Kenwood TK-D340 UHF DMR Digital Two Way Radio Twin Pack TKD340twin

Kenwood TK-D340 UHF DMR Digital Two Way Radio Twin Pack TKD340twin

What you get


  • x2 Kenwood TK-D340 UHF DMR Digital Two Way Radio. 

  • x2 Kenwood KSC-35S Single Charger KSC35

  • x2 KenwoodKBH-10 Belt Clip

  • x2 KenwoodKNB-45L Genuine Lithium Battery

  • 12 months warranty only for the radio ONLY

  • Free programming of the radios*

  • Application for Comreg licence on your behalf.

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Product Description

The TK-D340 is a UHF DMR digital two way radio from Kenwood. Built to IP55 standards this means that the TK-D340 has a limited ingress protection against dust, but is also safeguarded against jets of water from all angles. Coming as standard with the KNB-45L Li-Ion battery, this will allow for up to 13.5 hours of use in digital mode, allowing for extended working periods without the need for a battery charge or change. A battery saver mode is also a feature of the TK-D340, allowing for extended battery life should it be needed.

The Kenwood TK-D340 has a 32 channel capacity, but also has a selectable 16 channels using the channel stopper feature. Analogue signalling types such as QT/DQT, Fleet Sync, and 2-Tone are also present on the radio. AMBE+2 VOCODER technology allows for the radio to accurately replicate natural human speech, giving superior voice quality even when higher levels of ambient noise are present.

Designed to be slim with an ergonomically stylish design, the TK-D340 stands at 121.4mm high, 54mm wide and 33.8mm in depth. This design allows for the TK-D340 to be easy to grip and operate, whilst also remaining both robust and reliable. Built to MIL-STD-810 (C/D/E/F/G) this also aids to the radios reliability, noting that it has been tested in harsher working environments whilst maintaining the same level of operation.

Additional Information

FEATURES EXPLAINED

Digital Basic Privacy

Basic Privacy uses a fixed “key” which is set when the radio is programmed, of which there are 255 possible “keys”. Whilst this level of privacy is technically basic encryption, it’s nevertheless relatively insecure. Comparable to analogue ‘inversion’ scrambling, it will prevent the ‘casual’ listener from hearing anything, but does not guarantee against eavesdropping.

 Basic Digital Privacy is built-in to the Kenwood TK-D340.

Channel Scanning

Channel scanning enables the user to monitor a number of channels and respond when a transmission comes through. The scan feature can usually be programmed to include or exclude channels from the scan. Scanning fewer channels makes the scan faster.

A common example is when there is a private channel and community channel programmed. This is usually the case for a shop. The radio would “scan”, or alternate between, both channels. Normally, they might only use channel 1 for their own private use within the organisation. But when a transmission (or call) comes through on the local business crime reduction (or shop-watch) scheme channel becomes active. Then within a few seconds the radio would revert back to it’s original channel 1.

Digital hybrid radios can usually scan either or both digital and analogue channels simultaneously. This allows for an extremely flexible scan facility where the user can monitor many channels across both analogue and digital modes.

 Channel Scanning is built-in to the Kenwood TK-D340.

DMR TDMA

TDMA is a technology that allows several users to share the same frequency channel by dividing the signal into different time slots. With DMR this is two time slots to every 12.5KHz frequency channel allocation. Before DMR every 12.5KHz frequency allocation could carry just one broadcast of RF traffic. Now with DMR 12.5KHz bandwidth allows two voice channels

Technical Information

SKU TKD340
Included In The Box Radio Body, Battery, Antenna, Charger and Belt Clip.
Accessory Connector KA – Kenwood 2-Pin
Display Non-display
Analogue or Digital Analogue, Digital
Band (VHF or UHF) UHF
Channels 32
Signalling Type CTCSS, DCS, DMR
Lone Worker Yes (Built In)
Ingress Protection IP55
Commodity Code 8525600000 – Transceivers
Type / Group Handheld Radio
Height (mm) 122
Width (mm) 54
Depth (mm) 34
Weight 285.0000
Brand Kenwood
Model TK-D340
Manufacturer Part Number TK-D340T

Radio Licensing Information

Radio licensing: A guide to licensed and licence-free radios

What is a radio licence and do I need one?

There are two types of two-way radios, licensed radios and licence-free radios (PMR446).
Licensed radios require a dedicated frequency which ensures that only those on that frequency can hear transmissions. In order to access a dedicated frequency, a radio licence granted by Comreg is required by law. Licences are based on the quantity of equipment to be licensed.

The cost is €22 per piece of equipment plus a fixed charge of €22 for the duration of the licence. (e.g. 4 walkie talkies + 2 radio mics = 6 units +1 Fixed Charge = 7 x €22 = €154).

Licence-free radios (also called PMR446 radios) operate on the PMR446 radio frequency, they can be used by anyone within the UK and EU and as the title suggests they need no radio licence.

Licensed radios

Licensed radios are usually more expensive than licence-free models, but have a larger power output (of up to 5 watts for handheld radios) and so offer increased range and coverage.
For example a primary school would typically find coverage on licence-free equipment sufficient whereas licenced equipment would be better suited to a secondary school, college or university.

In addition, a licence will offer increased security of transmissions through better monitoring of frequencies, especially if the licence is specific to your site.

Licenced radios are generally more robust, with clearer audio quality and the conversation more secure. Licensed radios also offer much more functionality than license-free radios, you can make group callssend text messages and dial up individual users.

More about your Comreg licence

In order to obtain your licence, an application to Comreg has to be made. We are more than happy to apply on your behalf and offer a managed service in order to maintain your Comreg licence throughout your radio project. Or if you wish to make an application yourself, please feel free to ask us any questions along the way as we have vast experience in completing these forms and can go through it with you over the telephone. The application process is usually complete within 10-15 working days.

You can find out more by going to: https://www.comreg.ie/industry/radio-spectrum/licensing/search-licence-type/business-radio/

Licence-free radios

Non licensed radios are a cheaper alternative to licensed radios and can only have a power output of 0.5 watts giving them a fairly small range.

Licence-free radios can be used in the work place and for personal use, ideally where minimal coverage is needed, within small buildings where users are communicating in a close range.
Examples where these radios can be used effectively include smaller schools and construction siteswarehouses, hospitality venues and independent retail businesses.

For leisure they can be ideal for communicating between friends and family while camping and skiing, or if you are at a leisure park or hiking.

All PMR446 radios use the same eight channels. If there are a high number of users in a given area (cities and other built up areas) frequencies become extremely congested leading to interference on the channels, although usually there are multiple channels to select in order to find a clearer channel.

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