Entel HX496 Analogue Portable Radio

The first time you handle Entel’s HX400 Series 2.0 portables you will be impressed by their superior build quality. From the compact ergonomic design that fits comfortably in your hand, to the exceptionally loud audio, they easily outclass the competition.


The first time you handle Entel’s HX400 Series 2.0 portables you will be impressed by their superior build quality. From the compact ergonomic design that fits comfortably in your hand, to the exceptionally loud audio, they easily outclass the competition.

All HX Series portables are built to MIL-STD 810 C / D / E / F for tough enduring performance and in addition provide superior IP55 protection against dust and liquid ingress.

Entel’s HX Series portables will exceed the expectations of even the most experienced radio user.




Entry & Sophisticated Models: The Entel HX400 Series 2.0 «Entry» models provide instantaneous Push-To-Talk communications, with «Advanced» models adding extra features including Individual & Group calling, Lone-Worker protection, Text messaging etc.

Environmental Protection to IP55: The practical HX400 Series 2.0 portables enjoy an IP55 rated construction, which means that they are dust protected and resistant to water ingress.

MILSTD 810 C / D / E / F: Meeting MIL-STD 810 C / D / E / F and providing commercial-grade construction for tough, enduring performance. Entel’s HX400 Series 2.0 portables conform to stringent standards, enabling them to withstand the everyday rigours of shock, vibration and the corrosive effects of dust and moisture, ensuring many years of trouble-free use.

2000mAh Li-Ion Battery Technology: HX400 Series 2.0 portables 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 «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.

Flash Upgradeable to Add Future Features: Entel adds and improves features on its HX400 radios by way of software updates. Using Flash Upgrade technology your Entel HX400 radios can be upgraded by your Dealer at any time.

Robust Accessory Socket: The 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.

Channels: All non-display HX400 portables provide 16 programmable channels. Display portables provide 255 programmable channels.



Keylock: To avoid accidental operation, your radio’s keys & controls can be locked by the user or, if set, automatically by the radio.

VOX Hands-Free (with audio accessory): When using an Entel VOX enabled audio accessory, your HX portable can operate totally hands-free. All you need to do is talk and the HX portable will automatically transmit for you.

Scan / Priority Scan: The HX400 Series portables have the facility to scan for an active (or free) channel. When the channel is found, the radio will automatically select it for you. Priority scan will allow you to select one channel in the scan list that is treated as a «Priority». It will be checked more frequently than all other channels in the list.

Programmable Channel Monitor Button: If you have channel protection enabled on your HX400 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.

Talkaround: Some radio systems use a «repeater» to increase the system’s range. However when you go outside the range of the repeater, communication with another radio is not possible, no matter how close you are. Talkaround enables you to talk directly with another radio, bypassing the repeater.

Individual & Group Calling (advanced models only): Entel’s advanced 5-Tone Selcall & MPT1327 Trunking models provide Individual, Group & All Call. The radio’s contact list can be used to select the person to call as well as speed dials.



Programmable Scrambler (voice inversion): Used to encrypt your voice, protecting against casual eavesdropping.



Local Personal Attack Alarm: All HX400 portables include a personal attack alarm option. Once activated, the speaker on your radio will emit a high pitched siren as a deterrent and provide a local call for assistance.

Lone-Worker & Man-Down Alarms (advanced models only): Entel’s advanced 5-Tone Selcall models are designed to protect lone workers. The radio’s orange button can be pressed to send an emergency signal to your colleagues. Should someone fall and become unconscious, the optional Man-Down sensor can automatically send the alarm. The radios Lone-Worker timer checks the radios user is OK; if no response is received, the radio will automatically send the alarm. The high volume local siren additionally alerts non-radio users in the vicinity to the emergency.





  • Frequency Range: 800 MHz
  • Channels: Non-LCD 16 Channels, LCD 255 channels
  • Channel Spacing: 12.5 kHz / 25 kHz
  • Communication Method: Simplex / semi duplex
  • Antenna Impedance: 50 ohm
  • Antenna: Whip / stubby
  • Battery Type: 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery pack
  • Power Supply Voltage: 7.4V DC
  • Current Drain (nominal): 40mA
  • Duty Cycle (5 / 5 / 90): 12.5 hours
  • Microphone: Internal condenser microphone
  • Construction: MIL-STD 810 C / D / E / F
  • IP Rating: IP68 (2 meters depth for 4 hours)
  • Operating Temperature: -20° to +55°C
  • Size (mm): 61(W) x 100(H) x 31(D)
  • Weight: 274g with battery and aerial


  • Power Output: High – 5W VHF, 4W UHF, & Low – 1W
  • Modulation: 8K0G3E / 16K0G3E
  • Oscillator Method: PLL
  • Frequency Stability: 2.5PPM
  • Maximum Deviation: ±2.5 kHz (Narrow) / ±5 kHz (Wide)
  • Audio Distortion: < 5% (1 kHz 60%)
  • Spurious Emission: -68 [dBc]
  • Hum & Noise: -40 [dB]


  • Receiver Type: Double Super Heterodyne type
  • Sensitivity: -0.25uV (12dB SINAD)
  • Frequency Stability: 2.5PPM
  • Spurious Rejection: -60 dB
  • Adjacent Channel Selectivity: -60 dB (Narrow) / -70 dB (Wide)
  • Distortion: < 5% (1 kHz 60%)
  • Hum & Noise: -40 dB
  • Audio Output: 1W


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Weight0.7 kg