The RCA RDR2500 is a 32 channel handheld unit that is ideal for educational institutions, hospitality, manufacturing facilities and businesses. The RCR2500 transmits using analog or digital UHF or VHF frequencies, and can be programmed to work with other DMR capable digital radios (Motorola, Hytera, etc) in digital mode and most radio brands when operating in analog mode.
Designed to be power efficient, when operated in digital mode, the battery power consumption is lowered up to 40% providing longer operating time which ensures that your employees will stay connected beyond a full working shift. The standard 1800 mAh Lithium Ion battery provides up to 10 hours of operation in Analog mode and up to 14 hours of operation in Digital mode.
The RCA RDR25x0 series supports the full range of advanced DMR features such as Caller ID, Group and Private Call, Radio Check, Radio Enable/Disable, Emergency and Lone Worker Alerts, Text Messaging, Direct Mode Operation, Digital Encryption and many more.
Designed with X-Sound+HD technology, the RCA RDR25x0 radios provide a loud 1 watt of audio output power while at the same time eliminating background noise and static from voice transmissions resulting in crystal clear voice communications.
The RCA RDR2500 radio comes with a limited 2 year warranty (1 year on battery and accessories).
RCA RDR2500 radio highlights
RCA RDR2500 radio highlights
- Digital and analog transmissions
- 32 channels (2 Banks of 16 channels each)
- UHF (400-470 MHz) or VHF (136-174 MHz) frequency band
- 5 watts max transmit power output
- 4 Programmable buttons
- 14 hours battery life and up to 17 with ultra-hi-cap battery in digital mode
- 2 year warranty
Analog & Digital UHF 32 Channel (No Display, No Keypad) - RDR2500U
Analog & Digital VHF 32 Channel (No Display, No Keypad) - RDR2500V
Supported system technologies
Included RCA RDR2500 accessories
|UHF Whip Antenna||
|VHF Whip Antenna||
|Upgraded High Capacity Battery (2,250 mAh)||B2623LI|
|Charger Power Supply||PS2601|
- RDR2500 Spec Sheet (PDF file)
- RDR2500 Brochure (PDF file)
Similar digital radios
If you aren't sure if the RDR2500 radio is the right fit, check out our recommended alternatives.
Motorola CP200D | RCA RDR2550 | Motorola XPR 3300e
Free RCA RDR2500 radio programming with purchase
RCA RDR2500 radio range
|Flat open terrain||
UHF 4 - 6 miles
VHF 5 - 7 miles
UHF 3 - 5 miles
VHF2 - 4 miles
UHF 1 - 3 miles
VHF 0.5 - 1 miles
UHF 25 - 30 floors
VHF 10 - 15 floors
These are estimates based on the RCA RDR2500 radio using standard accessories at full power, many factors affect radio range.
RCA RDR2500 specifications
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||5.3 x 2.3 x 1.3 in.|
|Weight w/battery||0.7 lbs.|
|Programmable buttons||4 buttons|
|User programmable?||No, requires dealer support|
|Durability||IP54 | Mil spec: 810 C,D,E,F,G|
|Frequency range||UHF (400-470 MHz)|
VHF (136-174 MHz)
|Max Power output||5 Watts (UHF/VHF)|
|Coverage area||Adjustable power output for varying coverage|
|Estimated battery life||10 hours (Analog, Hi-Cap)|
14 hours (Digital, Hi-Cap)
12 hours (Analog, Ultra-Hi-Cap)
17 hours (Digital, Ultra-Hi-Cap)
|Standard battery||B2618LI Li-ion|
|Battery size||1800 mAh|