Kenwood has upgraded their game and jumped onto the DSTAR bandwagon. This Triband HT includes the 220MHz band, and is capable of DSTAR on all 3 bands. Today I looked through the menus, do some setups, and performs some analog QSOs on this new HT.
Kenwood TH-D74A 144/220/430MHz Tribander Digital Handheld
The new, brilliantly evolved tribander
This Tri-Band Amateur radio is packed with convenient features and the advantage of a digital transceiver with D-STAR, APRS support. Featuring a color transflective TFT display that offers excellent visibility in day or night. Plus, built-in GPS and Bluetooth support, as well as Micro USB and microSD/SDHC this radio is ready to harness the exciting developments in radio communications
Compatible with the APRS communication protocol, which allows real-time two-way data transmission by using packet communications. This stand-alone device provides enjoyment of communications that make use of a variety of features, including sharing of local and GPS positional information and message exchange.
Compatible with D-STAR, the amateur radio communications network that has both voice and data modes. Both local and international communications are possible through diverse operations including simplex communications, single repeater relay communications and inter-repeater gateway communications.
- Built-in high-performance GPS unit
- Transflective color TFT display
- Weatherproof toughness meeting IP54/55 standards
- Wide-band and multi-mode reception
- Equipped with IF filter for comfortable reception (SSB/CW)
- High-performance DSP-based voice processing
- Compliant with Bluetooth, microSD & Micro-USB
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