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​Top 5 Long Range Two Way Radios in 2019

Posted by Two Way Direct on 21st May 2019

With thousands of radios on the market, it’s hard to know which one is the best for your business needs. We’ve broken down the top 5 radios of 2019 by long-range connectivity and popularity this year.

What does long-range mean?

In two-way radios, long-range means the distance that the signal can travel without interference. In optimal conditions, radios offer a wide range of transmission and reception. Optimal conditions have zero to limited obstructions and a clear line-of-sight. The most common obstructions that cause interference include trees, mountains, and buildings.



Top 5 Long Range Radios for Businesses

Hytera BD502

The Hytera BD502 two-way radio provides professional and clear communication to improve business efficiency. This rugged device is reliable in most environments and offers long-range connectivity for up to 22 hours in digital mode.

Key Features:

  • Analog / Digital
  • UHF
  • 4 Watt
  • 48 Channels

Hytera PD602

The Hytera PD602 is a rugged digital radio with voice and data communication features. This two-way radio is ideal for businesses looking for long-range coverage with a dispatch system. Integrate the GPS chip to work with a GPS dispatching software.

Key features:

  • Analog / Digital
  • UHF
  • 4 Watt
  • 48 Channels

HYT TC-508

The Hytera TC-508 is a popular handheld two-way radio designed to give businesses instant communication. The user friendly and rugged design makes this the perfect radio for businesses seeking reliable two-way performance.

Key features:

  • Analog
  • UHF
  • 4 Watt
  • 16 Channels

XTR300

Our XTR300 handheld two-way radio brings long-range connectivity and rugged dependability for your business needs. This radio is the ideal solution for small businesses with obstructions throughout the building.

Key features:

  • Analog / Digital
  • UHF
  • 5 Watt
  • 32 Channels

XTR550

Our XTR550 handheld two-way radio is designed for dependability and durability in any environment. This waterproof radio can easily switch between digital and analog. This radio can penetrate obstructions and  travel through 30 floors of a hotel.

Key features:

  • Analog / Digital
  • UHF
  • 4 Watt
  • 1,000 Channels


Extending Your Radio Range

If you are having trouble with your radio coverage, try using a repeater, increasing antenna lengths, or switching your frequency. Try the following tips to increase your long-range signal:

Use a repeater.

If you have a lot of distance to cover, opt for a repeater. Repeaters will increase the range of transmission and reception with your radios. If you are currently using a repeater, try adjusting the position to give the radios a better line-of-sight.

Increase your antenna length.

Increasing your radio’s antenna length can give your radio a wider range by providing a better line-of-sight to other radios or repeaters.

Switch between UHF and VHF.

Know the difference between UHF, Ultra High Frequency, and VHF, Very High Frequency radios. If you need help, read our  blog about the difference to determine which is best for your business.


Radios can be designed to fit your unique business needs. If you need more help determining the best two-way radio for your business, visit our  buyer’s guide, search our industry solutions page, or call us directly at (888) 742-5893.

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