Kenwood TH-D72E

Kenwood TH-D72E
Part Number: TH-D72E
RRP: £ 681.12
£499.95 ( £416.63 EXC. VAT )
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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

Antenna Yes, Flexible Dual-band, with SMA fitting
Battery Yes, Li-Ion Battery
Belt Clip Yes
Charger Yes, Supplied with both UK (3-pin) and EU (2-pin) mains cables
Instruction Manual Yes, "Basic operations" booklet plus "In Depth" manual on CD-Rom
Screw Set Yes
USB Cable Yes, USB-A to USB-Mini connectors

Amateur Radio General Features

1750 Hz Tone Burst Function. Yes
8.33KHz spacing on Air Band Yes
Alphanumeric LCD Display Yes
Antenna Socket SMA
APRS Function (via built-in TNC) Yes
Auto Power Off Yes
Automatic Repeater Offset (VHF) Yes
Built-in Packet TNC 1200/9600 bps Yes
Channel Display Mode Yes
Clock Yes, Time/Date Function
CTCSS Encoder/Decoder Yes, Choice of 42 tones
DCS Encoder/Decoder Yes, Choice of 104 digital tones
Direct Frequency Entry Yes
DTMF Memory Yes, 10 Channels, 16 digits
Dual Receive Yes, VHFxUHF, VHFxVHF or UHFxUHF
Duplex Operation Yes
DX Cluster Monitoring (via built-in TNC) Yes
DX Cluster Tune Function Yes, Outputs "Tune" data to suitable Kenwood HF transceiver
ECHOLINK Memory Dialer Channels Yes
Firmware Upgradable via USB Port Yes
Front Panel KeyPad Yes
Full Dual-band operation: V+V/V+U/U+U Yes
GPS Port (NMEA 0183) Yes
High-Quality Front Speaker Yes
Key Beep On/Off Yes
Key Lock Yes
Mask Unused Band (A or B Band) Yes
Memory Channel Lock-out Yes
Memory Channels with Alpha-tagging 1000 Memory Channels
Memory Name Function Yes
Memory Shift Function Yes
Menu System for individual set-up Yes
Monitor Function Yes
MR-Shift Yes
Multiple Scan Functions Yes
Multi-scroll Key Yes
Packet Operation - AX25 and KISS Mode Yes
PC Programmable Memories Yes
PC Radio Control Program (Option) Yes
Power-On Message Yes
Power-On Password Protection Yes
Programmable Function Keys Yes
Reverse Repeater Checker Yes
Selectable Repeater Offsets Yes
Separate Squelch for A and B Bands Yes
Simultaneous 2 frequency RX Yes
Sky Command 2 Yes, In conjunction with a suitable Kenwood HF transceiver.
Time-Out Timer Yes
USB Port Yes, Built-in Mini-USB Port
Wide/Narrow Deviation Selection Yes

Amateur Portable Specification

RF Output Power (approx.) - High 5 W
RF Output Power (approx.) - Low 0.5 W
RF Output Power (approx.) - E. Low 0.05 W
Frequency Range - RX - VHF 118 - 174 MHz
Frequency Range - RX - UHF 320 - 524 MHz
Frequency Range - TX - VHF 144 - 146 MHz
Frequency Range - TX - UHF 430 - 440 MHz
13.8 V DC-In Facility Yes
Antenna Impedance - 50 Ohm Yes
Dimensions W x H x D without projections - 58 x 121.3 x 33.2 mm
Microphone Impedance 2 kOhm
Operating Temperature Range -20 °C to +60 °C with standard battery
Power Requirement (nominal) - External DC 11.73 to 15.87 V
Receiver Circuitry - Double Super Heterodyne Yes
Receiver Intermediate Frequency - A-band - 1st IF 49.95 MHz
Receiver Intermediate Frequency - A-band - 2nd IF 450 kHz
Receiver Intermediate Frequency - B-band - 1st IF 45.05 MHz
Receiver Intermediate Frequency - B-band - 2nd IF 455 kHz
Receiver Sensitivity - Main & Sub Bands At 12 dB SINAD:-
Band A - Less than 0.18 microvolts
Band B - Less than 0.22 microvolts
Receiver Squelch Sensitivity Less than 0.13 µV
Transmitter Maximum Frequency Deviation - FM less than ± 5 kHz
Transmitter Modulation Distortion Less than 3% (300 Hz to 3 kHz)
Transmitter Spurious Radiation Less than -60 dB
Weight 370 gr (with standard battery, antenna and belt clip)

APRS Features

Alert on Special Call Yes
APRS Data Output Yes, To external GPS unit such as AvMap Geosat 5 APRS
Auto Message Reply Yes
Decay Algorithm Yes
Digipeat Function Yes
Message Memory Yes, 100 Messages
New-N Paradigm Yes
Packet Data Output Yes, To a PC via the USB Port
Proportional Pathing Yes
QSY Function Yes
Received Packet Data Pop-ups Yes
Relay Path Display Yes
SmartBeaconing ™ Yes
State/Section /Region Pathing Yes
Station List Memory Yes, Lists up to 100 Stations, with filtering and sorting options
User Phrases Yes
Visible Message Notifications Yes
Weather Station Function Yes, Can be connected to suitable Peet Bros. Ltd and Davis Ltd weather stations to receive, transmit and display various weather parameters

Applicable Standards

IP54 Yes
MIL-STD 810 Yes
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