Motorola RDV5100 Radio


Item # PR-RDV5100
MSRP: $339.00
Sale Price: $289.00
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  • TWO-Year Warranty
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  • 30-Day Returnable
  • Belt Clip
  • Antenna
  • Battery
  • Charger

Information - Motorola RDV5100 Radio

The Motorola RDV5100 radio has been replaced with the Motorola CP100d-VA or CP100d-VAD radio.

  • CP100d radios are not programmed to work out of the box on default RDX frequencies.
  • The CP100d can be programmed to match RDX frequencies, or any custom frequencies, by using CPS2.0 Lite, which is free Motorola programming software designed to work with all CP100d analog only radios.
  • CPS2.0 Lite can be downloaded along with default RDX frequency programming templates.
  • We can program CP100d radios to RDX default frequencies. A $10 tech fee will be charged for each programmed radio.
  • CP100d analog only models can be upgraded to analog/digital operation for a fee.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a VHF radio. VHF radios are designed mainly for outdoor use. The VHF waves travel well over open land and water and do well in foliage conditions and near wooden buildings. However, VHF waves tend to be easily disrupted inside buildings, in city conditions, etc. Unless you are using your radios almost exclusively outdoors, you will want UHF or Digital radios.

The difference between UHF and VHF can be explained with frequency penetration. VHF waves travel about twice the distance of UHF waves on open ground, rolling hills or through foliage. However, VHF waves are very poor at penetrating walls, buildings and rugged terrain. So, if you are working exclusively outdoors with open land, rolling hills or heavy trees, VHF radios are the best. In any other situation, including indoor-to-outdoor use, UHF radios will be the choice.

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VHF radios such as the RDX two-way radio series are the best choice for outdoor use with open, gentle and rolling terrain. The Very-High Frequency wavelengths give you twice as much range when you're traveling through the autumn woods, sailing on open seas or working on a rural construction project. With up to 300,000 square feet of range in non-city outdoor conditions, you can stay in touch with co-workers even when you're out of sight.

These rugged radios are ideal for a variety of outdoor industries including construction, golf courses, farms, military, shipyards and stadium grounds crews.

Each five-watt radio has 10 powerful channels with access to 213 interference eliminator codes that keep your conversations private. The 2000-mW speaker is 30% louder than previous Motorola models so those conversations are heard. A Ritron VHF Jobcom Base Station repeater can extend the range even further for large arenas or events.

Motorola has added the best two-way radio features for all users to enjoy. Enhanced noise reduction and magnetic interference reduction do even more to improve clarity when you're talking. Users can also go hands-free with Advanced Voice Activation that has three sensitivity levels.

If that wasn't enough, the RDV5100 outdoor radio is the best kind of brick, meeting U.S. Military standards for shock, vibration, water, dust and temperature resistance. Read the Motorola RDV5100 user guide or simply scroll down this page to learn more about what this radio can do.

Improve communication and service everywhere from university campuses to boat docks with a rugged VHF radio from Motorola and Tech Wholesale. The RDV5100 has a two-year warranty and comes with an RLN6308 ultra-high-capacity battery, charger, belt clip, removable flex antenna and other accessories.

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The Motorola RDV5100 Two-Way VHF Radio is a 10-channel powerhouse that lets you split communication across up to 10 different groups of people. 

Featuring 5 watts of power and 27 business radio frequencies operating at 146 to 175MHz, the Motorola RDV5100 Two-Way VHF Radio is capable of providing your team with the instant communication they deserve. With a removable antenna designed for flexibility and the widest VHF coverage in the entire Motorola RDX series, this crystal-clear radio is well suited for tough environments. It even features a metal, die-cast chassis encased in a polycarbonate overmold, making it strong enough to make it through combat.

The Motorola RDV5100 Two-Way VHF Radio has a 2000mW speaker, which is 30 percent louder than all of their previous models. It's great for farms, golf courses and boatyards. The military, campus security and grounds teams, and anyone else who needs long-range communication can benefit from this powerful Motorola two-way radio.

The already excellent range can be extended with a Ritron VHF base station repeater or other Ritron Jobcom base station repeater from our extensive product selection. The multiple private channels that you can set on this radio make it a great choice for outdoor business communication that you need to keep private.

If you have several employees that need to use an RDV5100 radio, we recommend a 6-radio multi-charger that will enable you to power up several radios at once. The 2-hour rapid charger kit for the Motorola RDV5100 two-way radio will also ensure that you get your radio fully charged and ready to go in no time at all.

Use it to communicate on your large farm, to run errands across long distances like your 18-hole golf course, or out in the field for military exercises or deployment. When Motorola designed their RDX series walkie-talkies, they took customer feedback and turned it into milliwatts and finely tweaked RF specifications. Motorola increased the speaker milliwattage from 500 to 2000mW over previous models like the XTN and AV. The RDV 5100 now brings you highly honed audio output that is 30 percent louder. Motorola also enhanced noise reduction and increased magnetic field interference reduction.

Feature Highlights:
  • 3 call alert tones.
  • Battery save for extra talk-time.
  • 3 voice inversion scramble settings increase signal privacy.
  • Removable antenna. A "stubby antenna" is available for all 4-Watt & 5-Watt RDX series radios.
  • Radio mic gain.
  • Accessory mic gain.
  • 2-pin captive cover accessory connector.
  • Compatible with XTN accessories
  • Requires an FCC Business License.
  • Compatible with XTN two-way radio frequencies and privacy codes.

Who should use the RDV5100 2-way radio? Hardcore outdoorsy types, military, and heavy duty business users who need to transmit and receive signal outdoors! Remember! VHF is ideal for outdoors use only, unless you're trying to match up radios you already have in service.

Large Farms: Two-way radio range depends on signal strength, weather conditions and elements native to the terrain. The RDV 5100 packs a 5-Watt punch to push communications where they need to go: across acres of farmland to coordinate the care of crops and animals.

Golf Courses: Don't pay for cellphone minutes just to talk to your staff (or for them to call their friends). Get cellphone reach and convenience without the bill in an RDV 5100. The 10 channels on this business walkie-talkie enable you to put your landscape crew on a different channel than your caddies, than your catering staff, than the golf cart rental shack and so on. Repeater capability means you can stack all the coverage you need. For golfers, the RDV 5100 is a great walkie-talkie to communicate back with your buddies trying to dig themselves out of different holes.

Boatyards, boat docks and boaters alike!: As you know VHF is the standard band for marine communication. The RDV5100 powers up at 5-Watts enabling you to radio across the water or back to shore, as VHF waves travel long distances when used across uninterrupted terrain like water. Built to withstand the rigors and literal pitfalls of industrial application, the RDV 5100 makes a great firstmate in your boatyard or on your dock, too.

Military: A broad set of features and VHF frequencies that is custom programmable and clones from unit to unit in seconds (when used with additional accessories, sold separately) makes the RDV 5100 a highly decorated soldier in military applications. Add in 5-Watt transmit/receive power, 10 channels, 213 interference eliminator codes and repeater capability in a unit built to military specs for rugged equipment, and you're looking at some very special forces. Mobilize your RDV 5100 to coordinate troops and move supplies with ease for exercises or your next mission

University Campuses: Security or grounds maintenance teams that need to communicate outdoors across a large campus will find everything they need in the RDV 5100. 10 channels allow for multi-group communication without distracting others to whom the message is not relevant. 5-Watts of power and repeater capability push your signal pretty much everywhere you need to receive it. 213 privacy codes serve to keep your signal clear and confidential. The RDV 5100 helps you tame the wilderness of a large university campus.

Long Range Communications of Any Sort: Maybe it's just a good ol' country mile out to your mailbox and longer between you and your closest neighbor. You've gotten away from it all, but still want to be in touch with loved ones or workers on your property, let the RDV 5100 step in and make that easy. It's repeater capable, works on 5-Watts, communicates across water - like that lake you live on - and offers 10 separate channels for individualized communication. You can also custom program it, if you like, using your PC**. Did we mention easy? *Coverage will vary based on terrain, conditions and the radio model used.
** CPS is available as free download. Windows(r) XP, Windows 2000 compatible, separate USB cable required.


How long does it take to charge the Motorola RDV5100 Two-Way VHF Radio?

This radio comes with an ultra-high-capacity RLN6308 battery, which can hold a charge for up to 18.5 hours. It also comes with a wall adapter charger and a drop-in charging tray, which can take up to 7 hours to charge. If you need to move the process along faster, try our 2-hour rapid charger kit. You can also choose our 6-radio multi-charger to store and charge your radios at the same time.

What's included with my purchase of this radio?

  • One Motorola RDX Series RDV5100 Two-Way Radio
  • Ultra-high-capacity Li-ion battery
  • Drop-in charging tray
  • Wall adapter charger
  • Removable antenna
  • Belt clip
  • User guide
  • Safety sheet
  • Two-year warranty

What is the range or coverage area of the Motorola RDV5100?

With the Motorola RDV5100 you can expect coverage ranging from 3-4 miles.

How many channels does the Motorola RDV5100 offer?

The Motorola RDV5100 has 10 channels. How many channels do you need?

**If the radios you are ordering need to communicate with existing radios - please request ‘programming required’ and add the required programming information OR call our support hotline at 800.215.5160 for a walkthrough on how to gather programming information.

Is the RDV5100 compatible with other Motorola radios I may already have?

That entirely depends on the frequencies your current two way radios are operating on. This model of walkie talkie runs on VHF frequencies and is communication compatible with other VHF walkie talkies - like the Motorola CP100D-V, RMV2080.

To confirm if your radios are compatible, email us or send us a chat in the bottom right corner of your screen.

Does it come with a warranty, and what does the warranty cover?

These two way radios come with a 2 year replacement warranty. This warranty will cover any defective or malfunctioning walkie talkie. Contact us with any warranty questions!

Where can I request a quote for Motorola RDV5100?

If you are purchasing radios in bulk - definitely contact us for a quote for special bulk pricing!

What is the battery life of the Motorola RDV5100, and are there options for extended battery life?

The battery life for the Motorola RDV5100 is 18.5 hours.

For extended battery life, check out the following accessories:

If you have multiple walkie talkies, we highly recommend a 'base station' for your walkie talkies like a multi-unit charger.

Is the Motorola RDV5100 suitable for indoor and outdoor use?

The Motorola RDV5100 operates on VHF frequencies - meaning it would be ideal for outdoor settings with limited obstructions.

Is the Motorola RDV5100 waterproof or water resistant?

The Motorola RDV5100 is water resistant. If there is moisture in the air, it is no issue. If the walkie talkie is submerged then turn it off and let it dry.

How durable is the Motorola RDV5100? Is it built to withstand tough environments or weather conditions?

The Motorola RDV5100 meets MIL-SPEC 810 & IP55 Specifications. Simply meaning these are durable and would be recommended for medium to heavy duty use. Walkie talkie recommendations for specific industries

Please view the question above for water resistance levels.

Are there any additional accessories available for this RDV5100, such as headsets or carrying cases?

There are many accessories for the RDV5100 walkie talkie. View all RDV5100 accessories.

Does the Motorola RDV5100 require an FCC license for use?

The RDV5100 does require an FCC license.

Find more information from the official FCC website.

Can I use the Motorola RDV5100 in my specific industry? 

You can shop walkies talkies for your industry here. Or take our questionnaire to find the perfect two way radio based on your requirements.

The Motorola RDV5100 is recommended for industries like or similar to: large farms, golf courses, boatyards.

What is the size of the Motorola RDV5100?

This walkie talkie is generally medium/large sized. The dimensions for the Motorola RDV5100 are 4.5 x 2.2 x 1.8 inches.

What is the difference between analog and digital walkie talkies?

Learn the difference between digital and analog radios.

Is there customer support available if I encounter any issues with the product?

Here at Tech Wholesale, we pride ourselves on providing the best service and support for our customers. Email us at or call….

To place an order or request a quote, call us at: 888.925.5982

For product technical information and support, please call: 800.215.5160

Manufacturer Help Desks: 

  • Motorola Business Radios - 800-448-6686
  • Motorola Hotline - 1-800-215-5160

Are there any discounts or promotions currently available for the Motorola RDV5100?

We always have a discount program available! Please contact us at for current discounts and promotions.

Where can I find official Motorola product information about this model?

View information about the Motorola RDV5100 from the official Motorola website.

    Product Specifications

  • Band: VHF (146-174 MHz)
  • Channels: 10
  • Power: 5 watts
  • Weight: 10.3 ounces
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.2 x 1.8 inches
  • Outdoor range*: Reliable communications for 3-4 miles
  • Indoor range*: 350,000 sqft / 30 floors
  • 3 call alert tones
  • 3 voice-inversion scramble settings
  • 27 business radio frequencies
  • 213 interference eliminator codes


  • 1 Motorola RDV5100 Radio
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Stand-up charging tray
  • Wall charger
  • Belt clip
  • Removable antenna
  • Product manual
  • Two year warranty

    Additional Specifications

  • VOX technology with three sensitivity levels
  • Repeater cable
  • Battery-saving mode for extra talk-time
  • Radio mic gain and accessory mic gain
  • 2-pin captive cover accessory connector included
  • Compatible with XTN accessories
  • Requires an FCC Business License
  • Compatible with XTN two-way radio frequencies and privacy codes
  • 2 year manufacturer warranty
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