Single/Dual-head Remote Control
With the optional KRK-5 kit, you can put the radio unit in the trunk and the
control head up front. This means the radio takes up less space in the cab, and the
controls can be mounted in the most convenient location. Alternatively, the optional
KRK-6DH kit provides two complete radio control points- ideal for public safety
applications: fire trucks, EMS units, sport utility command posts, disaster/emergency
response units, and SWAT vans. Each control head features intercom, public address,
transmit, monitor, and independent volume control capabilities.
Dual-band Remote & Dual-band/Dual-head Remote
If you need to operate both VHF and UHF bands from a single control panel, choose
Kenwood's optional KRK-7DB kit. With this, you can scan selected channels on both bands
automatically, and program channels on either band in any order. It's so simple because
you're basically controlling
two radios as if they were one. And now you can combine this dual-band capability with the
convenience of a dual control head: the optional KRK-8DBH kit lets two operators control
the same two radios, monitor each other's transmissions, and communicate via intercom. It
can make all the difference for fire, emergency response, EMS, search & rescue, and
other mission-critical agencies.
Intuitive user interface
Depending on your needs, you can order
TK-690H/790(H)/890(H) land mobile with one or two control panels: Basic or Full-featured.
The basic control panel can be fitted to any model. It has an 8-digit, 13-segment
alphanumeric readout for group/channel number & name and operational status; 3-digit,
7-segment numeric for group/channel number; and icons for operational and status
indications. For nighttime operation, the display is backlit.
High-quality Audio Output
The basic control panel delivers clear audio quality via a front-mounted speaker
as well as 13W via the external speaker terminal for extra clarity in noisy vehicles and
Transmit & Busy LED Indicators
The green and red LEDs clearly distinguish between transmit and receive.
7 Programmable Function (PF) keys
GRP UP. GRP DOWN. and PF 1~5 are programmable.
- FULL-FEATURED CONTROL PANEL
Dot Matrix LCD
The panel has a large, easy-to-read dot matrix LCD with 14-digit alphanumeric
display for group/channel number & name and operational status, 3-digit
alphanumeric for group/channel number, and icons for operational and status indications. It's also
backlit for nighttime operation.
13 Programmable Function (PF) keys
GRP UP, GRP DOWN, MON, SCN,and PF1~9 are programmable for virtually any mobile
radio feature. This allows each unit to be customized to fit the user's needs.
- Large 160-channel Capacity & Dynamic Grouping
The 160-channel capacity combined with "dynamic" channel grouping means
that groups can be as small as one channel or as large as 160 channels. This provides
versatile channel organization suited for any company-wide, departmental or divisional
requirements plus room for auxiliary or special-use groups.
- Wide-band Coverage
The TK-690(H)/790(H)/890(H) radios utilize advanced power
modules capable of wide coverage for local, regional and state-wide frequency needs.
- Channel Scan Features & Dual Priority
These radios can accommodate virtually any channel scanning need. Multiple or
single group scanning, channel & group add/delete, revert channel, and two priority
channels are just some of the parameters that can be selected. Talk-back scan allows users
to respond immediately to calls regardless of the pre-programmed or selected scan revert
channel. Also, undesired channels can be deleted temporarily with the nuisance delete
- Flash Memory
Main and reserve Flash memory caches allow for future updates.
- DTMF Signaling & Dialing Features
DTMF PTT ID provides a built-in ANI for business and industrial applications.
With the optional KMC-28 keypad mic, manual DTMF is available for system access, remote
control and selective calling. Also included are memory auto-dial features for telephone
- Operator Selectable Tone/Code (OST)
Designed specifically for forestry, cooperative fire and wildlife management
departments, 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 recalled by the KMC-28 DTMF keypad mic or other radio controls.
- Built-in Selective Calling (Two-tone & DTMF)
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. Both signaling types are assignable on a per-channel basis
and have audible and visual call alerting.
- Encryption Control
Secure voice capabilities are available for law enforcement with optional
scrambler modules. An internal port permits the addition of these modules to provide voice
scrambling from low-level inversion to high-level encryption.
- Digital ANI and Emergency Control
Unit ID and emergency ANI for computer-aided dispatch operations can also be
added with optional modules.
- Emergency Key & Call
The orange emergency key-recessed to avoid unintentional activation-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.
- Embedded Message
Stored inside the Flash memory of the radio, an electronic message (max. 64
alphanumeric characters) can hold owner identification, property ID numbers, user and
department names, service records, etc. A radio can thus be electronically identified even
if external labels, markings or factory serial numbers have been removed.
Strength & durability
- MIL-810 C/D/E
The TK-690H/790(H)/890(H) radios meet or exceed stringent U.S. Department of
Defense environmental standards in addition to Kenwood's own technical and industrial
standards. The KCH-10 Basic
Remote Control Head and KCH-11 Full-featured Remote Control Head satisfy the demanding
driven rain standard, which means that you can count on these
water-resistant radios to keep on performing even if your motorcycle fleet is caught in
the rain or takes a charge from a line.
- Weather-sealed Universal Connector
The universal accessory connector featured on both basic and full-featured
control heads uses spring-action gold-alloy elements for excellent contact, conductivity
and anti-corrosive properties, making them resistant to water, dust, and other MIL-STD 810
C/D/E conditions. The universal connector is designed to mate with Kenwood audio
accessories such as the KMC-27 and KMC-28 microphones.
- Die-cast Chassis
The aluminum die-cast chassis heat-sink is lightweight yet provides exceptional
strength and heat dissipation.
- Medium and High Power Models
Both medium and high power versions of the TK-690H/790(H)/890(H) radios are
available for up to 110W of RF output.
Other Convenient Features
- Time-out Timer (TOT)
- Busy Channel Lockout
- Operator Selectable Priority Channel
- Multiple Bandwidth Mode
- DTMF Decode
- Dead Beat Disable (DBD) & Reset