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Hytera   HR652 Compact   DMR  rpeater  Overview

Rangeland Communications

Next Generation DMR Technology 

The HR652 is the next generation of compact DMR repeaters designed to expand radio range with consistent, reliable, and seamless voice and data communications. It is fully compliant with the DMR standard with TDMA digital technology, providing two simultaneous voice channels, doubling voice channel capacity. 

Key Features

Extended Range 

The HR652 features industry-leading RX sensitivity and 25 Watts output power, increasing the effective communication range of radios throughout a campus, industrial site, city, or high-rise building.

Optional Battery Power

The HR652 features an optional battery for portable applications and for battery backup power. The 12.5Ah large-capacity battery can provide up to 4 hours when transmitting at 25W or 9 hours at 10 watts (assuming a 50-50 duty cycle). Fast charging technology enables the battery to be fully charged in just 3.5 hours with the optional AC/DC power adapter 100W fast charger.

Analog & Digital Auto Switching

The HR652 can operate in analog, DMR, or dynamic mixed digital/analog modes.  When using dynamic mixed mode the repeater automatically switches between analog and digital calls, and provides a smooth analog to digital migration. When operating in dynamic mixed mode, the repeater will listen for both analog and digital signals and will automatically repeat either DMR or analog signals without the need for any reconfiguration or reprograming. 

IP Site Connect (Software License Required)

IP Connect enables linking multiple HR652 repeaters via Ethernet LAN/WAN networks, third-party IP networks, VPNs, and microwave.  It provides a cost-effective and flexible way to expand coverage to multiple locations, or to provide supplemental coverage for a campus, or large building to ensure radio network coverage throughout the entire facility. IP-Connect also provides cross-connect functionality to link radios using different UHF/VHF frequency bands.

SFR-Single-Frequency Repeater Mode (optional software license)

The HR652 has the ability to function as a conventional analog or digital DMR repeater. Additionally, it can also function as a DMR single-frequency repeater (SFR). Conventional repeaters require two frequencies, one for receiving, and one for transmitting. 

A DMR single-frequency repeater SFR leverages DMR technology, which splits a single channel into two time slots. An SFR will use one time slot to receive and the other to transmit. 

Instead of receiving on one frequency and transmitting on another like a conventional repeater, a DMR single-frequency repeater receives on one time slot and transmits on the other. The result is a DMR repeater which operates using only a single frequency.   

Benefits of SFR

  • Single Antenna operation. Because traditional repeaters utilize two frequencies, they require either;  (1) two adequately spaced antennas (one for transmit and one for receive) or (2) a duplexer which filters the receive frequency from the transmit frequency. However, since an SFR uses only one frequency there is no need for a duplexer or two antennas. 
  • Simplicity and Compactness. Once again because only a single frequency is used there is no need for two antennas or a duplexer. As such utilizing SFR mode may increase both the compactness and the simplicity of your system. 
  • Simplified FCC Licensing. Simplified FCC Licensing. Since only one frequency is being used an SFR can typically be licensed as a mobile radio rather then a repeater. 
  • Reduced Cost. SFRs can reduce system costs by eliminating the need for a duplexer and by simplifying the FCC licensing process. 

Single-Frequency Repeater Mode (SFR) Considerations

  • Limited Cross Compatibility. Unlike conventional analog and DMR repeater modes, SFR is a proprietary mode of operation, which may not be compatible across all brands. As such, it is recommended that systems utilizing SFR mode use radios from the same brand as the SFR. In this case, Rangeland recommends only using Hytera radios with the HR652 if it's configured for SFR use. If the HR652 is being used as a conventional DMR or analog repeater, radio brands can be mixed without issue. 
  • No Analog/Digital Auto Switching. The analog/digital auto switching functionality will not be available when the repeater is configured as an SFR.
  • DMR Mode Only. SFR mode is only compatible with DMR and will not repeat analog signals.  
  • Single Talk Path. Conventional DMR repeaters are able to leverage DMR time slots to provide two talk paths which can be used simultaneously. In other words, a conventional DMR repeater, which uses two frequencies, can support two conversations by different talk groups at the same time. On the other hand, SFRs can only support a single talk path. You can still have multiple talk groups, however, only one person would be able to transmit at any given time across all of the talk groups. This would likely only be an issue for organizations that need several talk groups and also have a large number of users. 

What is Included? 

Standard Package Includes:

  • HR652 Repeater
  • DC power cable (PWC10)
  • This is a basic wire harness with two stripped wire ends. It is not a power supply. These wire ends can be run to a battery or a power supply. DC power requirements: 14.4V (±15%) 8A.

  • Antenna
  • Rangeland will provide a basic antenna, like the one pictured here, at no additional cost.

Pictured above: HR652 with the antenna provided by Rangeland Communications. 

Included DC cable


Optional Hardware Upgrades 

  • Internal Duplexer
  • Hytera offers a compact proprietary duplexer which allows for operation using a single antenna. The duplexer will be tuned to your frequencies and installed inside the repeater. The duplexer is manufactured by Sinclair Technologies. Note: No duplexer is required for SFR (single-frequency repeater) operation.

  • Battery Pack
  • The optional battery pack provides backup power in the event of power outage and also allows the system to be deployed remotely. The optional AC/DC power adapter (PS8002) or an appropriate power supply is required to charge the battery pack.

  • AC/DC power adapter (PS8002)
  • Required to charge the optional battery or power the repeater with AC power.

Optional Software Upgrades 

  • SFR Software License
  • Required to use the HR652 in Single-Frequency repeater mode (SFR).

  • Enhanced Encryption Software License
  • Required to transmit with AES-256 directly from the repeater (as a base/mobile radio). This upgrade is not required to pass encryption, including AES-256, through the repeater. 

  • IP Site Connect
  • Required to link multiple repeaters together over IP. If you don't know what this is you probably don't need it.  


HR652 with optional battery pack. 

         Diagram showing optional duplexer installed in the HR652

   AC/DC power adapter (PS8002)

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is a radio repeater?

A repeater increases the range of radios. The primary purpose of a radio repeater is to increase the range of handheld and/or mobile radios. A repeater receives the signals of user radios and retransmits the signal to increase the coverage area. The biggest factor affecting the range of a radio repeater is line of sight. 

Do I have to pick between Single Frequency (SFR) mode or traditional repeater mode?

No, but there is a catch. The HR652 can be configured to support both SFR and conventional repeater modes. However, if a duplexer is installed it will have to be removed prior to switching the repeater into and SFR mode. To remove the duplexer the user will have to open up the repeater and make a few simple connections. However, the process is straightforward and the user manual has instructions on how to do this.  

What is a Duplexer and do I need one?

A duplexer is recommended for traditional DMR/Analog repeater mode but not SFR mode. For reasons that are beyond the scope of this article, the receive frequency and transmit frequency of a repeater must be adequately isolated from one another. This can be done by either by using a duplexer or by using separate antennas for transmit and receive, which must be adequately spaced apart. Failing to separate the transmit and receive frequencies can result in damage to the repeater. If you intend to use the HR652 in conventional DMR mode and/or analog mode we recommend a duplexer. Using a duplexer will insure that the transmit and receive side of the repeater are adequately isolated, and will allow the user to use only one antenna. NOTE: a duplexer should not be used for single-frequency repeater mode (SFR). 

Can I mount two antennas directly to the top of the repeater rather than using a duplexer?

This is Not Recommended.  For reasons that are beyond the scope of this article, the receive side and transmit side of a repeater must be adequately isolated either by using a duplexer, or by adequately separating the antennas. Failing to do so, can result in damage to the repeater. The few inches between the transmit and receive antenna ports are not sufficient to provide adequate isolation, and Rangeland has confirmed with Hytera engineers that directly mounting two antennas to the top of the repeater is not recommended. 

Can I use a duplexer other than the proprietary one offered by Hytera?

Yes, and doing so will may save you a little bit of money. However, you will have to mount it outside the repeater. There are less expensive duplexers for around 200-300 dollars that may be suitable for your needs. However, they will not fit inside the HR652 like the proprietary duplexer does. If you want to explore other duplexer options please contact us and we will be happy to help you.

Who makes the proprietary duplexer?

Sinclair Technologies. The proprietary duplexer is manufactured for Hytera by Sinclair Technologies.  

What is required to power the HR652?

A battery or power supply. The HR652 comes standard with a DC wire harness. The wire harness has bare wire ends that must be attached to a power supply or battery. The HR652 does not come with a power supply or a battery. The optional battery can be purchased to power the repeater. In order to power the repeater from AC power or to charge the optional battery, the optional AC/DC power adapter (PS8002) or other suitable power supply is required.   

Do I need the enhanced encryption upgrade?

Only if you intend to also use the repeater as a mobile/base radio and want to transmit directly from the HR652 with AES-256. This upgrade is not required to pass encryption, including AES-256, between end user radios. The repeater will pass AES-256 keys regardless of whether or not the repeater itself has the encryption upgrade.

Can Rangeland configure my system for me?

Absolutely. Rangeland can recommend, configure, and program a system custom tailored to meet your team’s needs. Please contact us with any questions or to get a quote and we will get back to you within 1 business day.

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Hytera HR652

The next generation of portable DMR repeaters

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Hytera HR652 Repeater 

Starting at $2,350.00

  • 25W of Transmit Power 
  • Analog & Digital Modes 
  • Analog / DMR Auto Switching 
  • AES-256 Compatible
  • DMR Single Frequency Repeater (optional) 
  • IP54 Rated