Two-Way Radios

The Olympia R500 series is a rugged and fully waterproof two-way radio designed for use in almost any harsh environment. With a communication range of up to 42 miles* and a waterproof IP-67** rating, the R500 is packed with other premium features including the following:

  • NOAA weather alert channels
  • 50 channels with 121 eliminator codes to reduce noise interference
  • Dual Power - Uses rechargeable or Alkaline batteries
  • Push to Talk Power Boost button for expansion of your transmission range
  • Built-in LED Flashlight
  • Vibration alert for discreet notifications
  • Repeater channels for improved coverage

The R500 is not only waterproof but also floats so it can be found easily if dropped in the water. It is also compatible with many leading headsets, for a private listening experience. The R500 is ergonomically designed to allow for a snug fit in the palm of your hands. Its large buttons provide ease of use with gloves.

The Olympia R500 two-way radio is simply a great solution for any of your rugged outdoor recreational activities or for your industrial or tactical endeavors. Be sure to take it on your next adventure!


*under optimum conditions
**IP-67: Dust protected and splash-proof from any direction.

Package Includes:

  • 2 radios
  • 2 (AA) NiMH rechargeable battery packs
  • 2 belt clips
  • 1 dual drop-in charger
  • 1 charging adapter
  • 1 Owner's Manual



MSRP $99.99
Range (mi) Up to 42 mile range
Top/mid/base ranges (mi) 42/9/2
IP Rating IP-67 Waterproof
Float Yes
Channels/Privacy Codes 50 Channels including 8 repeater channels/121 privacy codes
Repeater Channels Yes
11 weather channels (7 NOAA) with alert feature Yes
Weather Scan Yes
VibraCallâ„¢ vibrating alert No
Push-to-Talk (PTT) Power Boost No
Flashlight Yes
Micro-USB Charging Port No
Battery life 23 hr. alkaline (3 AA) or 9 hrs. NiMH
VOX/iVOX Hands Free Yes
Emergency Alert Button No
Call tones 10
Eco Smart Yes
Backlit Display Yes
LED Light (RX/TX/STBY) Yes
LCD Battery Meter Yes
Battery Save/Power Save feature No
Power Source NiMH Battery Pack or 3 AAA Batteries
Priority Scan Yes
Monitor Yes
Auto Squelch Yes
Auto Power Off Yes
Audio Low Battery Alert Yes
Keypad Lock Yes
Keypad Tone Yes
Recharge Compatible Yes
Drop-in Charging capable (Charging Base) Yes
Timed-out timer Yes
Nuisance Delete Yes
Talk confirmation tone Yes
Channel busy Yes
Volume Knob No - Digital Volume (15 Level)
Accessory Connector Single Pin
Radio Housing Color Black
Faceplate Color Black w/ Orange Buttons
Warranty 3 Year