Mobile FM Transceiver
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On or off the road, Kenwood's TM-281A is a mobile radio you can always count on. As tough as nails, this MIL-STD-compliant transceiver delivers powerful performance, excellent audio clarity, and a host of advanced features. It offers superb operating ease day or night thanks to the large backlit LCD and illuminated keys. So the next time you take off, take the TM-281A.
RUGGED, COMPACT CONSTRUCTION
The TM-281A is tough enough for off-road assignments: it
meets the strict U.S. Department of Defense MIL-STD 810 C,
D, E, F & G environmental standards for vibration and shock.
Installation is easy due to its compact dimensions: 6.30 (W) x
1.69 (H) x 4.69 (D) inches (160 x 43 x 126 mm)*.
* Total depth of 6.71 inches or 170.5 mm with protrusion
HIGH POWER OUTPUT (65 W)
Even with its compact size, the TM-281A delivers up to 65 watts – the sort of RF
power you want in the wilderness – with a choice of High/Low output. A DTMF
microphone is also supplied as standard.
ALPHANUMERIC LCD AND ILLUMINATED KEYPAD
The vivid amber LCD display comes with a 32-step brightness control to suit any
ambient light conditions. It displays up to 6 large alphanumeric characters. The
front panel and microphone keypads are also illuminated for ease of use.
IMPRESSIVE FRONT SPEAKER
The large oval speaker (2.28 x 1.38 inches or
58 x 35 mm) mounted in the front ensures every
message is heard loud and clear.
MEMORY NAME FUNCTION
Up to 100 memory channels can be identified with a maximum of 6 alphanumeric
characters each. (200 channels are available if the memory name function is not used.
200 MEMORY CHANNELS PLUS 1 CALL-CHANNEL
Each of the memory channels can be used to store transmit and receive
frequencies independently. Additionally, memory data can be edited and stored
on a computer*.
*Requires USB Programming Cable KPG-46U, and Memory Control Software MCP-1A (Ver. 3.0 or later)
MULTIPLE SCAN FUNCTIONS
Included as standard are VFO scan, memory scan, call scan, Tone/CTCSS scan
and DCS scan – with TO (Time-operated), CO (carrier-operated) and seek scan resume modes. Also priority scan is available to check the Priority channel every 3 seconds.
CTCSS & DCS ENCODER/DECODER
The built-in CTCSS and DCS encoder/decoder covers 42 CTCSS sub-tone frequencies and 104 DCS sub-tone frequencies.
General Features :
- High power 65W output
- Power-on Message
- Wide/Narrow Deviation Selection (per channel)
- 1750 Hz Tone Burst
- Automatic Simplex Checker
- Beep On/Off
- Auto Power Off
- Auto Repeater Offset
- Time-Out Timer
- Reverse Function
- Channel Display Mode
- Memory Channel Lockout
- Busy Channel Lockout
- Direct Frequency Entry
- Weather Alert
- Key Lock
- Large Front Speaker
- Vivid amber LCD display with 32-step brightness control
- 200 memory channels, plus one call channel
- 6 alphanumeric characters offers 100 memory channels
- Multiple scan functions CTCSS & DCS Encoder/Decoder