・Simultaneous 2 frequency RX, even on the same band
・0.1~1300MHz high-frequency range RX (Sub B band)
・FM/FM-W/FM-N/AM plus SSB/CW receive
・7.4V 1550mAh lithium-ion battery for 5W output and extended operation
・Special weather channel RX mode
Simple operation is an essential component of this FM tribander, and KENWOOD engineers have ensured that it can be operated effortlessly with one hand. Your attention is drawn to the easy-to-read LCD — equipped with both contrast control and backlight — displaying essential frequency and memory information, intuitive menus, and multi-level battery status. In monoband mode, the size of the frequency display is doubled for even greater visibility.
As polished as the user interface may be, it’s what is inside that counts. And the TH-F6A counts twice over: it’s both a 3-band transceiver (Main A band) and a wideband 0.1~1300MHz receiver1 (Sub B band). In addition to FM/FM-W/FM-N/AM and SSB/CW, the receiver section offers a special weather channel mode,2 built-in ferrite bar antenna3 for receiving AM broadcasts, and Fine mode — with selectable increment (33/100/500/1000Hz4) — for extra-accurate SSB tuning. What’s more, this handheld transceiver can receive 2 frequencies simultaneously, even on the same band. Versatility is first rate.
1 Not all frequencies are available.
2 10 channels. NOAAWeather Radio is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting weather, warnings, forecasts and hazard information 24 hours a day.
3 Switchable with external antenna.
4 Increment figures are approximate.
Operating ease is further enhanced with the multi-scroll key. Similar to the control found on some cellular phones, this can be rocked up & down, left & right with the thumb. Vertical operation controls frequency, while horizontal movement controls band selection. There is also a 16-key pad with keys that are ergonomically spaced and illuminated for nighttime use.
The smaller a transceiver, the farther it is likely to travel. Fortunately, the TH-F6A is built to take rough treatment in stride, satisfying the stringent MIL-STD 810 C/D/E standards for resistance to vibration, shock, humidity and light rain.
Other specifications are equally impressive: 435 memory channels, including 3 call channels and another 20 for programmable scan. Additionally, the convenient Memory Name function allows you to register a name (with up to eight characters) for each channel. A complete range of scan functions is also provided — including MHz, memory, call, tone, CTCSS, and DCS, plus a variety of Visual Scanning features. Group scan mode covers 8 groups of 50 channels each. And you can choose between time-operated (TO) and carrier-operated (CO) busy-stop-resume (SE).
Equipped as standard is a powerful 7.4V 1550mAh lithium-ion battery, offering high output with selectable HI/LOW/EL settings. Remaining lithium-ion battery capacity can be easily checked on the LCD display as it is clearly shown in 4-step increments. And as the charging circuitry is built-in, the battery can be charged while the TH-F6A is operating from a DC (13.8V) supply.