The long-awaited “APRS” & “D-STAR”.
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PRS communication protocol that provides real-time data communication in both directions by applying the packet communication, corresponding to the APRS. Share of position information and local information using a GPS, such as a message exchange, communication using a variety of functions can be enjoyed in this unit alone.
Partner station location information, weather station information
Real-time information of its own station according to the GPS or the local station of the information that has been set in advance,, corresponding to the relative display compass that can be displayed at a glance the distance / direction / traveling direction / speed of movement of the remote station. It was easily recognize the position and traveling direction of the relationship between the own station. Information of the weather station can be displayed rainfall, temperature, wind direction, wind speed, barometric pressure, humidity data in color.
Station list, object corresponding
Mobile station, base station, weather stations, you can hold the station, such as object up to a maximum of 100 stations. Limit of station type to be receiving, sorting is also possible. You can also place a local information as “objects”.
It can send and receive real-time messages in the APRS operation station with each other. Panel key in the character input, or you can choose to send from the boilerplate.
Frequency and embedded in the beacon from the APRS station, the information such as the D-STAR repeater that is receiving can set audio channel of the FM or D-STAR is the possible quick QSY. D-STAR gateway communication will also be set automatically.
KISS mode TNC
Built-in KISS mode TNC for APRS should be connected to any PC with a USB or Bluetooth, you can also operation of APRS due to the PC.
APRS menu Settings
Other SmartBeaconing also, transmission interval automatic extension, relay route automatic switching, APRS voice, etc., supports a variety of functions to expand the width of the operation.
D-STAR corresponding to the D-STAR digital amateur radio communication network with voice and data modes. Simplex communication, communication via a single repeater, such as gateway communication between the repeater, communication from local to foreign countries is also possible by a variety of operations.
Corresponding to the D-STAR which JARL promoted
Amateur radio digital communications system that Japan Amateur Radio League “JARL” is to promote, corresponding to the D-STAR. Digital unique clear voice in a variety of communication can be enjoyed.
Equipped with a DV fast data mode
Equipped with a DV fast data mode to speed up the communication throughput put the data to the audio frame. To achieve a more comfortable data communication.
Easy operation in the DR (D-STAR repeater) mode
Easily you can call the other station be selected to set the access repeater and a remote station from the list. Direct reply function as it is able to respond by simply pressing the PTT to the call of the gateway communication, also features display confirmation can function at the time of and gateway communication car chunk accessible state in the icon. Also, record the transmission and reception history of the 120 maximum of. You can also easily re-set the remote station from the transmission and reception history.
Set in the digital function menu
Repeater list that can be easily updated
Latest repeater list, can be downloaded from the Web site. You can update to the latest information from the PC using a USB cable or Bluetooth or microSD card,.
Kenwood own sound quality tuning
By Kenwood own tuning with a reputation for sound quality, easy listening, you can communicate in a clear voice.
In addition to the various functions to enhance the flexibility of amateur radio, also improves voice quality.
Wide band, corresponding to the multi-mode receiver
In band B, it can be wide-band receiver. In addition to the DV / DV Fast data / FM / NFM / WFM / AM of 0.1 ~ 524MHz band, you can also receive SSB / CW. The minimum step frequency 20Hz ※ 1equipped with a fine mode to achieve a zero-in on. Bar antenna for reception of 0.1 ~ 10MHz band ※ 2 built-in. Furthermore VxV, UxU, is equipped with a 2-wave simultaneous reception function of VxU.
- ※ 1: SSB, CW, AM mode only ※ 2: SMA terminal and can be switched
Equipped with the IF receive filter to comfortable reception
SSB, IF receive filter to reduce the proximity interference signal at the time of CW reception is possible is less reception of interference with a good skirt characteristics. To achieve the unprecedented comfortable reception environment. (Selection SSB: 2.2 ~ 3.0kHz, CW: 0.3 ~ 2.0kHz, AM: 3.0 ~ 7.5kHz)
IF output mode
Possible output center frequency 12kHz, the IF signal bandwidth 15kHz to the USB port. You can do various kinds of data received in the smart PC or the like.
Speech processing by the high-performance DSP
Equipped with an audio equalizer that can be set reception EQ5 band (0.4 ~ 6.4kHz), send EQ4 band (0.4 ~ 3.2kHz) respectively. You can sound quality adjustments according to your preference.
Visibility, and ease of use, the tough robustness compatibility.
Visibility, attention also to the ease of use
TFT transflective color LCD adopted. By reflected light or backlight, and has realized the visibility was excellent even in bright places such as sunlight under even in a dark place. In addition to the cross of the key structure, the key pad employs a high operability flat thin key top. It is both high-quality look and feel.
Pop-up screen can be seen at a glance
In order to facilitate understanding of the pop-up screen to visually, APRS is blue, D-STAR has adopted a green background color.
Tough dust and jet-proof performance to meet the IP54 / 55 standards
It has been improved dust and jet-proof performance assumes the harsh conditions. It is heavy duty specification that can be operated safely in dusty outdoor and sudden rainfall.
Equipped with a high performance GPS patch antenna on the upper surface of the main body. The nearest repeater search of D-STAR, GPS logger function to save the movement locus, also equipped with automatic time correction function.
Standard corresponding to the rich interface
Was the standard corresponding to the Bluetooth (HSP, SPP).microSD / SDHC memory card, also Micro-USB terminal equipped, enables the operation which made full use of the interface by the flexible cooperation with the PC.
More convenient in the free software for PC
Settings such as memory can be managed on the PC, “D74-MCP※ 3 “, it can be freely changed the frequency of this unit from the PC, “D74-ARFC ※ 3 you can use free software, such as”.
- ※ 3: MCP-D74, ARFC-D74 can be downloaded from the Kenwood Web site after the product launch. (It will be published before the end of August)
- 1000 memory channel
- 1500 repeater list
- Kanji, Katakana display
- 4 stage transmission output switching of (5/2 / 0.5 / 0.05W)
- Voice Recording function (microSD / SDHC)
- Voice messages (4ch)
- Voice guidance
- GPS receiver mode
- Communication log (microSD / SDHC)
- Scan (band, MHz, program, memory, memory group, CALL, priority, D-STAR repeater)
- Memory channel lock-out
- 50 waves CTCSS / 104 DCS code
- Cross tone
- Meter type switching
- Frequency direct input
- DTMF memory (1 0 ch)
- EchoLink dedicated DTMF memory (10ch)
- FM radio mode
- Empty line canceller (Train channel)
- NAVITRA correspondence
- Customizable power-on message and bitmap image
- Waypoint output
- Date and time display
- Frequency step switching
- Auto repeater shift
- Auto power off
- Battery Save
- Key lock
- APRS lock
- Memory shift
- Key operation sound ON / OFF
- Programmable function keys
- Display language switching
- Microphone sensitivity switching
- LCD Dimmer 3 stage
- Reset (VFO, Partial, Full)
Antenna, lithium-ion battery (7.4V / 1800mAh), AC adapter for charging, belt clip, instruction manual, warranty card
- APRS * ® (The Automatic Packet Reporting System) is a registered trademark in the United States of WB4APR (Mr. Bob Bruninga).
- EchoLink * ® is Synergenics, a US registered trademark of the LLC.
- D-STAR * ® is a registered trademark of The Japan Amateur Radio League.
- * NAVITRA is a registered trademark of JVC KENWOOD Corporation.
- * SmartBeaconing ™ is available from HamHUD Nichetronix company.
- Bluetooth * ® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., JVC KENWOOD Corporation uses on the basis o
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