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Kenwood TH-59

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SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL
Type:Amateur UHF transceiver
Frequency range:TX: 1260-1300 MHz
RX: 1260-1300 MHz
Tuning steps:5 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 KHz
Frequency stability:? ppm
Mode:FM
Channels / memory management: 40 regular
1 call
Non-volatile EEPROM storage
Repeater shift / offset:0 to 99.95 MHz in 50 KHz steps (20 MHz default)
Power supply:5-10 VDC (Depending on battery pack) or 6-16 VDC external
Current drain / power consumption:RX: 50 mA (Squelched)
TX: 400-900 mA
Antenna impedance / connector:50 ohm / BNC
Dimensions (W*H*D):56*128*24 mm (2.2*5.04*0.94")
Weight:300 g (10.58 oz)
Other features: CTCSS/PL encoder. ALT (AFC). Backlit display.
DTMF & DTSS (With DTP-2 option).




RECEIVER SECTION
Receiver system: Double conversion superheterodyne
1st IF: 73.05 MHz
2nd IF: 455 KHz
Sensitivity:0.2 uV (12 dB SINAD)
Selectivity:12 KHz (-6 dB)
32 KHz (-40 dB)
Image rejection:
AF output power / speaker:200 mW at 10% distortion / 8 ohm
External speaker connector:2.5 mm




TRANSMITTER SECTION
RF output power:

HighLow
23 cm:0.7-1 W150 mW

The high power setting depends on voltage / battery pack.
Modulation system:
FM deviation (Factory set):5 KHz
Spurious emissions:Better than -50 dB
Microphone impedance / connector:2 Kohm / 3-conductor (3.5 mm)
Microphone input level:? mV




MISCELLANEOUS
Manufactured:Japan, 199x-199x (Discontinued)
Additional info:
Related documents:
Modifications and fixes:
Reviews:
Options / Accessories:
BC-17
BC-18
BH-6
BT-9
BT-32
DTP-2
EMC-1
HB-2
HMC-3
HMC-4
HS-9
MB-6
PB-32
PB-33
PB-34
PG-2W
PG-3J
SB-1
SC-37
SC-38
SC-39
SC-40
SMC-31
SMC-32
SMC-33
SMC-34
WR-2
Wall charger
Rapid charger
Swivel mount
Battery case. Four R6/AA batteries
Battery case. Five R6/AA batteries
DTMF keypad
Clip microphone with earphone
Hand strap
Headset with VOX/PTT
Headset with VOX/PTT
Earphone
? bracket
Standard battery pack, 6 V, 600 mAh
Long-life battery pack, 6 V, 1200 mAh
High power battery pack, 9.6 V, 600 mAh
DC cable
Filtered cigarette lighter cable
Shoulder belt
Soft case for use with PB-32
Soft case for use with BT-9
Soft case for use with PB-33 & PB-34
Soft case for use with shoulder belt
Speaker-microphone
Speaker-microphone
Speaker-microphone with remote control
Speaker-microphone with 3 function keys and volume ctrl.
Water resistant bag