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RDR1520 RCA Analog/Digital Portable Two Way Radio

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The RDR1520 RCA PRODIGI™ Radio is one of the most compact and lightweight commercial radios available on the market. Operational in both digital and analog modes, the PRODIGI™ Series delivers crystal clear, dependable communication. RDR1520 is designed to be used in a wide range of applications. Industries such as small schools, retail stores, restaurants, nightclubs, churches, and nurseries. all benefit from its basic push-to-talk functionality and advanced emergency features.


  • Belt Clip
  • Charger
  • Antenna
  • 2000 mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • Owner's Manual
  • 2 Year Warranty


Simple and Reliable Digital Two-Way Radio Communication – The RDR1520 series is the newest addition to the PRODIGI™ line of Professional DMR Digital Radios. Simple and cost-effective, the RCA digital radios are designed to connect your staff members efficiently and provide you with reliable communication.

Cross-Band Compatibility – Designed strictly according to the Digital DMR ETSI Standard TS 102 361-1,-2,-3, the RDR1520 Series portable radios are compatible with all RCA two-way radios as well as all other major brands, including digital equipment, such as the Motorola MotoTrbo™ and Vertex eVerge™ series two-way radios and repeaters.

Full Shift Performance – Designed to be power efficient. When working in digital mode, the battery power consumption is lowered up to 40%, providing a longer operating time which ensures that your employees will stay connected beyond a full working shift. The standard 2000mAh Lithium-Ion battery provides up to 8 hours of operation in Analog mode and up to 10 hours of operation in Digital mode.

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.

Reliability, Safety, and Productivity First – The RDR1520 series provides a reliable, cost-effective communication solution with a simple, user-friendly operation that will help your staff members connect, collaborate, and coordinate in real-time to get their job done safely and more efficiently.

PRODIGI PLUS - A function of the RCA subscriber two-way radio units, it allows for a flexible repeater channel selection when used with a single DMR digital repeater. With PRODIGI Plus the channel selection is managed by the subscriber's two-way radio units, which makes both repeater channels (time slots) available for simultaneous communication. Upon press of the PTT button, the RCA radios automatically select the available repeater channel for the call to go through, completely eliminating the need for manual switching of channels on the subscriber radio units. A repeater control channel is not needed, which makes an RCA radio with PRODIGI Plus compatible with virtually any DMR repeater. The utilization of a PRODIGI Plus system capable of providing seamless communication for up to 4 independent talk groups is simple and cost-efficient requiring only a single DMR digital repeater and RCA subscriber two-way radio units, no additional infrastructure is needed.

Feature-Rich Digital Radio – The RDR1520 series radios come with 2 programmable function buttons and users can take advantage of advanced digital features such as Caller ID, Group and Private Call, Radio Check, Radio Enable/Disable, Emergency, and Lone Worker Alerts, Text Messaging, TX Override, Direct Mode Operation (DMO) and many more.

Crystal Clear Audio Quality, Improved Coverage – As part of RCA’s PRODIGI™ Series family, the RDR1520 is designed with X-Sound+ HD™ technology for exceptional voice quality. The RDR1520 series radios provide a powerful for its compact size 800mW audio, at the same time eliminating background noise and static from the voice transmissions and delivering crystal clear voice messages which results in a better, improved radio coverage over legacy analog radios.

Industry Leading Warranty – The RDR1520 series radios are backed by an industry-leading, hassle-free, Two (2) Year Warranty.

Programming - Radios are programmable and will require programming to work with an existing system. Software and programming cables are not included with the radio and must be purchased separately.

Do I need an FCC License - FCC licenses are required for many business radio frequencies. The biggest advantage to licensing your frequencies is exclusivity. Using common or default frequencies often means dealing with interference from others nearby who are using the same frequencies.  We can help with the FCC application process.


Frequency Bands – UHF 400-470 MHz / VHF 136-174 MHz
Power Output –
3 Watts
Channels –
Channel Spacing –
Digital:12.5KHz / Analog:12.5Khz/25KHz
Frequency Stability –
+/- 1 ppm
Environmental Protection –
IP54 Certified
Mil Specs –
MIL-STD-810 C, 810 D, 810 E, 810 F, 810 G
Operating Temperature –
(-30°C)~+60°C / (-22°F)~+122°F
Dimensions –
4.9” x 2.1” x 1.1” (without antenna)
Weight –
184.6g / 6.5 oz. (with battery B1520LI)

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