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ProTalk UHF Digital 2-Watt Portable Radio

The 2-Watt portable has KENWOOD audio, digital AMBE+2 and a 750 mW speaker, allowing for clear voice communications, even in noisy environments, according to the company.

A second PTT lets users toggle between analog and digital operation in one radio, allowing users to migrate at their own pace using one radio at a time, a workgroup or their entire fleet of radios.

“For the first time, digital has been made affordable. The NX-P500 has features that match or exceed other mid-to-high tier digital radios on the market, yet it’s priced comparably to mid-tier analog portables,” says Randy Fletcher, National Sales Manager, Business Radio. “Analog is no longer good enough for the day-to-day demands of hospitality, healthcare, retail, construction and manufacturing users who need the security, flexibility and improved coverage of digital radios. Those users now have a high quality, and affordable, digital alternative.”

With the NX-P500, at-a-glance visual checks are simplified using a backlit 8 segment display and 7-color LED status indicator. It also has a bright 16-digit LCD display and extended battery life that meets Mil-Std 810 and the IP67 immersion standard.

The NX-P500 is designed for heavy industrial use and meets military specs for durability and the IP67 standard for dust and water immersion. It is lightweight and has a lithium-ion battery pack with a sturdy, polycarbonate body.

Below is a brief list of features. For a complete list of product features and specifications, please download the product brochure.

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Slim, but powerful (2W*)*RF output power
A lightweight and compact body (approx. 160g), with a slim and comfortable design. Powerful 2W maximum transmission output makes for easy reception, even in open spaces.

Mixed Mode Operation
Equipped with Mixed Mode that enables communication with both analog and digital units, making the switch to digital operations go smoothly.

750mW Loud Audio
Clearly hear what your conversation partner is saying, even in noisy surrounds.

Second PTT
In addition to the main channel, use of another channel for standby and transmission is possible. This feature is useful for giving different instructions to different staff.

High Brightness LCD
A high-luminance white back-light powers a high-contrast display. Combined with intuitive icons, this enables visual confirmation of settings with a single glance.

7-color LED Indicator
Set the power-on LED color in advance. Assign different colors to users or groups to know who is calling at a glance.

Caller Notification via Unique Proceed Tone
Choose from among 6 proceed-tone patterns to uniquely identify your transmission.

Compliant with 11 United States Military Standards (MILSTD). IP67 protection against dust and immersion, and IP54/55 protection against water jets.


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Included Accessories:

  • Kenwood ProTalk NX-P500 Radio
  • KNB-81L – 1 2200mAh Li-Ion Battery Pack
  • KSC-50CR – Charger
  • KBH-22W – Belt Clip Holder/Swivel Clip
  • Owner’s Manual

Optional Accessories

Batteries & Chargers


  • (3.6V/2200mAh)
  • Works with: NX-P500


  • Single unit charger
  • Works with: NX-P500


  • 6 unit AC Adapter for multiple unit charging
  • Works with: PKT-23


  • One-piece 6 unit Charger
  • Works with: NX-P500

Headsets & Microphones


  • Speaker Microphone
  • (IP54/55/67)
  • Works with: NX-P500


  • Clip Microphone with Earphone (STD)
  • Works with:  NX-P500


  • Clip Microphone with Earphone (Ear-Hanging)
  • Works with: NX-P500


  • headset (Ear-Hook)
  • Works with: NX-P500

Belt Clips & Carrying Cases


  • Belt Clip
  • Works with: NX-P500


  • Belt Clip Holder
  • Swivel Clip
  • Same as supplied
  • Works with: NX-P500



  • Programming Cable
  • Works with: NX-P500

Frequency Range:  450-470 MHz
Preset:  99 frequencies
Number of Channels:  6
Operating Voltage:  3.8 V DC ± 10 %
Battery Life: (5-5-90 duty cycle)*1
with KNB-81L: (3.6V/2200mAh)
Approx. 14 hours (Battery saver off)
Approx. 15.5 hours (Battery saver on)
Operating Temperature Range: -14 °F to +140 °F (-10 °C to +60 °C)
Frequency Stability: ±2.5 ppm
Dimensions (W x H x D )
Projections not included: 1.97 x 3.70 x 1.07 in (50 x 94 x 27 mm)
Weight (net): Radio with KNB-81L 5.64 oz (160 g)
RF Power Output: 2 W / 1 W
Audio Output (Internal / External): 750 mW / 100 mW
FCC ID: K44500000

Tri-fold Brochure

Spec Sheet

Operating Manual