Motorola Radios

Motorola Radios

It is unfortunate that cordless phones are only allowed to operate in the 1,9Ghz range, which is the approved spectrum by Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa). Any frequency higher than this would be deemed illegal by ICASA. Cape Town had issues with cell phone signal in certain areas, which was due to illegal cordless phones using the 2,4Ghz range. This spectrum is reserved for Cell phone operators. ICASA tracked down the culprits one by one using advanced triangulation technology and vehicles to pinpoint it.  Due to these limitations with cordless phones, the other alternative for communicating over longer distances would be to use Motorola radios.


Motorola radios DP1400 portable radio complete with   battery, antenna and charger


Motorola Radios
Motorola Radios DP1400  



Purchase Price R3495.00

Motorola radios DP1400 Handheld 2 way radio

Simple and affordable, the Motorola radios DP1400 portable two-way analogue/digital radio connects your workforce efficiently—and has the flexibility to grow with your business. By combining the best of two-way radio functionality with the latest analogue and digital technology, the Motorola radios DP1400 is perfect for the everyday user who wants to stay connected. Fully compatible with the MOTOTRBO family of radios, the Motorola radios DP1400 has superior audio quality, outstanding coverage, long-lasting battery life and more.

You can also choose the analogue-only Motorola radios DP1400 model, which gives you great voice communications today, with a path to crisp and clear digital voice communications when you’re ready. All you will need is a simple software upgrade.

Whatever your needs, the Motorola radios DP1400 provides a simple, reliable, cost-effective communication solution to help work crews connect, coordinate and collaborate to get the job done right. Improve the efficiency of your operation with easy-to-use voice communication that’s right for you.

Motorola radios Features

Analogue/Digital – Get all the benefits of digital, including better voice quality, better range and better battery life – but retain compatibility with your existing radio fleet. The freedom to migrate to the latest technology at your own pace.

Transmit Interrupt Capability (decode only) – Enables a supervisor to interrupt the Motorola radios DP1400 user to deliver critical communication exactly when and where it’s needed.

Compatible with Radio Management Suite – Program your radios quickly and efficiently, with the Radio Management tool. Radios can be programmed in batches to a standardized template, giving error-free results and optimized performance.

Dual Capacity Direct Mode – Utilize the power of the 2-slot TDMA DMR standard to double the capacity of your 12.5 kHz channel – without the need for a repeater.

IP54 Rated – Motorola radios are dustproof and splashproof, so you can work with confidence in challenging environments.

Benefiting from a 75 year history in the business of communication, Motorola welcomes you to the future of two-way radio with the Commercial Series. Comprising new portable radios for workteams that need to keep in touch wherever they are, the family also includes four mobile radios for powerful in-vehicle or fixed site communications.

Performance Characteristics

  • Frequency range

    VHF (136-174 MHz); UHF (403-470 MHz)

  • Power

    Power supply- 7.5V (Nominal)

  • Battery life (based on a 05 05 90 duty cycle)

    NiMH (1400mAh) Battery
    Analogue: 9 hours Digital : 11.5 hours

    Li-Ion Slim (1600 mAH) Battery
    Analogue: 10.5 hours Digital : 13.5 hours

    High Cap Li-ion (2200 mAH) Battery
    Analogue: 14.5 hours Digital: 18.5 hours

  • Audio output

    0.5 W (Internal)

  • Physical Characteristics

    • Rotary on off volume


    • Tri-colour status LED


    • Emergency button


    • Keypad


    • Display

      No Display

    • Weight (with standard battery)

      406g (NiMH 1400mAH) 341 g (Slim Li-Ion 1600mAH)
      346 g (Li-Ion 2200mAH)

    • Dimensions H x W x D (with standard battery)

      127.7 X 61.5 X 42.0 mm (NiMH 1400mAH) 127.7 X 61.5 X 39.0 mm (Slim Li-Ion 1600mAH) 127.7 X 61.5 X 44.0 mm (Li-Ion 2200mAH)

    Radio Features

    • Programmable buttons


    • Voice operated transmit (VOX)


    • Time out timer


    • Talkaround


    • Signalling


    • Scrambling


    • Scan types

      Normal, Priority, Dual priority, Nuisance channel delete, Talk group, All group

    • Selective calling


    • Digital Private Line


    • Private Line


    • Monitor Permanent (Sticky) Monitor


    • CPS (Customer Programming Software)


    • Channel spacing (kHz)

      12.5, 25, 20, 12.5 (6.25 efficient)

    • Number of channels


    • Channel scan


    • Call tones


    • Busy channel lockout


    • Audio gain control


    • Integrated voice and data


    • Advanced Software Features

      Remote Monitor


    • System type

      Conventional, TDMA

    • Digital technology


    User Environment

    • Noise reduction software


    • Submersible


    • Accelerated life test


    • Mil spec

      810 C, 810 D, 810 E, 810 F, 810 G

    • IP Standards