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DMR Radios

 

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The Kenwood DMR series of mobile and portable radios has become a cost-effective choice for radios in a variety of business applications.  These radios have features including built in QT / DQT in analog mode which is used to listen to your group of radios without having to listen to other companies sharing the same channel.  The radios are capable of analog simplex, analog repeater, DMR simplex and DMR repeater operation which is used for facilities such as golf courses, hotels, movie theaters, furniture stores, bowling alleys, gun ranges, go kart racing, wholesale warehouse operations, schools or construction sites.  These radios operate on licensed frequencies and require the user to obtain an FCC license for legal operation.

Review the Kenwood Product DMR Overview:       DMR-Product-Brochure

ANALOG FM AND DMR RADIOS

TK-D240V VHF & TK-D340U UHF Portable Radio

TK-D240V & D340U DMR Portable Radio Oblique View

The TK-D240V & TK-D340U are Kenwood’s DMR digital portable radios.  This radio is ergonomically designed, has minimal weight and is tough enough to comply with MIL-STD and IP54/55 environmental standards.  Features include 5 watt VHF and 4 watt UHF output, 2 zones / 16 channels per zone, audio power of 1 watt, battery saver function, monitor, late entry, key lock, FleetSync II, per channel compandor, squelch level setting, intrinsically safe option, 70MHz bandwidth, scanning, 2 programmable buttons, 39 QT (CTCSS) tones, 168 DQT (DCSS) codes, 11.5 hours use on KNB-45L battery at 5-5-90 duty cycle.  Radio is capable of both analog and DMR digital TDMA operation and can automatically switch between digital DMR and analog FM operation.  Up to two simultaneous subscriber calls can be supported in a 12.5KHz channel without requiring a base station or repeater.  See article on Battery Care for information regarding battery ratings and capacity.  For a discussion on the distance the radio will communicate, please see How Far Will My Radio Talk?

TK-D740V VHF & TK-D840U UHF Portable RadioTK-D740HV & D840HU DMR Mobile Radio

The TK-D740HV & D840HU mobile radios are Kenwood’s entry into the DMR marketplace.  The radios are packed with features which make these radios a great value as well as excellent performers.  The radios has a sleek design that is built to be rugged, meet the MIL-STD C/D/E/F/G standards for ruggedness and are IP54 rated for dust and water protection, making them more than capable of withstanding harsh operating conditions.

The radios operate both analog FM and digital DMR two-slot TDMA Tier II which covers licensed conventional systems.  By operating with 2-slot TDMA, the radios have great spectral efficiency by providing two audio channels in a single 12.5KHz channel.  In direct mode, the radio can operate both time slots to support two conversations which cannot be done by MotoTrbo.

The radios include features such as 2 digit LED channel display with brightness control, 9 programmable function keys, clear & powerful audio to deliver great intelligibility with the AMBE+2 vocoder that accurately replicates natural human speech nuances for superior voice quality, voice announcement, multiple languages, 70MHz bandwidth, external D-sub 15 pin accessory connector, 4 watt receive audio, external speaker jack, single zone scanning, horn alert / PA function, ignition sensing, minimum volume, selective call alert LED, late entry, analog signaling 39 QT (CTCSS) / 168 DQT (DCSS) codes, compandor per channel and squelch level setting.

ANALOG FM, NXDN CONVENTIONAL AND DMR RADIOS

NX-1200 VHF & NX-1300U UHF Basic Portable Radio

NX-1200 & 1300 Portable Basic RadioThe NX-1200 & NX-1300 basic radios operate 2 digital modes which include NXDN and DMR.  Both of the digital modes can be programmed into the radio at a given time along with analog FM.  This provides for versatile operation of the radio and an easy migration path for a user to start purchasing digital radios while continuing to operate analog until the majority of the fleet radios are compatible with digital operation.  At that point, the balance of the radios can be decommissioned and additional radios can be purchased to be fully operational with digital NXDN or DMR.

This radio has a wealth of robust features including the following modes of operation: analog NX-3000 Triangle of Features NXDN DMR FM Analogsimplex, analog conventional repeater, digital NXDN simplex, NXDN digital conventional repeater, site roaming, conventional IP site roaming, DMR simplex and DMR repeater.  Radio features include mixed digital & analog FM operation, renowned KENWOOD audio quality, audio equalizer, noise suppressor, VOX, emergency function, lone worker, 16 bit encryption,  5W VHF, 5W UHF 16 channels per zone, 4 zones, 64 channels per radio, 1W speaker audio, 2 programmable side keys, call queuing, late entry, flash firmware upgrades, 6.25 & 12.5KHz channels, over the air alias (TX), DMR auto slot select, dual slot direct mode, call interruption, voice announcement, status memory, paging call, emergency call, all group call, status messaging, remote stun, remote kill, remote check, ESN, intrinsically safe option, NXDN digital scrambler, FleetSync, MDC-1200, QT, DQT, 2-tone, built in companded audio and built in inversion scrambler.

NX-1200 VHF & NX-1300U UHF Limited Keypad Portable Radio

 

NX-1200 & 1300 Portable Limited Keypad RadioThe NX-1200 & NX-1300 limited keypad radio has even more robust features including the following modes of operation: analog simplex, analog conventional repeater, digital NXDN simplex, NXDN digital conventional repeater, site roaming, conventional IP site roaming, DMR simplex and DMR repeater.  Radio features include mixed digital & analog FM operation, large 8 character high contrast white backlit LCD display, function status icons, renowned KENWOOD audio quality, audio equalizer, noise suppressor,  VOX, emergency function, lone worker,16 bit encryption,  5W VHF, 5W UHF 250 channels per zone, 128 zones, 260 channels per radio, 1W speaker audio, talk group ID lists, individual ID lists, caller ID display, front panel programming mode, 6 programmable front keys, 2 programmable side keys, call queuing, late entry, flash firmware upgrades, 6.25 & 12.5KHz channels, over the air alias, DMR auto slot select, dual slot direct mode, call interruption, voice announcement, status memory, paging call, emergency call, all group call, status messaging, remote stun, remote kill, remote check, ESN, intrinsically safe option, NXDN digital scrambler, FleetSync, MDC-1200, QT, DQT, built in companded audio, 2-tone and built in inversion scrambler.

ANALOG FM, NXDN TRUNKED AND DMR RADIOS

NX-3200 & NX-3220 VHF & NX-3300, NX-3320 UHF & NX-3420 800/900MHz Portable Radio

NX-3200 & 3300 Portable RadioThe NX-3200 & NX-3220 & NX-3300 & NX-3320 & NX-3420 series portable radio is Kenwood’s newest digital trunking radio which has all the features available in digital radios.  This radio has a wealth of robust features including (optional) Bluetooth and, built in GPS which can use the MRA Diga-Talk Network to show the location of your personnel while working in an outdoor environment.  The radio is capable of the following modes of operation: analog simplex, analog conventional repeater, analog LTR trunking, digital simplex, DMR simplex, DMR repeater, DMR trunking Tier II and Tier III (with UP version), digital conventional repeater and digital NEXEDGE networking,.  Radio features include mixed digital & analog FM operation, large 14 character LCD display, status, multiline text, 4-way D-pad, renowned KENWOOD audio quality with active ANR noise reduction, ARC4 NX-3000 Triangle of Features NXDN DMR FM Analogencryption, optional AES 256-bit encryption,  5W VHF, 5W UHF, 3W 800/900MHz, 512 channels, 128 zones, 1000 channel option, 500mW speaker audio, dual-slot direct mode, call interruption, talk group ID lists, individual ID lists, caller ID display, remote monitor, remote check, radio inhibit, 6.25 & 12.5KHz channels, over the air alias, over the air programming, paging call, emergency call, all group call, status messaging, remote stun, remote kill, remote check, short & long data messages, NXDN digital scrambler, conventional & LTR zones, NPSPAC channels, FleetSync, MDC-1200, QT, DQT and built in inversion scrambler.

NX-3720 VHF & NX-3820 UHF & NX-3920 800MHz & NX-3921 900MHz Mobile Radio

NX-3720.3820.3920.3921 Mobile Radio IINX-3000 Series Mobile

The NX-3720 & NX-3820 & NX-3920 & NX-3921 series mobile radio is Kenwood’s newest digital trunking radio which has all the features available in non P25 digital radios.  This radio has a wealth of robust features including (optional) Bluetooth and, built in GPS which can use the MRA Diga-Talk Network to show the location of your personnel while working in an outdoor environment.  The radio is capable of the following modes of operation: analog simplex, analog conventional repeater, analog LTR trunking, digital simplex, DMR simplex, DMR repeater, DMR trunking Tier II (& Tier III with version UP) and digital NEXEDGE networking.  Radio features include mixed digital & analog FM operation, large 14 character LCD display for status, multiline text, 10 programmable keys, renowned KENWOOD audio quality with active ANR noise reduction, built in DES 56-bit encryption, optional AES 256-bit encryption, 50W VHF, 45W UHF, 15W 800MHz, 15W 900MHz, 512 channels, 128 zones, 4W speaker audio, dual-slot direct mode, call interruption, talk group ID lists, individual ID lists, caller ID display, remote monitor, remote check, radio inhibit, 6.25 & 12.5KHz channels, over the air alias, over the air programming, paging call, emergency call, all group call, status messaging, remote stun, remote kill, remote check, short & long data messages, NXDN digital scrambler, conventional & LTR zones, NPSPAC channels, FleetSync, MDC-1200, QT, DQT and built in inversion scrambler.

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NX-5200S VHF & NX-5300S UHF Portable Radio

THIS RADIO WILL NOT SUPPORT P25

NX-5200 & 5300 & 5400 Digital Portable Radios

The NX-5200S & NX-5300S & NX-5400 series portable radio is Kenwood’s newer digital trunking radio which has all the features available in digital radios.  This radio has a wealth of robust features including (optional) Bluetooth and, built in GPS which can use the MRA Diga-Talk Network to show the location of your personnel while working in an outdoor environment.  The radio is capable of the following modes of operation: analog simplex, analog conventional repeater, analog LTR trunking, digital simplex, DMR simplex, DMR repeater, DMR trunking Tier II, P25 conventional simplex and repeater, P25 trunking phase 1 and phase II, digital conventional repeater and digital NEXEDGE networking, but only 2 of the 3 digital protocols can be programmed into the radio for use at the same time.  Radio features include mixed digital & analog FM operation, large color TFT display, easy to follow GUI for status, multiline text, 4-way D-pad and 2-position lever switch, renowned NX-3000 Triangle of Features NXDN DMR FM AnalogKENWOOD audio quality with active ANR noise reduction, built in DES 56-bit encryption, optional AES 256-bit encryption, motion sensor, microSD memory slot, 6W VHF, 5W UHF, 3W 700/800MHz, 1024 channels, 128 zones, 4000 channel option, 1W speaker audio, dual-slot direct mode, call interruption, talk group ID lists, individual ID lists, caller ID display, remote monitor, remote check, radio inhibit, encryption key zeroize & retention, 6.25 & 12.5KHz channels, over the air alias, over the air programming, paging call, emergency call, all group call, status messaging, remote stun, remote kill, remote check, short & long data messages, NXDN digital scrambler, conventional & LTR zones, NPSPAC channels, FleetSync, MDC-1200, QT, DQT and built in inversion scrambler.

 

NX-5000 series radios:  Learn more…..…

 

NX-5700S VHF & NX-5800S UHF Mobile Radio

 

NX-5700S & 5800S Mobile RadioTHIS RADIO WILL NOT SUPPORT P25

The NX-5700S & NX-5800S series mobile radio is Kenwood’s newer digital trunking radio which has most of the features available in digital radios.  This radio has a wealth of robust features including (optional) Bluetooth and, built in GPS which can use the MRA Diga-Talk Network to show the location of your personnel while working in an outdoor environment.  The radio is capable of the following modes of operation: analog simplex, analog conventional repeater, analog LTR trunking, digital simplex, DMR simplex, DMR repeater, DMR trunking Tier II, digital conventional repeater and digital NEXEDGE networking.  Radio features include mixed digital & analog FM operation, large TFT display, easy to follow GUI for status, multiline text, 11 programmable keys, renowned NX-3000 Triangle of Features NXDN DMR FM AnalogKENWOOD audio quality with active ANR noise reduction, built in DES 56-bit encryption, optional AES 256-bit encryption, 50-5W VHF, 45-5W UHF, 30-3W 700MHz, 35-3W 800MHz, 1024 channels, 128 zones, 4W speaker audio, dual-slot direct mode, call interruption, talk group ID lists, individual ID lists, caller ID display, remote monitor, remote check, radio inhibit, 6.25 & 12.5KHz channels, over the air alias, over the air programming, paging call, emergency call, all group call, status messaging, remote stun, remote kill, remote check, short & long data messages, NXDN digital scrambler, conventional & LTR zones, NPSPAC channels, FleetSync, MDC-1200, QT, DQT and built in inversion scrambler.

The radio is available in multi-control head and multi-radio deck configurations which makes this radio more versatile than any of the competition.  The NX-5000 series mobile can work like a dispatch console with selected and unselected audio which is not available from any other radio manufacturer.  Different configurations include:

  • One radio and one remote head
  • One radio and two remote heads
  • Two radios and one remote head
  • Two radio and two remote heads
  • Three radios and one remote head

 

NX-5000 Mobile Accessories

 

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ANALOG FM, NXDN TRUNKED, P25 AND DMR RADIOS

The products below are analog FM, DMR, NXDN and P25 radio formats.  These radios are capable of being programmed for only 2 of the 3 digital formats at any given time:

NX-5200 VHF & NX-5300 UHF & NX-5400 700/800MHz Portable Radio

NX-5200 & 5300 & 5400 Digital Portable RadiosThe NX-5200 & NX-5300 & NX-5400 series portable radio is Kenwood’s newer digital trunking radio which has all the features available in digital radios.  This radio has a wealth of robust features including (optional) Bluetooth and, built in GPS which can use the MRA Diga-Talk Network to show the location of your personnel while working in an outdoor environment.  The radio is capable of the following modes of operation: analog simplex, analog conventional repeater, analog LTR trunking, digital simplex, DMR simplex, DMR repeater, DMR trunking Tier II, P25 conventional simplex and repeater, P25 trunking phase 1 and phase II, digital conventional repeater and digital NEXEDGE networking, but only 2 of the 3 digital protocols can be programmed into the radio for use at the same time.  Radio features include mixed digital & analog FM operation, large color TFT display, easy to follow GUI for status, multiline text, 4-way D-pad and 2-position lever switch, renowned KENWOOD audio quality with active ANR noise reduction, built in DES 56-bit encryption, optional AES 256-bit encryption, NX-5000 Triangle of Features NXDN FM Analog DMR P25motion sensor, microSD memory slot, 6W VHF, 5W UHF, 3W 700/800MHz, 1024 channels, 128 zones, 4000 channel option, 1W speaker audio, dual-slot direct mode, call interruption, talk group ID lists, individual ID lists, caller ID display, remote monitor, remote check, radio inhibit, encryption key zeroize & retention, 6.25 & 12.5KHz channels, over the air alias, over the air programming, paging call, emergency call, all group call, status messaging, remote stun, remote kill, remote check, short & long data messages, NXDN digital scrambler, conventional & LTR zones, NPSPAC channels, FleetSync, MDC-1200, QT, DQT and built in inversion scrambler.

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NX-5700 VHF & NX-5800 UHF & NX-5900 700/800MHz Mobile Radio

NX-5700 & 5800 & 5900 Mobile Radio

The NX-5700 & NX-5800 & NX-5900 series mobile radio is Kenwood’s newer digital trunking radio which has all the features available in digital radios.  This radio has a wealth of robust features including (optional) Bluetooth and, built in GPS which can use the MRA Diga-Talk Network to show the location of your personnel while working in an outdoor environment.  The radio is capable of the following modes of operation: analog simplex, analog conventional repeater, analog LTR trunking, digital simplex, DMR simplex, DMR repeater, DMR trunking Tier II, P25 conventional simplex and repeater, P25 trunking phase 1 and phase II, digital conventional repeater and digital NEXEDGE networking, but only 2 of the 3 digital protocols can be programmed into the radio for use at the same time.  Radio features include mixed digital & analog FM operation, large color TFT display, easy to follow GUI for status, multiline text, 11 programmable keys, renowned KENWOOD audio quality with active ANR NX-5000 Triangle of Features NXDN FM Analog DMR P25noise reduction, built in DES 56-bit encryption, optional AES 256-bit encryption, 50W VHF, 45W UHF, 30W 700MHz, 35W 800MHz, 1024 channels, 128 zones, 4000 channel option, 4W speaker audio, dual-slot direct mode, call interruption, talk group ID lists, individual ID lists, caller ID display, remote monitor, remote check, radio inhibit, encryption key zeroize & retention, 6.25 & 12.5KHz channels, over the air alias, over the air programming, paging call, emergency call, all group call, status messaging, remote stun, remote kill, remote check, short & long data messages, NXDN digital scrambler, conventional & LTR zones, NPSPAC channels, FleetSync, MDC-1200, QT, DQT and built in inversion scrambler.

The radio is available in multi-control head and multi-radio deck configurations which makes this radio more versatile than any of the competition.  The NX-5000 series mobile can work like a dispatch console with selected and unselected audio which is not available from any other radio manufacturer.  Different configurations include:

  • One radio and one remote head
  • One radio and two remote heads
  • Two radios and one remote head
  • Two radio and two remote heads
  • Three radios and one remote head

 

NX-5000 Multi Deck Configuration

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TO LEARN MORE ABOUT…

Battery life With Portable Radios: Battery Care
How Far Will My Radio Talk? How Far will my Radio Talk?

Kenwood DMR radios are fabulous radios for many applications.  If you have needs for a more sophisticated radio system that cannot be accommodated by the DMR radios, please see one or more of the following articles:

Conventional Radio Systems: Conventional Radio
LTR Trunking: LTR Trunking
Kenwood Digital Radios: Nexedge Digital Advantage
The Diga-Talk Radio System: Diga-Talk Network
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