rating provides protection from dust and low pressure water jets
  • Easy to manage 10 oz weight
  • 22.5 hours of battery life (Slim Battery) / up to 26.5 (Std Battery) - Digital Mode
  • 2 year Motorola warranty

Model numbers

Analog Only Versions

Analog / Digital Versions

Supported system technologies

  • Conventional analog/digital

Included R2 accessories

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UHF Whip Antenna PMAE4079
VHF Whip Antenna PMAD4147
Standard Battery PMNN4598
Slim Battery PMNN4600
Belt Clip PMLN7008
Charger PMPN4173


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    Motorola R2 radio range

    Flat open terrain

    UHF 4-6 miles

    VHF 5-7 miles

    Suburban areas

    UHF 3-5 miles

    VHF 2-4 miles

    Urban areas

    UHF 1-3 miles

    VHF 0.5-1 miles

    Inside buildings

    UHF 25-30 floors

    VHF 10-15 floors

    These are estimates based on the R2 radio using standard accessories at full power, many factors affect range.

    R2 specifications

    Dimensions w/std battery (H x W x D)4.9 x 2.2 x 1.4 in.
    Dimensions w/slim battery (H x W x D)4.9 x 2.2 x 1.2 in
    Weight w/std battery10 oz.
    Weight w/slim battery9 oz.
    Programmable buttons2
    Emergency buttonNo
    User programmable?
    Mil spec: 810D/E


    Performance data

    Frequency rangeUHF (400-480 MHz)
    VHF (136-174 MHz)
    Max Power output4 Watts (UHF)
    5 Watts (VHF)
    Coverage areaAdj power output for varying coverage
    Bluetooth range


    Digital battery life26.5 hours (standard battery)
    22.5 hours (slim battery)
    Analog battery life

    19.5 hours (standard battery)
    17 hours (slim battery)

    Std batteryPMNN4598
    Std battery size2,300 mAh
    Slim batteryPMNN4600
    Slim battery size2,100 mAh

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