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At TechWholesale, military radios are some of the most important devices that we sell, and we take them very seriously. 

When the lives of American troops are on the line, you need to make sure that you have the best communication possible. You never want to lose someone because of faulty, no-name equipment. 

At Tech Wholesale, we have a variety of rugged, powerful, and above all else, reliable radios that are approved for military use. 

Below, we’ve compiled the three best radios in our inventory for military operations. These radios will serve our troops well in harsh conditions, keeping them in constant communication with one another and with base. 

If you have questions about how these radios work, we are more than willing to address them with you. Simply call Tech Wholesale at 1-888-925-5982, use the live chat function on this page, or fill out our email contact form

Of course, if you already know which radio you’re interested in, we’d be happy to put together a free, no obligation quote that has been tailor made for your needs. 

What Do You Need in a Military Radio?

When choosing a radio that might see combat, you have to ensure quality. 

To that end, we’ve identified a number of key features that are important for all military radios. As a provider of military radios for more than 20 years, our radio experts are quite skilled in determining the needs of our armed forces clients.

Here's what to watch out for in a military radio:

  • Clear Communications
  • Long Range
  • Repeater capability
  • Durable design
  • Military grade hardware
  • Ability to get around indoor and outdoor obstructions
  • Works well inside and outside 
  • Private communications
  • Long battery life

What are the Best Military Radios?

Motorola RMU2040

First up on our list is the Motorola RMU2040. This UHF radio with four channels makes for a perfect military radio. 

For starters, it’s stronger than your typical business radio, with a full two watts of power.

It has an outdoor range up to two miles and an indoor range of 20 floors, or up to 250,000 square feet, which will come in handy on missions that take your troops far from base. 

Each radio comes with a lithium-ion battery, a standing charging tray, a wall charger, and a belt clip. You’re getting a lot in one package. 

But the true military benefit of the Motorola RMU2040 is that it is super tough under stressful conditions. It performs well when faced with obstacles such as concrete and steel, plus it’s composed of military grade hardware. All materials used in the construction of this device meet the MIL-STD 810 and IP-55 standards. 

The RMU2040 also comes with 219 privacy codes that protect against interference and crosstalk.

There is even a customized channel announcement feature that allows you to operate the device hands free. That’s certainly useful when carrying a rifle. 

If you feel that the Motorola RMU2040 might be the best option for your military operations, contact us now for a free quote

Motorola RDU4100

Let’s up the power level here with the Motorola RDU4100

This UHF radio has a massive 10 channels and a truly impressive four watts of power. 

With a range of up to three miles outside and an indoor range of 30 floors or up to 350,000 square feet, you’re dealing with a radio that really packs a punch and covers some distance. 

This device is slightly heavier than the RMU2040, but it more than makes up for that shortcoming with twice the power plus more range. 

As should come as no shock, this device is contained within a military grade case with a metal die-cast chassis that is then covered in polycarbonate. It meets MIL-STD 810 C-F standards, so it’s combat ready.

This is a radio that can withstand being submerged in mud or dropped from a great height without breaking. It can even withstand a blast from a fire hose. 

You’ll also have access to clear real time communication that is sent through UHF radio frequencies. This is a device that has no issue getting around walls, trees, vehicles and can work well inside a building. 

As for privacy, this radio will protect sensitive military information with 89 business radio frequencies and privacy codes.

If you’re looking for a radio with power for your military unit, look no further than the RDU4100. Contact Tech Wholesale now for a free personalized quote

Motorola RDU4160d

The Motorola RDU4160d is a UHF four-watt powerhouse of a device with a massive 16 channels to choose from. It matches the RDU4100 in terms of strength but then ups the ante with another six channels. 

This radio is perfect for large areas patrolled by many different units who might need to be on separate channels. 

It has an outdoor range of up to three miles with an indoor range of 30 floors or 350,000 square feet. 

It’s also repeater capable if you need to expand that coverage area. By using a separately sold repeater, you can turn three miles into six with no issues. 

This device is also made up of a metal die-cast chassis that comes wrapped in a polycarbonate overmold. That means it is super tough and can withstand high powered water jets if needed. 

The RDU4160d meets IP-54/55 ratings. It’s also military grade hardware, meeting MIL-STD 810 C, D, E, and F standards. That all means that it can withstand shock, extreme temperatures, and vibration like a champion. 

If you need range, power, and reliability, contact us now for a no cost quote on the Motorola RDU4160d

At a Glance: What’s the Difference Between These Radios?

Motorola RMU2040

  • 219 privacy codes
  • 2 watts of power 
  • Customized channel announcement feature
  • Meets MIL-STD 810 and IP-55 standards

Motorola RDU4100

  • 4 Watts 
  • 10 Channels
  • Three mile range
  • Meets MIL-STD 810 C-F standards

Motorola RDU4160d

  • 4 Watts
  • 16 Channels
  • Repeater Capable
  • Metal die-cast chassis that comes wrapped in a polycarbonate overmold

Which Military Radio Do You Need?

The Most Powerful Military Radio

If you want power above all else, then the Motorola RDU4160d is the perfect military radio for you. 

A UHF 4-watt, 16 channel device, this is an absolute beast of a machine. 

You get an outdoor range of three miles and an indoor range of 30 floors and 350,000 square feet. But if that’s not enough, the device is repeater capable and can double an already impressive range. 

If durability is a concern (why wouldn’t it be?), you’ve got a device encased in a metal die-cast chassis that comes wrapped in a polycarbonate overmold. 

It also meets a number of military standards for shock, temperature extremes, and vibration, including MIL-STD 810 C, D, E, and F. 

Contact Tech Wholesale right away for a free quote on the Motorola RDU4160d if you need a radio that comes packed with extreme power. 

The Most Economic Military Radio

If you want an option that won’t totally blow through your hardware budget, look no further than the Motorola RMU2040.

While it is priced significantly lower than the other options on this list, it’s still a quality military radio that can keep your troops safe. 

It is a four channel UHF two way radio that uses 219 privacy codes to fight interference and crosstalk. 

It features two watts of power and an outdoor range up to two miles. Inside, you’ve got 20 floors, or up to 250,000 square feet of reliable communication. 

Being a military radio, this device is built to military grade specifications, meeting the MIL-STD 810 and IP-55 standards

If you need a more economical choice for your military radio, contact us for a free quote on the Motorola RMU2040

The Most Durable Military Radio

Durability is obviously a concern when choosing a radio that might see active combat. That’s why the Motorola RDU4100 is a strong bet. 

You have a device with military grade casing and a metal die-cast chassis, covered in polycarbonate. It meets MIL-STD 810 C-F standards, so you know it can take a hit. 

This radio is so durable that you can submerge it in mud or drop it from a tall tree and it will still work. This sucker is so powerful, it can withstand a blast from a fire hose. 

This UHF radio has 10 channels and four watts of power. You’ll be able to reliably communicate for up to three miles outside and up to 30 floors or 350,000 square feet inside. 

Anyone looking for a radio that can take a licking and keep on ticking should contact Tech Wholesale right away for a no obligation quote on the Motorola RDU4100

Want to Learn More?

When going into battle, a solid and durable communication device can be just as important as a weapon. Communication could be the difference between death and survival, so you owe it to the troops you command to arm them with reliable hardware. 

We’ve got that, and we’re experts in the use of every radio that we sell. 

We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about these or any of the other radios in our inventory. Just call us at 1-888-925-5982, fill out our contact form, or reach out via live chat right here on this page. 

If you know which radio you’d like for your troops, contact us for a free quote

It is our honor to provide communication tools to the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces. 

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