RCA RDR2500 Radio


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Description

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. An ultra-high capacity 2250 mAh battery upgrade is also available.

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

Model numbers

Analog & Digital UHF 32 Channel (No Display, No Keypad) - RDR2500U
Analog & Digital VHF 32 Channel (No Display, No Keypad) - RDR2500V

Supported system technologies 

Conventional analog
Conventional digital

Included RCA RDR2500 accessories

UHF Whip Antenna ANH3500U
VHF Whip Antenna ANH3500V
Standard High Capacity Battery B2618LI
Belt Clip BC2600
Charger Base CH2601
Charger Power Supply PS2601

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Free RCA RDR2500 radio programming with purchase

RCA RDR2500 radio range

Flat open terrain

UHF 4 - 6 miles

VHF 5 - 7 miles

Suburban areas

UHF 3 - 5 miles

VHF2 - 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 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/battery0.7 lbs.
Programmable buttons
4 buttons
User programmable?
No, requires dealer support
DurabilityIP54 | Mil spec: 810 C,D,E,F,G

Performance Details

Frequency rangeUHF (400-470 MHz)
VHF (136-174 MHz)
Max Power output5 Watts (UHF/VHF)
Coverage areaAdjustable power output for varying coverage
Repeater capableYes
Estimated battery life10 hours (Analog, Hi-Cap)
14 hours (Digital, Hi-Cap)
12 hours (Analog, Ultra-Hi-Cap)
17 hours (Digital, Ultra-Hi-Cap)
Standard batteryB2618LI Li-ion
Battery size1800 mAh

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