Kenwood started building Communications products in 1955 and entered the Amateur Radio market in 1958. Since then it’s sold Amateur products world-wide under both the Kenwood and Trio brand names, building a reputation for outstanding audio quality both on transmit and receive. High-quality audio is in the company’s DNA and this can be heard daily on all Amateur frequencies, from “Top Band” to microwave…..Technology drives Amateur Radio just as it does Professional/Business Radio. The latest Kenwood Amateur HF flagship transceiver, the TS-990S, features touch-screen tuning, full down-conversion receive and can be operated remotely over the Internet.But despite all that technology, Amateur Radio is above all a social hobby; operators enjoy using their Kenwood radios to make new friends and to keep in touch with them day and night across the world.
Amateur Radio operators are licensed to use a very wide range of frequencies/bands. Kenwoods HF/All Mode products operate mainly on the HF bands (1.8 MHz to 30 MHz) plus the 50 MHz band, giving world-wide coverage 24/7
Amateur Radio is a world-wide hobby and in many countries new operators start off with shorter range VHF/UHF radios. These can be hand-held portables or car-mounted mobile units.