Kenwood TK-2260EX VHF Two Way Radio

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The TK-2260EX is an ATEX VHF two way radio from Kenwood. Built to the highest safety standards, this radio is certified to EU standards for gas, mining and dusty working environments. IP64 protection means that the TK-2260EX has a complete Ingres protection against dust, whilst also being able to withstand splashes of water from all angles. This alongside being built to Military Standards (MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F) with the radio being put through a variety of tests in tough operating conditions.

Packed full of features the TK-2260EX is ideal for dangerous working conditions. Lone Worker is present whereby if the radio is inactive for a pre-set period of time, an alert will be then sent out to the other radios in the fleet notifying them that the user may be in danger. Similarly, man down sends out an alert should the radio be laid flat on its said for a pre-set period of time, this assuming the user has been knocked over or unconscious.

Built in VOX Voice Activation allows for hands free use of the radio should it be needed, whilst also having a built-in scrambler is also a feature of the TK-2260EX. 3 Programmable function keys allows for customisation to the users needs, whilst an emergency button is also located on the radio. A channel capacity of 16 allows for sufficient communications, the TK-2260EX broadcasts over VHF frequencies between 136-174MHz. Should the UHF version of the radio be needed this is the TK-3260EX.

Features Explained

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-2360EX.

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 TK-2360EX.

Channel Scanning

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-2360EX.

Man-down Feature

Man Down provides remote monitoring of workers by detecting if their radio is upright, or if the radio is on it's side assumes there may be a problem. Radios which support Man Down are fitted with an accelerometer (or similar device) which allows them to detect the orientation of the radio. If somebody slips or falls, they are likely to be on their side, Man Down will automatically detect this, activate and transmit an alert to call for help from a supervisor or other team members. This works is almost the same way as your smart phone which knows if you have it positioned portrait mode or landscape mode. See this video below to see how the a works.

Man Down Demonstration Video

The Accelerometer Science

The science which allows man-down to work is almost the same way as your smart phone which knows if you have it positioned portrait mode or landscape mode. See this video below to see how the a works.

 Man Down is built-in to the Kenwood TK-2360EX.

Lone Worker Feature

Lone Worker is a feature found on many two way radios where it's able to send a pre-determined signal, for example a distress call or alarm, to other radios in range, Lone Worker requires some type of interaction from the radio user after a period of radio inactivity. An example of this is the radio can be set to require the radio operator to interact with his or her radio once every 30 minutes. If they fail to do so, their radio will start making an audible sound. If there is still no interaction with his or her radio within 1 further minute, a alarm will sound to other team members to tell them a team member is not responding to Lone Worker. The supervisor can then dispatch another team member to the non-reponsive team member's last known location to offer assistance.

 Lone Worker is built-in to the Kenwood TK-2360EX.

Ofcom Licence Options

All licensed radios require a licence issued by Ofcom. Radiotronics can facilitate that and make the application on your behalf. Below are the licence options.

Ofcom Licence Options
Simple UK Simple Site Suppliers Light Technically Assigned
Security / Construction Hospitality / Bars etc. Hire Companies Large Buildings
£75 for 5 years £75 for 5 years £75 for 5 years From £100/yr
3 shared assigned channels that can be used anywhere in the UK. Any of our handheld two way radios can be programmed to SImple UK. Up to 15 shared channels that can only be used at your premises. Any of our handheld two way radios can be programmed to SImple Site. Up to 15 shared channels that can be used for rental companies anywhere in the UK. Unique channels technically assigned only to you. Used for repeater based systems.
A note on licensed frequencies. The Ofcom licence you hold or buy denotes the frequency your radios will operate on. If you already have some radios and you would like your new radios programmed the work together, please select technically assigned, and email us your ofcom licence details to websales@radiotronics.co.uk. If in doubt, please call us on 01425 533 533.

Technical Information

SKU TK2260EX
Included In The Box This radio doesn't come with an antenna battery or charger, these can all be bought seperately from the drop down menus to the right.
Accessory Connector K1 - Kenwood Multipin
Display Non-display
Analogue or Digital Analogue
Band (VHF or UHF) VHF
Channels 16
Lone Worker Yes (Built In)
Man Down Yes (Built In)
Ingress Protection IP55
Commodity Code 8525600000 - Transceivers
Type / Group Handheld Radio
Height (mm) 128
Width (mm) 61
Depth (mm) 49
Weight 300.0000
Brand Kenwood
Model TK-2260EX
Manufacturer Part Number TK-2260EX

Kenwood TK-2260EX Accessories

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