Kenwood TM-431E Mobile UHF Transceiver

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Frequency range

RX-range
430-440 MHz
TX-range
430-440 MHz
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

Receiver

Modulations
FM  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
-
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
FM  
RF-Output
High: 35 W, Medium: 10 W, Low: 5 W

Connections

Antenna
N-type
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
11-16V DC
Current drain RX
Max 700 mA
TX
Max 9.5 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
140 × 40 × 160 mm (5.51 × 1.57 × 6.30 in)
Weight
1.20 kg (2.6 lbs)
Form factor
Mobile
Manufactured
Between 19xx and 19xx
MPN

Other features

Memories
20 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
Accessories
-

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood TM-231 / TM-331 / TM-431 / TM-531 Manual submitted by RigReference
 
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Stories & reviews

Great single band UHF work horse!

Kenwood TM-431E, Mobile UHF Transceiver

I bought this rig around early 1994, and the guys from around Buffalo, NY hardly used it, and sold it to me for about $400.00. Nice rig! As good as its 2M and 222MHz cousins. Easy to operate, great audio reports, great RX ears on it, and never heard IMD on it. Only MOD's done to it were to replace the Li Battery and that early '90's Kenwood teardrop style mic with the newer MC-57 DTMF mic, which is a better upgrade since that mic is backlit. I hope to keep this rig for years to come. Yeah, I may have paid more than I should for a used single band rig, even in 1994, but I don't regret it as it continues to still serve me well when I need it. The next MOD to it would be to replace the display wheat bulbs with 3mm white LED's, like I have with other Kenwood rigs like the TM-741A and TM-241A.

Written by rreh917 on May 30, 2019

Overall
 
Performance
Build quality
Features
User friendlyness
Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 1993
USD 400.00

What is it worth?

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  • USD 11.00
Price Condition Year User
USD 400.00 Used / Good 1993 rreh917

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