Codan’s Sentry-U 6160-PR provides a secure inter/intra communications platform that can be deployed to the forward edge of operations or with specialized units who require robust real time reporting.

The Sentry-U 6160-PR includes auto re-transmission and integration with other Sentry products for added connectivity and mission control. Improved waveform technology reduces the risk of interception and detection.

Coupled with ease of use and network spectrum efficiency the Sentry-U 6160-PR has 64 different networks operating on a common frequency. Each network is implemented by allocation of network programmable ID assignment. This provides greater flexibility in network structure and ensures all squad members are enabled with a robust, reliable real time network.

GPS Receiver

The Sentry-U 6160-PR coupled with its optional inbuilt GPS receiver enables C2 capabilities to field users and the command structures. This information is highly configurable and allows for autonomous variable position report times at the end of transmission or on demand by other users. To ensure the best GPS signal is gained the Sentry-U 6160-PR can also be fitted with an optional external antenna.

Supported Communication Modes

• Simplex digital voice with the initialization of transmission by built-in PTT button or wireless PTT (WPTT)

• Simplex digital voice with automatic retransmission

• Full duplex digital voice communication (conference mode) supporting simultaneous data transmission (up to 19,2 kb/s); all radios from the network are able to operate in conference mode with up to four transmitting voice audio streams and an unlimited number of receive streams at once

• Max data transmission mode 125 kb/s


Operational coverage is vastly improved by the 6160-PR’s MESH networking capability, with up to 7 hops providing users with reliable, resilient communications. This capability greatly enhance users ability to overcome obstacles, structures or push the boundaries of the network footprint.

• Built-in PTT button
• Wireless PTT button (WPTT)
• Double wireless PTT button (DWPTT)
• VOX, in conference mode

Key Features

Feature-rich, secure and supportive of legacy analogue systems, the Sentry-U 6160-PR is mission-ready.


Designed to IP67 and MIL-STD-810F. Transceiver also complies: vibration, shock and humidity - MIL-STD 810G.


The Sentry-U 6160-PR sets a new standard with a weight (without battery) of 345g.

Ease of use

Programmable networks operating on a common frequency ensure overall ease of use.


Built-in PTT button. Wireless PTT button (WPTT). Double wireless PTT button (DWPTT).


The Sentry-U 6160-PR has operational built in AES-128 encryption for users who require an extra layer of network security.


  • General
  • Features & Options
  • Electrical & Mechanical
  • Frequency range 2405 to 2480 MHz (unlicensed ISM band)
  • Number of programmable pre-sets (channels) 16
  • Max data rate 125 kb/s
  • Audio output 250 mW @ 8 Ohms (internal speaker)
    20 mW @ 32 Ohms (external speaker)
  • Battery life(Tx/Rx/Standby = 1/7/16) Up to 17 h (for 650 mW)
    (depending on operation mode)
  • Encryption AES 128
  • Transmitter RF power 100 mW; 400 mW; 650 mW
  • Radio range in open area Up to 1200 m
  • Range of WPTT/DWPTT Up to 2 m
  • Power supply 2 x AA NiMH battery or 2 x alkaline battery
  • Encryption AES 128
  • GPS receiver In-built (with internal or external antenna)
  • Audio output 250 mW @ 8 Ohms (internal speaker)
    20 mW @ 32 Ohms (external speaker)
  • Dimensions (without antenna) 115 x 69 x 37 mm
  • Weight (without batteries) 345 g
  • Weight of WPTT (with battery) 40 g
  • Dimensions of DWPTT 64 x 40 x 18 mm
  • Weight of DWPTT (with battery) 53 g

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


What are the power requirements for your radios?

The majority of Codan radios are designed for 12 V DC nominal operation, with relatively low power consumption. This allows direct operation from vehicular, storage battery or solar sources. We also supply adaptors and mains power supplies allowing operation from wide-range DC inputs, or universal (100-240 V AC nominal) mains. Our high power amplifiers require mains power to operate.

Do your products work in a tropical climate?

Codan Communications has an unsurpassed reputation for reliable operation across the globe, including many systems operating in equatorial regions with very high humidity. Codan radios are built tough, the majority withstanding operating temperatures of -30°C to +60°C and adhering to the MIL-STD-810 family environmental standard for dust, shock and vibration. Our products are typically meet full specification in up to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing).

I would like to purchase a Codan Radio System. How do I go about this?

Contact sales at Codan Communications directly via sales enquiry, email or phone as per the details on our contact webpage. You can also request a quote via this form.

For an LMR System, we typically require the following information in order to quote:

  • Frequency band (VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, AM, etc.)
  • RF power output (8 Watts, 30 Watts, 100 Watts, 250 Watts, etc.)
  • Frequencies and Bandwidth (Optional for Quote, Required for Order)
  • Tone Signalling (CTCSS, DTMF, DCS)
  • Cabinets or Racks
  • Duplexers or Relays
  • Detailed Configurations

For an HF System, we typically require the following information in order to quote:

  • System type (Base, Mobile/Vehicular, Portable/Manpack)
  • Type of transceiver required
  • Power source (mains, battery, solar)
  • Brief outline of capabilities required
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