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The TK-3401D is a digital/analogue two way radio from Kenwood. A radio described as having industrial strength, the TK-3401D is built to MIL-STD-810 specification whilst also being IP55 resistant. This resistance means that not only does the radio have a limited ingress protection against dust, but is also safeguarded against jets of water.
A license free radio, the TK-3401D can operate in dPMR mode whilst complying with the ETSI TS 102 390 Standard. 32 Channels are pre-programmed into the radio, with an additional 8 analogue PMR446 frequencies and 16 DPMR446 frequencies. The TK-3401D has a AMBE+2 Vocoder built-in, this allows for a natural sounding digital voice for clear communications between users.
Coming as standard with a 2000mAh Li-Ion battery, this will allow for the TK-3401D to operate for up to 18 hours. A battery saver mode is a function within the TK-3401D, allowing for the user to extend the life of their radio, whilst also having a low battery warning to make the operator aware when the radio needs to be charged. VOX voice activation is also present, allowing for hands free use of the radio should it be needed in certain working environments.
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 TK-3401D.
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 TK-3401D.
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.
Voice Activation (VOX) is built-in to the Kenwood TK-3401D, but a VOX-enabled audio accessory, such as an earpiece or headset, may be required.