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As well as handling both analog and digital communications, these user-friendly DMR radios can even operate in direct mode, without a repeater. They also offer such KENWOOD added value as Call Interrupt and 1-watt audio output. These truly resourceful team members will enable you to make the most of your legacy analog equipment while also benefitting from digital communications.
Belonging to the DMR Tier II category, which covers licensed conventional systems, these radios are specified for 2-slot Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) operation in 12.5 kHz channels. This means they can offer greater spectrum efficiency.
Two-in-One – Digital & Analog
These DMR radios can operate in both digital and FM analog modes, switching automatically as needed. Interoperability with legacy analog radios allows organizations to migrate to full digital at their own pace.
Dual-slot Direct Mode
Up to two simultaneous subscriber calls can be supported in a 12.5 kHz channel, without requiring a base station or repeater, thus doubling channel capacity.
In an emergency or whenever a user needs to interrupt a call, Call Interruption is available in both direct and repeater modes, while encoding or decoding. There is also a Lone Worker function to protect employees working alone.
These portable radios conform to MIL-STD C/D/E/F/G standards for ruggedness, and are IP54/55 rated for dust & water protection, making them more than capable of withstanding harsh operating conditions.
Longer Battery Life
Battery life is always important for radio users. Both Lithium-ion and Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are available. Regardless of battery type, operating hours are longer in digital mode.
Clear, Powerful Audio
A radio’s most important quality is clarity – being able to hear, loud and clear, what the other party is saying. And these portables deliver just that. For a start, there is 1 W of audio output power, while the AMBE+2™ VOCODER technology accurately replicates natural human speech nuances for superior voice quality, even with high levels of ambient noise. Additionally, Voice Announcement can confirm the channel number, so there is no need to look at the display. English is the default language, but Spanish and French are also available*.
*Availability varies depending on the region.
Compact form with ergonomically stylish design make these radios easy to grip and operate.
• Max. 32 ch in 2 zones (16 ch per zone)
• Wide 70 MHz UHF coverage
• Selectable 16-channel using channel stopper
• 5/1 W (VHF), 4/1 W (UHF) output
• Audio output power 1 W @ 12 O
• Scanning functions
• Password protection (read/overwrite)
• Minimum volume setting
• Embedded message
• Selective call alert LED
• Key lock
• Late entry
• Analog signalling: QT/DQT, FleetSync, 2-tone (available later)
• Compander per channel
• Squelch level
Frequency Range Type 1
Number of Channels 32 ch / 2 zones (Max. 16 ch/ zone)
Channel Spacing Analog
Operating Voltage 7.5 V DC ± 20 %
battery saver off)
approx. 11.5/13.5 hrs w/KNB-45L
approx. 14/17 hrs w/KNB-69L
approx. 8/10 hrs w/KNB-53N
Operating Temperature Range -22 ºF to +140 ºF (-30 ºC to +60 ºC)
14 ºF to +140 ºF (-10 ºC to +60 ºC) with KNB-45L/69L
Frequency Stability ±2.0 ppm ±1.0 ppm
Antenna Impedance 50 O
(W x H x D)
w/KNB-45L 2.13 x 4.78 x 1.33 in
(54 x 121.4 x 33.8 mm)
w/KNB-69L 2.13 x 4.78 x 1.49 in
(54 x 121.4 x 37.8 mm)
w/KNB-53N 2.13 x 4.78 x 1.33 in
(54 x 121.4 x 33.8 mm)
Weight w/KNB-45L 10.0 oz (285 g)
w/KNB-69L 10.9 oz (310 g)
w/KNB-53N 12.7 oz (360 g)
FCC ID Type 1
Sensitivity Digital 1 % BER 0.45 µV
Digital 5 % BER 0.3 µV
Analog (12 dB SINAD) 0.25 µV
Analog @ 25*/12.5 kHz 74/68 dB
Spurious Response Analog 70 dB
Audio Distortion Less than 10 %
Audio Output 1 W/12 O (Internal speaker)
500 mW/8 O (External speaker)
RF Power Output 5/1 W 4/1 W
Spurious Response 70 dB
FM Hum & Noise Analog @ 25*/12.5 kHz 45/40 dB
Audio Distortion Less than 2 %
Emission Designator 16K0F3E, 14K0F2D, 14K0F3E, 12K0F2D,
11K0F3E, 7K50F2D, 7K60FXE, 7K60FXD
*Analog 25 kHz is not included in the models sold in the USA or US territories.
Measurements made per CAI measurement procedures (digital) and TIA-603 (analog); specifications are typical.
Details and timing of firmware and software updates are subject to change without notice.
Specifications are subject change without notice, due to advancements in technology.
FleetSync is a registered trademark of JVCKENWOOD Corporation.
AMBE+2 is a trademark of Digital Voice Systems Inc.
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