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TK-280 VHF LTR Trunking Capable Radio
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==TK-280 VHF LTR Trunking Capable Radio==
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;Frequency Coverage
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*Type 1 146-174 MHz
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*Type 2 136-162 MHz
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==TK-380 UHF LTR Trunking Capable Radio==
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;Frequency Coverage
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*Type 1 450-490 MHz
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*Type 2 470-512 MHz
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*Type 3 400-430 MHz
  
Type 1 146-174 MHz
 
  
Type 2 136-162 MHz
 
 
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TK-380 UHF LTR Trunking Capable Radio
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== Kenwood TK-380 ==
 
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[[Image:Kenwood-tk380.jpg|center|Kenwood TK-380 w/DTMF keypad]]
Type 1 450-490 MHz
 
  
Type 2 470-512 MHz
 
  
Type 3 400-430 MHz
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==Features==
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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.
  
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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.
These are virtually the same radios.
 
Except, the 280 is VHF and 380 UHF
 
  
600 Channels in Tunked Mode
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The models with a DTMF keypad are not field-programmable.
32 System and 250 Group Memory Capacity in Conventional Mode.
 
  
These radios are very easy to program.
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[[Category:Kenwood Professional Radios]]
Using Kenwoods KPG-49D software.
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[[Category:Handheld Professional Radios]]
The Programming cable for these radios is KPG-36.
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[[Category:Radio Models]]

Revision as of 18:08, 8 September 2018

TK-280 VHF LTR Trunking Capable Radio

Frequency Coverage
  • Type 1 146-174 MHz
  • Type 2 136-162 MHz


TK-380 UHF LTR Trunking Capable Radio

Frequency Coverage
  • Type 1 450-490 MHz
  • Type 2 470-512 MHz
  • Type 3 400-430 MHz



Kenwood TK-380

Kenwood TK-380 w/DTMF keypad


Features

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.

The models with a DTMF keypad are not field-programmable.