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Motorola CP180

With 64 communication channels, the CP180 is the perfect choice for those working for smaller organisations that need to keep in touch with their colleagues and supervisors economically. Users can change to a side channel to discuss more complicated issues one-to-one.

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The CP180 Features

  • Signalling - MDC/PL
  • Channels - 64
  • Option Board - YES
  • Keypad - Limited
  • Display - Alphanumeric
  • Emergency Button - NO
  • Battery Life - Up to 19 Hours1
  • MilSpec - 810 F
  • Intrinsically Safe - Yes (FM)2

Easy to Use
Using the robust Commercial Series is second nature thanks to the tough and textured buttons, chunky rotary channel and on/off volume knobs. In addition, the radio features four programmable buttons that can give immediate access to the most often used features, making communication even simpler. However noisy the operating environment, a tricolour LED indicates the radios’ operation status.

Targeted Communication
With 16 communication channels, use the Commercial Series to liaise with the whole team, a single workgroup or an individual when a more complicated or sensitive issue occurs. At the touch of a button the ‘repeater talkaround’ function allows users to stay in touch should the radio repeater for the area stop working or when users work beyond its range. This is particularly useful when the electricity supply can be unreliable – often when communication is needed most. Avoid disturbing colleagues by using the ‘monitor’ function. This allows a channel to be checked for an ongoing conversation before transmission.
Quality and Reliability.
Designed and built to the gruelling American standard MIL Spec 810F and exceeding the exacting IP54 standard for environmental protection, the CP180 has also passed the Motorola Accelerated Life Test which replicates five years of hard use in the field. Should a radio be dropped, the new battery safety lock keeps the battery attached to the radio and the user in contact with the team.
Clear and Quiet.
Motorola’s voice compression technology, called X-Pand™, offers users excellent audio quality at the touch of a button. And when it would be inappropriate or potentially dangerous for users to speak loudly into their radio, the ‘whisper’ feature means that even the quietest message is received clearly.
Budget Conscious.
Not only does the CP180 offer a fantastic range of features in a classic and ergonomically-designed package, but users of existing Motorola P-Series, Alpha Series and GP300 radios can re-use many of their existing audio accessories, saving time and money. Thanks to the CP180's enhanced reliability, maintenance costs are negligible. All radios are supplied with a standard capacity NiMH battery, rapid desktop charger with power supply unit, belt clip and antenna.
Power Management.
The high/low power setting allows users to extend battery life to up to 13 hours1 from a single battery charge with the included NiMH battery. A battery life of up to 19 hours1 can be achieved with the optional high capacity Li Ion battery. Switch the radio to the ‘low power’ setting when users are in close proximity as the reduced range requires less power.
Keeping in Touch.
Avoid missed messages thanks to ‘Escalert’™. When activated, the incoming call alert gradually increases in volume until the call is answered. In addition, the built-in ‘scan’ and ‘priority scan’ functions that search channels for activity make sure the user gets important messages.
Communication Flexibility.
The Motorola CP180 is PROIS option board capable. This means that the radios’ features can be expanded by fitting option boards designed by third party Motorola Authorised Application Partners inside the radio. Features include basic encryption, trunking and data applications. The CP180 can receive telephone calls when supported by an interface.
As you would expect from Motorola, the CP180, is supported by a wide range of energy, audio and carry accessories, changing the radios into solutions based upon the requirements of individual users. And when used with a Motorola VOX-compatible headset, an audio accessory unlocks the power of voice-activated communication, leaving the user's hands free to work on the job in hand.


Frequency VHF
146– 174 MHz
403 — 440 MHz
438 — 470 MHz
465 — 495 MHz
Channel Capacity 16
Power Supply 7.5 Volts ± 20%
Dimensions: H x W x D (mm) 130.5 x 62 x 42
(With Slim Li-Ion Battery)
Weight: (g) 376
(With Slim Li-Ion Battery)
Average Battery Life: at room temperature (5:5:90 duty cycle)
Power Setting Low High
(1W VHF, 1W UHF) (5W VHF, 4W UHF)
Standard Capacity NiCd Battery 10 Hours 8 Hours
Standard Capacity FM NiMH Battery 11 Hours 9 Hours
Standard Capacity NiMH Battery 13 Hours 10 Hours
Slim Li-Ion Battery 17 Hours 12 Hours
High Capacity Li-Ion Battery 19 Hours 14 Hours
146– 174 MHz
403 — 440 MHz
438 — 470 MHz
465 — 495 MHz
RF Output: NiMH @ 7.5V
Low Power 1 W 1 W
High Power 4 W 5 W
Channel Spacing 12.5/20/25 kHz
Frequency Stability
(-30°C to +60°C)
Spurs/Harmonics -36 dBm < 1 GHz
-30 dBm > 1 GHz to 4 GHz
Spurs/Harmonics -36 dBm < 1 GHz
-30 dBm > 1 GHz to 4 GHz
Audio Response (from 6 dB/oct. Pre-emphasis, 300 to 3000 Hz) +1, -3 dB
Audio Distortion @ 1000 Hz, 60% Rated Max. Dev. <3%
FM Noise -40 dB (12.5 kHz)
-45 dB (25 kHz)
Operating Temperature VHF
146– 174 MHz
403 — 440 MHz
438 — 470 MHz
465 — 495 MHz
Sensitivity (12 dB EIA SINAD) 0.25 µV (Typical)-
Adjacent Channel Selectivity -60 dB @ 12.5kHz
-70 dB @ 20/25kHz
Intermodulation -70 dB
Frequency Stability
(-30°C to +60°C)
Spurious Rejection -70 dB
Audio Output @ < 5% Distortion 500 mW
Portable Military Standard 810F
Applicable MIL-STD Methods Procedures
Low Pressure 500.4 1
High Temperature 501.4 1,2
Low Temperature 502.4 1,2
Temperature Shock 503.4 1
Solar Radiation 505.4 1
Rain 506.4 1
Humidity 507.4 3
Salt Fog 509.4 1
Dust 510.4 1
Vibration 514.5 1
Shock 516.5 1
Environmental Standards & Specifications
Operating Temperature -30 to +60 °C
Storage Temperature -40 to +85 °C
Thermal Shock -40 to +80 °C
Dust & Water Intrusion IP54
Notes Related to Specifications
  • Based on 5:5:90 duty cycle.
  • When purchased and used in conjunction with the appropriate, approved accessories. For definitive listings please refer to the appropriate Intrinsic Safety supplement.
  • Availability subject to individual country’s law and regulations.
  • For availability and prices please contact your local authorised Motorola dealer.
  • Data for +25°C unless otherwise specified.
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice and are issued for guidance purposes only.
  • All specifications listed are typical. Radios meet applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Conforms to EC directive 89/336/EEC.
  • Complies with ETS 300 113.

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