STRENGTH & DURABILITY
The TK-290/390 meet or exceed tough U.S. Department of Defense environmental
standards in addition to Kenwood's own technical and industrial standards. What's more,
the TK-290/390 meet the demanding driven rain standard which means that you can count on
these water-resistant radios to keep on performing even in storm-like conditions.
WEATHER-SEALED UNIVERSAL CONNECTOR
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-25
or the KMC-26 (with antenna connector), while meeting MIL-STD 810C/D/E standards.
IMPRESSIVE SPECIFICATIONS/WORLD-CLASS PERFORMANCE
High-stability 2PPM oscillators, efficient MOS-FET power model and advanced
filtering are just some of the features that give TK-290/390 both the protection and power
to become the key component of any well-designed radio system.
HIGH-QUALITY AUDIO OUTPUT
The TK-290/390 are equipped with an extra-large 1.77 inch speaker element and
deliver a half-watt of audio power for robust clarity in noisy crowds, at roadside, and
Thanks to the built-in noise-canceling microphone, TK-2901390 offer crystal-clear
communications even in extremely noisy or loud situations.
MULTI-MODE WIDE/NARROW BANDWIDTH
To keep you in pace with new channel allocations, the TK-290/390 is capable of
wide or narrow channel bandwidth operation on a per channel basis.
LARGE 160 CHANNEL CAPACITY & DYNAMIC GROUPING
The huge capacity combined with "dynamic" channel grouping allow groups
to be as small as one channel or as large as 160 channels (1~0 maximum total capacity).
This 9rovides versatile channel organization for any company-wide, departmental or
divisional requirement plus room for auxiliary or special-use groups.
CHANNEL SCAN FEATURES & DUAL PRIOR1TY
The TK-290/390 utilizes channel advanced MOS-FET power modules capable of wide
coverage for local, regional and statewide frequency needs.
Multiple or single group scanning, channel & group add/delete, revert
channel, two priority channels 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)
DTMF SIGNALING & DIALING FEATURES
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 pr keys to have a second function or a
"secure" two-step activation (e.g. scan delete/add).
DTMF PIT ID provides a built-in ANI for business and industrial applications
(both keypad and non-keypad models). For DTMF keypad models, manual DTMF provides system
access and remote control functionality. Also included are dialing features for telephone
interconnect and/or PBX access.
OPERATOR SELECTABLE TONE/CODE (OST)
BUILT-IN SELECTIVE CALLING (TWO-TONE & DTMF)
Designed specifically for forestry, wildlife management and cooperative fire
departments, the OST feature provides a programmable bank of 16 user-selectable tones (QT
& DQT) for accessing different repeaters. Each tone can have an assigned alpha-tag and
be directly accessed by keypad or other radio controls.
Two-tone decode allows for three code pairs, each with individual and group
paging settings. The DTMF selective calling provides individual call, group call, and
over-the-air disable/enable. Bath signaling types are assignable 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, these portables have main and reserve Flash memory caches to accommodate future
updates and advanced feature sets.
INTUITIVE USER INTERFACE
SEVEN CHARACTER ALPHANUMERIC & ICONS
The top display provides seven character alphanumeric channel nametags, a group
number and noncryptic 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.
PROGRAMMABLE TWO-COLOR LED
Any one of the programmable PF keys or 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.
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 CHANNEL SELECTOR
The sure feel of the rotary channel selectors and its pre-set mechanical stops
facilitate 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 and the DTMF keypad.
MIL-SPEC SPEAKER MIC WITH UNIQUE CONTROLS
The KMC-25/26 MIL-SPEC speaker microphone option meets MIG-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 or private security. An
internal port permits addition of optional modules to provide voice scrambling from
few-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
EMERGENCY KEY & CALL
Unit in 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 Pr key can be programmed for emergency use).
The orange emergency key for any PF key) can be programmed to trigger an ANI
option device. The emergency call feature switches the radio automatically to a
pre-programmed channel for dispatcher alert.
PASSWORD-PROTECTED PROGRAMMING AND CLONING
RADIO LOCK PASSWORD
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 be 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.
Preventing unauthorized use of lost or stolen portables, this feature requires an
access code to be entered every time the radio is powered up (DTMF keypad models only),
This password can be modified by the user in the field.
PC PROGRAMMING AND TUNING
Deep inside the Flash memory of the radio, an electronic message can be stored
containing owner identification, property l.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.
To save both time and costs, radio parameter programming and tuning can be
accomplished via the universal accessory connector from a PC-compatible computer without
ever having to open the radio (l(PC-35D software and KPG-36 cable options required).
- PROGRAMMABLE TOGGLE SWITCH
- TALK AROUND
- BUSY CHANNEL LOCKOUT
- BCL OVERRIDE
- LOW BATTERY ALERT
- HIGH/LOW POWER
- MINIMUM VOLUME
- ANNUNCIATION TONE CONTROL