Established in as the Kasuga Radio Co. In the early s, Trio's products were rebranded by the Lafayette Radio Company , with a focus on citizens' band radio. The name Kenwood was invented by Kasuga as being the combination of "Ken", a name common to Japan and North America that had been tested and proven acceptable to American consumers in the name of Kenmore appliances , and "Wood", referring to the durable substance as well as suggesting a relation to Hollywood, California. Today, products marketed by the company to consumer and commercial audiences fall within the home audio , car audio aftermarket and OEM, in car entertainmen t, amateur radio , professional two-way radio and DECT wireless intercom sectors. Other series include the , , and the series. Kenwood also offers a "B" model, which is a transceiver without display or controls and is completely controlled by a remote computer or a separate control unit. Kenwood's series of "Integrated Amplifier" stereo power amplifiers, launched in and produced through the mids.
Ham / Amateur Radio
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Call Search. New to Ham Radio? My Profile. Many years ago we watched with some ambivalence the slow decline of the Drake Company from the amateur ranks.
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In addition to simultaneous receive on both VHF and UHF bands, this radio can receive two frequencies on the very same band. This means, for example, that you can have both the call channel and local channel, or the repeater channel and local channel, on the same band. For extra versatility, the TM-V71A has a programmable memory that can store five entire operating profiles, ready for instant recall at the push of a button. Each profile includes such settings as display mode, frequency range, and memory mode. It can equally be used to switch between 5 VFO frequencies.
For almost 60 years, the company has been at the forefront of Ham Radio development and has marketed products worldwide under both the Trio and Kenwood brand names, building a reputation for outstanding audio quality both on transmit and receive. Technology drives the development of Ham Radio just as it does Kenwood's Professional Mobile Radio and the latest Kenwood HF flagship transceiver, the TSS, features touch-screen tuning, full down-conversion receive and can be operated remotely over the Internet. But despite all the technology packed into a Kenwood Transceiver, whether a simple hand portable scanner, dual-band GPS equipped mobile or a fully featured rig, Ham Radio remains at its heart a social hobby; with enthusiasts the world over enjoying their Kenwood Ham radio equipment and rigs to make new friends and to keep in touch with them day and night. Being a line of sight mode of propagation, communications tend to be more localised than with HF.