These affordable powerful pocket-size radios have exceptionally loud and clear receive audio that would put radios twice their size to shame. Superior weather resistance, simple to use and well specified the HX420 / HX480 radios are setting new standards for radio users of all sizes. The radio’s beauty is in its simplicity of operation which it achieves without compromising any features, for example, voice encryption can be turned on and off at the press of a button. The HX420 / HX480 radios are available in VHF high band (138-174MHz – HX420) and a version to cover the whole UHF band (403-470MHz – HX480). Packaged with an ultra-high capacity Lithium-Ion battery, dual-slot rapid charger and at a price that packs a punch the HX420 / HX480 radios are in a class of their own.
Right – HX480 with high-performance ¼ wave aerial (supplied as standard). A short (just over 1/3 the length) stubby aerial is available for use with good signal systems, please ask for details.
- Built-in Voice Encryption (scrambler)
- 1.8Ah Li-Ion battery
- IP55 (Rainproof)
- 2 Year warranty
- Up-to 14 hours use on a single charge
- MIL-STD-810C,D,E construction
Pocket-sized & lightweight
Half the size of most of its competition the HX420 / HX480 is one of the smallest radios in Europe. Weighing just 274g the HX420 / HX480 is small enough to slip into any pocket with ease.
The HX420 / HX480 delivers a full 5 watts of RF on VHF and 4 watts on UHF – the maximum power available on the licensed band. This versatile model allows you to use different power levels per channel, to a minimum of 1 watt for those users requiring less range, and improved duty cycle.
Designed to offer tough, enduring performance and tested to MIL standard. Combine this with an IP55 rating for protection against low-pressure water jets from all directions the HX420 / HX480 offers the highest level of durability as would be expected from a commercial grade radio, ensuring years of trouble-free use.
High Audio Output
No more wasted time due to misunderstood or unintelligible calls; the HX420 / HX480 delivers exceptionally loud audio comparable to radio’s twice its size, ensuring clear and intelligible transmission each and every time.
For your convenience, all buttons are programmable to give you instant access to any of the advanced features offered by HX420 / HX480, making operation simple, logical, and intuitive, with clear LCD screen graphics to indicate the selected operating mode.
All advanced features and buttons can be programmed off. This will suit those users who wish to operate the radio in simple conventional mode.
VOX (Voice Operated Transmit)
Allows hands-free operation when used with a VOX accessory. This feature also incorporates auto VOX sensing which conveniently detects ambient noise level and automatically sets the optimum VOX threshold.
Built-In Voice Scrambler
Enabled at the press of a button this feature ensures privacy between you and other HX420 / HX480 users in your radio system. Your radio calls will be loud, crisp and clear whilst potential eavesdroppers monitoring the same channel will hear unintelligible garble.
Lithium-Ion Battery Technology
The HX420 / HX480 radios use the latest battery technology, which provides three main advantages: 1. Huge 12-hour duty cycle with the supplied CNB400E battery pack. 2. Not prone to the dreaded memory effect that Ni-Cad and Ni-MH battery packs suffer from, therefore no more need to fully discharge your battery pack before charging. 3. Stores a charge up to 3 times longer than a Nicad.
For complete peace of mind, HX420 / HX480 is supported by a 2-year manufacturers warranty.
With licensed two-way radio:
- There are no call charges no matter how many calls you make
- You get your own exclusive channel to avoid interference from other radio users
- Instant communication at the touch of a button
- Hand portables will give you typical ranges of 5-6Km, less in built-up areas but greater ranges are also possible
- You may add a base station to more than double the range of a hand portable radio
* range is mainly dependant on terrain, for example, one client’s mobile radio system provides 3 miles range in one direction (due to hills) and 40 miles range in another. Careful equipment selection and system engineering will significantly improve your range, please ask us for advice.