144/440 MHz FM Transceiver
Please note: Most recent models do not have DTMF decoding abilities and will NOT support Kenwood's SkyCommand system or EchoLink functionality.
118 - 524 MHz
136 - 524 MHz
800 - 1300 MHz *
(*excluding cellular band)
144 - 148 MHz
430 - 450 MHz
RF Power Output:
HI VHF/UHF 50W / 50W
MID VHF/UHF Approx.10W / Approx. 10W
LOW VHF/UHF Approx. 5W / Approx. 5W
High RF Power Output (50W)
The TM-V71A provides an impressive 50 watts of RF power (VHF & UHF), with a choice of High/Mid/Low output.
Dual Receive On Same Band (VxV, UxU)
In addition to simultaneous receive on both VHF and UHF bands, this radio can receive two frequencies on the very same band. This means, for example, that you can have both the call channel and local channel, or the repeater channel and local channel, on the same band.
Compatible With ARRL TravelPlus*
The MCP-2A programming software is compatible with ARRL TravelPlus For Repeaters; this allows data export to the radio, making trip planning easy.
*TravelPlus is available from the ARRL at www.arrl.org
"Five-In-One" Programmable Memory
For extra versatility, the TM-V71A has a programmable memory that can store five entire operating profiles, ready for instant recall at the push of a button. Each profile includes such settings as display mode, frequency range, and memory mode. It can equally be used to switch between 5 VFO frequencies.
1,000 Multifunction Memory Channels
There are 1,000 split memory channels for storing essential data
— such as transmit and receive frequencies, frequency step, and tone frequency
— plus an additional 10 for programmable scan. You can identify each channel with up to 6 alphanumeric characters (Memory Name function). Additionally, memory data can be edited and stored on a PC using the optional PG-5G programming interface cable and MCP-2A Memory Control software
As well as VFO scan, program scan, MHz scan, memory scan and call scan, the TM-V71A offers memory bank scan: the 1,000 channels are grouped into 10 banks for selective scanning. Also featured are scan resume (time-operated, carrier-operated, and seek), memory channel lockout, tone scan, CTCSS scan, and DCS scan.
Invertible Front Panel
For greater installation convenience, the detachable front panel can be inverted so the transceiver can be mounted upside down, thus ensuring that the speaker is not obstructed.
Choice Of 2 Backlight Colours
To maximize visibility, the backlight colour for the large LCD panel can be switched between warm amber and cool green.
104-Code Digital Code Squelch
In addition to CTCSS (42 subtone frequencies), the TM-V71A is equipped for DCS (104 codes). Whatever code is chosen, the squelch will only open for reception if the other party uses the identical code.
Voice Guidance & Storage Option (VGS-1)
The audible announcement function is enabled for blind-key operation using the optional VGS-1 unit, which also provides up to 30 seconds of continuous recording.
Weather Alert/RX (US only)
This transceiver is capable of receiving the NOAA Weather Band and responding to emergency transmissions such as storm warnings by emitting an audible alert tone.