Entel HT986 ATEX Licensed Radio

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Sale price£700.20 + VAT Regular price£778.00
VAT Included Price£840.24 Inc VAT
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  • IP68 Rated (2m,4hours)
  • MIL STD 810 C/D/E/F
  • 1W RF Power Output
  • ATEX II 2G Ex ib IIC T4 Gb
  • 255 Position Channel Selector
  • 5 Tone Selcall
  • Lone Worker
  • Emergency
  • Man-Down 
  • Lithium-Ion Battery Technology
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    The Entel HT986 is a rugged ergonomic design which fits comfortably in the users hand, the first time you handle the radio you will be impressed by the superior build and the quality of the radio.

    The HT986 radio has a IP68 rating resulting in it being protected against dust and fully Submersible, this is useful for businesses who work in harsh environments as it means that they will be protected against everyday conditions which they may come across. Alongside this, the HT986 meets MIL-STD 810 C/D/E/D standards and provides commercial grade construction for tough, enduring performances. This radio conforms to stringent standards which enables them to withstand the everyday rigours of shock, vibration and the corrosive effects of dust and moisture, this again helps industries such as construction, logistics and transportation. 

    The Entel HT986 is supplied with the latest intelligent Lithium-Ion battery technology. An advantage of this battery is the way in which it eliminates 'memory effect', this means that there is no need to fully discharge the battery before recharging, alongside this it gives the operator reassurance that the battery will have full charge when they come to use it. 

    The robust accessory socket has been specifically designed in order to ensure that when an accessory is secured to the portable, then the connection is able to withstand any amount of punishment, this includes dropping of the radio and careless misuse. This is again useful for businesses especially in sectors such as transportation and logistics as it means that they are able to know that the radio is protected in these harsh environments if someone did accidentally drop the radio or through slight operation misuse. 

    With the HT986 , it has improved and added features on the radio through the way of software updates, with this then it uses Flash Upgrade technology resulting in your radio being able to be upgraded by your dealer at anytime. This is good for businesses as it means that they are able to ensure that there radios are kept up to date at all times to keep them fresh and ensure that they get the most out of the radios. 

     In order to avoid an accidental operation, the HT986 has a keylock function which means that the radio keys and controls can be locked by the user at any time, alongside this you are able to get the radio to automatically do this for you. The HT986 has the facility to scan for an active channel, when the channel is found then the radio will automatically select it for you. The priority scan function will allow you to select one channel in the scan list which is treated as a priority, this will be checked more frequently than all other channels in the list.

    When using an Entel VOC enabled audio accessory then you are able to operate hands free, all you have to do is simply talk and the radio will then automatically transmit for you. This is a useful feature for businesses to have as they require the operators to communicate whilst continuing work, with this feature then they can clip the radio onto them allowing them to still continue with the job and communicate hands free. 

    Some radio systems use a repeater to help increase the systems range, when you go outside the range of the repeater then communication with another radio is not possible no matter how close you are. Through the talkaround feature which the HT986 has then you are able to talk directly with another radio bypassing the repeater.

    With the Entel HT986 then you have the option for both individual and group calling. With the individual calling then you are able to have a private 1-2-1 conversation where as the group calling includes two or more people. This is useful for businesses who want to communicate with a large group of people at once as they are able to do so in a push of a button. 

    The HT986 includes a personal attack alarm option, once this is activated then the speaker of your radio will emit a high pitched siren as a deterrent and provides a local call for assistance. This radio also has lone-worker and man-down alarms and they have been designed in order to protect lone workers. The radios orange button can be pressed to send an emergency signal to other radio users. If someone was to fall and become unconscious then the optional man-down sensor will automatically send the alarm, the radios lone-worker timer checks to see if the radio user is okay, if there is not a response then the radio will automatically send the alarm. 

    • 1x HT986 Radio
    • 1x 1800mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
    • 1x Single Pod Rapid Mains Charger
    • 1x Spring Loaded Rear Clip
    • 1x Antenna
    • 1x User Guide



    Dimensions – 130 x 60 x 37mm
    Weight – 332 grams
    Frequency – 400-470MHz
    Number of Channels – Non LCD 16 Channels, LCD 255 Channels
    Communication Method - Simplex / Semi-Duplex

    Duty Cycle - 14.5 hours


    Yes! This radio is a full-power unit which works on licensed spectrum. Here’s a few important points to remember:

    • Licencing is really easy and cost effective, so don’t be put off
    • You only licence the frequency (channel) your radios use, not the number of radios or handsets
    • If you’re buying radios to use outside of the UK, you will need to get a licence from your country’s regulatory body
    • Want us to guide you through it? Call us on 01778 426777 or email info@theradioshop.co.uk

    Buy a licence online:

    You can choose from one of the following two options to buy a licence online. Once you place your order, we’ll apply for the licence for you, which is valid for 5 years. Ofcom will then contact you directly in 5 years’ time to arrange the renewal.

    Remember: you don’t need a licence per radio, just a licence per fleet of radios. One licence will usually provide enough cover for your company or site (or you as an individual if you’re buying for private use)

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    Simple UK Licence - £75 for 5 years

    This is ideal for most users. It authorises the use of radios anywhere within the UK, on a shared bank of back-to-back (simplex) frequencies. Up to 14 UHF or VHF channels become available on digital radios (7 on analogue)

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    Simple Site Licence - £75 for 5 years

    This is suited to users who use their radios with a repeater. It authorises radio use within 1km of a given site or location, on a shared assignment basis. Up to 34 UHF back to back channels + 6 repeater frequencies become available on digitalMore Info

    I already have a licence:

    If you already have radios, you should already have a licence. If you’d like your new radios to work with your existing fleet, you need to send us:

    • A copy of your existing Ofcom licence
    • For digital radios:
      • Let us know which frequencies are in which channel
      • Which colour code you use
      • Which digital group ID you use
    • For analogue radios:
      • Let us know which frequencies are in which channel
      • What CTCSS/TPL/DPL tone you use

    Alternatively, you can send us a programming file from one of your existing radios, or even post us one of your existing handsets so that we can make sure we match it correctly.

    Note that we accept no responsibility for radios which do not work due to incorrectly provided information. We’ll program your radios for free upon order, but if they don’t work and need re-programming there will be a £10 + VAT fee per unit.


    If you need help, feel free to call our team of friendly experts and we’ll guide you through.

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