Entel DT985M ATEX UHF Digital Portable Radio


Digital mode gives significantly better audio, extended range and longer battery life in comparison to analogue radios.


The ultra-durable DTEx Series sets the benchmark for next-generation on-board radios. Standard features include both analogue and digital modes of operation, channel voice annunciation option, high visibility OLED display, high torque ergonomic controls designed for gloved-hand use, and industry-leading IP68 2 m 4 hours submersible rating, to provide 100% reliability and usability even in the most extreme conditions.

Key Features:

  • 99 Channels, 1 Zone
  • IP68 Submersible (2 m, 4 hours)
  • MILSTD construction 810C / D / E / F / G
  • High capacity Li-Ion battery
  • Exceptionally loud and best clarify audio – in class
  • Display channel number and frequency
  • Programmable buttons
  • Gold plated accessory connector
  • Locking accessory connector
  • Accessory audio tailoring optimises audio for each accessory
  • Easy to read, high contrast white on black OLED display
  • Drag and drop end-user programmer, no need to visit site

Technical Specification:

  • Frequency Range: UHF 450 – 470 MHz
  • Channel Spacing: 12.5 / 25 kHz
  • Operating Voltage: 7.4 V
  • Weight: 435 g
  • Overall Dimensions: 138 x 60 x 38 mm
  • Programmable Buttons: 5
  • Channels: Up to 256
  • Battery: CNB950EV2 1800mAh Lithium-Ion
  • Battery Endurance (5/5/90) Analogue Mode: 14 hours
  • Battery Endurance (5/5/90) Digital Mode: 17.5 hours
  • Output Power UHF: ATEX IIC 1 Watt
  • Operating Temperature: -20°C to +55°C
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • Water Ingress: IP68 2 metres, 4 hours submersible
  • Ex Protection: ATEX II 2G Ex ib IIC T4 Gb

Channels: The DT985M Marine can be programmed with both analogue and digital channels, this is clearly indicated on the display together with the frequency. If a semi duplex channel is programmed the word «Repeater» will be displayed instead of the frequency.

Benefits of Digital: Digital mode gives significantly better audio, extended range and longer battery life in comparison to analogue radios.

Voice Annunciation: This programmable feature announces either the channel position selected or a marine channel number (alias) – this gives further assurance to the user that they’ve selected the correct channel allowing them to focus on the task at hand.

Environmental Protection to IP68 (2 meters for 4 hours): The DT985M offers the highest submersibility rating of any manufacturer. This protects against corrosion, withstanding total immersion in water to a depth of 2 meters for 4 hours to protect against the likely hazards encountered in extremely wet environments.

Robust Accessory Socket: DT985M accessory socket has been specifically designed so that when an accessory is secured to the portable, the connection can withstand any amount of punishment; from dropping to careless misuse. The rugged, multi-pin interface and Micro-USB socket are both submersible and gold-plated to minimize any risk of damage and protect against corrosion. To ensure the integrity of IS protection levels any accessory connected to the handset automatically undergoes a validation process to safeguard against non-compliant accessories being used. All DT885FF accessories incorporate a robust locking connector to further safeguard the safety of the user.

High Contrast White on Black OLED Display: The DT985M model benefits from high contrast white on black OLED display that delivers superior readability in varying light conditions adding to the DT985M’s intuitive user interface.

Li-Ion Battery Technology and Improved Talk Time: DT985M radios are supplied with the latest intelligent Lithium-Ion battery technology as standard. One key advantage of Lithium-Ion battery technology is the way it eliminates the «memory effect», meaning that there is no need to fully discharge your battery before recharging. As a result of this, you are assured of a full charge each and every time you take your Entel battery from its charger.

Superior Audio: DT985M portables deliver loud and crisp audio no matter what environment you are in. All of the DT985M’s range of accessories incorporate a robust locking plug and high-grade cable and benefit from Entel’s proprietary «Smart Speech Tailoring» technology. This automatically detects the type of accessory connected and optimizes the audio accordingly to deliver the very best performance.

Simple Onboard Reprogramming App: With our free, unique and simple to use PC app, you can easily re-program a DT985M radio whilst still on board. The user-friendly app makes it easy to drag and drop a new programming file from an email to your DT985M radio(s).

This is a simple and seamless process that can be carried out by non-technical personnel.

Keylock: To avoid accidental operation, your radio’s keys and controls can be locked.

Programmable Channel Monitor Button: If you have channel protection enabled on your DT985M portable, all signals other than your own networks will be filtered out. This can be temporarily disabled allowing you to monitor all signals on your channel.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg