DP2400 hands-on appraisal

Editors note – Motorola look to be getting out two way radios like they are sweets these days, the digital revolution has really given Motorola a second wind and they are, as usual, pushing the boundaries of this two way radio market. This new radio the DP2400, is full fat digital and i have used it for a few weeks it is very comparable size to numerous other of the present walkie talkies, but included with different connection type. The shape is very similar to other modern two way radios, but we think the cost can make a huge difference to small organisations and individuals, anyway here’s a incredibly rare review of the walkie talkie.

A two way radio has to be able to work promptly and effectively. It has to be uncomplicated to use, robustly designed and multi-faceted enough to appeal to many different people. Luckily, Motorola are very excellent at fulfilling these criteria. So, with that at heart, we put the Motorola dp2400 through its paces.


The clarity of digital audio is indisputable. But if you continue to prefer analogue, then don’t despair. The Dp2400 is completely at ease handling both analogue and digital signals.

But there’s a lot more it can do besides that.

The Dp2400 can even use its ‘IP Site Connect’ function to expand the aptitude of the radio via the Internet. In addition, the ‘capacity plus’ function can use a single-site trunking system to allow over a thousand voice or data transfer-users devoid of adding any new frequencies. It can even use an (optional) ‘linked capacity plus’ feature (a multi-site version of that ‘capacity plus’ function) that works in tandem using the IP functionality to make sure even broader fields of communication over greater areas.

There’s even an enhanced security function.

The Motorola DP 2400 also comes in both VHF and UHF forms.


It’s much affordable, yet high spec, device. With the release of that DP3400, we are able to reasonably expect the purchase price to drop a bit more as well soon, but probably not by an incredible amount, as both models do generally concentrate on slightly different niches’.

Overall, it does seem like Motorola are offering a good radio-based product for your hard earned money, yet again.


The look is hardy and utilitarian; this would be the sort of walkie talkie a security guard or professional soldier might use. Its tough, rectangle edged and no-nonsense, but it really still looks contemporary and professional. On top of this, the DP 2400’s easy use makes the simplicity of the design a perfect marriage of model and operation.

As with the majority of Motorola’s types, the Dp2400 is a tough little doohickey. The bodywork is so tightly sealed, in reality, that it is almost completely dust and sand proof and has a water protection rating of IP55 (which means feel free to use it while in the rain, but you most likely can’t take it snorkelling).

The audio performance of this Motorola dp2400 is nothing short of wonderful. It even adjusts the sound levels to compensate for background noise automatically, much like the iphone.

In reality, so high performance is this 2 way radio, that it in fact meets US military standard 810 C D E F and G.

The only negative we could find was that the look was somewhat bulky and the battery was a little heavy, however, the battery life is so good that we really don’t mind. Besides, it’s reassuring to be absolutely sure that you simply aren’t going to lose the radio (you would soon notice if you ever dropped it).

As an optional extra, you can even get a function which will interrupt an existing signal to be able to deliver important information without waiting for a communication come to an end.


It really does seem as if Motorola have considered the lot for this walkie talkie. What we’ve got here is a two way radio that is pretty close to perfection. It appears to do anything you could probably want it to and, when ‘pimped out’ with all the added extras, it will surely do a lot more besides.

There are not really any downsides with this two way radio, it works tremendously well, is pretty much top of the line in its price range and is bang up to date technologically. What more can you ask for?

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