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Powerwerx DB-16X Dual Band VHF/UHF 16 Channel Handheld Commercial Radio
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  • SKU: DB-16X

Powerwerx DB-16X Dual Band VHF/UHF 16 Channel Handheld Commercial Radio

Dual band VHF/UHF, 16 channel commercial transceiver, ideal for schools, restaurants, hotels and businesses. Pre-programmed with 16 channels. 2.5 KHz step for FCC narrowband. 1700mAH Li-ion battery. Part 90 certified. Model DB-16X replaces KG-UVA1X. Read Full Description
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GTIN: 840128900697

The DB-16X is a compact, high-performance dual band handheld commercial transceiver providing up to 5 Watts of RF power on VHF and 4 Watts on UHF, along with high audio output (500 mW).

Pre-programmed with 16 business channels. Ideal for security patrols, business communications, schools, construction crews, universities, and other organizations that have FCC licensed frequencies. FCC Part 90 certified.

Channel 1464.5500 MHz67.0 Tone1WBusiness Ch. CLS-1 (Narrow 2.5 KHz)
Channel 2467.9250 MHz67.0 Tone1WBusiness Ch. CLS-2 (Narrow 2.5 KHz)
Channel 3467.8500 MHz67.0 Tone1WBusiness Ch. CLS-3 (Narrow 2.5 KHz)
Channel 4467.8750 MHz67.0 Tone1WBusiness Ch. CLS-4 (Narrow 2.5 KHz)
Channel 5469.5125 MHz77.0 Tone1WBusiness Ch. CLS-54 (Narrow 2.5 KHz)
Channel 6466.3125 MHz110.9 Tone1WBusiness Ch. CLS-45 (Narrow 2.5 KHz)
Channel 7466.3375 MHz110.9 Tone1WBusiness Ch. CLS-46 (Narrow 2.5 KHz)
Channel 8466.3625 MHz110.9 Tone1WBusiness Ch. CLS-47 (Narrow 2.5 KHz)
Channel 9467.7875 MHz110.9 Tone1WBusiness Ch. CLS-48 (Narrow 2.5 KHz)
Channel 10467.8375 MHz110.9 Tone4WBusiness Ch. CLS-49 (Narrow 2.5 KHz)
Channel 11467.8625 MHz110.9 Tone4WBusiness Ch. CLS-50 (Narrow 2.5 KHz)
Channel 12467.8875 MHz110.9 Tone4WBusiness Ch. CLS-51 (Narrow 2.5 KHz)
Channel 13467.9125 MHz110.9 Tone4WBusiness Ch. CLS-52 (Narrow 2.5 KHz)
Channel 14469.4875 MHz110.9 Tone4WBusiness Ch. CLS-53 (Narrow 2.5 KHz)
Channel 15154.570 MHz88.5 Tone1WVHF Business Ch. (Narrow 2.5 KHz)
Channel 16154.600 MHz88.5 Tone1WVHF Business Ch. (Narrow 2.5 KHz)

Frequency Range of 136-174, 406-512 MHz RX/TX. FM: 76-108 MHz (RX). Software programmable via the optional low cost USB programming cable.

FCC Approval

The DB-16X is Part 90 certified for commercial use. CE & FCC Part 90 certified, FCC ID: WVTWOUXUN07

Powerwerx Warranty Policy

  • 12 month limited warranty on the radio against defects in materials and workmanship
  • 6 month limited warranty on the included radio battery and battery charger against defects in materials and workmanship

DB-16X Model Features

Standard Accessories Included with Every Radio

  • Dual band radio
  • Dual band antenna (4 inch rubber duck type with standard SMA connector)
  • Extended life 1700 mAh high capacity li-ion battery pack (16 hours of operation)
  • Intelligent desktop 3-4 hour rapid charger
  • Desktop charger AC power cord
  • Belt clip
  • Wrist strap
  • English user manual
  • Programming software (Free Download)


  • Selectable high/low power settings (VHF: 5W high/1W low) (UHF: 4W high/1W low)
  • Includes extended life 1700 mAh high capacity li-ion battery as standard
  • Includes intelligent desktop 3-4 hour rapid charger
  • Loud speaker audio output (500 mW)
  • Bright flashlight illumination function
  • Meets IP55 waterproof rating
  • English make voice prompts enable non-sighted operation (can be turned off)
  • 16 memory channels
  • Digital FM radio (76-108MHz)
  • Wide/narrow bandwidth selection (25 or 12.5 kHz)
  • Windows PC programmable, free software available for download. Optional low cost cable (SKU: WXUSB) required.
  • Radio to radio cloning with optional cable (SKU: WXCLN)
  • Same channel: VHF TX & UHF RX or UHF TX & VHF RX available
  • 105 groups DCS/50 groups CTCSS
  • CTCSS encode/Decode (no decode delay)
  • Low battery prompt
  • Busy channel lockout
  • Selectable time out timer (from 15 to 600 seconds)
  • Selectable step sizes of 2.5, 5, 6.25, 10, 12.5, 25, 50 or 100 kHz
  • Multiple scan modes
  • VOX Function (adjustable level)
Frequency Range RX/TXVHF: 136-174 MHz
UHF: 406-512 MHz
FM: 76-108 MHz (RX)
Memory Channels16 channels (shared)
Operating Voltage7.4 VDC
Operating Temperature-22°F to 140°F (-30°C to +60°C)
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.4 x 4.8 x 1.6 inches (61 x 121 x 39.5mm) (with 1700 mAh battery pack, without antenna)
Weight9.7 ounces (274 grams) (with 1700 mAh battery pack)
RF Carrier PowerVHF: 5W high/1W low, UHF: 4W high/1W low
Audio Output Power500mW maximum
Waterproof RatingMeets IP55 waterproof rating
Customer Reviews
Great for Amateur Radio Use By
I purchased three of the DB-16X radios for my family (licensed Hams) several years ago and plan to purchase an additional one. Easily programmed for the 2-meter and 440 amateur radio bands as well as commercial and public safety frequencies if needed. Have no problem hitting the local repeaters or using them simplex. Receive great audio reports. Fairly priced and well built. Have several name brand portables and the DB-16X out performs both in my opinion.
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Great radios for hunting parties By
I bought 4 of these last year so my family could all keep in touch while deer hunting.  Using the covert ear pieces makes them perfect for our needs.  These are much better than the radios from the outdoor stores we had tried to use in the past.  I just ordered another radio for a new member of our hunting group.
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Great Business Radio By
Just got a pair of these for my sound and lighting company and it looks like I'll be ordering more soon.  Great little radio and seems very well built, its got a metal frame and sturdy plastic case.  We also ordered the standard speaker mic's as well as the privacy listen only earpieces which make it great for use in loud environments.  Right now we're just using them on the MURS frequencies but plan to get business frequencies to allow for higher power and less cluttered frequencies, although we haven't had any interference on MURS yet.  Also got a usb programing cable and programing it could not be easier, hit receive from radio, change whatever you want, and hit send to radio, its really that easy.
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USFS Logistic Team is using them By
The central coast of California the USFS logistic Team are using these radios to initial response to the incident base. They are were impressed with clarity of sound and durability of these units. They use "AA" battery packs to keep them going during the early stages of the setup when power is not available.
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