Rugged RDM-DB Business Band Mobile Radio - Digital and Analog
The powerful RDM-DB digital mobile radio delivers digital technology for superior, clear communication.
- Digital or analog operation
- Dual Band VHF and UHF
- Send/receive quick SMS text messages
- Large, clear, easy to read display
- Call groups and scanning
The powerful digital mobile radio delivers digital technology for superior, clear communication using digital technology.
The difference between signal quality in analog vs digital is huge. While both an analog & digital radio will transmit over the same distance, the digital radio will remain loud and clear all the way to the end of the covered area where as the analog radio will gradually fade and garble the further out they go. Learn more about digital vs analog at our blog post.
Analog radios transmit every single noise that is picked up by the microphone allowing background noise to drown out the voice message. Digital reception however, can focus on the voice message and ignore all RF interference resulting in exceptional voice clarity.
Digital radios are able to rebuild voice sounds using auto error correction if a signal is badly corrupted due to radio interference.
The RDM is capable of both digital & analog signals. If you are transmitting to a second digital radio, you can do so on a digital channel, but if you need to talk to an analog radio, you can simply change over to an analog channel and start your conversation.
Click here to read about the differences between digital and analog two-way radios.
- Business Band
- Crystal clear, noise-free communications
- Digital or analog mode
- Large, easy to read, backlit display
- Backlit buttons for easy night viewing
- Monitor two channels at once
- Dual Band, VHF or UHF
- Text messaging
- Compatible with Motorola TRBO and DMR Tier II
- A license is required to transmit on Business Band frequencies. Click here for information.
- If operating at offroad events or trade shows, visit this page to view details on Rugged Radios' Umbrella license.
- To obtain your own business band frequency, visit a frequency coordinator. Rugged recommends: https://fcclicense.org/fit/
- Powerful RDM-DB digital mobile Business radio
- Hand mic with Scosche Magic Mount
- Scosche Magnetic hand mic hanger
- Universal mounting bracket and hardware
- Power cable with fuse