Kenwood TH-D74E Digital (D-STAR) capability on 2m and 70cm
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Kenwood TH-D74E Digital (D-STAR) capability on 2m and 70cm

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Product code: TH-D74E
RRP: £599.95
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The Kenwood’s TH-D74E introduces radio amateurs to a new world of technology. Equipped with APRS and Digital (D-STAR) capability on 2m and 70cm, this transceiver also provides features such as: Built in high performance GPS, Transflective colour TFT Display, Weatherproof toughness meeting IP54/55 standards, Wideband and multi-mode receive (SSB/CW on HF, VHF, UHF with IF filtering / DSP) Compliant with Bluetooth (allowing audio), microSD and Micro-USB connectivity.

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.

Wideband and multimode reception

Built-in IF filter for comfortable reception

IF output mode

High-performance DSP voice processing

Tough weatherproofing meeting IP54/55 standards

Easily understandable pop-up screens

Built-in GPS

Supplied With

AntennaYes, , Ferrite Bar Antenna suitable for receiving mid- and low-HF bands

BatteryYes, , KNB-75L - Li-ion battery (1800 mAh)

Belt ClipYes

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

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

Screw SetYes, , for belt clip

USB CableYes, , USB-A to Micro-USB-A cable

Amateur Radio General Features

1750 Hz Tone Burst Function.Yes

8.33KHz spacing on Air BandYes

Alphanumeric LCD DisplayYes

Antenna SocketSMA

APRS Function (via built-in TNC)Yes

Auto Power OffYes

Automatic Repeater Offset (VHF)Yes

Built-in Packet TNC 1200/9600 bpsYes, , KISS TNC

Built-in GPSYes

Built-in microSD/SDHCYes

Built-in micro-USBYes, , USB Serial, USB Audio Output, Mass Storage

Built-in BluetoothYes, , HSP, SPP

ClockYes, , Time/Date Function

CTCSS Encoder/DecoderYes, , Choice of 50 tones

CW Band WidthYes

CW Pitch FrequencyYes

CW ReverseYes


DCS Encoder/DecoderYes, , Choice of 104 digital tones

Detect Signal OutputYes

Direct Frequency EntryYes

DTMF MemoryYes, , 10 channels, 16 digits

Dual ReceiveYes, , VHFxUHF, VHFxVHF or UHFxUHF

ECHOLINK Memory Dialer ChannelsYes

Firmware Upgradeable via USB PortYes

FM RadioYes

Front Panel KeyPadYes

High-Quality Front SpeakerYes

IF 12 kHZ OutputYes, , to USB Audio, 2-pin Jack

Key Beep On/OffYes

Key LockYes

LCD Background ColorYes, , B/W

Memory Channel Lock-outYes

Memory Channels with Alpha-tagging1000 Memory Channels

Memory Shift FunctionYes

Menu System for individual set-upYes

Meter TypeYes, , 3 types

Monitor FunctionYes

Multiple Scan FunctionsYes

Multi-scroll KeyYes

Packet Operation - AX25 and KISS ModeYes, , KISS mode only

PC Programmable MemoriesYes

PC Radio Control Program (Option)Yes

Power-On MessageYes

Programmable Function KeysYes, , 2 keys (PF1, PF2)

QSO LogYes

RX Audio EqualizerYes, , 5 bands

Selectable Repeater OffsetsYes

Separate Squelch for A and B BandsYes

SSB/CW/AM ReceptionYes

SSB Hi-cut FilterYes

AM Hi-cut FilterYes

Simultaneous 2 frequency RXYes

Time-Out TimerYes

TX Audio EqualizerYes, , 4 bands

TX/RX Audio RecordingYes, , microSD/SDHC

USB PortYes, , built-in Micro-USB Port


Voice Message MemoryYes

Voice GuidanceYes

Wide/Narrow Deviation SelectionYes

Wide Band ReceptionYes

Amateur Portable Specification

RF Output Power - 13.8 VYes

RF Output Power (approx.) - High5 W

RF Output Power (approx.) - Mid2 W

RF Output Power (approx.) - Low0.5 W

RF Output Power (approx.) - E. Low0.05 W

Frequency Range - RX - VHF136 - 174 MHz

Frequency Range - RX - UHF410 - 470 MHz

Frequency Range - Band-BRX: 0.1 - 76, 76 - 108 MHz (WFM)

108 - 524 MHz

Frequency Range - TX - VHF144 - 146 MHz

Frequency Range - TX - UHF430 - 440 MHz

ModeTX: F3E, F2D, F1D, F7W

RX: F3E, F2D, F1D, F7W, J3E, A3E, A1A

Frequency Stability+/- 2.0 ppm

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

Antenna Impedance - 50 OhmYes

Microphone Impedance2 kOhm

Operating Temperature Range-10 °C to +50 °C with standard battery

Operating VoltageDC-IN: DC 11.0 - 15.9 V (STD: DC 13.8 V)

BATT: DC 6.0 - 9.6 V (STD: DC 7.4 V)

Receiver CircuitryF3E, F2D, F1D, F7W: Double Super Heterodyne

J3E, A3E, A1A: Triple Super Heterodyne

Receiver Intermediate Frequency - Band-A - 1st IF57.15 MHz

Receiver Intermediate Frequency - Band-A - 2nd IF450 kHz

Receiver Intermediate Frequency - Band-B - 1st IF58.05 MHz

Receiver Intermediate Frequency - Band-B - 2nd IF450 kHz

Receiver Intermediate Frequency - Band-B - 3rd IFJ3E, A3E, A1A: 10.8 kHz

Receiver Sensitivity - Main & Sub BandsAmateur Band


FM / NFM 144 MHz Band-A: 0.18 / 0.22 uV

FM / NFM 144 MHz Band-B: 0.19 / 0.24 uV

FM / NFM 430 MHz Band-A: 0.18 / 0.22 uV

FM / NFM 430 MHz Band-A: 0.20 / 0.25 uV

DV PN9 / GMSK 4.8 kbps, BER 1% 144 MHz Band-A: 0.20 uV / 0.22 uV

DV PN9 / GMSK 4.8 kbps, BER 1% 430 MHz Band-B: 0.22 uV / 0.24 uV

SSB 10 dB S/N Band-A: 0.16 uV

AM 10 dB S/N Band-B: 0.50 uV

Receiver SquelchBand-A: 0.18 uV

Band-B: 0.25uV

Receiver Spurious Rejection144 MHz - Band-A: 50 dB or more

430 MHZ - Band-A: 50 dB or more

144 MHz - Band-B: 45 dB or more

430 MHz - Band-B: 40 dB or more

Receiver IF RejectionBand-A: 60 dB or more

Band-B: 55 dB or more

Receiver Channel Selectivity-6 dB: 12 kHz or more

-50 dB: 30 kHz or less

Receiver Audio Output7.4 V, 10% Dist.

400 mW or more / 8 Ohm

Transmitter Maximum Frequency DeviationFM: +/- 5.0 kHz

Transmitter ModulationFM: Reactance Modulation

DV: GMSK Reactance Modulation

Transmitter Modulation DeviationFM: +/- 5.0 kHz

NFM: +/- 2.5 kHz

Transmitter Spurious EmissionsHI / MID: -60 dBc or less

L: -50 dBc or less

EL: -40 dBc or less

DimensionsW x H x D

with KNB-75L: 56.0 x 119.8 x 33.9 mm

with KNB-74L: 56.0 x 119.8 x 29.3 mm

with KBP-9: 56.0 x 119.8 x 36.0 mm

- Projections not included -

Weight (with battery)with KNB-75L: 345 g (w/ antenna, belt clip)

with KNB-74L: 315 g (w/ antenna, belt clip)

with KBP-9: 360 g (w/ antenna, belt clip, AAAx6 battery)

APRS Features

Alert on Special CallYes

APRS Data OutputYes, , to a PC via the USB Port or Bluetooth

Auto Message ReplyYes

Decay AlgorithmYes

Message MemoryYes, , 100 Messages

New-N ParadigmYes

Packet Data OutputYes, Yes, to a PC via the USB Port or Bluetooth

Proportional PathingYes

QSY FunctionYes

Received Packet Data Pop-upsYes

Relay Path DisplayYes

SmartBeaconing ™Yes

State/Section /Region PathingYes

Station List MemoryYes, , lists up to 100 Stations, with filtering and sorting options

TX Object, Item PacketYes

User PhrasesYes

Visible Message NotificationsYes

D-STAR Features

DV ModeYes

DV Fast ModeYes, , USB Interface or Bluetooth

DR ModeYes

Communication ModeYes

Communication Mode - DirectYes

Communication Mode - Single RepeaterYes

Communication Mode - ZoneYes

Communication Mode - GatewayYes

Communication Mode - RefrectorYes

Repeater List, Import/ExportYes

Repeater InformationYes

Callsign List, Import/ExportYes

Near Repeater Stattion Select/ScanYes

Access Repeater SelectYes

Gateway Route SelectYes

Select TO StationYes

TX MessageYes

GPS TX ModeYes

GPS Sentense TX SelectYes

GPS Auto TX for Target StationYes

Detect FM on DV ModeYes

RX Popup MessageYes

Direct ReplyYes

Standby BeepYes

Code SQYes

Auto ReplyYes

Auto Reply Voice SelectYes


RX HistoryYes

TX HistoryYes

Late Entry ReceiveYes

Packet Loss DisplayYes


Digital Monitor (MONI Key)Yes

Car Chank DisplayYes

Applicable Standards



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