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TERA TR-590 Dual Band VHF/UHF 200 Channel Handheld Commercial Radio
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  • SKU: TR-590

TERA TR-590 Dual Band VHF/UHF 200 Channel Handheld Commercial Radio

Dual-band, 200 channel Part 90 commercial transceiver w/ Alpha-Numeric Display and True Dual Receive (V+V, U+U, V+U). Ideal for Fire, Search & Rescue, EMS, Sheriff, Forestry and Security operations. Includes dual control volume knobs. 136-174/400-470 MHz. Read Full Description
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SKU: TR-590
TERA TR-590 is a rugged, high-performance, simultaneous dual receive VHF/UHF commercial handheld transceiver with a six character back-lit alpha-numeric display providing up to 5 watts of RF power.

True Dual Receive

Allows reception of two communication channels simultaneously (V+V, U+U & V+U) in dual receive mode. Single receive mode is also available.

Dual Volume Knobs

Controls the main and sub band speaker audio independently. Ideal for critical communications.

200 Channels

Store up to 200 memory channels with back-lit LCD display. User programmable 6-character alpha-numeric display.

2 Year Warranty

Backed with an industry leading 2 year limited warranty. Supported and serviced in the USA.

Tech Specs

Memory Channels200 channels + 18 FM broadcast memory channels
Power Levels3 programmable power levels (VHF: 5/2/0.5W, UHF: 4/2/0.5W)
BatteryOperate 22+ hours between charges with the supplied 1600 mAh lithium ion battery in the power saver mode. Includes digital voltage display to monitor battery life.
IndustriesIdeal for security patrols, business communications, schools, construction crews, universities, and other organizations that have FCC licensed frequencies.
Pre-programmedOperational out of the box with 16 pre-programmed business channels. FCC 47CFR90.203 requires the keypad locked in the shipping configuration. Software keypad unlocking and re-programming are available with the optional USB Programming Cable.
Audio Output800 mW of loud speaker output for noisy environments
Quiet TonesCTCSS/DCS tone squelch with split tone capability
Frequency RangeVHF: 136-174 MHz, UHF: 400-470 MHz RX/TX
Package IncludesDual-band radio, lithium ion battery, desk charger, dual-band antenna, belt clip, user manual, wrist strap
CertificationsFCC Part 90 certified
Customer Reviews
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Unpacking the shipment of the most recent hand held radio caused me to recall my waiting in the past for other newest, fastest, and greatest handhelds.  The anticipation was no less on this occasion.  The Terra 590 is the first flagship of a new US based radio Communications Company.  Granted they may have entered the market with but 3 handhelds, the founding engineers did not disappoint me.

  Immediately it was noticeably smaller than my Wouxun KG-UV6X and my Yaesu VX-7R   It had a remarkable balance and feel being heavier than it’s small size revealed at first. Any other HT I may have had has been decommissioned and re-purposed as a boat anchor.    

Its purpose and intent on my end is as a commercial radio. Although I find it difficult to view any radio outside of the Amateur Radio arena.  I began by noticing the smaller details.  I was pleased to see that the loop for attaching the wrist strap was frame mounted. Previous accusations had a battery mounted wrist strap causing several unanticipated drop tests.  The Terra belt clip was also frame mounted ensuring the radio, with or without battery remained securely attached to my body regardless of the activity. Up on the top to the outside right edge is the volume dial.  Strike that, it is a dual volume dial allowing us to control each of the true dual tuners independently. I can lower the volume of which ever dispatcher annoys me the most.  This allows me to easily pick out the priority traffic over any secondary traffic.  And pick it out I will with the 750 mw speaker.  I might just have to turn down both of the independent true tuners with this mighty speaker.

I’ve obsessed on the smaller things as sometimes size really is everything.  This new entry comes in a small package but the engineers certainly did not overlook even the smallest of details. I did not however ignore the obvious purpose of a modern transceiver.  After 3 weeks of use in all bands, commercial and amateur, several radio nets and 2 CERT drills I found this an extremely clean radio on both transmit and receive. The distance that this modern HT was able to clearly transmit amazed me each time.  I’ve had to depend on my radio in a life threatening situation where shots were fired.  I would not hesitate to put this radio into service today.

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