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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

    With new software: As a result of legal patent litigations, the functions "Squelch off" and "Noise Cancellation" were removed for analog operation. For digital operation, the TDMA direct mode was removed. With the Hytera patented Pseudo Trunking two parallel calls in direct mode are still possible.

    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. The SFR enabled radio receives services on one slot and forwards them on the other.

    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®.

    The Bluetooth® Audio Switch allows you to switch between the handset in the Bluetooth set and the loudspeaker in the radio at the touch of a button.

    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

      • Telemetry o Rental function o Phone interconnect 
      • Full-duplex call (DMR Tier II)* 
      • Full-duplex call (DMR Tier III)* 
      • Full-duplex call also possible via repeater and per telephony
      • 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
      • Out of range alarm
      • 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)
      • Storage of GPS data (optional)

    • Audio functions

      • Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
      • Digital rejection of acoustic feedback
      • Multi-band equalizer*
      • Dynamic reduction of ambient noise
      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 response

    +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 response

    +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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