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Kenwood NX-820 UHF Digital Mobile Radio

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The NX-820 is a UHF mobile radio from Kenwood. A 260-channel capacity allows for sufficient communications between a large team, these channels able to be split across 128 zones. The NX-820 is built to IP54 standard meaning that it has a limited Ingres protection against dust, whilst also being safeguarded against splashes of water from all angles.

Making use of 10 programmable function keys, this allows for the NX-820 to be customized to the users’ needs allowing for easier operation. A 10-character alphanumeric display is also present on the front of the radio, this allows for the user to easily see the channel number they are broadcasting on alongside other notifications.

The NX-820 is supplied as standard with a mounting bracket, D.C. cable, fuse and screw set. Multiple coloured LED’s are available to be programmed to notify the user of differing functions, whilst the 10-character screen auto adjusts to its different environments, becoming dimmer should the radio be in a low lighting environment or brightening should the radios environment be light.

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 NX-820

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 NX-820

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 nx-820
Analogue or Digital Digital
Band (VHF or UHF) UHF
Channels 260
MPT1327 Yes (Optional Extra)
Type / Group Mobile Radios
Height (mm) 43
Width (mm) 160
Depth (mm) 136
Weight 1200.0000
Brand Kenwood
Model NX-820
Manufacturer Part Number NX-820

Kenwood NX-820 Accessories

Here are just some of the accessories available for the Kenwood NX-820. For the full list of accessories, pleae see our dedicated Kenwood NX-820 accessories category.

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