Kenwood Corporation

The sprit of adventure is alive and well
TH-K2AT 144MHz FM TRANSCEIVER
*US only

A triumph of advanced engineering and design Kenwood's mew TH-K2AT!


Even at first glance, it's obvious that Kenwood's stylish new TH-K2AT is in a class of its own. Though compact enough to fit snugly in either pocket or palm, it offers all the features necessary to make operation simple and sure. And despite its smart looks, this144MHz FM transceiver is tough enough to survive the rigors of outdoor use, while delivering superb performance. So roam freely while enjoying the clear, reliable communications for which Kenwood is renowned.

SOPHISTICATED DESIGN

In sharp contrast to other transceivers in this class, the smart navy-blue TH-K2AT is sophisticated inside and stylish outside.

PRIORITY SCAN

By specifying a priority channel for scanning, you can be ready to receive on either of two different frequencies. Among the many other scan functions are VFO, MR, call, tone, CTCSS, DCS and program.

6-CHARACTER MEMORY NAMES

There are up to 100 memory channels available, or 50 if you use memory names (up to 6 alphanumeric characters to identify a channel).

WEATHER ALERT/RX(US only)

In addition to reception of the NOAA Weather Radio, this transceiver can warn you with an audible alert to emergency transmissions such as storm warnings.

BUILT-IN CTCSS, DCS

As well as CTCSS (42 sub-audible tone frequencies) and DCS (104 codes), the TH-K2AT offers a 1750Hz tone burst.

INTERNAL VOX

Convenient hand-free operation is possible when used with the optional KHS-21 headset.

HIGH-CAPACITY Ni-MH BATTERY

Supplied as standard is the environmentally friendly PB-43N Ni-MH battery, offering higher capacity than a Ni-Cd battery. In high-power mode RF output is an impressive 5W.

LARGE BACKLIT LCD

The large 13-segment LCD display with backlighting ensures excellent visibility when using memory names or choosing settings.

PC PROGRAMMABLE

Handling multiple memory channels and memory names is easy from a PC (requires optional PG-4Y interface cable and free MCP-1A software). This is also convenient for copying settings to another transceiver. PC PROGRAMMABLE

13.8V DC-IN

In addition to offering both battery-powered and 13.8V DC operation, the TH-K2AT can be used during battery-charging. Moreover, charging is faster than the previous models.

BACKLIT FRONT KEYPAD

Backlighting now makes key operation easy in low-light situations.

HIGH-GAIN ANTENNA

Shortened for easier carrying, the 4-inch antenna still offers high gain.

LARGE SPEAKER, LOUD AUDIO

Speaker output has been more than doubled to 400mW, ensuring clearer communications even in noisy environments.

RUGGEDIZED WEATHERPROOF CONSTRUCTION

This transceiver is built tough to meet the stringent MIL-STD 810 C/D/E/F standards for resistance to rain, vibration, shock and humidity. It also meets the international IP54 standard for dust and water resistance. COMPLIANT LOGO

OTHER FEATUERS

DTMF encode Wide/narrow deviation selection
Memory channel transfer Automatic simplex check
Automatic repeater offset SMA antenna connector
Time-out timer Auto power off

Optional Accessories

BT-14 PB-43N PG-4Y BC-21 KSC-24
BT-14
Battery Case (6AA)
PB-43N
Ni-MH Battery Pack (7.2V/1100mAh)
PG-4Y
Programming Interface Cable (DB-9)
BC-21
Wall Charger
KSC-24
Rapid Charger
SMC-32 SMC-33 SMC-34 PG-2W PG-3J
SMC-32
Speaker Microphone
SMC-33
Speaker Microphone with 3 Keys
SMC-34
Speaker Microphone with 3 Keys & Volume Control
PG-2W
DC Cable
PG-3J
Cigar Lighter Cable with Noise Filter
HMC-3 KHS-21 EMC-3 SC-54
HMC-3
Headset with VOX
KHS-21
Headset without VOX, PTT
EMC-3
Clip Microphone with Earphone
SC-54
Soft Leather Case
MCP-1A
Memory Control Program, Version 2.00
Free software download>>>

Not all products are available in all markets.

Specifications

General
Frequency Range* TX:144-148 MHz
RX: 136-174 MHz
Mode F3E(FM), F2D
Antenna Impedance 50Ω
Operation Temperature Range -4°F ~ +140°F(-20°C~+60°C)
Power Requirements (nominal)
  External
  Battery
DC 12.0-16.0 V
DC 6.0-9.0 V
Microphone Impedance 2kΩ
Dimensions (WxHxD)
  With PB-43N
  (Projections not included)
  With PB-43N
  (Projections included)
 
2-7/16" x 4-6/16" x 1-2/16" (58 x 110 x 28.4 mm)
 
2-7/16" x 5" x 1-7/16" (58 x 127.7 x 35.8 mm)
Weight 12 oz (355g) with PB-43N, antenna, belt hook
Transmitter
RF Output Power (approx.)
   HI: DC-IN 13.8 V
     PB-43N 7.2 V
   MID: DC-IN 13.8 V
     PB-43N 7.2 V
   LO:
  
5W
5W
1.5W
1.5W
0.5W
Modulation Reactance modulation
Maximum Frequency Deviation less than ± 5 kHz
Modulation Distortion less than 5% (300 Hz ~ 3 kHz)
Receiver
Circuitry Double Super Heterodyne
Intermediate Frequency
  1st IF
  2nd IF
38.85 MHz
450 kHz
Sensitivity (12dB SINAD) less than 0.18 μV
Squelch Sensitivity less than 0.13 μV
Selectivity
  -6 dB
  -40 dB
more than 10 kHz
less than 28 kHz
Audio Output Power more than 400 mW (10% distortion)

*Specifications are guaranteed for amateur radio bands only

Battery Life Unit: Hours (figures approximate)

  High Mid Low
BT-14, 6 alkaline batteries 4 8 10.5
PB-43N 5.5 8.5 11

Assuming a duty cycle of 6-second transmit, 6-second receive, 48-second standby

Kenwood follows a policy of continuous advancement in development.For this reason specifications may be changed without notice.



For more information about this and other products...

Updated 03/09/12 (C) 2001 Kenwood Corporation