Product Question

The CDM1550™ mobile two-way radio is equipped to handle the needs of organizations requiring high levels of flexibility and functionality. An extensive range of signaling capabilities enables text messaging with dispatchers to minimize channel usage, or discreetly signals for emergency help even when the vehicle is turned off.

X-Pand™ audio enhancement and a powerful front-projecting speaker ensure clear, crisp sound, even in noisy environments. The alphanumeric display utilizes user-friendly icons helps make information easy to understand.

Channel flexibility
Operates on choice of 128 channels.

Alphanumeric screen
14-character display uses icons and text provide clear indication.

Switchable channel spacing
Migrates easily between 25-kHz and 12.5-kHz frequencies.

Customizable buttons
Four buttons allow users to add favorite features.

Status messages
Exchanges text messages between base and user.

Covert emergency signaling
Discreetly sends a help signal to predefined person or group.

Multi-language capability
Can program in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese

Horn and lights activation
Alerts users to incoming messages, even when away from the vehicle.

Powerful loudspeaker
Faces front rather than on top for maximum clarity.

Quik CallTM  and MDC 1200 signaling
Sends and receives through features such as Push-to-Talk ID, Selective Call and Call Alert.

Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI)
Displays signal status, for better monitoring of communication.

Performance Characteristics

Frequency range

200MHz: 217–222MHz; VHF: 136-174MHz; UHF: 403–470, 450–512MHz; 700MHz: 746–794MHz

Coverage area

Programming software allows adjustable power output for varying coverage
Power levels
1-25, 25-40W


Physical Characteristics


3.15 – 3.50 lbs.

Remote mountable control head


Available option board


Dimensions H x W x D

2.34 x 7.05 x 7.79 in. (High power)

Radio Features

16 or 160

Busy channel lockout


X-pand voice compression and low level expansion


Time out timer


Signal strength indicator


Programmable buttons


Call tones