The TK-190 meets or exceeds tough U.S. Department of Defense environmental
standards in addition to Kenwood's own technical and industrial standards. What's more,
the TK-190 meets the demanding driven rain standard which means that you can count on this
water-resistant radio to keep on performing even in storm-like conditions.
The aluminum die-cast chassis heat-sink is lightweight yet provides exceptional
The universal accessory connector and battery contacts use spring action
gold-alloy elements for excellent contact, conductivity and anti-corrosive properties. The
universal connector is designed to mate with Kenwood audio accessories, such as the KMC-25A,
while meeting MIL-STD 810 C/D/E standards.
HIGH-QUALITY AUDIO OUTPUT
The TK-190 is equipped with an extra-large 1-3/4 inch speaker element and
delivers a 500 mW of audio power for robust clarity in noisy crowds and roadside.
The built-in noise-canceling microphone offers crystal-clear communications even
in extremely noisy or loud situations.
The16-channel capacity ensures plenty of room for applications today and
tomorrow. Once programmed, user simply select channels with the convenient rotary encoder
located on the top of the radio.
CHANNEL SCAN FEATURES & PRIORITY SCAN
Scan, channel add/delete, and priority channel are some of the parameters that
can be set to accommodate any channel scanning need. Talk-back scan allows users to respond
immediately to calls regardless of the pre-programmed or selected scan revert channel.
Undesired channels can be deleted temporarily with the nuisance delete feature.
FIVE PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTION KEYS (PF KEYS)
Each key is programmable for virtually any radio feature and this allows the unit
to be customized to fit user needs, Additionally, a selected PF key can be programmed as a
"shift" function which allows all other PF keys to have a second function or
a "secure" two-step activation (e.g. scan delete/add).
PTT ID provides a DTMF ANI for business and industrial applications.
OPERATOR SELECTABLE TONE/CODE (OST)
The OST feature provides a programmable bank of 16 user-selectable tones (QT
& DOT) for accessing different repeaters. Each tone can have an assigned alpha-tag and
be directly accessed by radio controls.
BUILT-IN SELECTIVE CALLING (TWO-TONE & DTMF)
Two-tone decode allows for three code pairs, each with individual paging
settings. The DTMF selective calling provides individual call, and over-the-air
disable/enable. Both signaling types can be assigned on a per channel basis and have
audio-visual call alerting.
FLASH MEMORY ADVANTAGE
To facilitate the planning of impending system architectural changes and custom
needs, this portable has main and reserve flash memory caches to accommodate future
updates and advanced feature sets.
SEVEN-CHARACTER ALPHANUMERICS & ICONS
The top display provides seven character alphanumeric channel name tags, and
non-cryptic easy-to-read operational icons. Special operational modes are also displayed
during setting mode for positive visual feedback to the user. These features help to
facilitate fast radio user training and ensure continued user-friendly operation.
Nighttime viewing is also enhanced by the lighted display capability with programmable
manual/automatic timed shutoff and disable features.
Any one of the programmable PF keys or the toggle switch can be set to invert the channel
alpha-tags for ease of viewing when the unit is worn on a belt, inside a protective suit
or on a chest-pack.
PROGRAMMABLE TWO-COLOR LED
The two-color LED provides traditional transmit/warning (red), receive (green),
and alert (orange) visual indications. This LED is recessed to limit omni-directional
visibility to everyone except the radio operator. If desired, the "green-busy"
and "red-transmit" activities can be disabled independently for law enforcement
or covert work.
SIXTEEN-POSITION ROTARY CHANNEL SELECTOR
The sure feel of the rotary channel selector and its pre-set mechanical stops
facilitates changing channels under a suit, in the dark, or while the operator is keeping
an eye on the situation at hand.
Any PF key or the toggle switch can be programmed as a "key-lock"
function to prevent accidental activation/de-activation of other keys.
MIL-SPEC SPEAKER MIC WITH UNIQUE CONTROLS
The KMC-25A MIL-SPEC speaker microphone option meets MIL-STD 810 C, D & E
specifications. The weather-sealed quick disconnecting plug keeps out moisture, dirt and
grime. These mics have two unique top PF keys for repetitive operations such as monitor or
high/low volume control to add an extra element of convenience and safety for law
enforcement officers and security forces. In addition, the recessed orange key is ideally
positioned as an auxiliary emergency ANI key.
Add secure voice communications for law enforcement. An internal port permits
addition of optional modules to provide voice scrambling from low-level inversion to
high-level encryption types. The radio's programming provides both automatic and manual
control for clear and coded modes.
DIGITAL ANI AND EMERGENCY CONTROL
Unit ID and emergency ANI for computer-aided dispatch operations can be added
with optional modules. A recessed orange key is specifically provided for emergency ANI
triggering (any PF key can be programmed for emergency use).
EMERGENCY KEY & CALL
The orange emergency key (or any PF key) can be programmed to trigger an AMI
option device. The emergency call feature switches the radio automatically to a
pre-programmed channel for dispatcher alert.
Cloning enables duplicating of radios In the field via a simple interface cable
without the use of a PC or special test jigs. For users who do not require cloning
capability, a secure password can programmed to prevent cloning of a lost or stolen
portable. Additionally, all radios can have the programming password(s) protected to
prevent unauthorized extraction and duplication.
Deep inside the flash memory of the radio, an electronic message can be stored
containing owner identification, property I.D. numbers, user and department names, service
records, etc.. A radio can be electronically identified even if external labels, markings
or factory serial numbers have been removed.
PC PROGRAMMING AND TUNING
To save both time and costs, radio parameter programming and tuning can be
accomplished via the universal accessory connector from PC-compatible computer without
ever having to open the radio (optional software and cable required)
- PROGRAMMABLE TOGGLE SWITCH
- BUSY CHANNEL LOCKOUT
- BCL OVERRIDE
- LOW BATTERY ALERT
- HIGH/LOW POWER
- MINIMUM VOLUME
- ANNUNCIATION TONE CONTROL