1. HIGH POWER OUTPUT (65 W)
The radio delivers up to 65 watts with a choice of High/Low output.
2. RUGGED, COMPACT CONSTRUCTION
The radio is tough enough for off-road assignments: it meets the strict U.S.
Department of Defence MIL-STD 810 C, D, E, F & G environmental standards for
vibration and shock.
Installation is easy due to its compact dimensions:160 (W) x 43 (H) x 126 (D)mm.
3. IMPRESSIVE FRONT SPEAKER
The large oval speaker 58 x 35 mm mounted in the front ensures every message is
heard loud and clear.
High RF Power Output
The radio can provide up to 65 watts RF output and High/Low selection is permitted.
Tough, Compact Construction
Installation is simplified thanks to the compact external dimensions –
160 mm (W) x 43 mm (H) x 126 mm (D)
(Protrusion included: 161 mm (W) x 43 mm (H) x 170.5 mm (D) )
Alphanumeric LCD and Illuminated Keypad
Capable of displaying up to 6 large alphanumeric characters – in either frequency or
Memory Name mode – the positive-type amber LCD display comes with a 32-step
brightness control to suit all driving conditions, day or night. Also, the front and
microphone keypads are illuminated.
High Quality Front Speaker
Assuring not only powerful output but also excellent clarity is the large-diameter oval (58
mm x 35 mm) speaker mounted in the front panel.
200 memory channels plus 1 call-channel
Each of the 200 memory channels can be used to store, transmit, and receive frequencies
independently. Additionally, memory data can be edited and stored on a PC. (Requires
USB PC Interface Cable KPG-46U, and Memory Control Software MCP-1A)
Memory Name function
Identification of up to 100 memory channels is possible with up to 6 alphanumeric
Multiple Scan functions
Included among the scan functions are VFO scan, memory scan, call scan, Tone/CTCSS
scan and DCS scan. There are TO (Time-operated), CO (carrier-operated) and seek scan
resume modes. Also priority scan is available (Priority scan checks Priority channel every
Built-in CTCSS and DCS encoder/decoder
The CTCSS and DCS encoder/decoder enables operation of the 42 CTCSS sub tone
frequencies and 104 DCS sub tone frequencies
US-Military-Standard 810 C/D/E/F/G
Built to take rough treatment in its stride, the TM-281E meets the strict U.S. Department of
Defense MIL-STD 810 C, D, E, F and G environmental standards in categories such as
Vibration and Shock.
Power On Message
Wide / Narrow Deviation Selection (Per Channel)
1750 Hz Tone Burst
Automatic Simplex Checker
Auto Repeater Offset
Auto Power Off
Time Out Timer
Channel Display Mode
Busy Channel Lock-Out
Memory Channel Lock-Out
Direct Frequency Input
Hand Microphone with DTMF keypad
Screw set & Fuses
KMC-30 Standard Hand Microphone
MC-59 Keypad Microphone
MC-60A Desktop Microphone (Requires MJ-88)
PG-2N DC-Power Cable
PG-3B DC Line Noise Filter
PS-60 DC-Power Supply
SP-50B External Speaker
KPG-46U USB PC Interface cable
MJ-88 Microphone plug adapter
MCP-1A Memory Control Software (free download from
Kenwood Japan website)