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Kenwood TM-281A

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Mobile VHF Transceiver

The Kenwood TM-281A is a 2 meter FM mobile transceiver putting out a hefty 65 watts of power. You can program up to 200 memory channels (or 100 when used with names). The display has 6 large alphanumeric characters. This radio has NOAA weather built in with alert tone. Also, the front panel and microphone keypads are both illuminated for ease of use. Built in continuous CTCSS and DCS helps to filter unwanted signals .

Specifications
Type
Mobile Amateur VHF Transceiver 
Frequency range RX
136-174 MHz 
TX
144-148 MHz 
Frequency stability
Tuning steps
5 / 6.25 / 10 / 12.5 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 50 / 100 kHz 
Filters
Receiver
Modulations
FM / N-FM 
Sensitivity
Selectivity
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne 
IF-frequencies
1st: 49.95 MHz
2nd: 450 kHz 
Image rejection
Audio output
Transmitter
Modulations
FM / N-FM 
RF-output
65 W max 
Connections
Antenna
SO-239 
Impedance
50Ω 
Electrical
Power requirements
13.8V DC 
Current drain RX
TX
14 A max 
Physical
Dimensions (w×h×d)
Weight
Form factor
Mobile 
Manufactured
Between 2011 and 20xx in China 
Other features
Memories
200 channels in 0 banks  
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators 
Manufacturer
Kenwood 
Model
TM-281A
Features
Alpha-numeric LCD display
NOAA weather alert
Illuminated controls
CTCSS / DCS 
Manuals, Diagrams and Brochures
 
Kenwood TM-281 instruction manual
 
 
 
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