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Licence free - takes away so much hassle!


Annabel Seel Kenwood Communications PKT-23

I have been using Kenwood Radios now for nearly a year & there are a number of key features that make them super useful and now I depend on them for communication as a pro skier on the slopes.

Annabel Seel with PKT-23 Kenwood communications Size - They are incredibly small which is the biggest selling point to me. I can pop it into any pocket in my jacket (smaller than my iPhone!) without it getting in the way. So many radios out there barely fit and are bulky and get in the way, so this is ideal.

Lightweight - Another key feature, not only small but you can barely feel it either. So much lighter than anything i have used before which is a super strong point. Anything that gets uni my way skiing just takes that little bit of focus on the slopes, so this is fantastic that they really are hassle free.

Long range - They have such a long range! Perfect signal even when i am kin’s away from my friends. Takes away the fear of not being able to find people, especially incredibly useful when i am freeriding with clients to manage the group when someone falls or is behind… No need to use data and also much more reliable when you are off the beaten track where mobiles often dont work. Another thing i noticed was the battery life - really long which is useful to say the least. Incredible also in the cold and at altitude.

Kenwood Comunications PKT-23 click to find out more information on this model.

 

Annabel Seel

ALS Private Ltd

 

 

For Frédéric Sausset, competing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2016 was much more than just a race. It’s was his Race for Life.


Frédéric Sausset Kenwood Communications

Frédéric Sausset is a remarkable man. In 2012, after contracting a deadly form of septicemia while on holiday just a few weeks after attending the 24 Hours of LeMans, the 46-year old businessman and motorsport enthusiast was to have his four limbs amputated.
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Wow your’s is so much smaller than mine!


Chemmey Alcott Kenwood Communications
Sometimes small equates to less superior but whenever fellow coaches or mountain goers see our Kenwood ProTalk Two Way radios their comments are never negative. They are curious and confused.

 

Cheemy Alcott and PKT-23 Kenwood two-way radiosCurious to how I can be running an alpine ski team where safety and communication is of paramount importance and yet I trust such a small method of communication. Well that is an easy argument - the clarity of the audio even over the long range is incredibly competitive (as good as the huge radio units with awkward looking long antennas).


Confused? Because naturally not everyone is aware of how technology has progressed in terms of packing more effiiciency into the smallest of units.

We ask a lot from our Kenwood buddies - they must be durable - they have to withstand freezing temperatures, wind and frosted fog and consistently perform despite being used almost 200 days a year all around the world.


The latter being again an area where the radios come up trumps because they are license free. As a team we travel so much and so frequently that to pre organise a license for each and every one of our radios would be near impossible so this really is the icing on the cake.

 

We know we are not substituting quality for size. In our dangerous sport we have to rely heavily on both the performance of our radios and their practicality and function.

 

I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending these radios to everyone - whatever sport or outdoor passion you love.

 

Chemmey Alcott with PKT-23 Kenwood walkie talkieChemmy Alcott

Team Manager and Head Coach CDC Performance
BBC Ski Sunday Presenter
Motivational Speaker and Ambassador

Chemmy Alcott CDC Performance

 

See the brochure on the PKT-23 below or click here to see the full specification on these small two-way radios

PKT-23 analogue two-way radio brochure

 

 

 

Introducing the TH-D74A/TH-D74E for the Ultimate in APRS® and D-STAR® Performance


New TH-D74
August 8, 2016 – KENWOOD has already garnered an enviable reputation with the TH-D72A/E handheld APRS® amateur radio transceiver. Andnow it has raised the bar even further with the new TH-D74A/E, adding support for D-STAR®, the digital voice & data protocol developed by the JARL, and enabling simultaneous APRS and D-STAR operation – an industry first. As well as offering intuitive operation and rugged IP54/55 weatherproofing, this top-of-the-line portable transceiver features built-in GPS, wide-band multi-mode reception, IF filters, DSP equalizer, a transflective TFT color display, microSD memory slot and Bluetooth/USB connectivity.


Key features
1. APRS packet transfer communications for exchange of real-time GPS positional information and messages
• Color display includes compass with station information (relative distance, heading and speed) or weather conditions (rainfall, temperature & humidity, wind direction/speed, pressure)
• Storage capacity for 100 fixed/mobile/weather stations and objects/items
• Messages exchanged with other APRS stations in real time
• Built-in KISS TNC for managing APRS on a computer
• Rapid QSY using frequency embedded in beacon

2.D-STAR for voice/data transmission over digital amateur radio networks • Simplex, semi-duplex, Zone, and IP Gateway modes for local, wide or worldwide digital communications
• DV (digital voice) and DV Fast Data mode (transmits data in unused voice frames for transfers that are 3.5 times faster)
• DR (D-STAR Repeater) list downloadable from D-STAR website
• Direct reply following receipt (just press PTT)
• Icon shows repeater availability when kerchunking
• TX/RX history (max. 120 items) for easy recall of parameters for a particular station
• Rapid QSY using information from D-STAR repeater

3.Multi-band, multi-mode reception
• 0.1 to 524 MHz wide-band continuous reception on Band B (sub-band)
• FM/NFM/WFM/AM plus SSB/CW
• Dual frequency reception (VxV, UxU, and VxU)
• Simplified zero-in with variable fine-step (20, 100, 500 and 1000 Hz)
• Ferrite bar antenna for mid- and low-HF bands
4.IF filters to reduce adjacent frequency interference (SSB: 2.2~3.0 kHz; CW: 0.3~2.0 kHz; AM: 3.0~7.5 kHz)
5.IF OUT mode to make IF signal (12 kHz center frequency, 15 kHz bandwidth) available via the Micro-USB port
6.High-performance audio equalizer with DSP  

Other featuresnew ama 2016
• Color 1.74" (240 x 180 pixel) transflective TFT display for high visibility outdoors and indoors
• Flat low-profile key tops
• IP54/55 for all-weather outdoor use
• Built-in GPS (Auto Clock Setting) with high-sensitivity patch antenna to track GPS signals from vehicle dashboard• GPS Logger mode• Bluetooth® (HSP/SPP)
• microSD/SDHC slot
• Micro-USB terminal
• Free downloadable PC software: MCP-D74 memory control program, ARFC-D74 for frequency management, etc.


* APRS is a registered trademark of WB4APR Mr. Bob Bruninga. D-STAR (Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio) is a digital radio protocol developed by JARL (Japan Amateur Radio League). All other company names, brand names and product names are registered trademarks or trade names of their respective holders.

 

 

Triple-Digital Radios – An Industry First! The KENWOOD NX-5000 Series
Now Supports DMR as well as NXDN & P25 Protocols for Maximum Flexibility


NX-5000 series DMR, NXDN & P25
1st October 2016 – KENWOOD continues to invest its extensive experience and acclaimed technologies in NEXEDGE, an innovative digital communications solution that satisfies the most stringent requirements of today’s mission-critical radio users. And with the new addition of DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) support, NEXEDGE leaps further ahead of the competition: NX-5000 Series portable and mobile radios are compatible with three different digital protocols – NXDN, DMR and P25 (Phase 1 & 2) – enabling them to serve in all public sector, commercial and public safety roles with flawless performance and advanced feature sets.


DMR support
DMR is an open radio standard established in 2005 by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for commercial communications. It uses 2-slot TDMA in a 12.5 kHz channel, effectively doubling the capacity of existing 12.5 kHz equipment. This provides smooth communications and coordination for staff in a wide variety of commercial environments, including retail, hospitality and manufacturing.


Compatibility with the DMR AIS IP Console Interface facilitates radio dispatch operations, while Call Interruption
is ideal for security guards. Digital DMR Data Services and Remote Monitoring are among several other
benefits.

With the addition of DMR support, the NX-5000 Series now offers unsurpassed interoperability and flexibility. A
single NX-5000 radio can simultaneously support two digital protocols plus FM analog, offering the following
combinations: FM/DMR/NXDN, FM/NXDN/P25, and FM/DMR/P25.


Whether it’s nationwide enterprises building large-scale trunked networks with NXDN, staff staying in touch via
DMR or first responders maintaining vital contact with P25 – the NX-5000 Series has a clear digital advantage.

 

See our latest brochures

 

NX-5000 Full Brochure Now with DMR   NX-5200/5300 EU Brochure now with DMR   TK-D200/D300/E/E2/GE/GE2 Brochure
         

NX-5000 Series Full Brochure Now with DMR

 

NX-5200/5300/E/E2 Now with DMR

 

NX-5700/5800E Now with DMR

 


* Other models and options are available. Consult a local KENWOOD dealer for details.
NXDN™ is a trademark of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and Icom Inc. NEXEDGE® is a registered trademark of JVCKENWOOD
Corporation. All other company names, brand names and product names are registered trademarks or trade names of their respective
holders.

 

 

Introducing the TH-D74A/TH-D74E for the Ultimate in APRS® and D-STAR® Performance


New TH-D74
August 8, 2016 – KENWOOD has already garnered an enviable reputation with the TH-D72A/E handheld APRS® amateur radio transceiver. Andnow it has raised the bar even further with the new TH-D74A/E, adding support for D-STAR®, the digital voice & data protocol developed by the JARL, and enabling simultaneous APRS and D-STAR operation – an industry first. As well as offering intuitive operation and rugged IP54/55 weatherproofing, this top-of-the-line portable transceiver features built-in GPS, wide-band multi-mode reception, IF filters, DSP equalizer, a transflective TFT color display, microSD memory slot and Bluetooth/USB connectivity.


Key features
1. APRS packet transfer communications for exchange of real-time GPS positional information and messages
• Color display includes compass with station information (relative distance, heading and speed) or weather conditions (rainfall, temperature & humidity, wind direction/speed, pressure)
• Storage capacity for 100 fixed/mobile/weather stations and objects/items
• Messages exchanged with other APRS stations in real time
• Built-in KISS TNC for managing APRS on a computer
• Rapid QSY using frequency embedded in beacon

2.D-STAR for voice/data transmission over digital amateur radio networks • Simplex, semi-duplex, Zone, and IP Gateway modes for local, wide or worldwide digital communications
• DV (digital voice) and DV Fast Data mode (transmits data in unused voice frames for transfers that are 3.5 times faster)
• DR (D-STAR Repeater) list downloadable from D-STAR website
• Direct reply following receipt (just press PTT)
• Icon shows repeater availability when kerchunking
• TX/RX history (max. 120 items) for easy recall of parameters for a particular station
• Rapid QSY using information from D-STAR repeater

3.Multi-band, multi-mode reception
• 0.1 to 524 MHz wide-band continuous reception on Band B (sub-band)
• FM/NFM/WFM/AM plus SSB/CW
• Dual frequency reception (VxV, UxU, and VxU)
• Simplified zero-in with variable fine-step (20, 100, 500 and 1000 Hz)
• Ferrite bar antenna for mid- and low-HF bands
4.IF filters to reduce adjacent frequency interference (SSB: 2.2~3.0 kHz; CW: 0.3~2.0 kHz; AM: 3.0~7.5 kHz)
5.IF OUT mode to make IF signal (12 kHz center frequency, 15 kHz bandwidth) available via the Micro-USB port
6.High-performance audio equalizer with DSP  

Other featuresnew ama 2016
• Color 1.74" (240 x 180 pixel) transflective TFT display for high visibility outdoors and indoors
• Flat low-profile key tops
• IP54/55 for all-weather outdoor use
• Built-in GPS (Auto Clock Setting) with high-sensitivity patch antenna to track GPS signals from vehicle dashboard• GPS Logger mode• Bluetooth® (HSP/SPP)
• microSD/SDHC slot
• Micro-USB terminal
• Free downloadable PC software: MCP-D74 memory control program, ARFC-D74 for frequency management, etc.


* APRS is a registered trademark of WB4APR Mr. Bob Bruninga. D-STAR (Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio) is a digital radio protocol developed by JARL (Japan Amateur Radio League). All other company names, brand names and product names are registered trademarks or trade names of their respective holders.

 

 

Taipei City Police Department Deploys KENWOOD’s NX-5000 Series, P25 Mission-critical Two-way Radios, Featuring EF Johnson’s ATLAS® System



JVCKENWOOD and its mission-critical P25 specialist, EF Johnson Technologies, have won a contract to deliver a P25 system solution – including radios and support services – to the Taipei City Police Department. This marks the first time that JVCKENWOOD and its affiliate EF Johnson have teamed up to secure a major contract.

Taipei has a population of 2.7 million; Taipei City PD operates 14 precincts and 94 police stations over an area of 270 square kilometers. For its scale alone this represents a considerable challenge in terms of radio communications. The solution is a cutting-edge P25 system that will improve coverage and provide secure, reliable city-wide communications.

P25 is a suite of standards developed to ensure interoperability among public safety agencies – including law enforcement, fire departments and EMS. The feature-packed NX-5000 Series and the ATLAS solution are designed to answer the demanding requirements of today’s mission-critical users, and offer KENWOOD’s renowned quality and first-class reliability, even when used in demanding environments.

Over the four-year phased migration, Taipei City PD will replace their obsolete EDACS system with an 8-site NX-5000 P25 trunked, multi-cast ATLAS® system. The package includes:
• 7,000 NX-5000 radios with AES encryption
• ATLAS® P25 system
• 9 StarGate® dispatch consoles

By investing in P25 technology, Taipei City PD has a future-proof system. They will benefit from greater choice and enjoy all the benefits of a solution that meets the complex needs of law enforcement in Taipei.

KENWOOD, a brand of JVCKENWOOD Corp., is renowned for high sound quality and technical expertise in the fields of car electronics, radio communication systems and audio equipment. EF Johnson Technologies Inc. was acquired by JVCKENWOOD in 2014 to enhance its P25 product offering with an extensive range of solutions and options for professionals in the public safety market.

Trademarks
• NEXEDGE is a registered trademark of JVCKENWOOD Corporation • ATLAS and StarGate are registered trademarks of EF Johnson Technologies Inc. • All other company names, brand names and product names are registered trademarks or trade names of their respective holders.


 

78 Wembley Squadron take to the air with Kenwood ProTalk


3 cadets

Based in North West London, the 78 Wembley Squadron, RAF Air Cadets, is part of the Royal Air Force and forms a youth organisation for young people aged 13-20. It offers cadets a range of different activities which will help develop young adults by building their self- confidence and helping them to gain key skills which will be essential in their adult lives.

78 Wembley Squadron have previously used a number of different radio systems, some of which did not meet all of their needs. However, the Kenwood TK3501 ProTalk license-free PMR hand portable walkie talkies and EMC-11 clip microphones with earphones have exceeded their expectations. Click here for the case study.

 


 

'My Kenwood Buddy' by 4-time Winter Olympian Chemmy Alcott


Night creme on. Vitamins taken. Cosy sleep socks on. Alarm set. Radios on charge.

Most people (well probably more the ladies) follow the above ritual before drifting off to sleep each night. Well maybe 4 our of the 5. For me and may life and need to communicate with those around me, our Kenwood radios are as important to us as our mobile phones.

Chemmy Alcott uses a Kenwood PKT

Mobiles of course are most peoples top methods to check in. Well what if you are up a mountain, phone reception is negligible and it is paramount that you get a message to your trainees in the start gate to let them know the course is running great except for maybe the fourth blue which has a small rut created from the pressure of 50 racers before hand? Or you are dropping a small cliff for a photoshoot and you have one take and need to make sure you and the photographer are ready for action? Or if you are skiing as two groups of friends of different abilities and want to make sure you have your gluwhein break at the same time?

Mobiles aren’t sufficient for this kind of immediate communication in areas with little phone reception. Following a sport like skiing where there are dangers, our Kenwood radios have become imperative to us running a successful business in winter sport.

Fellow skiers or snowboarders wonder in amazement at the size and range of our radios. Surely if they are that small they can’t work well? I hear that all the time… And my reply is that the scottish voice they just heard is from my husband and business partner who is approximately 1.5 km away from me up the mountain at the start whilst i slip down the course giving feedback. Clarity is key for us. Any missed information could be disastrous. Knowledge is power and as a ski coach my most important role is to make sure our CDC athletes know exactly the path they must ski and how they must attack all the undulating terrain and jumps. Our radios dotted around the mountain ensure we know where our team is at all times and how they are feeling. On race days we have one in the snack bag at the bottom of the run. One is hung around the neck of our house parent in the finish to make sure the athletes give us immediate feedback on how they feel they run was and for us to celebrate their success and if things didn’t go to plan to immediately give them a focus for improvement. 

For me the success of CDC is that we are a little but great team. We are a team on the slopes, off the slopes and even at home whilst at school. Our radios help nit us together. Share our fears and successes with each other. 

This week they came in oh so handy helping us to get a one shot mini lip drop. The light was going, a storm swirling in at the horizon and we had one chance. We set up the shot. Communicated together on the angle, on the technique, the timing … even the facial expression needed and BOOM we did it! Without our radios we would have 100% missed the shot!

I recommend everyone on the mountain to carry radios. To optimise your experience, to share your excitement, to iron out complicated logistics - whatever you need it for, your little Kenwood buddy will be there to help you!

 

 

CitiCall was chosen by the Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee to provide radio communications throughout the 28th SEA Games 2015. In this event, CitiCall achieved a great success being supported by NEXEDGE®*1 radios backed by a nationwide digital trunking system. 


 

Jacksons Fencing dPMR466

Representing the new generation of trunk radio operators, management at CitiCall has over three decades of radio/telecom expertise. Today, CitiCall is a nationwide digital trunk radio operator employing NEXEDGE® technology. For the SEA Games, CitiCall worked in partnership with Radioquip Communications, a dealer with 17 years of experience managing radio rentals for such sporting events as international motor racing, marathons, golfing, tennis, football, rugby and swimming competitions. Click here for the case study.

 

ProTalk TK-3401D dPMR 466 delivering reliable seamless communications at major Eurotunnel construction project.


 

Jacksons Fencing dPMR466

Read how Kenwood ProTalk dPMR466 was put to work by Jacksons Fencing to help coordinate a large construction team throughout a major security upgrade project at the Eurotunnel Terminal in Coquelles, France which was part of a high-profile Anglo-French initiative to upgrade safety and security against illegal migration activity. Click here for the case study.

 

 

JVCKENWOOD receives letter of appreciation from ARISS
Radio System Plays Key Role in Communications Between Earth and Astronauts
System makes it possible for amateur radio operators all over the world to contact the International Space Station


 

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station

JVCKENWOOD Corporation was presented with a letter of appreciation for many years of service related to the amateur radio system on the International Space Station as well as support of future operations, in Tokyo on August 22, 2015. ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station), the organization in charge of the amateur radio station system on the ISS, commended JVCKENWOOD for contributing the radio system and providing technical support during the ARISS In

 

ternational delegates meeting held in Tokyo this year. Sponsored by amateur radio organizations and space agencies in the USA, Russia, Canada, Japan and Europe, the activities of ARISS are designed to inspire students worldwide, to pursue interests and careers in science, technology, engineering and math through amateur radio communications opportunities with the ISS on-orbit crew.

The amateur radio system that JVCKENWOOD provided has been running for over 10 years since its installation on the International Space Station in 2003, where it has reliably assisted communication between astronauts on the ISS and amateur radio operators on earth, possibly including a whole new generation of astronauts and scientists. This system is based on the TM-D700E radio, modified to support ARISS operations.

 

 

Kenwood Ham Radio on International Space Station

 

 

 

The definitive DMR line-up – KENWOOD launches TK-D240/D340 portables and TK-D740/D840 mobiles


 

Kenwood DMR handheld and mobile radios

KENWOOD is expanding its line-up of DMR two-way radios with the introduction of the TK-D240/D340 portables and TK-D740/D840 mobiles, tailored for business use and capable of handling both analogue and digital communications simultaneously. Compatible with the ETSI standard for DMR Tier II (conventional) licensed operation, these radios are specified for 2-slot TDMA operation in 12.5 kHz channels, meaning they can offer greater spectrum efficiency.

Since these two-in-one DMR radios can operate in both digital and FM analogue modes, switching automatically as needed, they make an ideal choice for smoothing migration from legacy analogue to full digital. What is more, they can operate in dual-slot direct mode – without a base station or repeater – supporting two simultaneous subscriber calls in a single 12.5 kHz channel, thus doubling channel capacity. They also offer 5-Tone signalling and such added value as Call Interruption and KENWOOD enhanced audio quality with AMBE+2™ VOCODER technology.

The ergonomically styled TK-D240/D340 entry-level portables – suited for a wide range of workplaces, from warehouses and industry to shops and hotels – are tough enough to withstand the most demanding use: they comply with both MIL-STD and IP54/55 environmental standards. And despite their superbly slim design and competitive price, they offer 1-watt audio output and extra battery life for extended hours of operation.

Although designed for vehicular use, the TK-D740/D840 mobile radios (with KMC-35 or KMC-36 microphone) still conform to MIL-STD C/D/E/F/G standards for ruggedness while being IP54 rated for water & dust intrusion. To enhance operating ease the front panel features 9 programmable function keys, a customisable blue LED, and a large 2-digit LED display with brightness adjustment so it is always clear which channel is being used.

The new radios join Kenwood’s existing DMR line-up of high-tier portables and the TKR-D710E, TKR-D810E Tier II repeater. Strong performance, rugged reliability and simple operation distinguish KENWOOD’s user-friendly DMR radios. See Kenwood's full range of DMR product clik here.

 

 

 

The Enterprise Network Solution: Introducing NEXEDGE® Generation 2 (Gen2) – the latest NEXEDGE Multi-site Digital Trunked Network System, delivering a massive boost in scalability (1,000+ sites, 24 networks)


Kenwood NEXEDGE Gen2 LogoThis mark identifies NEXEDGE Gen2 features and compatible products.

 

 

26 October 2015 – Since 2007, NEXEDGE has offered digital conventional and trunked radio solutions to meet the diverse requirements of a wide range of enterprise and mission-critical users. And now KENWOOD is proud to announce NEXEDGE Generation 2 – “Gen2”. This new generation of NEXEDGE System offers enhanced features, scalability, flexibility and performance – including the capability to link 1,000+ sites or 24 networks.

Digital Wide Area/Multi-System Trunking: With the new Linux based System Controller, Gen2 supports digital trunked wide area/multi-system IP networks of 1,000+ sites or 24 networks for roaming, calling and data exchanging. Networks can be created over existing NEXEDGE repeaters, IT assets, private microwave, spread-spectrum links or services using 10/100 Base-T Ethernet with up to 65,519 group/unit IDs. To determine the best site for roaming and registration, subscriber units use advanced control channel hunting algorithms, as well as RF signal strength and digital signal quality monitoring. And all features such as individual call, group call, remote group add, and data transferring are supported across systems thanks to the Gen2 System Controller and Bridge.

 

Major Gen2 Features include:

Linux server based system architecture to expand processing capacity and manageability   Ability to use your current monitoring applications with SNMP for NEXEDGE repeaters
Direct Frequency Assignment (DFA) so that when a new frequency is added all subscriber units roaming in the system are updated automatically   Data Channel for handling of vast quantity of GPS data from radios on duty
Capability for linking 100 NXIP Consoles to an IP gateway and as many as 1,000 NXIP consoles to a single network   Schedulable Stun/Kill to guard against unauthorised access or theft of radios
Fleet Priority Channel to assign traffic channels preferentially to a specific group   Automatic serial number registration when new subscriber units are added
Temporary switching of control and traffic channels for efficient frequency utilisation   Browser based multi-access configuration, monitoring and management
Call preemption/interruption to give priority to console calls   Firmware management and overwriting via network as well as fast updating
Network management (server & client) for SNMP-based status monitoring – including resource, performance, and traffic monitoring   Central management for log acquisition
All new Gen2 features available from existing NEXEDGE products with firmware updating   Full compatibility with Gen1 and legacy analog features and equipment
 

KENWOOD’s NX-5000 Series marks the introduction of Gen2, with base-repeaters and software updates to follow. To learn more about NEXEDGE Gen2 click here.

 

 

 

NEXEDGE® NX-5000 Series Multi-Protocol Digital & FM Portables and Mobiles


Kenwood NEXEDGE NX-5000 Series Portable walkie talkies & mobiles26th October 2015 — KENWOOD is proud to announce European availability of the NEXEDGE NX-5000 Series of portable and mobile two-way radios, capable of multi-protocol operation in two digital formats – NXDN™ 12.5 / 6.25kHz and P25 (Phases 1 & 2) – as well as mixed digital and FM analogue. Also supported is NXDN Type-C digital trunking. Precision-engineered for applications that demand a high level of performance and durability, they are ideal for organisations operating with a mix of analogue and digital radios, facilitating a smooth migration to full digital. The radio platform is ready for DMR and 5-Tone, software for these features will follow.

Built-in GPS capability enables comprehensive fleet management, while the large colour display offers at-a-glance operational status checks. Both portable and mobile models provide renowned KENWOOD audio quality in digital and analogue operations. Built-in DSP gives these radios an advantage in high-noise environments, with AMBE+2™ Vocoder technology, accurately replicating natural human speech nuances for superior voice quality. An orange emergency button offers additional protection in hazardous conditions. And for added security, 56-bit DES encryption is equipped as standard, with 256-bit AES encryption optionally available.

The two portables feature Bluetooth® for hands-free operation, accommodating up to 4,000 channels with 512 channels/zone and 128 zones. A memory card slot increases voice/data memory capacity. The NX-5200 VHF model operates on 136-174 MHz (6W), while the NX-5300 UHF model covers 400-470 MHz (5W). Both meet MIL-STD 810 C/D/E/F/G as well as the IP68 water immersion standard.

The two mobiles, which incorporate a DB-25 accessory connector and 4W speaker, similarly accommodate up to 4,000 channels with 512 channels/zone and 128 zones. The NX-5700 VHF model operates on 136-174 MHz (25-1W), while the NX-5800 UHF model operates on 400-470 MHz (25-1W). For durability, they satisfy MIL-STD 810 C/D/E/F/G; the RF deck meets IP54 and the remote head complies with the IP55 blowing rain standard.

Trademarks
・ AMBE+2™ is a trademark of Digital Voice Systems Inc.
・ Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc., used under license by JVCKENWOOD Corporation.
・ NXDN™ is a trademark of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and Icom Inc.
・ NEXEDGE® is a registered trademark of JVCKENWOOD Corporation.
・ All other company names, brand names and product names are registered trademarks or trade names of their respective holders.

 

Find out more about the:

- NX-5200 VHF & NX-5300 UHF portable walkie talkies -->
- NX-5700 VHF and NX-5800 UHF mobile radios -->

 

 

 

Kenwood's ProTalk PKT-23 out on the slopes with Chemmy Alcott


Britain’s number one female alpine skier and 4-time Winter Olympian Chemmy Alcott has been skiing since she was a toddler. Born in London, Chemmy started competing at the age of 8 before embarking on a career that would see her work her way up to being ranked 8th in the world. Since retiring from alpine skiing in 2014, the talented athlete is keen on educating others on the value of sport.

Whilst coaching with her new company at CDC Performance, Chemmy recently used our Kenwood ProTalk LT PKT-23 two-way radio’s. Communication while skiing is very important for safety reasons and thanks to Kenwood’s ProTalk radio’s, Chemmy was able to keep accurate accountability of everyone at the touch of a button. Read Chemmy’s blog to see out how she got on:

Communication is Key - Kenwood Radios Blog NZ Summer 2015

Chemmy Alcott on the slopes

7.35am sunrise Cardrona mountain resort, South Island NZ.

“Okay racer. Get that outside hand down at the apex of the turn. Course is clear. Let’s charge”

18 words.

18 words that can make or break an athlete’s run. Technical advise. Safety and words to motivate, inspire.

As the coach your success is measured by your trainee’s performance, for CDC however our aim is to develop people through sport, so we want to make happy, confident individuals ready to attack life. Either way, you have valuable runs to make marginal gains. You have to optimise every run. Every turn. You also have to make sure that the piste is clear - no wayward free skiers lost off the mountain, veering into your gates. With all the undulating terrain nature blesses skiers with, rarely can you see a whole run from the start. You slide down checking the snow - sliding out old tracks as much as possible. You stop on the knoll bathed in the pink hues of the sunrise. But the most important thing you do as a coach is to communicate.

As they say ‘communication is key’ and there are few places this is more important than when the safety of 9 young skiers hurtling at speed down a mountain is in your hands.

The radio at the start. The radio at the end. The radio at the cafe. The radio in each of the coaches’ right chest pockets. Each radio has its own personality - its own role. But equally without one you are running below efficiency.

Mr start Radio is always positive, wearing rose tinted glasses seeing the best in everyone but equally as sharp as a tack. Their job is brief but all important. Check in with the coach. Get the course clear and then those precious few words that can dictate the whole run - individually inspirational.

Mrs finish radio is sensitive, always there to relay feelings of new techniques, new lines tried. To check that the feelings and what the clock says are on par.

Mr cafe radio has the cushiest job of all. All day he stays warm nestled in the spare clothes of a rucksack in the cafe. He is there for freezing cold hands to awkwardly grab to ask coach for a break, then hot-chocolate-mug warmed hands to eagerly communicate that all is well and ready to go back out and brave the weather and attack the course once more.

Mr and Mrs coach radios are the motherships. They are there to make sure everything goes smoothly, optimizing efficiency, communicating ideas for change and improvement and perhaps uttering those golden words that can help change an athlete’s day.

Ski racing demands a lot from radios. It demands them to be small and light for ease of transport and tucking into pockets. It demands them to work when fingers freeze in sub zero temperatures. It demands them to be able to function through snow capped trees, valleys and lips, jumps and bumps.

The success of our NZ camp was that everything worked as a whole - we were one team. We were one team because we communicated at all times. Kenwood radios, to quote one our athletes, helped our trainees ‘have the time of our life.”

What more can you ask for?

Chemmey Alcott NZ Camp

 

 

It’s all about the customer.


Kenwood have been designing, manufacturing and marketing products of exceptional performance and quality since 1946.

Discover more about how and why we go to such great lengths to get our mission and business critical products and solutions right in our new film ‘It’s all about the customer’.

 

 

 

Kaunas Dispatcher - Mission Critical Dispatch System


Learn about how a nationwide NEXEDGE® trunked multi-site system is put to use in an advanced dispatch system from a Dispatch Manager's point of view.

 

 

 

The benefits of ProTalk Digital PMR446 explained


In the latest in a series of short films on ProTalk Digital 446, a presenter takes the viewer through the key features and benefits of the TK-3401D hand portable walkie talkies; from design to ease of use and flexibility through to its exceptional performance.