Kenwood TH-D72E

Kenwood TH-D72E
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VHF/UHF Dual Band Handheld with GPS

Featuring the SiRFstar III high-performance GPS receiver, Kenwood's TH-D72A dual-band transceiver is compatible with APRS® data communications. Offering position and weather information, the TH-D72A opens up broad new vistas of outdoor enjoyment, especially for activities like trekking.

Key Features

Frequency Coverage: 144-146 and 430-440 MHz TX, 118-174 and 320-524 MHz RX
1000 Memory Channels, with 8-digit alpha-tagging
5 Watt RF Output from Standard Li-Ion Battery
Built-in SiRF Star III GPS with 5000-point logger function
Built-in 1200/9600 baud TNC
Mini-USB port
SkyCommand II System
8.33 kHz steps on Airband receive
Multi-Scroll Joystick + Keypad

Supplied With

AntennaYes, Flexible Dual-band, with SMA fitting
BatteryYes, Li-Ion Battery
Belt ClipYes
ChargerYes, Supplied with both UK (3-pin) and EU (2-pin) mains cables
Instruction ManualYes, "Basic operations" booklet plus "In Depth" manual on CD-Rom
Screw SetYes
USB CableYes, USB-A to USB-Mini connectors

Amateur Radio General Features

1750 Hz Tone Burst Function.Yes
8.33KHz spacing on Air BandYes
Alphanumeric LCD DisplayYes
Antenna SocketSMA
APRS Function (via built-in TNC)Yes
Auto Power OffYes
Automatic Repeater Offset (VHF)Yes
Built-in Packet TNC 1200/9600 bpsYes
Channel Display ModeYes
ClockYes, Time/Date Function
CTCSS Encoder/DecoderYes, Choice of 42 tones
DCS Encoder/DecoderYes, Choice of 104 digital tones
Direct Frequency EntryYes
DTMF MemoryYes, 10 Channels, 16 digits
Dual ReceiveYes, VHFxUHF, VHFxVHF or UHFxUHF
Duplex OperationYes
DX Cluster Monitoring (via built-in TNC)Yes
DX Cluster Tune FunctionYes, Outputs "Tune" data to suitable Kenwood HF transceiver
ECHOLINK Memory Dialer ChannelsYes
Firmware Upgradable via USB PortYes
Front Panel KeyPadYes
Full Dual-band operation: V+V/V+U/U+UYes
GPS Port (NMEA 0183)Yes
High-Quality Front SpeakerYes
Key Beep On/OffYes
Key LockYes
Mask Unused Band (A or B Band)Yes
Memory Channel Lock-outYes
Memory Channels with Alpha-tagging1000 Memory Channels
Memory Name FunctionYes
Memory Shift FunctionYes
Menu System for individual set-upYes
Monitor FunctionYes
Multiple Scan FunctionsYes
Multi-scroll KeyYes
Packet Operation - AX25 and KISS ModeYes
PC Programmable MemoriesYes
PC Radio Control Program (Option)Yes
Power-On MessageYes
Power-On Password ProtectionYes
Programmable Function KeysYes
Reverse Repeater CheckerYes
Selectable Repeater OffsetsYes
Separate Squelch for A and B BandsYes
Simultaneous 2 frequency RXYes
Sky Command 2Yes, In conjunction with a suitable Kenwood HF transceiver.
Time-Out TimerYes
USB PortYes, Built-in Mini-USB Port
Wide/Narrow Deviation SelectionYes

Amateur Portable Specification

RF Output Power (approx.) - High5 W
RF Output Power (approx.) - Low0.5 W
RF Output Power (approx.) - E. Low0.05 W
Frequency Range - RX - VHF118 - 174 MHz
Frequency Range - RX - UHF320 - 524 MHz
Frequency Range - TX - VHF144 - 146 MHz
Frequency Range - TX - UHF430 - 440 MHz
13.8 V DC-In FacilityYes
Antenna Impedance - 50 OhmYes
DimensionsW x H x D without projections - 58 x 121.3 x 33.2 mm
Microphone Impedance2 kOhm
Operating Temperature Range-20 °C to +60 °C with standard battery
Power Requirement (nominal) - ExternalDC 11.73 to 15.87 V
Receiver Circuitry - Double Super HeterodyneYes
Receiver Intermediate Frequency - A-band - 1st IF49.95 MHz
Receiver Intermediate Frequency - A-band - 2nd IF450 kHz
Receiver Intermediate Frequency - B-band - 1st IF45.05 MHz
Receiver Intermediate Frequency - B-band - 2nd IF455 kHz
Receiver Sensitivity - Main & Sub BandsAt 12 dB SINAD:-
Band A - Less than 0.18 microvolts
Band B - Less than 0.22 microvolts
Receiver Squelch SensitivityLess than 0.13 µV
Transmitter Maximum Frequency Deviation - FMless than ± 5 kHz
Transmitter Modulation DistortionLess than 3% (300 Hz to 3 kHz)
Transmitter Spurious RadiationLess than -60 dB
Weight370 gr (with standard battery, antenna and belt clip)

APRS Features

Alert on Special CallYes
APRS Data OutputYes, To external GPS unit such as AvMap Geosat 5 APRS
Auto Message ReplyYes
Decay AlgorithmYes
Digipeat FunctionYes
Message MemoryYes, 100 Messages
New-N ParadigmYes
Packet Data OutputYes, To a PC via the USB Port
Proportional PathingYes
QSY FunctionYes
Received Packet Data Pop-upsYes
Relay Path DisplayYes
SmartBeaconing ™Yes
State/Section /Region PathingYes
Station List MemoryYes, Lists up to 100 Stations, with filtering and sorting options
User PhrasesYes
Visible Message NotificationsYes
Weather Station FunctionYes, Can be connected to suitable Peet Bros. Ltd and Davis Ltd weather stations to receive, transmit and display various weather parameters

Applicable Standards

MIL-STD 810Yes
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