Kenwood TH-F6A

Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

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4*LR6 battery case option. Built-in ferrite bar antenna for 0.1-7 MHz VOX.

Frequency range

RX-range
0.1-1300 MHz (Cellular blocked)
TX-range
144-148 / 222-225 / 438-450 MHz
HAM bands
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Stability
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Tuning steps
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Filters
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Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
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Selectivity
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Receiver system
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IF-frequencies
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Image rejection
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Audio output
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Transmitter

Modulations
FM  
RF-Output
High: 5/5/5 W, Low: 0.5/0.5/0.5 W, El: 50/50/50 mW

Connections

Antenna
SMA
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
Internal: 5-7.5V DC External: 12-16V DC
Current drain RX
100-170 mA (no signal)
TX
0.5-2 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
58 × 87 × 30 mm (2.28 × 3.43 × 1.18 in) with lithium-ion battery pack
Weight
250 gr (8.8 oz) with lithium-ion battery pack
Form factor
Handheld
Manufactured
Between 2001 and 200x
MPN
KENWOOD-TH-F000006A

Other features

Memories
435 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
9K6 packet ready. Twin RX
Accessories
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Great handheld

Kenwood TH-F6A, Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

I have had this radio for about a month now and it works very good. I have used it to make contacts on nearby repeaters. The mobile control function doesn't work quite right with my TM-V71A, but that really doesn't matter. Other than that, it's a great radio that I would recommend to anyone looking for a good HT.

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Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 2012
USD 289.99

A shack in the pocket! A multi-bander's must!

Kenwood TH-F6A, Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

This HT is an absolutely no brainer! Tri-band full power on 2m / 222MHz / and 440MHz! The SMA tri-band duck antenna works OK, but to have it work better, get the Comet, or Diamond, tri-band antenna. Speaker is less than 1", but very loud and perky. Can load up to 400 memory channels. And having a QSO on low power 50mW can be done all day. Take this HT with you to a Hamfest with other friends with 222MHz HT's, and you'll have a band that you won't get desensed and over crowded with. Great Kenwood audio quality on RX and TX. Some have commented to me that they couldn't tell that I was on an HT. However, the "B" side on receive is where this HT is a surprise. Do you want to listen to what your stations sounds like on HF, 6M, 144.200MHz, 222.100MHz, 432.100MHz, 902.1MHz, and 1296.1MHz, in AM, FM, CW, and both SSB's? You can do it with this HT. Stuck in traffic and want to listen to truckers? Punch in 27.185MHz AM for CB CH19. Want to check out local AM and FM broadcasts? This HT does that, and has it's own built-in bar antenna for that. Put it to a wire antenna for all mode HF listening. The big minus of having an HT this wide-banded is easy front end overload and intermod suffering, even from out-of-band signals. As an HT, this is usually not a problem, but with a gain mobile and base antenna, it is. Programming is the easy Kenwood memory programming. If you have a Go-bag, this makes for the perfect Go-HT due to its versatility.

Written by rreh917 on Dec 25, 2016

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Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 2006
USD 300.00

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Kenwood TH-F6A is around:

  • USD 229.00 ~ USD 238.00
Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2019 USD 350.00 New / Good W3DRM
2013 USD 279.95 Used / Good universal-radio
2013 USD 289.95 Used / Good universal-radio
2012 USD 289.99 New / Mint 1094Jacob
2012 USD 289.99 New / Mint 1094Jacob
2006 USD 300.00 New / Mint rreh917

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