VHF/UHF Dual Band Handheld with GPS  



Key Features 


Frequency Coverage: 144-146 and 430-440 MHz TX, 118-174 and 320-524 MHz RX

1000 Memory Channels, with 8-digit alpha-tagging

5 Watt RF Output from Standard Li-Ion Battery

Built-in SiRF Star III GPS with 5000-point logger function

Built-in 1200/9600 baud TNC

Mini-USB port

SkyCommand II System

8.33 kHz steps on Airband receive

Multi-Scroll Joystick + Keypad


Supplied With 


Antenna Yes, Flexible Dual-band, with SMA fitting

Battery Yes, Li-Ion Battery

Belt Clip Yes

CD-Rom Yes, Contains Detailed Instruction Manual plus USB Driver

Charger Yes, Supplied with both UK (3-pin) and EU (2-pin) mains cables

Instruction Manual Yes, Printed "Basic operations" manual in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish & Dutch

Screw Set Yes

USB Cable Yes, USB-A to USB-Mini connectors


Amateur Radio General Features 


1750 Hz Tone Burst Function. Yes

8.33KHz spacing on Air Band Yes

Alphanumeric LCD Display Yes

Antenna Socket SMA

APRS Function (via built-in TNC) Yes

Auto Power Off Yes

Automatic Repeater Offset (VHF) Yes

Built-in Packet TNC 1200/9600 bps Yes

Built-in GPS Yes

Built-in micro-USB Yes, , USB Serial with Mini-USB

Channel Display Mode Yes

Clock Yes, Time/Date Function

CTCSS Encoder/Decoder Yes, Choice of 42 tones

DCS Encoder/Decoder Yes, Choice of 104 digital tones

Direct Frequency Entry Yes

DTMF Memory Yes, 10 Channels, 16 digits

Dual Receive Yes, , VHFxUHF, VHFxVHF or UHFxUHF

Duplex Operation Yes

DX Cluster Monitoring (via built-in TNC) Yes

DX Cluster Tune Function Yes, Outputs "Tune" data to suitable Kenwood HF transceiver

ECHOLINK Memory Dialer Channels Yes

Firmware Upgradeable via USB Port Yes

Front Panel KeyPad Yes

GPS Port (NMEA 0183) Yes

High-Quality Front Speaker Yes

Key Beep On/Off Yes

Key Lock Yes

Mask Unused Band (A or B Band) Yes

Memory Channel Lock-out Yes

Memory Channels with Alpha-tagging 1000 Memory Channels

Memory Shift Function Yes

Menu System for individual set-up Yes

Monitor Function Yes

Multiple Scan Functions Yes

Multi-scroll Key Yes

Packet Operation - AX25 and KISS Mode Yes

PC Programmable Memories Yes

PC Radio Control Program (Option) Yes

Power-On Message Yes

Power-On Password Protection Yes

Programmable Function Keys Yes

Reverse Repeater Checker Yes

Selectable Repeater Offsets Yes

Separate Squelch for A and B Bands Yes

Simultaneous 2 frequency RX Yes

Sky Command 2 Yes, In conjunction with a suitable Kenwood HF transceiver.

Time-Out Timer Yes

USB Port Yes, Built-in Mini-USB Port

VOX Yes

Wide/Narrow Deviation Selection Yes


Amateur Portable Specification 


RF Output Power (approx.) - High 5 W

RF Output Power (approx.) - Low 0.5 W

RF Output Power (approx.) - E. Low 0.05 W

Frequency Range - RX - VHF 118 - 174 MHz

Frequency Range - RX - UHF 320 - 524 MHz

Frequency Range - Band-B 118 - 174 MHz

320 - 524 MHz

Frequency Range - TX - VHF 144 - 146 MHz

Frequency Range - TX - UHF 430 - 440 MHz

Mode F3E, F2D, F1D

Frequency Stability +/- 5 ppm

13.8 V DC-In Facility Yes, (use PG-2W or PG-3J)

Antenna Impedance - 50 Ohm Yes

Microphone Impedance 2 kOhm

Operating Temperature Range -20 °C to +60 °C with standard battery

Operating Voltage DC: 11.73 to 15.87 V

Receiver Circuitry Double Super Heterodyne

Receiver Intermediate Frequency - Band-A - 1st IF 49.95 MHz

Receiver Intermediate Frequency - Band-A - 2nd IF 450 kHz

Receiver Intermediate Frequency - Band-B - 1st IF 45.05 MHz

Receiver Intermediate Frequency - Band-B - 2nd IF 455 kHz

Receiver Sensitivity - Main & Sub Bands At 12 dB SINAD:-

Band-A - Less than 0.18 microvolts

Band-B - Less than 0.22 microvolts

Receiver Squelch Less than 0.13 uV

Receiver Channel Selectivity -6 dB: 12 kHz or more

-50 dB: 30 kHz or less

Receiver Audio Output 7.4 V, 10% Dist.

300 mW or more / 8 Ohm

Transmitter Maximum Frequency Deviation FM: less than +/- 5 kHz

Transmitter Modulation Distortion Less than 3% (300 Hz to 3 kHz)

Transmitter Modulation FM: Reactance Modulation

Transmitter Modulation Deviation FM: +/- 5.0 kHz

NFM: +/- 2.5 kHz

Transmitter Spurious Emissions Less than -60 dB

Dimensions W x H x D without projections - 58 x 121.3 x 33.2 mm

Weight (with battery) 370 g (with standard battery, antenna and belt clip)


APRS Features 


Alert on Special Call Yes

APRS Data Output Yes, , to external GPS unit such as AvMap Geosat 5 APRS

Auto Message Reply Yes

Decay Algorithm Yes

Digipeat Function Yes

Message Memory Yes, , 100 Messages

New-N Paradigm Yes

Packet Data Output Yes, , to a PC via the USB Port

Proportional Pathing Yes

QSY Function Yes

Received Packet Data Pop-ups Yes

Relay Path Display Yes

SmartBeaconing ™ Yes

State/Section /Region Pathing Yes

Station List Memory Yes, , Lists up to 100 Stations, with filtering and sorting options

User Phrases Yes

Visible Message Notifications Yes

Weather Station Function Yes, , can be connected to suitable Peet Bros. Ltd and Davis Ltd weather stations to receive, transmit and display various weather parameters


Applicable Standards 


IP54 Yes

MIL-STD 810 Yes

TH-D72E

  • Product Code: TH-D72E
  • Availability: In Stock

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