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Kenwood TK-3601DE Digital Walkie Talkie Pro Talk Two Way Radio

What You Get In The Box

Portable Radio with Antenna & Belt Clip
 KNB-81L Li-Ion 3.6 V 2.200 mAh 
 KSC-50CR charger and KSC-44SL adapter 
 Industrial Strength Construction, IP67
Digital & Analogue PMR446  Frequencies

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Regular Price: £267.59

Offer Price Excl. VAT: £184.99 Incl. VAT: £221.99


Product Description



Digital / Analogue Compatibility

The TK-3601D is fully compatible with legacy Analogue PMR 446 radios which means you can continue to use your existing Analogue radios without having to replace them until you need to.
As you’d expect, it implements ECC Decision (15)05 to capitalise on the new frequencies and provide a total of 48 channels (32 digital and 16 analogue) in three zones.

But, what really sets the TK-3601D apart is that it features a second PTT (Push-To-Talk) button which makes it extremely easy to operate in both analogue and digital modes:

TK-3601D Digital to Analogue mode:

- Press the primary PTT and talk on your selected channel in Digital.
- Press the secondary PTT and talk on your legacy Analogue channel. The radio now waits in Analogue mode for the reply.
- When a caller uses Digital mode you simply hear them.
- When an existing Analogue radio transmits on your chosen Analogue channel, the TK-3601D automatically scans and you hear the call.
- To respond to an Analogue call, simply press the secondary PTT.

In addition, the TK-3601D also features the latest digital dPMR446 technology for improved radio interference protection.

Fully compatible with TK-3401DE

  • Operates on the PMR446 License-Free Service in both Digital and Analogue FM modes. dPMR mode complies with the ETSI TS 102 490 Standard
  • 48 Channels pre-programmed with the 16 Analogue PMR446 Frequencies plus 32 dPMR446 Digital Frequencies
  • AMBE+2 Vocoder for Natural Sounding Digital Voice
  • QT/DQT Signalling Formats
  • Built-In Voice Scrambler
  • "Industrial Strength" Construction, to US MIL-STD Specification 810G and IP54/55/67
  • Supplied with KSC-44SL AC Adapter, KSC-50CR Charger Pocket, KNB-81L Li-ion Battery Pack, KBH-14 Belt Clip and User Manual (English, Spanish, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Turkish, Greek & Portuguese)

Additional Information

Additional Information

Radio Type Portable Radio
Technology Digital
Next Day Delivery Yes
Badge Latest Model

Ofcom Licensing Information

Radio licensing: A guide to licensed and licence-free radios

What is a radio licence and do I need one?
There are two types of two-way radios, licenced radios and licence-free radios (PMR446).
Licenced radios require a dedicated frequency which ensures that only those on that frequency can hear transmissions. In order to access a dedicated frequency, a radio licence granted by Ofcom is required by law. Licences start at £75 for five years.
Licence-free radios (also called PMR446 radios) operate on the PMR446 radio frequency, they can be used by anyone within the UK and EU and as the title suggests they need no radio licence.

Licenced radios

Licenced radios are usually more expensive than licence-free models, but have a larger power output (of up to 5 watts for handheld radios) and so offer increased range and coverage.
For example a primary school would typically find coverage on licence-free equipment sufficient whereas licenced equipment would be better suited to a secondary school, college or university.
In addition, a licence will offer increased security of transmissions through better monitoring of frequencies, especially if the licence is specific to your site.
Licenced radios are generally more robust, with clearer audio quality and the conversation more secure. Licensed radios also offer much more functionality than license-free radios, you can make group calls, send text messages and dial up individual users.

More about your Ofcom licence
In order to obtain your licence, an application to Ofcom has to be made. We are more than happy to apply on your behalf and offer a managed service in order to maintain your Ofcom licence throughout your radio project. Or if you wish to make an application yourself, please feel free to ask us any questions along the way as we have vast experience in completing these forms and can go through it with you over the telephone. The application process is usually complete within 20 working days.

You can find out more by going to:

Licence-free radios

Non licensed radios are a cheaper alternative to licensed radios and can only have a power output of 0.5 watts giving them a fairly small range.
Licence-free radios can be used in the work place and for personal use, ideally where minimal coverage is needed, within small buildings where users are communicating in a close range.
Examples where these radios can be used effectively include smaller schools and construction sites, warehouses, hospitality venues and independent retail businesses.
For leisure they can be ideal for communicating between friends and family while camping and skiing, or if you are at a leisure park or hiking.
All PMR446 radios use the same eight channels. If there are a high number of users in a given area (cities and other built up areas) frequencies become extremely congested leading to interference on the channels, although usually there are multiple channels to select in order to find a clearer channel.

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