Codan’s Sentry-H 6110-MP delivers a powerful 30W RF power output and up to 79 hours of battery life in less than 4 kg of weight.

The 6110-MP forms an integral part of the Sentry-H product family that meets the demands of the modern battlefield whilst offering full backwards compatibility with legacy products. The 6110-MP is one of the smallest, lightest form factor manpack HF radios available, without compromise on capabilities. It delivers a rugged Software Defined Radio (SDR) solution for military organisations that demand uncompromised, secure voice and data communications, while on the move.

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SWaP optimised

The 6110-MP can be configured with a standard size, high capacity BB-2590 style rechargeable battery, resulting in an overall unit weight of less than 4.7kg and providing an industry leading battery life of up to 79 hours.

The 6110-MP is now offered with a shorter battery compartment and compatible rechargeable battery that effectively makes it the smallest and lightest HF manpack radio available today with a weight of less than 4kg. Even with the lower capacity battery the radio will still provide an impressive battery life of up to 23 hours.

Lower overall investment

The 6110-MP Software Defined Radio platform is built the on latest-generation high-performance Digital Signal Processor (DSP), Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and system on chip (SoC) technology, ensures that you can get tomorrows capabilities today. The platform is fully software upgradable and is continuously supported by Codan via regular software releases. The releases add new features and system capabilities meaning that the radio product will be able to adapt to evolving user needs at minimum cost.

Security of operations

With a range of voice and data encryption options, the security of your information on air can be guaranteed. The 6110-MP's second generation Digital Voice, including latest addition of 300 bit/s and 480 bit/s vocoder rates, coupled with AES-256 encryption provide superior and secure voice quality and data, even in the most challenging channel conditions. Codan new digital voice message capability allows you to send high quality recordings of your voice over a channel, when no other voice communication is available. The voice message is sent using 3G ALE robust data waveform and can be encrypted with AES-256.

The innovative secure interoperability capability ensures that 6110-MP systems can be configured to operate seamlessly across HF networks using disparate encryption methods, a crucial capability in complex missions. Data application suites such as Codan SprintChat and SprintNet provide peer to peer text chat, email, and file transfer as well as email and phone SMS gateways, ensuring your mission data requirements can be fully met.

Reduced operator training

The 6110-MP front panel and optional 2320 Handset user interfaces have been designed with ruggedness, and ease of configuration and operation as primary objectives. The intuitive icon-based menu system and easy to read colour screen layout, coupled with an ability to switch between multiple native languages (including data entry modes) ensures that you can focus more on your mission and less on complex radio operations and training.

Customisable to your mission

The 6110-MP Software Defined Architecture provides a highly flexible and configurable platform enabling system administrators to tailor radio profiles to specific mission requirements. Operator access to radio configuration parameters can be easily locked down or made available, depending on your unique circumstances.

It is designed for tactical operations, providing the operator with dedicated control of radio sound and light emission via the discreet mode switch. It also provides dual handset control through the full support for H-250 audio accessories along with being fully compatible with the 2320 Smart Handset. With a built in speaker and GPS, the 2320 handset provides direct access to core operations remote from the radio, highly suited to on the move communications.


With Codan’s highly trained, globally available service and support network you always have access to prompt and accurate assistance wherever you are located. Codan products have some of the best MTBF metrics in the industry, resulting from over 60 years of HF design experience with the Codan 6110-MP Manpack built for maximum reliability in all conditions.



Compact and lightweight

The 6110-MP sets a new standard for size and weight for HF manpack radios with ruggedness and reliability as a focus. It weighs less than 4 kg including battery, with one of the smallest form factors available.

30W high power

The 6110-MP packs a full 30W RF power output in a high efficiency SDR platform that can deliver up to 79 hours of battery run time. With extremely clean transmit signal and industry leading receiver performance, the 6110-MP provides exceptional HF communications clarity.

Long battery life

The 6110-MP's highly efficient design allows for 79 hours of operation from a single battery charge. It uses standard military off-the-shelf BB-2590 style batteries, capitalising on latest technology advances and supply flexibility.

MIL spec

Designed and tested to the toughest Military standards and inherits the time proven reliability of Codan.

Intuitive operation

Codan knows that when lives are on the line, operation of the radio must be second nature. The 6110-MP provides an intuitive user interface that can be switched into various languages for fast and instinctive control.

Discreet mode

Designed for tactical operations, providing the operator with dedicated control of radio sound and light emission via the discreet mode switch.

Software-defined radio

The software-defined architecture enables you to download and upgrade new capabilities through software to ensure your investment is future-proof.


When coupled with AES-256 encryption, second generation Digital Voice technology and high speed MIL/STANAG data waveforms it provides superior and secure voice quality and data throughout the most challenging channel conditions.

Frequency Hopping

Frequency Hopping capability helps prevent third party monitoring of communications. Supports up to 31 user programmable hop plans and can be combined with voice encryption to provide a high level of ECCM and communications security. Frequency hopping is now compatible with Digital Voice and 2G MIL/STANAG data waveforms to further extend ECCM capabilities.


Data application suites such as Codan SprintChat and SprintNet provide broadcast and peer to peer text chat, email, and file transfer as well as email and phone SMS gateways, ensuring your mission data requirements can be fully met.


3G ALE provides quick linking and secure data exchange. A fully encrypted long-range solution for tactical data communications, optimised to perform in low signal to noise environments when 2G ALE fails.


Both the 6110-MP and 2320 Handset have built in GPS receivers, ensuring that waveform synchronisation and position reporting is available with the added complexity and potential failure of externally connected GPS devices.


The optional Sentry-H Handset provides an intuitive user interface and easy to read layout, coupled with an ability to switch between multiple native languages.


Truly customisable communications solution, with the ability to support an unlimited number of additional languages. Supports: English, Spanish, Russian, French, Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Portuguese and Polish


  • General
  • RF
  • Waveform
  • Electrical and Mechanical
  • Frequency range Transmit: 1.6 to 30 MHz (optional: 1.5 to 30MHz)
    Receive: 250 kHz to 30 MHz
  • Power output 30 W RF± 1dB (two-tone or voice), user-programmable in 1W steps (low/medium/high)
  • Contacts Up to 500 entries
  • HF networks Up to 20 networks (simultaneous scanning)
  • Presets Up to 100 user defined presets
  • Input voltage range 13.8 V DC nominal, negative earth
    Functional range: 10 V to 17 V DC
  • Frequency stability ±0.3 ppm from –30°C to +60°C
  • Supply current Transmit: output power 30 W, two-tone 3 A to 4.5 A CW or average speech 1.5 A for battery life calculations
    Receive: no signal < 0.3 A typical, 0.35 A maximum
  • GPS Embedded receiver/antenna (GPS, GLONASS and Beidou)
  • Programming TPS-M- Radio Programming Software, USB memory device
  • Language support English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Portuguese and Polish
  • Compliance CE, FCC Part 90, AS/NZS 4770, AS/NZS 4355, MIL-STD 461-G, IC RSS-125
  • Modes Single Sideband USB, LSB (J3E), AM (H3E), CW (J2A), AFSK (J2B), FSK (F1B),
    ISB (B7D or B2B), Software Defined
  • Duty cycle 100% voice and data
  • Receiver specifications Sensitivity: SSB: -125 dBm (0.12 uV) for 10dB SINAD
    Selectivity: >65 dB at -1 kHz at -1 kHz +4 kHz SCF (USB)
  • Transmitter specifications Spurious and harmonic suppression: >65 dB below PEP
    Intermodulation products: >31 dB below PEP
  • Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) MIL-STD-188-141D (Appendix A, Appendix C); FED-STD-1045; JITC Certified MIL-STD-188-141B; STANAG 4538 3G ALE * JITC certification pending
  • Data MIL-STD-188-110D (Appendix C); MIL-STD-188-110A/B (STANAG 4539) data capability with data rates up to 19k2 bps
  • Selcall CCIR 493-4 proprietary and open standard
  • Digital Voice TWELP 2400 bit/s, 1200 bit/s, 600 bit/s, 480 bit/s, 300 bit/s
    MELPe (STANAG 4591) 2400 bit/s, 1200 bit/s
  • Digital voice (open protocol) TWELP (600/700/1200/2400 bit/s)
    Note: Actual vocoder rate combinations are dependent on other
    Export/Non-export controlled capabilities that may also be enabled
  • Encryption AES-256 digital voice and data (256 keys, direct entry and programmable via Codan KMS/KFS & USB flash drive)
    CES-128 voice (97 x 16-digit keys, direct entry and programmable via Codan KMS/KFS & USB flash drive, 4-digit session PIN)
  • ECCM 6, 12, 25 hops per second (hps)
    Max Data Rate: 6hps (2400bps) 12hps (1200bps) 25hps (600bps)
    DV Vocoder Rates (TWELP only): 6hps and 12hps (1200bps, 600bps, 480bps, 300bps) 25hps (600bps, 480bps)
  • Size Radio with regular battery box: L: 324 x W: 245 mm x H: 96 mm (with handles)
    Radio with short battery box: L: 277 x W: 245 mm x H: 96 mm (with handles)
  • Weight Radio without battery box: 2.45 kg
    Radio with regular battery box (without battery): 3.23 kg
    Radio with short battery box (without battery): 3.08 kg
    Radio with regular battery box and 17.4Ah battery: 4.65 kg
    Radio with short battery box and 8.7Ah battery: 3.95 kg
  • Interfaces Handset Interface, DC supply (battery), USB (front panel and Handset), H-250 Audio (powered), GPS antenna, Antenna, Ethernet via adaptor (TCP/IP, supports remote control)
  • Temperature range Operational at –30 to +60°C; 95% RH maximum, non-condensing
  • Environmental standards MIL-STD-810G Shock, Drop, Vibration, Humidity, High temp, Low temp, Blowing Dust, Salt Fog, Fungus, Contamination, Altitude, Immersion
    IP68 2m / 1hr
  • Supported battery types BB-2590, BA-3590
    Note: Operational temperature range of the radio may be affected by battery operational temperature range

Values noted are typical. Equipment descriptions and specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.


Do I need to update my HF radio’s firmware?

You don’t have to update your firmware, your radio will be fully operational without firmware updates. However, should Codan recommend a firmware update for any reason, the firmware upgrade can be easily completed using NSP / TPS software, or direct through USB stick (Envoy radio series). Firmware updates generally provide your radio with new capabilities, or may address software bug fixes.

What is the difference between an FED-STD and MIL-STD ALE?

FED-STD refers to the FED-STD-1045 ALE, whereas MIL-STD refers to the MIL-STD-181-141B ALE. FED-STD ALE has the basic ALE feature set for calling and messaging, whereas MIL-STD has additional features such as NET calling, selective call types and LQA exchange.

NET calling allows you to group your users into nets, so rather than calling a particular person or everyone, you can call a certain group identified by a net. With MIL-STD ALE, you also have a variety of selective call types – such as global all-call, selective all-call, global any-call, selective any-call, double any-calls and more. Advanced ALE, part of MIL-STD ALE, enables you to force an LQA exchange.

What GPS capability is available on HF products?

Our HF transceivers – 2110 Series Manpacks, Sentry-H 6120 BM and Envoy – all have support for GPS. An external GPS receiver can be connected, or some models can be fitted with an internal GPS receiver. Once your system is equipped with a GPS receiver and the appropriate calling options enabled, your Codan radio can both request and send GPS coordinates. You can also receive distance and bearings between two radios or from a portable / mobile to a base. Codan also offers tracking software, which allows map-based tracking of assets from a base station.

My HF radio cannot get GPS sync, why?

Generally if your GPS sync isn’t working, it may be that your GPS receiver is not plugged in or your GPS receiver can’t see the sky, there may be something obscuring its view, therefore you will need to reorient the receiver. For Envoy models you may need to check the connector setting is configured for GPS. For our 2110 Series Manpacks, the GPS receiver is installed in the front panel so you need to make sure the front panel has a clear view of the sky.

Codan Digital Voice

Reliable, clear communication

Channel Condition (SNR) Analog Voice Digital Voice Non Real Time Digital Voice
    2400 bps 1200 bps 600 bps 480 bps 300 bps  
Good (+16 dB)
Average (+6 dB)
Poor (0 dB)
Very Poor (-3 dB)
Extremely Poor (-4 dB)
Unusable (-6 dB)
*300/480 bps vocoder rates not available on Envoy radio
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