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How To Activate Motorola MOTOTRBO IMPRES Fleet Battery Management Software

This has come up a few times, so I thought I’d write a blog post on how to activate the EID (licence key) on Motorola IMPRES Battery Management Software (you can buy it here).

Online (EID) Activation of IMPRES Battery Management Software

1) Go to Features and then select Online Activation…

2) 2. Click on Next.

3) Enter the provided Entitlement ID (EID) and click on Next to proceed.

Offline (EID) Activation of IMPRES Battery Management Software

1) Go to Features and then select Offline Activation

2) Click on Get Host ID to save the Host ID file and then contact Motorola Solutions Customer Support Team with the Host ID to order the License file. Once you have the License file, click on Next.

3) Click on Browse to locate the provided License file (*.bin) and click on Next to proceed.

Once the registration is successful, click on Close to finish the registration.

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Using The Motorola DM4000 & DM4000E Series Rear Accessory Port

Motorola DM4000 DM4000e Rear

The Motorola DM4000 and the newer Motorola DM4000E radios have a rear 26-pin accessory connector. This can be used for a number of different purposes including programming and controling external equipment.

Motorola Solutions has asked us to place this note on this page: Motorola terms and conditions apply with regard to responsibilities and warranties for what is connected through this connector kit.

This article applies to the following radios:

  • DM4000: DM4400, DM4401, DM4600 and DM4601
  • DM4000E: DM4400e, DM4401e, DM4600e and DM4601e
  • DM3000: DM3400, DM3401, DM3600 and DM3601
  • XPR5000: XPR5350 and XPR5550
  • XPR5000e: XPR5350e and XPR5550e

Motorola DM4000 DM4000e Rear

Pin Numbering

Motorola DM4000 DM4000e Rear Accessory Connector Pin Numbers

One thing that worth noting is that the accessory connector on the back of the DM4000 and DM400e is upside down, with regard to the pin numbers.

Pin Out

Pin Number Description USB^ DB25P*
3 VCC (5v) 1
2 DATA – 2
1 DATA + 3
4 GND 4
DRAIN WIRE AND BRAID SHELL
9 SPEAKER – 7
11 EXT MIC 17
17 DIGI IN I (EXT PTT) 20
16 GND 16
10 SPEAKER + 1

^ USB refers to USB cables PMKN4010 and PMKN4016 (special order item)
* DB25P refers to PMKN4016 only

Rear Connector Options

In order to use this rear accessory connector, you will need the following connector kits:

Order Code Description
PMLN5072 Complete rear accessory connector kit including the black connector, crimp pins and a cable tie. Water-resistant boot not included.
RKN4136 Ignition sense cable kit. Also requires the PMLN5072 above.

 

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Motorola Analogue Two Way Radio Antenna Guide

Motorola Analog Two Way Radio Antenna

Almost all analogue Motorola two way radios use the same antenna connectors. But it can be a tricky task working out which antenna you need. To make things easier, we’ve put together this guide to Motorola analogue two way radio antennas.

Motorola Analog Two-way Radio Antennasjpg

Compatible Radios

  • CP100d
  • CP200, CP200.XLS
  • CP200d, CP300d
  • CP185
  • DP1400
  • CP040, CP150, CP160, CP180
  • P140, P145, P160, P165, P180, P185
  • CT450, CT450-LS, EP350
  • EX500, EX560-XLS, EX600
  • GP344, GP366, GP388
  • HT570, HT1250, HT1250-LS, HT1250-LS+, HT1550-XLS
  • MTX8250, MTX8250-LS, MTX850, MTX850-LS, MTX9250, MTX950
  • GP140, GP340, GP360, GP380, GP640, GP680
  • PRO5150, PRO5150 Elite, PRO7150, PRO7150 Elite
Part Code Band Range Shape Length Notes
Long Antennas
HAD9338 VHF 136-162 MHz Helical 15.5cm (6.1″)
NAD6502 146-174 MHz 15.5cm (6.1″)
PMAD4014 136-155 MHz Conal 14cm (5.5″)
PMAD4023 150-161 MHz 14cm (5.5″)
PMAD4015 155-174 MHz 14cm (5.5″)
NAE6483 UHF 403-520 MHz Helical 17cm (6.5″) Replaced by PMAE4016
PMAE4016 403-520 MHz 17cm (6.5″)
Short Antennas
HAD9742 VHF 146-162 MHz Helical 9cm (3.5″)
HAD9743 162-174 MHz 9cm (3.5″)
PMAD4012 136-155 MHz Conal 9cm (3.5″)
PMAD4025 150-161 MHz 9cm (3.5″)
PMAD4013 155-174 MHz 9cm (3.5″)
NAE6522 UHF 438-470 MHz Helical 8cm (3.1″) Replaced by PMAE4003
PMAE4002 403-433 MHz Conal 9cm (3.5″)
PMAE4003 430-470 MHz 9cm (3.5″)
PMAE4006 465-495 MHz 9cm (3.5″)

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Upgrading from Icom IC-F110/IC-F210 to IC-F5012/IC-F6012

If you hae the Icom IC-F100 series (Consisting of IC-F110S VHF / IC-F210S UHF, IC-F110 VHF / F210 UHF (display version)), you might have heard they’re both cancelled by Icom. That’s technically true. But there is some good news.

Update (2020): Icom has announced that the radios mentioned above are all due to be cancelled in favour of their new IC-F5400/IC-F6400 series.

Spare Parts Available

There are a number of spare parts available for the IC-F100 series radios. Sparte parts include:

Direct Replacement Radios

Icom was forward thinking here and have directly replaced these radios with a new model that has exactly the same form factor. The only difference is the antenna connetor.

Old Model Replacement Model
IC-F110S IC-F5012
IC-F110 IC-F5022
IC-F210S IC-F6012
IC-F210 IC-F6022

Of course the new radios will need programming to work work with your old radios. Programming requires the same programming cable for all radios. But the software is different.

Programming Software

The programming cable for all the following radios is: Icom OPC-1122U

Radio Model Software Required
IC-F110S
IC-F210S
CS-F100S
IC-F110
IC-F210
IC-F100
IC-F5012
IC-F6012
IC-F5022
IC-F6022
CS-F3020

Want To Go Digital

If you want to move to digital, then the replacement are IC-F5122D (VHF) and IC-F6122D respectively. These radios both work in analogue and digtial mode. So if you’re looking to move to digital in future, but want to stay on analogue for now, IC-F5122D (VHF) and IC-F6122D  are worth considering.

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Motorola DP2000 & XPR3000 Series Carrying Solutions – Carry Cases, Waistcoats & Belt Clips

Motorola DP2400 & DP2600 Carry Solution Matrix

Note: We have a separate guide for DP4000 & XPR7000 here.

Here’s a handy matrix table to help you find the correct carry case for your Motorola DP2400/e or Motoola DP2600/e.

Radio Model Carry Case Material Belt Clip/Loop Size Belt Clip/Loop Type
No Display & No Keypad Carry Cases
DP2400
XPR3300
or
DP2400e
XPR3300e 
PMLN5870A Nylon 3″ (7.62cm) Fixed
PMLN5864A Hard Leather
PMLN5866A Swivel
PMLN5868A 2.5″ (6.35cm)
Display & Keypad Carry Cases
DP2600
XPR3500
or
DP2600e
XPR3500e
PMLN5869A Nylon 3″ (7.62cm) Fixed
PMLN5863A Hard Leather
PMLN5865A Swivel
PMLN5867A 2.5″ (6.35cm)
Replacement Carry Case Belt Loops
All Models PMLN5610 Hard Leather 2.5″ (6.35cm) Swivel Belt Loop
PMLN5611 3″ (7.62cm)
Other Carrying Accessories
All Models HLN9985B Plastic Waterproof Bag
4200865599 Leather Tool / Radio Belt Only
NTN5243A Carry Case Strap
HLN6602A Nylon Universal Nylon Chest Pack
RLN4570A Break-A-Way Chest Pack
RLN4815A Universal Radio-Pack & Utility Belt
Spring Belt Clips
All Models PMLN4651A Plastic / ABS 2″ (5cm) Spring Clip
PMLN7008A 2.5″ (6.35cm)
PMLN7296A 2.5″ (6.35cm) Vibrating Spring Clip

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UHF vs VHF – What is the difference?

Here at Radiotronics we tend to be asked this question a lot, and for good reason. Picking wrong could result in your radios not working as effectively in your business, or not even working at all. Firstly, this is what they are:

UHF – Ultra High Frequency

This is the frequency band of 440-470mHz for business-grade two way radios. This frequency band is often selected if the radios are to be used both indoors and outdoors. A UHF wavelength is smaller (about 70cm) than VHF which means it is much better at penetrating walls and obstacles. Because of this, UHF is a much more common choice than it’s VHF counterpart, for example in schools, offices, warehouses, etc. Wherever there are walls, think UHF!

VHF – Very High Frequency

This is the frequency band of 136-174mHz for two way radios. This band is often used for the outdoors only. VHF’s wavelength is much larger (around 2m) than UHF, which means it can really struggle through solid objects. However, in the outdoors, it tends to have better range than UHF in open environments, such as farming, hiking and outdoor activities.

One very important thing to know about these frequency bands are that they do not mix; UHF radios will not work with VHF radios and vice versa. These radios are manufactured so you could not add a frequency if it is not within the range.

If you have purchased licenced radios from another company in the past and are wanting to purchase more from Radiotronics, we can confirm what frequency your radios are already on before you select a band and make a purchase. You can either contact us and quote the long model number on the radio (which can be found when you remove the battery on a sticker on the radio side) or alternatively take a look at our detailed product pages which are being updated with this information.

If you have purchased radios from Radiotronics in the past, your previous invoices will confirm your frequency version.

If you are wanting to purchase a brand new fleet of radios and can’t decide which frequency band would be best for you, please give us a call and we will be more than happy to assist!

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Motorola CPS 2.0 Is So Slow!!!

Motorola CPS 2.0 Logo

Yes! You’ve noticed it too then? A problem with the latest version of CPS 2.0 for Motorola MOTOTRBO radios is that it appears to be so slow!

But there is a fix. It’s a bit of a mess around, but it seems to work.

Our colleague, Sam from BTW in Canberra, went under the hood so-to-speak and made some adjustments in CPS 2.0 configuration file which makes most, if not all, operations many times faster than before.

Until the necessary improvements are made in the next release, here is the modified configuration file:

  • English [MD5 hash e0b529485e2efdd726fb1c37705f6b04]
  • All other languages [MD5 hash b126e04c65e8b706ce15851317e88a5d] results might not be as fast as the above file.

To use it:

  1. Download either of the above files. (Optionally confirm the MD5).
  2. Make sure CPS2 is closed.
  3. Copy(overwrite) the above downloaded CPSshell.exe.config file to C:\Program Files (x86)\Motorola\MOTOTRBO CPS 2.0. Optionally, you can create a backup of the existing file by renaming it to CPSshell.exe.config.bak.

 

 

 

 

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Complete Motorola CPS 2.0 Upgrade Guide

Motorola CPS 2.0 Logo

Updating to the latest firmware is a must. It contains some important bug fixes and keeps your radio up to date. The latest FW contains new features, extended programming options and occasionally, fixes to bugs. CPS 2.0 is now the recommended customer programming software for Motorola MOTOTRBO two way radios.

Tip: It is recommended you read this article until the bottom of the article.

Motorola CPS 2.0 Screenshot

The Current CPS 2.0 Version

The table below contains the current CPS version as well as the respective versions of CPS 2.0 firmware.

Latest CPS Software Version
GMVN6241 R2.21.61.0
Latest CPS 2.0 Firmware Version
Compatible Radio Firmware Version Codeplug Version Notes
DM1000 (All Models) R01.01.49.0000 12.05.40
DM2000 R02.10.10.0001 15.05.13
DM4000 R02.10.10.0001 15.05.13
DR3000 & MTR3000 R02.10.00.13 20.00.02
DP1400 & SL1600 R01.01.49.0000 12.05.40
DP2400e
DP2600e
DP3441e
DP3661e
DP4 (All Models)
SL2600
R02.10.10.0001 15.05.13
SL4XXX (All Models) R02.10.10.0001 15.05.13
SLR Repeater (All Models) R02.10.00.13 07.00.08

CPS 2.0 Video

This is a great video that demonstrates various functions of CPS 2.0.

NOTE: Hidden Cotcha – Must Be On Latest V1.0 Firmware

Your MOTOTRBO radio MUST be on the latest verison of 1.0 firmware to be able to upgrade to 2.0 firmware. That means that you cannot upgrade a DP4400 on really old firmware to 2.0 firmware without first updating it to the 1.0 latest firmware.

But don’t worry, we’ve got your back. If we have supplied CPS 1.0 subversion 16.x within the last 12 months, we will supply CPS 2.0 for free*.

*We must have supplied CPS 1.0 subversion 16.x within the last 12 months.

The Current CPS 1.0 Subversion 16.x Version

Bearing in mind you will need CPS 1.0 subversion R16.8 to upgrade your old radios to the latest version of v1 firmware, you will also need CPS 1.0 subversion R16.8 and the firmware that corresponds to your radio.

Latest CPS 1.0 Subversion 16.x Software Version
GMVN5141 1.0 Subversion 16.8 (Build 828)
Latest CPS 1.0 Firmware Version
Compatible Radio Firmware Version Codeplug Version Notes
DM1400
DM1600
R01.01.30.0000 11.00.46
DM2400
DM2600
R02.09.00.0001 14.00.13
DM4000 R02.09.00.0001 14.00.13
DP1400
SL1600
R01.01.30.0000 11.00.46
DP2400e
DP2600e
DP3441e
DP3661e
DP4 (All Models)
SL2600
R02.09.00.0001 14.00.13
SL4000 (All Models) R02.09.00.0001 14.00.13
Repeaters
DR 3000
MTR3000
R02.09.00.13 19.00.03
SLR 1000
SLR 5500
SLR 8000
R02.09.00.13 06.00.11

CPS 2.0 Speed Issue

We have written an article on speeding up CPS 2.0.

 

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Motorola Operation Critical Wireless Bluetooth Earpiece System

One of the least known, but arguably one of the most important accessories for modern Motorola digital-series MOTOTRBO two way radios is the Operation Critical Wireless Bluetooth Earpiece System.
Motorola Operations Critical Wireless Earpiece Kit

Err… Operation Critical? What does that mean?

Before we explain what the wireless bluetooth earpiece system is an how it works, let’s explore what Motorola means by Operation Critical.

Operation Critical, sometimes termed as Mission Critical, is Motorola’s clever marketing way of saying unlikely to fail. That doesn’t, by any means, mean that it can’t fail. Afterall the Titanic had watertight bulkheads and was unlikely to sink. Yet it did sink – because more than the critical number of bulkheads were breached. In the same way, Motorola’s Operation Critical equipment is built to such a high standard that it’s very unlikely to fail, but if dropped so many times, it will eventiually stop working.

If you take care and look after your Motorola operation-critical equipment there is no reason that it shouldn’t work indefinitely.

Operation Critical Wireless Bluetooth Earpiece System

This wireless earpiece system is probably one of the best innovations from Motorola Solutions in recent times. There are several parts to this system. The Bluetooth Module and earpiece options. Then there are charging options. We’ll cover all these options step-by-step below.

Only For Bluetooth-Enabled Motorola Two Way Radios

At this stage it’s important to note that, in order to use the Bluetooth system, you will need a Bluetooth-enabled two way radio. Note the word enabled here. This is beause some Motoorla two-way radios are provided as capable and require licence keys (enablemnet ID codes, or EID codes) to enable the Bluetooth feature within the radio.

We have a guide on this website as to which radios are Bluetooth-capable and which are Bluetooth-enabled.

Bluetooth Logo

Bluetooth Module

At the heart of the system is the Bluetooth Module. This is the part that wirelessly connects to the radio. and contains an internal lithium battery. On the top is the on/off and Bluetooth connect switch. In the middle is the connectivity LED indicator. On the other side is the earpiece jack socket. There are only a selected numer of earpieces compatible with this module which are shown below.

Motorola Bluetooth Wireless Module

Earpiece Options

At present, there are two earpiece options for this system. The first is the PMLN6397 swivel earpiece eith a combined microphone and push-to-talk module. The second HKLN4514 is also a swivel earpiece but this one has a boom type microphone.

Note: Unfortunately, these earpieces are not available individually, ony available in packages. See the ordering guide below.

Motorola Operation Critical Wireless Module Earpieces

Ordering Guide

U.S. Model EMEA Model Description
Individual Parts
HKLN4512 PMLN6396 Bluetooth Module
HKLN4513 PMLN6397 Swivel Earpiece (Inline Mic. & PTT) aka PMLN6397, HKLN4513
HKLN4514 Boom Earpiece (Boom Mic. & Inine PTT)
Packages
PMLN7369 3x Bluetooth Module
RLN6500 Bluetooth Module, PMLN6397 Swivel Earpiece, HKLN4509 Charging Cradle, PS000132A01 US Power Supply
PMLN6463 Bluetooth Module, PMLN6397 Swivel Earpiece, Charging Dock, No PS000042A13 UK or PS000042A12 EU Power Supply
PMLN7181 Bluetooth Module, HKLN4514 Boom Earpiece, Charging Dock
RLN6556 Bluetooth Module, HKLN4514 Boom Earpiece, HKLN4509 Charging Cradle, PS000132A01 US Power Supply
RLN6550 RLN6550 3x PMLN6397/HKLN4513 Swivel Earpiece
PMLN7203 PMLN7203 3x HKLN4514 Boom Earpiece
Chargers
HKLN4509 PMLN6428 Bluetooth Module single unit charger, excludes PSU.
HKLN4508 HKLN4508 Bluetooth Module charger slot for HKPN4007 (USA) and IXPN4029 (UK)

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Motorola CLP Knowledgebase: Everything You Need To Know!

The Motorola CLP is, by a long way, the most compact two-way radio on the market. Designed exclusively for retail and hospitality, the Motorola CLP is lightweight and descreet. But buying the Motorola CLP can be a complicated matter as there are multiple charger options, loads of earpiece configurations and the option of bluetooth. Read on for the ultimate guide to the Motorola CLP two-way radio.

UK: On our UK website, we have a page dedicated to the Motorola CLP446

Motorola CLP

Motorola CLP Two Way Radio
Motorola CLP Two Way Radio

Regional Differences

The first thing to note when buying a Motorola CLP, and especially when researching online, that the Motorola CLP has different model numbers in different countries. In the UK and mainland-European countries CLP is called CLP446 (8-channel). In the USA, CLP is called CLP1010 (1-channnel), CLP1040 (4-channnel) and CLP1060 (6-channnel). In Canada, CLP is called CLP1043. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll know which model suits your region.

Bluetooth Option

The next thing to note is that all CLP models are available with and without Bluetooth. In all regions, you have the option of buying the Bluetooth-enabled CLP, or non-Bluetooth CLP. If you’ll ever need Bluetooth functionality, even in the furture, you must buy the Bluetooth-enabled model now as you cannot add it later.

Model Table

Model Region Channels Bluetooth
CLP1010 USA 1 No
CLP1040 4 No
CLP1060 6 Yes
CLP1013 Canada 1 No
CLP1043 4 No
CLP1063 6 Yes
CLP446 UK & Europe 8 No
CLP446-BL 8 Yes
CLP107 Australia 4 No
CLP117 6 Yes

Earpiece Options

The 3rd thing to note is the Motorola CLP radios must an audio accessory connected. On non-Bluetooth models, this must be a wired earpiece. On Bluetooth-enabled models, this can be a wired earpiece or a Bluetooth earpiece, using the Bluetoth pod (more details below).

Just to be clear: Motorola CLP is not supplied with an earpiece.

Wired Earpiece Options

Motorola CLP446 Wired Earpieces

There are three wired earpiece options. The earpiece shown above is model number HKLN4602 and is the most popular and most cost effective earpiece available. The HKLN4602 is suitable for most environments such as retail and hospitality. Moreover, HKLN4602 earpiece can be shared amongst employees; as long as careful hygiene precautions are observed.

If your requirement is for someting more discreet, then we recommend the HKLN4603 covert acoustic tube (FBI-style) earpiece. This can be used in very noisy environments as it slots right into the ear canal. It’s important to note that this earpiece, like all tube-type earpieces, is a very prsonal item and should not be shared, for obvious hygiene reasons.

Bluetooth Earpiece Option

NOTE: Bluetooth earpiece options only work with Bluetooth-enabled CLP radios (see model table above).

Download: Motorola CLP Bluetooth Manual

The Bluetooth earpiece for the Motorola CLP is actually a package consisting of multiple parts. And this also varies by region. In the USA and Canada the bluetooth parts are purchased as completely separate items. In the UK and Europe, the Bluetooth earpiece parts are sold as kits.

USA & Canada Bluetooth Solutions

Typically, in North America all Bluetooth items are purchased as individual parts. You will need a Bluetooth pod (HKLN4512), and an earpiece (HKLN4513).

Part Code Description
HKLN4512 Bluetooth Module
HKLN4509 Bluetooth Module Single Charger, PSU Not Included
HKLN4513 Swivel Earpiece

UK & Europe Bluetooth Solutions

Part Code Description
PMLN6463 Package: 1x Bluetooth Pod, 1x Swivel Earpiece, Desk Charger, PSU Not Included (PS000042A13)
PMLN7181 Package: 1x Bluetooth Pod, 1x Boom Earpiece, Desk Charger, PSU Not Included (PS000042A13)
PMLN7369 Package: 3x Bluetooth Pod
RLN6550 Package: 3x Swivel Earpiece
PMLN7203 Package: 3x Boom Earpiece

Battery Options

When you buy a Motorola CLP radio, it’s supplied with a standard lithium battery and back panel (battery door). Why do we mention the battery door, I hear you ask… This is because the battery and the battery door are a set.

Motorola CLP has two battery options and each battery requires a specific back panel (battery door).

Battery Battery Door Notes
HKNN4014 HKLN4441 Also known as BT60. 1100mAh Capacity.
HKNN4013 HKLN4440 Also known as BT90. 1800mAh Capacity.

Charger Options

One thing that sets the Motorola CLP range apart from all other compact two way radios is it’s versatile charging options. Motorola CLP has the option of a single charger or a 6-way multi-unit charger. If you have the budget, it’s our recommendation that you opt for the 6-way charger, especially if you’re buying the Bluetooth model Motorola CLP.

Single Charger

The single charger is able to charge either the radio with battery installed, or recharge the battery on it’s own. This is ideal for keeping a spare battery charged all the time. The single charger is usually supplied with a region specific power supply.

Cloning Capable: Two single chargers can be used to clone programmed settings from one radio to another. In order to do this, the HKKN4026 (replaced by HKKN4028) cable is required (sold separately).

UK & Europe Order Code: IXPN4028A (UK Website)
USA & Canada Order Code: HKPN4008A (USA WebsiteCanada Website)

Motorola HKPN4008A

6-Way Charger

The CLP-series 6-way charger is the best charging solution, by far. Multi-unit chargers promote good charging behaviour in that, usually, team mates are required to collect a radio at the start of their shift and return it at the end. If a radio is missing, it’s more obvious and can be dealt with immediately. Radios rarely get lost in this scenario.

But more than that, this innovative charger can also charge

Motorola HKPN4007

The Bluetooth Module Charging Insert, Wait, What?

OK, so here’s where this charge comes into it’s own… In the back of the charger is a gap where you can store an earpiece… OR, you can fit a Motorola HKLN4508 charging insert which then allows you to charge your Bluetooth module as well as your radios! Of course, this only works with the 6-way charger.

Motorola HKLN4508A Example

Programming Capable

Both the single charger and the 6-way charger can be used to repropgram the CLP radio by using HKKN4025 cable (HKKN4025 has been replaced by HKKN4027).

Motorola HKPN4007 Programming Example

Cloning

Both chargers can be used to “clone” the settings from one CLP radio to another. The single charger requires a HKKN4026 (or HKKN4028) cloning cable. The 6-way charger can clone driectly and does not need a cable.

Case Study

Where to Buy?

Radiotronics sells the CLP radios in the UK, Europe and North America. Click on the model of interest in the table below to be taken to the page on our website.

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