Kenwood TM-D710A Mobile VHF/UHF Transceiver

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Frequency range

136-524 / 800-1300 MHz (Cellular blocked)
144-148 / 430-450 MHz
HAM bands
±5 p.p.m.
Tuning steps

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AM   FM  
146/440 MHz: <0.16 µV (12 dB SINAD)
-6 dB: More than 11 kHz
-40 dB: Less than 30 kHz
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
1st: 45.05 MHz (Band A), 49.95 MHz (Band B)
2nd: 455 kHz (Band A), 450 kHz (Band B)
Image rejection
Audio output


50 / 10 / 5 W


50 Ω


Power requirements
13.8V DC ±15%
Current drain RX
1.2 A max
13 A max


Dimensions (w×h×d)
140 × 43 × 142 mm (5.51 × 1.69 × 5.59 in) Panel: 155×138×70 mm
1.50 kg (3.3 lbs)
Form factor
Between 2007 and 200x

Other features

Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Built-in TNC 1K2/9K6, APRS. Twin RX

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Kenwood TM-D710A, Mobile VHF/UHF Transceiver

The Kenwood TM-D710 is my favorite mobile radio. I use it for APRS, and for 2 meter and 70 centimeter FM voice. It has a long list of ever improving APRS features, most of which have improved functionality over the TM-D700 it replaced. It is still not the most ergonomic rig on the market, but it is an improvement over the D700 in that category too. It is on the expensive side, and a lot of hams that aren't into APRS probably wouldn't opt for this rig. One good non APRS feature of this radio is that it can display both the frequency and the memory label on each side of the radio.

Written by NE3R on Apr 4, 2009

Build quality
User friendlyness
Value for money
Good condition in 2008
USD 534.95

Kenwood TM-D710A review.

Kenwood TM-D710A, Mobile VHF/UHF Transceiver

Great bunch of tweaking features, great RX sensitivity, great TX audio quality, are its perks, but its jerks keep me from rating this a "5.0". I bought this rig with the known TOKO filter problem where the filter's RF connection are tied to a DC voltage resulting in corrosion of dissimilar metals. Kenwood doesn't acknowledge this as a problem, but must have know about it since DC blocking CAP's were added to production models made from 2009 onwards. (You will have to look up the serial numbers too of when they did that, and there's a Yahoo Group on this rig that talks about this.) Unfortunately, the fix for yourself, if you do have a rig made prior to 2009, is not an easy one due to SMT technology to get around here. Other than that, neat hidden menus to fine tweak feature, like powers. Don't tweak the low power below 2W, since the finals are not biased for that, but you can go lower than the 5W preset. You can tweak above 50W on both VHF / UHF, but I wouldn't recommend that since this rig is power hungry enough. On RX this rig does draw over 1A, so in you car keep that in mind while monitoring with this rig on with engine off. Another neat RX tweak is it can monitor the 222MHz band. No TX there, but nice to RX a 222MHz repeater in the area. Never tried the APRS features, but folks do rave about it. So, if you can find this rig and know that it already has those DC blocking CAP's added to the TOKO filters, then this rig is well worth it, but if not, don't bother. (Do your serial numbers and date research.)

Written by rreh917 on Dec 23, 2015

Build quality
User friendlyness
Value for money
Mint condition in 2008
USD 800.00


Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. The graph below shows historical prices paid by hams over the years. May it guide you to good fortune...

Price Condition Year User
USD 534.95 Good / Used 2008 NE3R
CAD 618.00 Mint / New 2008 VE6TEQ
USD 800.00 Mint / New 2008 rreh917
CAD 618.00 Mint / New 2010 VE6TEQ
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