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BR250 Portable Radio

The BR250 has been discountinued

The BR250 has been replaced by the RDR2500

The RCA BR250U is the best selling handheld in its class and it's no mystery why. With competition crushing durability, performance and value, businesses are finding that it's a no-brainer to upgrade to the BR250.

The RCA BR250U is very compact and easy to use and with Reinforced Compound Molding it is extremely durable and adds grip to the radio to make it much easier and more comfortable to hold.

But most importantly we keep thousands in stock and you can always reach us. We have the longest support hours in the industry and when you call you will NEVER get voicemail. So whether you have a question, need to place an order or need support you will ALWAYS be able to get a radio expert on the phone the first time you call!

The Best Seller

Every day dozens of companies and organizations across the country switch to RCA.

Our customers buy more RCA two-way radios from us than all the other brands combined.

Businesses just love the performance and durability of RCA two-way radios and especially the money that they save.

AAA+ Rated 3 Year Warranty and After Warranty Support

This radio puts its money where its mouth is and gives you peace of mind with a class leading 3 year warranty. Even Motorola can't touch that.

All repair work is performed in-house at our state of the art repair facility by certified engineers. This means that over 95% of RCA repairs are completed in less than three business days… unlike our competition who send most repairs back to the factory for depot repair which takes weeks, not days.

At the end of the day faster repair turnaround means less hassle for you.

Even after three years you can still call us for help. If the radio does need to be repaired after the three year warranty has expired it is only $65 flat rate (includes labor, parts and return shipping). Compare that to Motorola's factory recommended flat rate price of $193 for the CP200.

FCC 2013 Narrowband Compliant

The BR250 is 100% FCC 2013 Narrowband compliant. When you buy new radios it will arrive already programmed to narrowband. If you want it to talk with your existing radios we can change your existing radios to narrowband free of charge when you buy new RCA radios.


The BR250 has a huge selection of available accessories. Earpieces, speaker mics, headsets, holsters, VOX headsets, it has it all.

The accessory jack has a screw-in connector which securely locks the accessory in place so it doesn't get yanked out by accident. This also protects the accessory jack from damage.

It is also compatible with any Motorola 2-prong accessory as well.

All Day Battery Life

The BR250 has a 2000 mAh Lithium Ion battery included standard. This will last over 12 hours with normal use so you don't have to worry about your radio dying during an extra long shift.

Lithium batteries are the lightest type of batteries available so it makes your radio easy to carry and a pleasure to use.

Lithium batteries do not experience memory effect so there is no special care required. Just charge and go.

Unbeatable Price

Any comparable radio is at least $275 but with the BR250 you get best features and durability in it's class for only $199.

X-Sound Audio Clarity

The BR250 has a large diameter 800mW speaker. Compare that to 500mW for most other radios in it's class.

This means louder and clearer audio so you can actually understand the person you are talking to, even in loud industrial environments.

Guaranteed Compatibility

We guarantee that the BR250 will talk with your existing radios. The most common myth is that you have to keep buying the same model of radio in order for them to talk to each other. NOT TRUE. We can program the BR250 to talk with your existing radios, whether it is a Motorola, Kenwood, Icom or Vertex.

You can now expand your fleet of radios with a better radio for a better price without blowing your budget on replacing all of your existing radios.

Big Power, Small Size

The RCA BR250U is available in either a 4 Watt UHF version. This is business power that will give you clear communication at your facility. If you need even better coverage the BR250 can be programmed to work with a repeater at no additional charge.

All this power is in a radio that weighs only 11.5 oz and is only 4.69" tall, 2.17" wide and 1.3" deep. It's incredible.

Employee-Proof Construction

If you have used radios for any length of time you know how hard people can be on their radios.

Dropping them, using them as a multi-tool, smacking in to walls while on their belt. We have been in the business since 1997 so we have seen it all.

It still amazes us how much abuse the BR250 can take and keep on working. It has an all metal chassis and as few parts as possible (keeping it simple means better reliability and less to go wrong). This is why we can offer an in-house 3 year warranty and others can't.

Screw-In Belt Clip

The belt clip screws directly into the metal chassis so it doesn’t snap off like other competing models' plastic clips. This saves you money and the hassle of always buying replacement clips.

In Stock

Last, and most important... we keep them in stock! Thousands of them. So whether you order two or 200 we can ship them out the same day.

Most dealers do not stock at all. If they do, it's only a few. This means you end up waiting days, if not weeks for your order to even ship. Not us.

When you have a critical situation and need your radios immediately - order from Discount Two-Way Radio!

Radio Model BR250
Number of Channels 16
Frequency Bands VHF 136-174 MHz; UHF 400-420 MHz; UHF 450-470 MHz
Operating Temperature (-)4°F (-20°C) to (+)122°F (50°C)
Weight 11.5 ounces (326g) with 2000 mAh battery
IP Rating IP65 (Water Resistant/Dust Proof)
Size: HxWxD (inches) 4.9” (H) x 2.2” (W) x 1.3” (D) (without antenna)
Channel Spacing 12.5 or 25 kHz
Durability Standards MIL-STD-810 C, 810 D, 810 E, 810 F, 810 G
Standard Battery 2000mAh / 14.8Wh Lithium Ion Battery
Battery Life 12 Hours Usage at 5:5:90 duty cycle
Operating Voltage 7.5V
Conformance FCC, IC, FCC 2013 Narrowband Compliant
Frequency Stability <2.5ppm
Intermodulation ≥60dB
Adjacent Channel Selectivity 70/60dB
Sensitivity 0.25/0.28μV
Rated Audio Distortion ≤5%
Rated Audio Output Power 800 mW
Spurious Response Rejection ≥70dB
S/N 45/40dB
Transmit Power Low - 2W / High - 4W (UHF) or 5W (VHF)
FM Noise 45 dB / 34dB
Audio Distortion ≤5%
Spurious and Harmonics -36dBm < 1GHz / -30dBm > 1GHz
Modulation F3E
Compatible with
  • Any UHF Analog Radio
  • Any VHF Analog Radio
  • Icom F1000D
  • Icom F1100D
  • Icom F11
  • Icom F14
  • Icom F15
  • Icom F2000D
  • Icom F2100D
  • Icom F21
  • Icom F21GM
  • Icom F24
  • Icom F25
  • Icom F3
  • Icom F3001
  • Icom F3002
  • Icom F3003
  • Icom F3011
  • Icom F3210D
  • Icom F4
  • Icom F4001
  • Icom F4002
  • Icom F4003
  • Icom F4011
  • Icom F4210D
  • Kenwood NX-220K
  • Kenwood NX-320K
  • Kenwood NX-3220K
  • Kenwood NX-3320K
  • Kenwood TK-190K
  • Kenwood TK-190K2
  • Kenwood TK-2302VK
  • Kenwood TK-2402VK
  • Kenwood TK-260K
  • Kenwood TK-260GK
  • Kenwood TK-3302UK
  • Kenwood TK-3302UK2
  • Kenwood TK-3402VK
  • Motorola BPR40
  • Motorola CP200
  • Motorola CT150
  • Motorola CT250
  • Motorola EX500
  • Motorola EX560-XLS
  • Motorola GP140
  • Motorola GP240
  • Motorola GP330
  • Motorola GP340
  • Motorola GP344
  • Motorola GP540
  • Motorola GP640
  • Motorola GP644
  • Motorola RDU4100
  • Motorola RDV5100
  • Pro Series CP199
  • Pro Series CP220
  • Pro Series CP240
  • Pro Series CP260
  • Pro Series HT700
  • Pro Series HT850
  • RCA BR200
  • RCA BR250
  • RCA RDR1520
  • RCA RDR2320
  • RCA RDR2500
  • Vertex VX-210AU
  • Vertex VX-351-AD0B-5
  • Vertex VX-351-AG8B-5
  • Vertex VX-351-AG7B-5
  • Vertex VX-351-G6-5
  • Vertex VX-351-G7-5
  • Vertex VX-400V
  • Vertex VX-400U
  • Vertex VX-414-2-5
  • Vertex VX-417-4-5
  • Vertex VX-451-D0
  • Vertex VX-451-G6
  • Vertex VX-451-G7
  • Vertex VX-600V
  • Vertex VX-600U

*Disclaimer: Most radios are compatible and will work with each other regardless of brand and model, given that they are same technology (Analog, DMR, NXDN or P25 Digital) and the basic programming options, such as frequencies and codes are matched. The compatible models listed above are based on the radio's physical characteristics, quality, functionality, price categories and the ability of the radios to work with one another on a basic level. For further information, please contact us at 800-895-5122.


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