RCA RDR2550 Portable Radio

The RDR2550 portable DMR radio is perfect for anyone who believes that having fast, reliable communication throughout their facility is a key to a safer and more productive work environment. Simple and cost-effective, the RCA digital radios are designed to connect your workforce efficiently and provide you with reliable communication allowing you focus on growing your business.

  • 9 Programmable Keys
  • 16-Character Alphanumeric Display

Loud 1 watt of power speaker with crystal clear audio quality, reliable coverage, and long-lasting battery life are just a few of the outstanding benefits the RDR2500 series radios will deliver to you without making a dent in your budget.

Fully compatible with your existing Analog and Digital radios, the RDR2500 series combine the best of both, the legacy Analog and the new, improved Digital two-way radio technologies, giving you the flexibility to upgrade to Digital at your own speed or simply expand your radio fleet.

With its flexibility the RDR2500 series radios can be used in a wide range of applications such as manufacturing, warehousing, construction, hotels, schools, and colleges


Cross-Brand Compatibility
Designed strictly according to the Digital DMR ETSI Standard TS 102 361-1, -2,-3, the RDR25x0 Series portable radios are compatible with all RCA two-way radios as well as all other major brands.

Upgrade To Digital at Your Own Speed
Analog and Digital operation will give you the flexibility to upgrade to Digital at your own speed, without sacrificing safety and keeping your business operations running smoothly during the transition period.

Heavy-Duty Commercial Housing
The RDR2500 series radios are designed with durability in mind and are built to survive normal, everyday commercial wear and tear. The radio’s 3.6mm high-quality reinforced housing can be found only in public safety grade equipment and it is unmatched in this class.

Crystal Clear Audio Quality, Improved Coverage
Designed with X-Sound+ HD™ for exceptional voice quality. The RDR2500 series radios provide loud 1 Watt of power audio, at the same time eliminating background noise and static from the voice transmissions and delivering crystal clear voice message which results in a better, improved radio coverage.

Reliability, Safety and Productivity First
The RDR2500 series provide reliable, cost-effective communication solution with a simple, user-friendly operation that will help your employees connect, collaborate and coordinate in real-time to get their job done safely and more efficiently.

Full Shift Performance
Designed to be power efficient. When working in digital mode, the battery power consumption is lower up to 40% lower, providing longer operating time which ensures that your employees will stay connected beyond a full working shift. With a typical duty cycle of 5 (Rx) – 5 (Tx) – 90 (Stand By), the standard 1800mAh Lithium-Ion battery provides up to 10 hours of operation in Analog mode and up to 14 hours of operation in Digital mode.

True Operational Versatility
The RDR2500 series radios come in three different models, the standard no display RDR2500 unit; the upgraded RDR2550 equipped with 16-character display and 7 programmable function buttons. Different departments, work crews, managers and employees can choose to use the best model for their needs, taking advantage of advanced features such as Caller ID, Group and Private Call, Radio Check, Radio Enable/Disable, Emergency and Lone Worker Alerts, Text Messaging and many more.

Audio Accessory Compatibility
Upgrading from existing radio 2-prong accessory connectors? The RDR2500 series radios are designed with the same style accessory connector, providing you with the option to keep your speaker mics, earpieces, and headsets. Built and recommended to be used with X03S style accessory connector, the radios will still accept both, the X03 and X03S connectors.

Industry Leading Warranty
The RDR2500 series radios are backed standard by an industry-leading, hassle-free Two (2) Year Warranty.


Frequency band:

Frequency range:
VHF 136-174 MHz; UHF 400-470 MHz

Power Output:
5 Watts (3 programmable levels, 1W to 5W)

Standard battery chemistry type:

Battery life (based on a 5-5-90 duty cycle):
13 Hours

Number of Channels/Groups/Zones:

Channel spacing:
12.5 kHz

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions H x W x D (with standard battery)
5.3” x 2.3” x 1.3”

Weight (with standard battery)
0.7 lbs.

Keypad / Keys
9 Programmable Keys

16-Character Alphanumeric

User Environment

Operating temperature
(-)4°F – (+)122°F

Mil spec

IP Standards

Available Models

  • RDR2550V Display, Nav. Keys, 5 Watts of Power, VHF 136-174MHz
  • RDR2550U Display, Nav. Keys, 5 Watts of Power, UHF 400-470MHz



  • ANH3500V-S 136-174 Optional Short Antenna 136-174 MHz
  • ANH3500V-W 136-174 Standard Whip Antenna 136-174 MHz
  • ANH3500U-S 400-440 Optional Short Antenna 400-440 MHz
  • ANH3500U-W 400-440 Optional Whip Antenna 400-440 MHz
  • ANH3500U-S 440-470 Optional Short Antenna 440-470 MHz
  • ANH3500U-W 440-470 Standard Whip Antenna 440-470 MHz


  • B2618LI1800mAh / 13.32Wh Lithium Ion Battery, 14 Hours Usage (Digital Mode at 5:5:90)

Belt Clip

  • BC2600 Screw-In Heavy Duty Belt Clip


  • CH2601 PKG Single Unit Rapid Charger Kit
  • CHU6 PKG Multi-Unit 6-Bank Rapid Charger Kit


  • HN3500FC Nylon Holster with Fixed Belt Clip
  • HN3500FL Nylon Holster with Fixed Belt Loop
  • HN3500SC Nylon Holster with Swivel Clip
  • HN3500SL Nylon Holster with Swivel Belt Loop
  • HL3500FC Leather Holster with Fixed Belt Clip
  • HL3500FLLeather Holster with Fixed Belt Loop
  • HL3500SCLeather Holster with Swivel Clip
  • HL3500SLLeather Holster with Swivel Belt Loop

Speaker Microphones

  • SM220-X03S Medium Duty, Speaker Mic with 3.5mm Aux. Jack – IP56 Rated
  • SM310-X03S Heavy Duty, Rubberized Speaker Mic with 3.5mm Aux. Jack – IP56 Rated
    Earpieces and Surveillance Kits
  • SK12DL-X03S 1-Wire D-Loop Style Surveillance Kit with Palm Mic – IP56 Rated
  • SK12EH-X03S 1-Wire Ear Hook Style Surveillance Kit with Palm Mic – IP56 Rated
  • SK12NE-X03S 1-Wire In-Ear Style Surveillance Kit with Palm Mic – IP56 Rated
  • SK22NE-X03S 2-Wire In-Ear Style Surveillance Kit with Palm Mic – IP56 Rated
  • SK32NE-X03S In-Ear Style 3-Wire Surveillance Kit with Lapel Mic and Palm PTT – IP56 Design


  • HS12-X03S Lightweight Behind-the-Head Headset – IP56 Rated
  • HS65NR-X03S Heavy Duty, Noise Reduction, Over-the-Head, Dual Muff Headset – IP56 Rated
  • HS75NR-X03S Heavy Duty, Noise Reduction, Behind-the-Head, Dual Muff Headset – IP56 Rated


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