The XT420 is a license free two way radio from Motorola. Built to IP55 standards the XT420 is rugged and reliable, with a limited Ingres of dust whilst also being protected against jets of water from all angles. Meeting Military Standards (MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G) the radio is built to withstand a variety of working conditions, this going hand in hand with the fact that the radio is water-resistant allowing it to continue working in even some of the worst working environments.
A channel capacity of 8 allows for sufficient use for a small team, whilst also offering customised channel announcements to allow the user to be notified of the channel they are switching to. VOX Voice Activation capabilities means that the radio can be used hands free, either solely through the radio or also with a compatible accessory such as an earpiece that supports voice activation.
The Motorola XT420 is compatible with the previous XTNi model, meaning that should you already have a fleet of the radios then it will work right out of the box with them. Offering crisp audio via a 1500mW speaker, quality of reception remains constant in high noise or harsh conditioning working environments. The XT420 comes as standard with a Li-Ion battery and a belt holster, the charger is an additional purchase should the user need it.
Digital Basic Privacy
Basic Privacy uses a fixed "key" which is set when the radio is programmed, of which there are 255 possible "keys". Whilst this level of privacy is technically basic encryption, it's nevertheless relatively insecure. Comparable to analogue 'inversion' scrambling, it will prevent the 'casual' listener from hearing anything, but does not guarantee against eavesdropping.
Basic Digital Privacy is built-in to the Motorola XT420.
Channel scanning enables the user to monitor a number of channels and respond when a transmission comes through. The scan feature can usually be programmed to include or exclude channels from the scan. Scanning fewer channels makes the scan faster.
A common example is when there is a private channel and community channel programmed. This is usually the case for a shop which is a member of the local business crime reduction (or shop-watch / pub-watch) scheme. The radio would "scan", or alternate between, both channels. Normally, they might only use channel 1 for their own private use within the organisation. But when a transmission (or call) comes through on the local business crime reduction (or shop-watch) scheme channel becomes active. Then within a few seconds the radio would revert back to it's original channel 1.
Digital hybrid radios can usually scan either or both digital and analogue channels simultaneously. This allows for an extremely flexible scan facility where the user can monitor many channels across both analogue and digital modes.
Channel Scanning is built-in to the Motorola XT420.
Voice Activation (VOX)
Voice activation, commonly refered to as VOX, allows the user to initiate the radio to transmit, simply by using their voice. Some radios only allow VOX capability via an external audio accessory such as an earpiece or headset which is VOX-enabled or has a VOX button.
Activating Voice Activation or VOX
There are two possible ways of enabling voice activation (VOX). The first is that we can program a VOX-enable / VOX disable button on the radio. The other option is that we supply an audio accessory, an earpiece or headset, that has a VOX button. Contact us for more information about this.
Programming May Be Required
There may be programming required to activate VOX on your radio. In any event, please talk to our knowledgeable staff and we will be able to offer advice on VOX activation.
Voice Activation (VOX) is built-in to the Motorola XT420
Motorola XT420 Function Diagram
Motorola XT420 has all the functions you would expect from a professional grade two way radio. That includes tri-colour status indicator, volume/on-off switch, channel select, large textured PTT button and heavy duty two-pin Motorola accessory connector.
Motorola XT420 Battery
Motorola XT420 has a very secure battery attachment.
Motorola XT420 Holster
Motorola XT420 is supplied with a belt holster.
Motorola XT420 Charger & PSU
Motorola XT420 has an optional charger & PSU.
Motorola XT420 Drop In Charger
Motorola XT420's drop in charger is easy to use.
Motorola XT420 For Healthcare
Motorola XT420 is ideal for use in healthcare centres.
XT420 For Maintenance
Motorola XT420 is great for maintenance teams.
Motorola XT420 For Schools
Motorola XT420 is supplied with a belt holster.
FREE Radio ID Labels Supplied & Applied
For no extra cost, we supply labels with all of our radios.
Our labels are unique in that they have a space where you can write on them with a sharpie-type permanent marker. You can either use this space to write a radio number or apply a dymo label for example. These labels ate 100% free of charge
Don't Want FREE Radio ID Labels?
Note: If you would prefer that we did not apply these labels to your radios, you must tell us when ordering as they are non-removable.