VHF FM Portable Radio (non-EU use) 

Key Features 

Frequency Range: 136-174 MHz

128 Channels/128 Zones

5 Watt RF Output

Internal VOX Function with 10 levels

Built-In Voice Scrambler

FleetSync plus DTMF, QT and DQT Signalling

MDC-1200 Signalling

2-tone Encode/Decode

Supplied With 

Belt Clip Yes, KBH-10M

Instruction Manual Yes, English & Russian

Screw Set Yes

PMR General Features 

Blue colour LED Yes

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

2-Tone Signalling Yes

5-Tone Signalling formats Requires special license ID

Battery Saver Mode Yes

Battery Status Indicator Yes

Busy Channel Lock-out Yes

Calling Alert Yes

Compact Design Yes

Companded Audio Yes

DTMF Function Yes

Emergency Call Function Yes

Enhanced Kenwood Audio Yes

FleetSync Yes

GPS Compatible Yes

Independent Setting per Channel VOX, Compander, Scrambler & Wide/Narrow Deviation

Internal VOX Ready Yes

Kenwood ESN (Electronic Serial Number) Yes

Key Lock Yes

Lone Worker Function Yes

Operator Selectable Tone Yes

Pre-programmed Status Messages Yes, Status messages are pre-programmed 2-digit codes from 10 - 99 (numbers 80 - 99 are reserved for special messages).

Programmable Function Keys 9 Programmable Function Keys


QT (CTCSS) / DQT (digital) Yes

Remote Stun Yes

RSSI Level Indicator Yes

Scan Yes

Self-programming Mode Yes

SelCall Function Yes

Selectable Microphone Gain Yes

Short Text Messaging Yes, Receive only, up to 48 characters per message. Up to 3 Short Messages can be stored in the stack memory.

Switchable Display Backlighting Yes

Talk Around Yes

"Talk Back" Scanning Function Yes

Time-Out Timer Yes

Transceiver Password Yes

Voice Inversion Scrambler Yes


Windows PC Programming and Tuning Yes

Wireless Cloning Function Yes

FleetSync Signalling Features 

Caller ID Display Yes

PTT ID Digital ANI Yes

Selective Calling Yes

MDC1200 Signalling Features 

Call Alert Encode/Decode Yes

Emergency Encode/Decode Yes

PTT ID Encode/Decode Yes

Radio Check Encode/Decode Yes

SelCall Encode/Decode Yes

Stun/Revive Encode/Decode Yes


Choice of Optional Battery Packs Yes

Applicable Standards 

Factory Quality Certification and Location ISO 9001. Manufactured in Singapore

FCC Yes, Parts 22, 74, 90

IP54 Yes

IP55 Yes

Measurement - EIA Standards Yes

MIL-STD 810 C/D/E/F/G Yes

Technical Specifications 

Frequency Range - M Type 136 - 174 MHz

Number of Channels 128

Number of Zones 128

Channel Frequency Spread 38 MHz

Channel Spacing Wide: 25 kHz 

Narrow: 12.5 kHz

Antenna Impedance - 50 Ohm Yes

Battery Life With KNB-53N: 9 hours

With KNB-45L: 12 hours

- 5-5-90 duty cycle, with battery saver off

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 2.5 kHz/5.0 kHz/6.25 kHz/7.5 kHz

Dimensions Radio with KNB-45L: W x H x D - 54 x 122 x 33.7 mm Projections not included

Weight (net) Radio only: 180 g

With KNB-45L: 300 g

Receiver Specifications 

Adjacent Channel Selectivity 70dB at 25 kHz

60dB at 12.5 kHz

Audio Output 500 mW with less than 5% distortion

Intermodulation 70dB at 25 kHz

60dB at 12.5 kHz

Sensitivity - EIA 12 dB SINAD 0.25 µV at 25 kHz

0.28 µV 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 

40 dB at 12.5 kHz

Modulation Distortion Less than 5%

Spurious Response (EIA) 70 dB


  • Product Code: TK-2317M
  • Availability: In Stock

Tags: Analogue, Licensed, Handhelds