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The TK-280/TK-380 is a handheld radio manufactured by Kenwood.  It is available in VHF (TK-280) or UHF (TK-380) and can be used for trunked or conventional operation in both wide and narrow band. The TK-280 is available in two different models: Type 1 (146 - 174 MHz) and Type 2 (136 - 162 MHz).  The TK-380 is available in three different models: Type 1 (450 - 490 MHz), Type 2 (470 - 512 MHz), and Type 3 (400 - 430 MHz).  The TK-280/TK-380 allows for up to 32 systems and 600 channels to be programmed in a trunked configuration, and 250 channels to be programmed in a conventional configuration.  Output power is 5W for the TK-380 and 4W for the TK-380. Low power is 1W on both the TK-280 and TK-380.
  
These are virtually the same radios.
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The TK-280/TK-380 can be programmed with Kenwood's KPD-49D software and the KPG-36 programming cable.  Some models will allow programming outside of these band limits; the programming software may signal a warning but the radio will be programmed with the desired frequency outside the model's frequency range. Since this an undocumented and unsupported feature, radio performance may be affected. The TK-280 Type 1 (146 - 174 MHz) is reported to be able to operate on the 2m band, and the TK-380 Type 1 (450 - 490 MHz) is reported to be able to operate on the 70cm band.
The 280 is VHF and 380 UHF
 
 
 
The VHF model has 5 watt and the UHF model has 4 watt transmit power.
 
 
 
600 Channels in Trunked Mode
 
32 System and 250 Group Memory Capacity in Conventional Mode.
 
 
 
These radios are very easy to program.
 
Using Kenwoods KPG-49D software.
 
The Programming cable for these radios is KPG-36.
 
 
 
The TK-280 w/the 146-174 split, will program down to 144MHz.
 
 
 
 
 
The Software actually rejects the frequency, but it doesn't erase it.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 10:51, 10 August 2018

TK-280 VHF LTR Trunking Capable Radio

Type 1 146-174 MHz

Type 2 136-162 MHz


TK-380 UHF LTR Trunking Capable Radio

Type 1 450-490 MHz

Type 2 470-512 MHz

Type 3 400-430 MHz


Kenwood TK-280

Kenwood TK-280

The TK-280/TK-380 is a handheld radio manufactured by Kenwood. It is available in VHF (TK-280) or UHF (TK-380) and can be used for trunked or conventional operation in both wide and narrow band. The TK-280 is available in two different models: Type 1 (146 - 174 MHz) and Type 2 (136 - 162 MHz). The TK-380 is available in three different models: Type 1 (450 - 490 MHz), Type 2 (470 - 512 MHz), and Type 3 (400 - 430 MHz). The TK-280/TK-380 allows for up to 32 systems and 600 channels to be programmed in a trunked configuration, and 250 channels to be programmed in a conventional configuration. Output power is 5W for the TK-380 and 4W for the TK-380. Low power is 1W on both the TK-280 and TK-380.

The TK-280/TK-380 can be programmed with Kenwood's KPD-49D software and the KPG-36 programming cable. Some models will allow programming outside of these band limits; the programming software may signal a warning but the radio will be programmed with the desired frequency outside the model's frequency range. Since this an undocumented and unsupported feature, radio performance may be affected. The TK-280 Type 1 (146 - 174 MHz) is reported to be able to operate on the 2m band, and the TK-380 Type 1 (450 - 490 MHz) is reported to be able to operate on the 70cm band.