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Hytera PD985 - DMR handheld radio

The Hytera PD985 is the new flagship model in the Hytera DMR series, offering a wide range of functions for efficient professional mobile radio.

    Product description

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      The PD985 is Hytera's high-end DMR radio that boasts a multitude of new features in addition to its various different functions. This includes, for example, Bluetooth 4.0 for transmitting audio and data, a micro SD card slot for saving communications and the new single-frequency repeater function.

      The PD985 also offers improved rejection of ambient noise, high IP68 certification and an improved battery system, thus providing the perfect foundations for optimizing your radio communications.

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      MicroSD card

      The PD985 has a MicroSD card slot, which can be used to save both radio communications and local audio signals from the surroundings. The card slot is located safetly in battery compartment behind the battery.

      The data dsved is handled using the DMR Recording Manager.

      MicroSD cards with a storage capacity of up to 32 gigabytes can be used, onto which up to 576 hours of voice communication can be recorded.

      Single-frequency repeater (SFR)

      In repeater mode (SFR), the PD985 efficiently increases the range of other radios. Voice and data information is received in DMO mode on the first timeslot, and transmitted again on the second timeslot almost simultaneously.

      SFR enables the range of a direct link between conventional DMR devices to be extended without having to use a base station or a repeater. This gives users in the field greater freedom of movement.

      Bluetooth® 4.0

      Thanks to integrated Bluetooth® 4.0, the PD985 is ready for wireless audio accessories. It also supports simple data exchange and easy programming via Bluetooth®.

      Full-duplex calls in telephone networks

      With the PD985, full-duplex calls to other PD985 radios, landlines and mobile phones are possible during which both parties can talk and listen at the same time.

      Real-time clock

      The integrated real-time clock makes it possible for the users to check the exact time messages and calls were received.

      Smart battery function

      The PD985 supports the new smart battery function, making the device easier to use and increasing its battery service life. Thanks to the intelligent charger, the condition of the battery, such as its state of charge, battery life and remaining charging time, can be monitored and controlled. The smart battery function also considerably reduces the amount of time the battery takes to charge.

      Degree of protection IP68

      The protection against dust and moisture according to IP68 safeguards the radio also in harsh ambient conditions and equips the PD985 for every use.

      Higher sensitivity and frequency stability

      Compared to the PD785, the PD985 has significantly improved performance. Its further developed technology increases both the range and the reliability.

      Improved voice quality

      The speaker with a power rating of 3 watts and a new method for rejecting ambient noise ensures crystal-clear voice communication.

      Over-the-air encryption

      The over-the-air encryption function encrypts the signaling on the air interface. All subscribers need the relevant access rights to take part in the radio communication. This means that call setup is encrypted, the system is protected against unauthorized access and connection data cannot be tapped.


      • Basic functions

        • Full keypad o Color display
        • Text messages o Pre-programmed text messages
        • Cell re-selection (roaming)
        • Scan
        • Channel announcement
        • Bluetooth® 4.0 (audio) (optional)
        • Bluetooth® 4.0 (data)* (optional)
        • Integrated GPS (optional)
        • Option board for self-developed extra functions (optional)

      • Special Functions

        • Pseudo trunking 
        • Telemetry o Rental function o Phone interconnect 
        • Full-duplex call (DMR Tier II)* 
        • Full-duplex call (DMR Tier III)* 
        • Single-frequency repeater* (optional) 
        • Micro SD card* (optional) 
        • Smart battery function* (optional) 
        • Real-time clock

      • Supported operating modes

        • DMR Tier II (conventional DMR)
          according to ETSI TS 102 361-1/2/3
        • Simulcast
        • XPT Digital Trunking
        • DMR Tier III (DMR Trunking) (optional)
          according to ETSI TS 102 361-1/2/3/4
        • Conventional analog radio
        • MPT 1327 (analog trunked radio) (optional)

      • Security

        • Emergency alarm
        • Dedicated emergency button
        • Alarmcall
        • Man Down alarm
        • Lone worker function
        • Advanced encryption (40 Bit)
        • Advanced encryption (128 / 256 Bit) (optional)
        • Multiple-key encryption (optional)
        • Priority Interrupt
        • Remote Monitor
        • Vibration alarm
        • Enable/disable terminal
        • GPS text messages (optional)
        • GPS position check (optional)

      • Audio functions

        • Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
        • Digital rejection of acoustic feedback
        • Automatic volume and treble boost (LQO)
        • Multi-band equalizer*
        • Dynamic noise reduction
        Functions marked with * are made available by means of a subsequent software update.

      Technical data

      General data

      Frequency range

      UHF: 350 – 527 MHz
      VHF: 136 – 174 MHz

      Supported operating modes


      • DMR Tier II (ETSI TS 102 361-1/2/3)
      • DMR Simulcast
      • XPT Digital Trunking
      • DMR Tier III (ETSI TS 102 361-1/2/3/4)
      • Analog
      • MPT 1327

      Number of channels


      Number of zones

      64 (maximum 256 channels per zone)

      Channel spacing

      12.5 / 20 / 25 kHz (analog)
      12.5 kHz (digital)


      Operating voltage

      7.4 V (nominal)

      Standard battery

      2000 mAh (lithium-ion battery or smart battery)

      Battery service life (5-5-90 duty cycle, high transmitting power, standard battery)

      approx. 14.5 hours (analog)
      approx. 19.5 hours (digital)

      Frequency stability

      ± 0.5 ppm

      Antenna impedance

      50 Ω

      Dimensions (H × W × T, without antenna)

      131 × 54.5 × 36 mm

      Weight (with antenna and standard battery)

      approx. 350 g

      LCD display

      160 × 128 pixel, 65,536 colors, 1.8 inch, 6 rows

      Programmable keys

      5 + number keys

      Micro SD card

      Up to 32 GB supported


      Transmitting power

      UHF: 1 / 4 W

      VHF: 1 / 5 W


      11K0F3E at 12.5 kHz
      14K0F3E at 20 kHz
      16K0F3E at 25 kHz

      4FSK digital modulation

      12.5 kHz (data only): 7K60FXD
      12.5 kHz (data and voice): 7K60FXW

      Interfering signals and harmonics

      - 36 dBm (< 1 GHz)
      - 30 dBm (> 1 GHz)

      Modulation limiting

      ± 2.5 kHz at 12.5 kHz
      ± 4.0 kHz at 20 kHz
      ± 5.0 kHz at 25 kHz

      Noise cancellation

      40 dB at 12.5 kHz
      43 dB at 20 kHz
      45 dB at 25 kHz

      Adjacent channel selectivity

      60 dB at 12.5 kHz
      70 dB at 20/25 kHz

      Audio sensitivity

      +1 dB to -3 dB

      Nominal audio distortion

      ≤ 3 %

      Digital vocoder type



      Sensitivity (analog)

      0.22 μV

      Sensitivity (digital)

      0.22 μV / BER 5 %

      Adjacent channel selectivity

      TIA-603: 60 dB at 12,5 kHz / 70 dB at 20 and 25 kHz

      ETSI: 60 dB at 12,5 kHz / 70 dB at 20 and 25 kHz

      Spurious response rejection

      TIA-603: 70 dB at 12.5/20/25 kHz
      ETSI: 70 dB at 12.5/20/25 kHz

      Signal-noise ratio (S/N)

      40 dB at 12.5 kHz
      43 dB at 20 kHz
      45 dB at 25 kHz

      Nominal audio power output

      0.5 W

      Nominall audio distortion

      ≤ 3 %

      Audio sensitivity

      +1 dB to -3 dB

      Conducted spurious emission

      < -57 dBm

      Environmental conditions

      Operating temperature range

      -30 °C to +60 °C

      Storage temperature range

      -40 °C to +85 °C


      IEC 61000-4-2 (Level 4)
      ±8 kV (contact), ±15 kV (air)

      Protection against dust and moisture


      Shock and vibration resistance

      MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G

      Relative humidity

      MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G


      Time up to the first position detection (TTFF)

      < 1 minute (cold start)

      < 10 seconds (warm start)

      Horizontal accuracy

      < 10 m

      Features marked with * are available in future versions of the product.

      All technical data were tested according to the respective standards. Due to continuing development, technical changes are reserved.

      Scope of delivery

      • PD985 DMR handheld radio
      • Antenna
      • Lithium-ion battery
      • Hand strap
      • Belt clip
      • Charger
      • Power supply
      • Manual
      The scope of delivery of radio equipment may deviate due to project-specific requirements.

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