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April 23, 2007
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New Product Announcement
KENWOOD announces 144/430 (440) MHz FM Dual bander TM-V71 Series,
compatible with EchoLink® radio VoIP system,
enabling communications with all amateur radio operators around the world
KENWOOD Corporation (President and CEO: Haruo Kawahara, Head Office: Hachioji, Tokyo) will start marketing sequentially from the end of May (June) a new FM mobile transceiver: the 144/430 (440) MHz FM Dual bander TM-V71 Series. The TM-V71 Series features enhanced basic functions, such as 1,000 memory channels, vertical reversal of the front panel, compatibility with 50W transmission output, and support for EchoLink*1, which boasts an large number of users of VoIP*2 amateur radio systems worldwide.
Product name Model number Suggested retail price Time of release
144/440 MHz FM DUAL BANDER
(Americas Version)
TM-V71A
(Americas Version)
Please ask your dealer sequentially from the end of May
144/430 MHz FM DUAL BANDER
(European Version)
TM-V71E
(European Version)
Please ask your dealer sequentially from the end of May
144/430 MHz FM DUAL BANDER
(Asian Version)
TM-V71A
(Asian Version)
Please ask your dealer sequentially from the end of June
TM-V71A(Americas Version)
  TM-V71A(Americas Version)
Product planning overview
The global amateur radio equipment market is estimated to be worth 16 to 17 billion yen today. The FM mobile transceiver segment, in which the dual band type once considered a luxury model has been gaining market share every year due to intensified competition, accounted for about just over 50% of the amateur radio equipment market in value on a global basis and for almost 100% in both volume and value in Japan in FY2006.
The TM-V71 Series has achieved the highest performance and best operability ever. For example, it features enhanced basic functions, such as 1,000 memory channels, vertical reversal of the front panel, compatibility with 50W transmission output. It also provides specialized functionality for EchoLink, which is highly popular among users of the VoIP radio systems that have gained widespread attention as an exciting new field of amateur radio applications.
EchoLink is VoIP radio system that allows amateur radio operators around the world to communicate with each other by relaying voice over radio equipment to the Internet, similar to the method used for voice chatting over personal computers. Users can call specific stations specified with DTMF codes from the radio station side, or can control the program themselves. This system has been adopted by many users worldwide since its development by K1RFD (Jonathan Taylor) of the U.S. in May 2002.
Equipped with specialized functionality for EchoLink, the TM-V71 Series has made it possible to communicate with users around the world via the Internet using an FM mobile transceiver, without requiring complicated settings.
KENWOOD aims to further enhance its presence in the field of ”wireless radio (= communication)” while providing new usage scenarios and new enjoyment to users by merging state of the art technologies with its know-how and technologies in the amateur radio field.
*1  EchoLink® is a trademark of Synergenics, LLC of the U.S. You can visit its official website at http://www.echolink.org/.
*2  VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. It is a technology for transmitting voice in real time over Internet Protocol networks.
Major features of TM-V71 Series
1.  HIGH RF POWER OUTPUT (50W)*
2. 1,000 MULTIFUNCTION MEMORY CHANNELS
3. DUAL RECEIVE ON SAME BAND (VxV, UxU)
4. EchoLink® MEMORY (AUTOMATIC DIALER)
5. EchoLink® Sysop MODE FOR NODE TERMINAL OPERATION
6. MULTIPLE SCAN
7. INVERTIBLE FRONT PANEL
8. CHOICE OF 2 BACKLIGHT COLORS (AMBER/GREEN) FOR THE LCD PANEL
9. 104-CODE DIGITAL CODE SQUELCH
10. ”FIVE-IN-ONE” PROGRAMMABLE MEMORY
* Except TM-V71A (Asian Version):25W
The KENWOOD Corporation is "Reaching out to discover, inspire and enhance the enjoyment of life" as part of its bold, new vision for the future. A leader in "Mobile & Home Multimedia Systems", KENWOOD is comprised of three business units (Car Electronics, Communications and Home Electronics), 11 domestic and 22 overseas subsidiaries around the world.
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