Hi-Specification VHF FM Portable Radio (EU use) 

Key Features 

Frequency Range: 136-174 MHz

512 Channels

5 Watt RF Output

LCD Display and Keypad

Transparent Data Mode

Built-In Voice Scrambler

FleetSync/FleetSyncII plus 5-Tone, QT and DQT Signalling

Windows PC Programming & Tuning

Supplied With 

Belt Clip Yes

Instruction Manual Yes, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian & Dutch

Screw Set Yes

PMR General Features 

3-colour LED (Red, Orange, Green) Yes

5-Tone Signalling (multi-format) Yes

Battery Saver Mode Yes

Battery Status Indicator Yes

Busy Channel Lock-out Yes

Calling Alert Yes

Character Display (Alphanumeric) Yes

Companded Audio Yes

Digital ANI Built-in Yes

Dot Matrix Display Yes

DTMF Function Yes

Dual-mode Scanning Yes

Easy Option Port (26-pin) Yes

Emergency Call Function Yes

Emergency Key Yes

Enhanced Kenwood Audio Yes

Flash Upgradeable Firmware Yes

FleetSync/FleetSync II Yes

Internal VOX Ready Yes

Kenwood ESN (Electronic Serial Number) Yes

Key Lock Yes

Lone Worker Function Yes

Minimum-Volume Setting Yes

Monitor Button Yes

Operator Selectable Tone Yes

Power-On Message Yes

Pre-programmed Status Messages Yes, Status messages are 2-digit codes, from 10 - 99 (numbers 80 - 99 are reserved for special messages). Each message can be pre-programmed with up to 16 alphanumeric characters.

Programmable Function Keys 7 Programmable Function Keys


QT (CTCSS) / DQT (digital) Yes

Real Time Clock Yes

RSSI Level Indicator Yes

Scan Yes

SelCall Function Yes

Selectable Microphone Gain Yes

Short Text Messaging Yes, Up to 48 characters per message.

Long Text Messaging Yes, Up to 4096 characters per message.

"Talk Back" Scanning Function Yes

Time-Out Timer Yes

Transceiver Password Yes

Transparent Data Mode Yes

Voice Inversion Scrambler Yes

Voting Function Yes

Windows PC Programming and Tuning Yes

Wired Cloning Function Yes

ZVEI-Digital (option) Yes

FleetSync Signalling Features 

Emergency Status Yes

PTT ID Digital ANI Yes

Selective Calling Yes

Short/Long Text Messages Yes

Status Messaging Yes


Choice of Optional Battery Packs Yes

GPS Speaker/Mic Option KMC-38GPS

Internal Scrambler Board Optional 3rd-party Module

MIL-SPEC speaker mic. with programmable controls Yes

MPT Trunking (Firmware Upgrade) Yes

Voice Guide & Storage Yes

Applicable Standards 

R&TTE: EN300 086-2 Yes

EN300 113-2 Yes

EN300 219-2 Yes

EN301 489-5 Yes

EU Safety: EN60065 Yes

EU Safety: EN60215 Yes

EU Safety: EN60950-1 Yes

For use in the EU Yes

IP54 Yes

IP55 Yes

Measurement - EN Standards Yes

MIL-STD 810 F Yes

Technical Specifications 

Frequency Range - E Type 136-174 MHz

Number of Channels 512

Channel Frequency Spread 38 MHz

Channel Spacing Wide: 25 kHz 

Mid: 20 kHz 

Narrow: 12.5 kHz

Antenna Impedance - 50 Ohm Yes

Battery Life With KNB-31A: 9 hours 

With KNB-32N: 14 hours 

With KNB-33L: 10 hours 

- 5-5-90 duty cycle -

Battery Voltage 7.5 V DC ± 20%

Frequency Stability ± 2.5 ppm (-30 °C to + 60 °C)

Operating Temperature Range -30 °C to + 60 °C

PLL Channel Steps 5.0 kHz/6.25 kHz

Dimensions Radio only: 

58 x 136 x 21.50 mm 

With KNB-31A: 

58 x 136 x 39.50 mm 

With KNB-32N: 

58 x 136 x 39.50 mm 

With KNB-33L: 

58 x 136 x 33 mm 

- Projections not included -

Weight (net) Radio only: 260 g 

With KNB-31A: 530 g 

With KNB-32N: 560 g 

With KNB-33L: 400 g

Receiver Specifications 

Adjacent Channel Selectivity 73 dB at 25 kHz 

73 dB at 20 kHz 

63 dB at 12.5 kHz

Audio Output 500 mW with less than 3% distortion

Circuitry - Double Conversion Superheterodyne Yes

Intermodulation 65 dB

Sensitivity - EIA 12 dB SINAD 0.28 µV at 25 kHz 

0.28 µV at 20 kHz 

0.32 µV at 12.5 kHz

Sensitivity - EN 20 dB SINAD -3 dBµV at 25 kHz 

-3 dBµV at 20 kHz 

-2 dBµV at 12.5 kHz

Spurious Reponse Rejection (Analogue) 70 dB

Transmitter Specifications 

RF Power Output (High/Low) 5 W / 1 W

FM Noise (EIA) 45 dB at 25 kHz 

45 dB at 20 kHz 

40 dB at 12.5 kHz

Microphone Impedance 2000 Ohm

Modulation Distortion Less than 3%

Modulation Limiting ± 5.0 kHz at 25 kHz 

± 4.0 kHz at 20 kHz 

± 2.5 kHz at 12.5 kHz

Spurious Emission (EN) -36 dBm ≤ 1 GHz 

-30 dBm > 1 GHz


  • Product Code: TK-2180E
  • Availability: In Stock

Tags: Analogue, Licensed, Handhelds