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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
144/440 MHz FM DUAL BANDER
TM-D700A
144/430 MHz FM DUAL BANDER
TM-D700A
144/430 MHz FM DUAL BANDER
TM-D700E
KENWOOD CORPORATION
© B62-1228-20 (K,E,M)
09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01

Summary of Contents

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    INSTRUCTION MANUAL 144/440 MHz FM DUAL BANDER TM-D700A 144/430 MHz FM DUAL BANDER TM-D700A 144/430 MHz FM DUAL BANDER TM-D700E KENWOOD CORPORATION © B62-1228-20 (K,E,M) 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01...

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    KENWOOD FM transceiver. KENWOOD always provides Amateur Radio products which surprise and excite serious hobbyists. This transceiver is no exception. This time KENWOOD presents a mobile with a built-in TNC to make data communications much more convenient than before. KENWOOD believes that this product will satisfy your requirements on both voice and data communications.

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    Do not transmit with high output power for extended periods. The transceiver may overheat. • Do not modify this transceiver unless instructed by this manual or by KENWOOD documentation. • Do not expose the transceiver to long periods of direct sunlight nor place the transceiver close to heating appliances.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES ... 1 CONVENTIONS FOLLOWED IN THIS MANUAL ... 1 CHAPTER PREPARATION MOBILE INSTALLATION ... 2 Main Unit Installation ... 2 Front Panel Installation ... 3 FIXED STATION INSTALLATION ... 4 MODULAR PLUG CABLE CONNECTION ... 4 DC POWER CABLE CONNECTION ... 5 Mobile Operation ...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    STORING ODD-SPLIT REPEATER FREQUENCIES ... 36 RECALLING A MEMORY CHANNEL ... 37 CLEARING A MEMORY CHANNEL ... 37 NAMING A MEMORY CHANNEL ... 38 CALL CHANNEL ... 39 Recalling the Call Channel ... 39 Reprogramming the Call Channel ... 39 MEMORY-TO-VFO TRANSFER ...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    DISPLAY DIMMER ... 65 AUTO DIMMER CHANGE ... 65 DISPLAY CONTRAST ADJUST ... 65 POSITIVE/ NEGATIVE REVERSAL ... 65 BLANKING A BAND DISPLAY ... 66 AUTOMATIC BAND CHANGE (A.B.C.) ... 66 TRANSCEIVER LOCK ... 67 ALL-CONTROL LOCK ... 67 CHANGING MULTI-FUNCTION BUTTON LABELS ...

  • Page 7: Conventions Followed In This Manual

    SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES A market area code (K, E, or M4) can be found on the label attached to the package box. ) r i ) " z i l The screw set includes screws for attaching the microphone hanger {page 8}. See the separate manual, “SPECIALIZED COMMUNICATIONS”...

  • Page 8: Mobile Installation, Main Unit Installation

    Try to pick well- ventilated locations that are shielded from direct sunlight. Note: Unlike the previous KENWOOD mobile transceivers, this transceiver does not allow the front panel and main unit to be joined. Main Unit Installation 1 Install the mounting bracket in the vehicle using the supplied self-tapping screws and flat washers.

  • Page 9: Front Panel Installation

    Front Panel Installation 1 Assemble the mounting brackets using the supplied 2 hexagon SEMS screws and 2 flat washers. • Do not completely tighten the screws in this step. 2 Peel off the paper backing from the rear of the bracket.

  • Page 10: Fixed Station Installation, Modular Plug Cable Connection

    FIXED STATION INSTALLATION When placing the main unit on such a surface as a desk top, use the supplied cushions to prevent the surface from being scratched. Attach the 4 pieces of cushions to the specified positions on the rear of the main unit. Note: Attach all the cushions to the flat surface on the main unit;...

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    DC POWER CABLE CONNECTION Mobile Operation The vehicle battery must have a nominal rating of 12 V. Never connect the transceiver to a 24 V battery. Be sure to use a 12 V vehicle battery that has sufficient current capacity. If the current to the transceiver is insufficient, the display may darken during transmission, or transmit output power may drop excessively.

  • Page 12: Fixed Station Operation

    Fixed Station Operation In order to use this transceiver for fixed station operation, you will need a separate 13.8 V DC power supply that must be purchased separately. The recommended current capacity of your power supply is 12 A. 1 Connect the DC power cable to the regulated DC power supply and check that polarities are correct (Red: positive, Black: negative).

  • Page 13: Replacing Fuses

    After the problem is resolved, replace the fuse. If newly installed fuses continue to blow, disconnect the power cable and contact your authorized KENWOOD dealer or an authorized KENWOOD service center for assistance. e i l Only use fuses of the specified type and rating; otherwise the transceiver could be damaged.

  • Page 14: External Speakers, Microphone

    ACCESSORY CONNECTIONS External Speakers If you plan to use external speakers, choose speakers with an impedance of 8 speaker jacks accept a 3.5 mm (1/8") mono (2- conductor) plug. Recommended speakers include the SP-50B. Microphone To communicate in the voice modes, connect a 600 microphone equipped with an 8-pin modular plug into the modular socket on the front of the main unit.

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    If you tend to discard instruction manuals along with the packaging material ...please don’t. The 7 steps given here will get you on the air in your first QSO right away. So, you can enjoy the exhilaration that comes with opening a brand new transceiver.

  • Page 16: Front Panel

    FRONT PANEL Note: This section describes only the main functions of the front panel controls and buttons. For the functions not described here, you will find explanations in the appropriate sections of the manual. q q q q q C A L L b u t t o n Recalls the Call channel {page 39}.

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    y y y y y F ( F u n c t i o n ) b u t t o n Allows you to select the different functions that are available using the multifunction buttons. u u u u u T O N E b u t t o n Activates the Tone {page 30}, CTCSS {page 55}, or DCS function {page 57}.

  • Page 18: Main Unit- Front, Main Unit-rear

    MAIN UNIT- FRONT q q q q q C O M c o n n e c t o r Accepts a DB-9 female connector for connecting to a computer. See the separate manual, “SPECIALIZED COMMUNICATIONS” {page 2}. w w w w w GPS jack Accepts a 2.5 mm (1/10") 3-conductor plug for connecting to a GPS receiver.

  • Page 19: Microphone

    MICROPHONE MC-53DM q q q q q U P b u t t o n w w w w w D W N b u t t o n Raises or lowers the operating frequency, the memory channel number, the menu number, etc. Holding either button down causes the action to be repeated.

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    INDICATORS On the display you will see various indicators that show what you have selected. – ( c i t TM-D700E only TM-D700E only For the shaded indicators, see the separate manual, “SPECIALIZED COMMUNICATIONS”. W h e n y o u r e c e i v e a s i g n a l : •...

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    BASIC TRANSCEIVER MODES This section introduces you to the basic modes you can select. VFO mode Press [VFO] to select. You can change the operating frequency using the Tuning control or Mic [UP]/ [DWN]. Memory Recall mode Press [MR] to select. You can change memory channels, using the Tuning control or Mic [UP]/ [DWN], where you stored frequencies and related data.

  • Page 22: Button Function Display

    BUTTON FUNCTION DISPLAY The functions of the 6 buttons below the display can be identified through the labels shown at the bottom of the display. After pressing [F] or [F] (1 s), pressing [F] ([OFF]) again restores the basic state. Basic State Display Labels Labels after...

  • Page 23: Tx Band And Control Band

    BAND A & B In this manual, the band recalled at the left on the display is referred to as band A, and the band at the right is called band B. In band A you can recall a 144 MHz band (default) or a 440 (or 430) MHz sub-band.

  • Page 24: Mic Keypad Direct Entry (mc-53dm Only)

    MIC KEYPAD DIRECT ENTRY (MC-53DM ONLY) The keypad on the MC-53DM allows you to make various entries depending on which mode the transceiver is in. In VFO or Memory Recall mode, use the Mic keypad to select a frequency {page 63} or memory channel number {page 37}.

  • Page 25: Switching Power On/off, Adjusting Volume, Selecting A Band

    SWITCHING POWER ON/OFF 1 Switch ON the DC power supply. • If operating mobile, skip this step. 2 Press the PWR switch to switch ON the transceiver. 3 To switch OFF the transceiver, press the PWR switch again. 4 If operating as a fixed station, switch OFF the DC power supply.

  • Page 26: Selecting A Frequency, Adjusting Squelch, Direct Frequency Entry

    SELECTING A FREQUENCY 1 Press [VFO] to select VFO mode. 2 To increase the frequency, turn the Tuning control clockwise or press Mic [UP]. To decrease the frequency, turn the Tuning control counterclockwise or press Mic [DWN]. The current squelch level is incorrect. •...

  • Page 27: Transmitting, Selecting Output Power

    TRANSMITTING 1 To transmit, press and hold Mic [PTT] and speak into the microphone in a normal tone of voice. • “ON AIR” and the RF power meter appear. • Speaking too close to the microphone, or too loudly, may increase distortion and reduce intelligibility of your signals at the receiving station.

  • Page 28: Menu Access

    The Menu system on this transceiver consists of 3 levels. Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 MENU ACCESS 1 Press [MNU] to enter Menu mode. • The current level 1 No. blinks. 2 Press [c c c c c ]/ [d d d d d ] to select the appropriate level 1 No.

  • Page 29: Menu Configuration

    MENU CONFIGURATION The shaded Menu Nos. are described in the separate manual, “SPECIALIZED COMMUNICATIONS”. Only with an optional VS-3 unit installed TM-D700E only - i t v i t v i t v i t / ) . s i l / y l —...

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    TM-D700E: 1750 Hz Tone After changing the selection, switch the transceiver OFF, then ON. U.S.A./ Canada only c i t —...

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    Repeaters, which are often installed and maintained by radio clubs, are usually located on mountain tops or other elevated locations. Generally they operate at higher ERP (Effective Radiated Power) than a typical station. This combination of elevation and high ERP allows communications over much greater distances than communications without using repeaters.

  • Page 35: Programming Offset, Selecting Offset Direction, Selecting Offset Frequency

    PROGRAMMING OFFSET First select band A or B by pressing the left or right [BAND SEL]. To recall the sub-band next, press [F], then the same [BAND SEL]. Selecting Offset Direction Select whether the transmit frequency will be higher (+) or lower (–) than the receive frequency. Press [F], [SHIFT] to switch the offset direction.

  • Page 36: Activating Tone Function, Selecting A Tone Frequency

    Activating Tone Function Press [TONE] to activate the Tone function. • “T” appears when the Tone function is ON. • Each press of [TONE] changes the selection as Tone –> CTCSS –> DCS –> No selection. Note: You cannot use the Tone function with the CTCSS or DCS function.

  • Page 37: Automatic Repeater Offset

    AUTOMATIC REPEATER OFFSET This function automatically selects an offset direction, according to the frequency that you select on the VHF band. The transceiver is programmed for offset direction as shown below. To obtain an up-to-date band plan for repeater offset direction, contact your national Amateur Radio association.

  • Page 38: Transmitting A 1750 Hz Tone

    TRANSMITTING A 1750 Hz TONE Most of the repeaters in Europe require that a transceiver transmit a 1750 Hz tone. On a TM-D700E, simply pressing Mic [CALL] causes it to transmit a 1750 Hz tone. It is also possible to program [CALL] on the front panel as a button for transmitting a 1750 Hz tone.

  • Page 39: Reverse Function, Automatic Simplex Check (asc)

    REVERSE FUNCTION The reverse function exchanges a separate receive and transmit frequency. So, while using a repeater, you can manually check the strength of a signal that you receive directly from the other station. If the station’s signal is strong, both stations should move to a simplex frequency and free up the repeater.

  • Page 40: Tone Freq. Id

    TONE FREQ. ID This function scans through all tone frequencies to identify the incoming tone frequency on a received signal. You may use the function to find which tone frequency is required by your local repeater. 1 Press [TONE] to switch ON the Tone function. •...

  • Page 41: Simplex & Repeater Or Odd-split Memory Channel

    In memory channels, you can store frequencies and related data that you often use. Then you need not reprogram those data every time. You can quickly recall a programmed channel by simple operation. A total of 200 memory channels are available for bands A and B. SIMPLEX &...

  • Page 42: Storing Simplex Frequencies Or Standard Repeater Frequencies, Frequencies

    STORING SIMPLEX FREQUENCIES OR STANDARD REPEATER FREQUENCIES 1 Select the desired band. 2 Press [VFO]. 3 Select the desired frequency. 4 If storing a standard repeater frequency, select the following data: • Offset direction {page 29} • Tone ON, if necessary {page 30} •...

  • Page 43: Recalling A Memory Channel, Clearing A Memory Channel

    RECALLING A MEMORY CHANNEL 1 Select band A or B. 2 Press [MR] to enter Memory Recall mode. • The memory channel used last is recalled. 3 Turn the Tuning control, or press Mic [UP]/ [DWN], to select the desired memory channel. •...

  • Page 44: Naming A Memory Channel

    NAMING A MEMORY CHANNEL You can name memory channels using up to 8 alphanumeric characters. When you recall a named memory channel, its name appears above the frequency. Names can be call signs, repeater names, cities, names of people, etc. 1 Recall the desired memory channel.

  • Page 45: Call Channel

    CALL CHANNEL The Call channel can always be selected quickly no matter what mode the transceiver is in. For instance, you may use the Call channel as an emergency channel within your group. In this case, the Call/VFO scan {page 54} will be useful. The default frequency stored in the Call channel is 144.000 MHz for the VHF band.

  • Page 46: Memory-to-vfo Transfer, Channel Display

    MEMORY-TO-VFO TRANSFER You may sometimes want to search for other stations or a clear frequency, near the frequency stored in a memory channel or the Call channel. In this case first transfer the contents of a memory channel or the Call channel to the VFO.

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    PARTIAL OR FULL RESET? If your transceiver seems to be malfunctioning, initializing the transceiver may resolve the problem. Use Full Reset to initialize all settings that you have customized. Partial (VFO) Reset does not initialize the following settings: Some of the VFO factory defaults are listed below: 1 Press [MNU] to enter Menu mode.

  • Page 48: Programmable Information, U.s.a./ Canada Only

    Programmable Memory (PM) stores virtually all settings currently set on the transceiver. This transceiver provides 5 PM channels to store 5 sets of transceiver configurations. Later you can quickly recall one of these, depending on the operations in your mind or the operating environment.

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    APPLICATION EXAMPLES The following are examples of how you might use Programmable Memory. These examples may not represent applications useful to you, but you will understand the flexibility of this function. Situation 1 Situation 1 You share your transceiver with other members in your family or club.

  • Page 50: Recalling A Pm Channel

    STORING IN PM CHANNELS 1 Confirm that the following conditions have been satisfied: • The transceiver is in the receive mode. • Scan is not being used. • Microphone Control is OFF. 2 Configure the transceiver as you like. • For the items that can be stored, see page 42. 3 Press [F], [P.IN].

  • Page 51: Auto Pm Channel Store, Pm Channel Reset

    AUTO PM CHANNEL STORE After you recalled a PM channel, this function automatically overwrites the current PM channel with the present operating environment when: • You recall another PM channel. • You press [OFF]. • You switch OFF the transceiver. The factory default of this function is ON.

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    Scan is a useful feature for hands-off monitoring of your favorite frequencies. Becoming comfortable with all types of Scan will increase your operating efficiency. SCAN This transceiver provides the following types of scans plus Visual Scan {page 47}. Visual Scan graphically and simultaneously shows how frequencies in a specific range are busy.

  • Page 53: Visual Scan, Selecting The Number Of Channels

    VISUAL SCAN While you are receiving, Visual Scan allows you to monitor frequencies near the current operating frequency. Visual Scan graphically and simultaneously shows how all frequencies in the selected range are busy. You will see up to 21 segments, for each channel, that represent 7 S-meter levels (3 segments per level).

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    Using Visual Scan 1 Select the desired band. 2 Turn the Tuning control, or press Mic [UP]/ [DWN], to select the operating frequency. • This frequency will also be used as the center frequency. 3 Press [F], [VISUAL] to start Visual Scan. •...

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    SELECTING SCAN RESUME METHOD The transceiver stops scanning at a frequency (or memory channel) on which a signal is detected. It then continues scanning according to which resume mode you select. You can choose one of the following modes. The default is Time-operated mode. •...

  • Page 56: Memory Scan

    VFO SCAN VFO Scan monitors all frequencies tunable on the band, using the current frequency step size. 1 Select the desired band. 2 Press [VFO] (1 s). • Scan starts at the frequency currently displayed. • The 1 MHz decimal blinks while scanning is in progress. •...

  • Page 57: Locking Out A Memory Channel, Group Scan

    Locking Out a Memory Channel Select memory channels that you prefer not to monitor while scanning. 1 Recall the desired memory channel. 2 Press [MNU] to enter Menu mode. 3 Press [c c c c c ]/ [d d d d d ] to select “RADIO (1–)”, then press [OK].

  • Page 58: Setting Scan Limits

    PROGRAM SCAN Program Scan is identical with VFO Scan except that you select the frequency range of the scan. Setting Scan Limits You can store up to 10 scan ranges in memory channels L0/U0 to L9/U9. 1 Select the desired band. 2 Press [VFO].

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    Using Program Scan 1 Select the appropriate band. 2 Press [VFO] . 3 Select a frequency equal to or between the programmed scan limits. 4 Press [VFO] (1 s). • Scan starts at the frequency currently displayed. • The 1 MHz decimal blinks while scanning is in progress.

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    CALL/VFO SCAN Use Call/VFO Scan to monitor both the Call channel and the current VFO frequency on the selected band. 1 Select the desired band. 2 Press [VFO]. 3 Select the desired frequency. 4 Press [CALL] (1 s) to start Call/VFO Scan. •...

  • Page 61: Continuous Tone Coded Squelch

    CONTINUOUS TONE CODED SQUELCH SYSTEM (CTCSS) You may sometimes want to hear calls from only specific persons. The Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (CTCSS) allows you to ignore (not hear) unwanted calls from other persons who are using the same frequency. First select the same CTCSS tone as selected by the other persons in your group.

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    If using a MC-53DM, you can also use its keypad to select a CTCSS frequency. First program one of the Mic PF keys as the ENTER key {page 62}. In step 3, press [ENTER], then enter 01 to 38 shown in the table {page 30}.

  • Page 63: Digital Code Squelch (dcs)

    Digital Code Squelch (DCS) is another application which allows you to ignore (not hear) unwanted calls. It functions the same way as CTCSS. The only differences are the encode/ decode method and the number of selectable codes. For DCS, you can select from 104 different codes listed in the table.

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    DCS CODE ID This function scans through all DCS codes to identify the incoming DCS code on a received signal. You may find it useful when you cannot recall the DCS code that the other persons in your group are using. 1 Press [TONE] to switch ON the DCS function.

  • Page 65: Dual Tone Multi-frequency (dtmf), Functions (with Mc-53dm Only), Dtmf Monitor

    DUAL TONE MULTI-FREQUENCY (DTMF) FUNCTIONS (WITH MC-53DM ONLY) The keys on the Mic keypad function as DTMF keys; the 12 keys found on a push-button telephone plus 4 additional keys (A, B, C, D). This transceiver provides 10 dedicated memory channels. You can store a DTMF number (16 digits max.) with a memory name (8 digits max.) in each of the channels to recall later for a quick call.

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    AUTOMATIC DIALER If you use the 10 dedicated memory channels to store DTMF numbers, you need not remember a long string of digits. Storing a DTMF Number in Memory Note: Audible DTMF tones from other transceivers near you (or from your own speaker) may be picked up by your microphone. If so, you may fail to correctly program a DTMF number.

  • Page 67: Selecting Pause Duration

    Transmitting a Stored DTMF Number 1 Press Mic [PTT]+ Mic [PF]. 2 Release only Mic [PF], then press Mic [UP]/ [DWN] to select the desired DTMF memory channel. 3 While still holding Mic [PTT], press [0] to [9] corresponding to the channel number. •...

  • Page 68: Programmable Function (pf) Keys

    The Programmable Function keys are [PF], [MR], [VFO], and [CALL] located on the face of the microphone. These keys have the following default functions: If you prefer, you can change the defaults to the following key functions: i t c i t c For the shaded functions, see the separate manual, “SPECIALIZED COMMUNICATIONS”.

  • Page 69: Auxiliary Functions

    DIRECT FREQUENCY ENTRY (WITH MC-53DM ONLY) If the desired operating frequency is far from the current frequency, using the Mic keypad is the quickest way to change frequency. First program one of the Mic PF keys as the ENTER key {page 62}, 1 Press the left or right [BAND SEL] to select band A or •...

  • Page 70: Programmable Vfo

    CHANGING FREQUENCY STEP SIZE Choosing the correct step size is essential in order to select your exact frequency using the Tuning control or Mic [UP]/ [DWN]. The default step size on the 144 MHz band is 5 kHz (U.S.A./ Canada) or 12.5 kHz. The default on the 440/430 MHz band is 25 kHz no matter which market version.

  • Page 71: Display Dimmer, Auto Dimmer Change, Display Contrast Adjust, Positive/ Negative Reversal

    DISPLAY DIMMER You can manually change the display illumination to suit the lighting conditions where you are operating. 1 Press [F], [DIM]. • The current illumination level appears and blinks; The default is level 1. 2 Press [c c c c c ]/ [d d d d d ] to select from 5 levels, including OFF. 3 Press [OK] to complete the setting.

  • Page 72: Blanking A Band Display, Automatic Band Change (a.b.c.)

    BLANKING A BAND DISPLAY If you have no plans to use band A or B, quit frequency display on the unused band. This saves power consumption and makes it simpler to read the information you need. Press the left [BAND SEL] (1 s) to blank band B, or the right [BAND SEL] (1 s) to blank band A.

  • Page 73: Transceiver Lock, All-control Lock, Changing Multi-function Button Labels

    TRANSCEIVER LOCK Transceiver Lock is suitable for a typical mobile installation where you alter most functions with your microphone. This Lock disables all functions excluding the following: c t i Press [F], [MHz] to switch the function ON (or OFF). •...

  • Page 74: S-meter Squelch, Squelch Hang Time

    S-METER SQUELCH S-meter Squelch causes the squelch to open only when a signal with the same or greater strength than the S- meter setting is received. This function relieves you from constantly resetting the squelch when receiving weak stations that you have no interest in. 1 Select the desired band.

  • Page 75: Changing Beep Volume, Key Beep On/ Off, Switching Fm/am Mode, Advanced Intercept Point (aip)

    CHANGING BEEP VOLUME The transceiver beeps each time you press a front panel button or Mic key, or when it receives appropriate APRS or DX cluster data. You can change the beep volume or turn it off. Access Menu 1–2–1 (BEEP VOLUME) and select the volume from levels 1 to 7 and OFF.

  • Page 76: Time-out Timer (tot), Automatic Power Off (apo)

    TIME-OUT TIMER (TOT) It is sometimes necessary or desirable to restrict a single transmission to a specific maximum time. You may use this function to prevent repeater time-outs when accessing repeaters, or to conserve battery power. When TOT times out, the transceiver generates beeps and automatically returns to receive mode.

  • Page 77: Power-on Message, Display Demonstration

    POWER-ON MESSAGE Each time you switch the transceiver ON, “HELLO !!” appears and stays for approximately 2 seconds. You can program your favorite message in place of the factory default. 1 Press [MNU] to enter Menu mode. 2 Select Menu 1–1–1 (POWER-ON MSG), then press [OK].

  • Page 78: Changing Speaker Configurations, Speaker Mute

    CHANGING SPEAKER CONFIGURATIONS This transceiver has two speaker jacks. You can enjoy a variety of speaker configurations by using one or two external speakers. Access Menu 1–2–3 (SPEAKER) and select mode 1 (default) or 2, depending on how the internal and/or external speakers should function. i t c SPEAKER MUTE While receiving or transmitting on the TX band, you may...

  • Page 79

    MICROPHONE CONTROL (WITH MC-53DM ONLY) You can change numerous transceiver settings by operating the Mic DTMF keys. To activate this function, access Menu 1–8–5 (MIC CONTROL) and select “ON”. The following table shows what function is switched ON and OFF or which setting is changed, by pressing the DTMF keys.

  • Page 80: Preparation, U.s.a./ Canada Only

    WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL (U.S.A./ CANADA ONLY) If you also have a compatible KENWOOD handy transceiver, you may use it as a remote control for this mobile transceiver. You will control one band on the mobile while sending DTMF tones to the other band from the handheld.

  • Page 81: Control Operation

    5 Select the receive frequency on band B (UHF). • Mate this frequency with the transmit frequency on the handheld. 6 Select band A (VHF) as the TX band or Control band {page 17}. 7 To cause the mobile to send a control acknowledgment to the handheld, access Menu 1–A–2 (ANSWER BACK) and select “ON”.

  • Page 82

    The Sky Command 2 allows remote control of a TS-570D, TS-570S, or TS-870S HF transceiver. Besides the HF transceiver, this system requires two transceivers capable of working the Sky Command 2. This transceiver and TH-D7A handhelds are currently available. You will use one transceiver as a control station called “Commander”.

  • Page 83: Connecting The Transporter With The Hf Transceiver

    CONNECTING THE TRANSPORTER WITH THE HF TRANSCEIVER In order to connect the transporter to the HF transceiver, you need to prepare three cables by yourself. For the connection between the COM connectors on the two transceivers, you may use a commercially available RS- 232-C cross-wired cable.

  • Page 84: Preparation Flow

    PREPARATION FLOW The following steps should guide you to a good start of Sky Command operation. First connect the Transporter to the HF transceiver {page 77}. q On the Commander Select the same VHF and UHF and Transporter frequencies. w On the Commander Access Menu 4–1 to program a call sign (9 digits max.) for the Commander {page 79}.

  • Page 85: Programming Call Signs, Programming A Tone Frequency

    PROGRAMMING CALL SIGNS The built-in TNCs of the Commander and Transporter communicate each other when you send a control command from the Commander. So you must program different call signs (9 digits max.) on these transceivers as the IDs of the TNCs. Use the following Menu Nos.

  • Page 86

    CONTROL OPERATION When in the Sky Command mode, the Mic keys of the Commander will function as below. First switch ON the HF transceiver and press Mic [0] on the Commander. Each time you press the desired key, the Commander will automatically enter transmit mode and send the corresponding control command to the Transporter.

  • Page 87

    When Mic [0] is pressed, the Commander shows the current settings of the HF transceiver as below: q HF frequency w VFO: A, VFO: B, MR: 00 ~ 99 (memory channel number) e RIT, XIT r OFF, –9.99 ~ +9.99 t LSB, USB, CW, FM, or AM y SPLIT–A: VFO A is used for transmitting.

  • Page 88

    REPEATER FUNCTION (U.S.A./ CANADA ONLY) This transceiver is capable of receiving signals on one band and retransmitting signals on the other band. This function repeats signals originating from one band, using the other band. For example, a signal received on band A (VHF) is retransmitted on band B (UHF).

  • Page 89

    Install the optional VS-3 unit to use this function {page 85}. Each time you change the transceiver mode, such as VFO or Memory Recall, the transceiver automatically announces the new mode. In order to use the installed VS-3 unit, access Menu 1–2–4 (VOICE) and select “English”.

  • Page 90

    PS-33 Regulated DC Power Supply PG-2N DC Power Cable MC-45 MC-53DM Multi-function Multi-function Microphone Microphone with DTMF OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES SP-50B VS-3 Communications Voice Synthesizer Speaker Unit PG-3B PG-4X DC Line Noise Filter Extension Cable MC-80 Desktop Microphone (MJ-88 required) VC-H1 Interactive Visual Communicator PG-5A...

  • Page 91: Installing The Vs-3 Voice Synthesizer Unit, Installing The Pg-4x Extension Cable Kit

    INSTALLING THE VS-3 VOICE SYNTHESIZER UNIT Always switch off the power and unplug the DC power cable first. 1 Remove the 6 screws from the lower cover of the main unit. 2 Hold the VS-3 unit with the component side facing upward, and insert the VS-3 connector into the corresponding transceiver connector;...

  • Page 92

    Connections Using One Set of PG-4X Kit (6 m) For 6 pins (4 m) Connections Using Two Sets of PG-4X Kits For 6 pins For 6 pins Note: Always connect the 4-pin plug on the modular plug cable supplied with the transceiver to the front panel. (4 m) For 8 pins (4 m)

  • Page 93: General Information, Service, Service Note, Cleaning

    You may return this product for service to the authorized KENWOOD dealer from whom you purchased it, or any authorized KENWOOD service center. Please do not send subassemblies or printed circuit boards. Send the complete product.

  • Page 94: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING The problems described in this table are commonly encountered operational malfunctions and are usually not caused by circuit failure. l l i c t i y l t l l a . s l i t c i t c e i l : y l –...

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    Specifications are subject to change without notice due to advancements in technology. l i b y t i – ( Band A receive range: 136 ~ 200 MHz, 118 ~ 136 MHz (sub), 200 ~ 300 MHz (sub), 300 ~ 400 MHz (sub), 400 ~ 470 MHz (sub) Band B receive range: 400 ~ 524 MHz, 136 ~ 175 MHz (sub), 300 ~ 400 MHz (sub), 800 ~ 1300 MHz (sub/ excluding specific frequency ranges) SPECIFICATIONS...

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    t t i v i t y t i v i t y t i – ( v i t y t i – ( v i t y t i Note: Receiver specifications apply only when using the main VHF or UHF band. They do not apply to the sub VHF or UHF band. –...

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    Advanced Intercept Point Frequencies, Selecting (AIP) ... 69 Microphone [UP]/ [DWN] .. 20 Tuning Control ... 20 Automatic Band Change (A. B. C.) ... 66 Frequency Step Size ... 64 Automatic Power Off Fuses, Replacing ... 7 (APO) ... 70 Keypad Direct Entry Automatic Simplex Check CTCSS Freq.

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