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Kenwood TH-79A

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SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL
Type:Amateur VHF/UHF transceiver
Frequency range:TX: 144-148 / 438-450 MHz
RX: 144-148 / 438-450 MHz
Tuning steps:5 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 KHz
Frequency stability:? ppm
Mode:FM
Channels / memory management: 80 regular with alpha tags (7 characters)
1 call
Non volatile EEPROM storage
Repeater shift / offset: 2 m: 0 to 99.95 MHz in 50 KHz steps (600 KHz default)
70 cm: 0 to 99.95 MHz in 50 KHz steps (5 MHz default)
Power supply:4.5-10 VDC (Depending on battery pack)
or 5.5-16 VDC external
Current drain / power consumption:RX: 45-80 mA (Squelched)
TX: 0.3-1.8 A
Antenna impedance / connector:50 ohm / BNC
Dimensions (W*H*D):56*130*24 mm (2.2*5.12*0.94"), with PB-32
Weight:320 g (11.29 oz), with PB-32, antenna, handstrap and belt hook
Other features: CTCSS/PL (TSU-8 included for USA & Canada). DTMF & DTSS.
Twin RX with VU/VV/UU reception.




RECEIVER SECTION
Receiver system: Double conversion superheterodyne
1st IF: 38.85 MHz (VHF) - 46.05 MHz (UHF) MHz
2nd IF: 450 KHz (VHF) - 455 KHz (UHF)
Sensitivity: VHF: 0.16 uV (12 dB SINAD)
UHF: 0.18 uV (12 dB SINAD)
Selectivity:12 KHz (-6 dB)
28 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:

HighLowEL
2 m:1.5-5 W500 mW30 mW
70 cm:1.5-5 W500 mW30 mW

The high power setting depends on voltage / battery pack.
Modulation system:Reactance
FM deviation (Factory set):5 KHz
Spurious emissions:Better than -60 dB
Microphone impedance / connector:2 Kohm / 3-conductor (3.5 mm)
Microphone input level:? mV




MISCELLANEOUS
Manufactured:Japan, 1994-199x (Discontinued)
Additional info:New price, march 1995 in the US: $420.00
Related documents: User manual (2.8 MB)
Service manual (2.7 MB)
Modifications and fixes:
Reviews:
Options / Accessories:
BC-17
BH-6
BT-9
BT-32
EMC-1
HB-2
HMC-2
KSC-14
PB-30
PB-32
PB-33
PB-34
PG-2W
PG-3J
RA-5
SC-40
SC-41
SC-42
SC-43
SMC-31
SMC-32
SMC-33
SMC-34
TSU-8
WR-2
Wall charger
Swivel mount
Battery case. Four R6/AA batteries
Battery case. Five R6/AA batteries
Clip microphone with earphone
Hand strap
Headset with VOX/PTT
Rapid charger
Standard NiCd battery pack. 4.8 V, 600 mAh
Standard NiCd battery pack. 6 V, 600 mAh
Long-life NiCd battery pack. 6 V, 1200 mAh
High-power NiCd battery pack. 9.6 V, 600 mAh
DC cable
Filtered cigarette lighter power cable
Telescopic antenna. 2 m/70 cm
Soft case with shoulder belt
Soft case. For use with PB-30 and PB-32
Soft case. For use with BT-9
Soft case. For use with PB-33 and PB-34
Speaker-microphone
Speaker-microphone
Remote control speaker-microphone
Remote control speaker-microphone
CTCSS/PL unit
Water resistant bag