Codan's Sentry-V radio provides commanders and operators with a feature rich secure voice and messaging platform that includes using AES‌ in legacy analogue networks whilst maintaining digital features.

Codan offers different handheld models to fit any mission profile. The Sentry-V comes in low band 30-88 MHz and 136-174 MHz variants and is available in black or olive drab green. Adding the optional AES-256 Encryption provides security for any operational environment. Software capabilities include on screen GPS situational awareness, image transfer capability (upload via Android Bluetooth device) and OTAZ (Over The Air Zeroise) all directly from the handset. Military grade audio headsets, speaker mics and MOLLE carry pouches ensure the Sentry-V stands up as a complete VHF solution.

With DMR technology included as standard, multiple call features are available. Many unique features including repeater mode and GPS situational awareness – are available direct from the handset. The radios can be configured with multiple zones to evolve with battlefield movements and deployments, without the need for reprogramming.

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Operator centric features

Radio and Repeater functionality allows impromptu or dedicated repeater setup to address quick moving battlefield scenarios faced by modern militaries. When operating in DMR, a radio can be quickly rerolled to address the need.

The Radio can be configured in Groups and also Leader or Member hierarchy to have greater control over radios and lessen the information required for normal operation. Built in voice recording function allows users to record network traffic.

Digital Voice Over Analogue

For improved network flexibility Digital Voice Over Analog (DVOA) protocols use advanced digital coding technology for superior voice clarity over legacy analogue FM repeaters. DVOA allows the radio to transmit digital data over existing analogue systems, including voice, images and text. This functionality operates with or without AES Encryption.

Key Features

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


Designed to IP67 for water ingress and MIL-STD-810G, withstanding the toughest environments, operating in temperatures from -30°C to +60°C.

Ease of use

Intuitive icon-based user interface with a two-inch (5cm) colour screen ensures ease of operation is paramount and minimal training is required.

Multi-protocol scanning

Capable of scanning multiple net protocols including Analogue and DMR. P25 conventional and P25 trunking are available as additional options.

Channels and zones

Capable of storing up to 1024 channels and 64 zones allocated to one of the 16 position knobs. This allows for large-scale network delivery and radios able to re-role to evolve with operations.

Software Defined Radio

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

Secure voice and messaging

Supports one-to-one voice calls/messaging, group calls, remote radio monitoring, and radio check functions with DMR technology. AES-256 encryption ensures complete security for all transmissions. DVOA protocols allow for improved network flexibility.


  • General
  • Features & Options
  • Electrical & Mechanical
  • Frequency range 30 – 88 MHz 2W
    30 – 37 MHz 5W
    37 – 50 MHz 5W
    50 – 66 MHz 5W
    66 – 88 MHz 5W
    134 –176 MHz 5W
  • Channel capacity 1024 Channels
  • Zones 64 Zones (Networks)
  • Channel spacing 12.5 KHz, 25 KHz
  • Encryption AES 256
  • Battery life Typical 8 – 12 hours (5/5/90 Duty cycle)
  • Audio response TIA 603
  • Receiver sensitivity 0.4uV (30 – 88 MHz)
    0.19uV (136 – 174 MHz)
  • FM modes Analogue (12.5 / 25 KHz)
    Digital (DVOA 12.5 / 25 KHz)
  • Tone squelch 150 Hz (STANAG 4204)
  • Digital protocol ETSI TS102 (361-1,-2,-3), DVOA & P25 Phase 1
  • Environmental Per MIL-STD-810G (Thermal, Shock, Humidity)
  • Waveforms Analogue, DVOA, DMR
  • Encryption AES 256
  • Over-the-air-zeroise Leader feature to disable and control member
  • Repeater mode Built in Repeater mode (DMR)
  • GPS Self-positioning, automatic reporting
    Situational awareness
    Group member locations
  • Size (no battery) 68 mm W x 167 mm H, 45 mm L
  • Weight (with Li-ion battery) < 580g
  • Ingres protection IP67
  • Temperature range -30°C to 60°C

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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