The HT446 is a license free radio from Entel. Built to IP68 standards the HT446 has a full Ingres protection against dust, whilst also being protected against immersion in water under pressure for long periods of time. MIL-STD-810 (C/D/E/F) means that the HT446 is rugged and reliable, put through a variety of tests in tough working conditions to ensure its operation in a variety of environments.
The HT446 makes use of a 2000mAh Li-Ion battery that allows for an extensive usage period, said battery will also not suffer from “memory effect” as present on other similar batteries. VOX Voice Activation is present if used with an audio accessory that is capable, thus allowing for hands free communications using the HT446 should it be needed in your working environment. A programmable channel monitor button can also be found, this will filter out all other signals apart from the ones on your own network.
A programmable scrambler is present, this will allow for your voice to be encrypted in order to prevent against casual eavesdropping of your conversations. The HT446 also makes use of a local personal attack alarm, once this feature has been activated a high pitched siren will be emitted from the radio, whilst also sending out a local call for assistance to other radios connected to your network.
Digital Basic Privacy
Basic Privacy uses a fixed "key" which is set when the radio is programmed, of which there are 255 possible "keys". Whilst this level of privacy is technically basic encryption, it's nevertheless relatively insecure. Comparable to analogue 'inversion' scrambling, it will prevent the 'casual' listener from hearing anything, but does not guarantee against eavesdropping.
Basic Digital Privacy is built-in to the Kenwood Entel HT446.
Voice Activation (VOX)
Voice activation, commonly refered to as VOX, allows the user to initiate the radio to transmit, simply by using their voice. Some radios only allow VOX capability via an external audio accessory such as an earpiece or headset which is VOX-enabled or has a VOX button.
Activating Voice Activation or VOX
There are two possible ways of enabling voice activation (VOX). The first is that we can program a VOX-enable / VOX disable button on the radio. The other option is that we supply an audio accessory, an earpiece or headset, that has a VOX button. Contact us for more information about this.
Programming May Be Required
There may be programming required to activate VOX on your radio. In any event, please talk to our knowledgeable staff and we will be able to offer advice on VOX activation.
VOX Voice Activation is built-in to the Kenwood Entel HT446.
Channel scanning enables the user to monitor a number of channels and respond when a transmission comes through. The scan feature can usually be programmed to include or exclude channels from the scan. Scanning fewer channels makes the scan faster.
A common example is when there is a private channel and community channel programmed. This is usually the case for a shop which is a member of the local business crime reduction (or shop-watch / pub-watch) scheme. The radio would "scan", or alternate between, both channels. Normally, they might only use channel 1 for their own private use within the organisation. But when a transmission (or call) comes through on the local business crime reduction (or shop-watch) scheme channel becomes active. Then within a few seconds the radio would revert back to it's original channel 1.
Digital hybrid radios can usually scan either or both digital and analogue channels simultaneously. This allows for an extremely flexible scan facility where the user can monitor many channels across both analogue and digital modes.
Channel Scanning is built-in to the Kenwood Entel HT446.