Gear: Kenwood TK-280


Kenwood TK-280

Category: Technology & Software
Subcategory: Radios
Price: ?
Average Rating:
(12 Votes)

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    Anonymous, Thu, 27 Mar 2008 06:11:23 UTC.
    1st review

    It's okay. It gets out better than most everyone else on my shift. The battery absolutely sucks.

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    DW11292, Tue, 15 Apr 2008 03:22:00 UTC.

    This is a nice reasonable radio for a small department. We use this in EMS and the tones work each time and it covers all our area. I would not use this for a large coverage area.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 15 Apr 2008 15:13:11 UTC.

    It sucks,It sucks,It sucks,It sucks,It sucks, did I mention it sucks?

    Ours are terrible a lot of deadspots with in our 5 square mile area. Doesn't transmit that far outside of the city either. When it's real windy, forget it, you're better off screaming at the top of your lungs and hope the wind takes it where you want it to go. Not even good for hitting anything.

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    tommyc1980, Wed, 30 Apr 2008 07:09:43 UTC.

    I think these are alright for our small county and use in our jail, but I certainly hope that there is something better out there for us when we get our new jail complete.

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    dragon1900, Wed, 28 May 2008 18:13:27 UTC.

    we have used this radio for years and its a durable radio. it works great when u dont have someone standing next to you with the same radio when you are trying to transmit

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    Henning204, Fri, 04 Jul 2008 12:14:48 UTC.

    Love this radio. Transmits and receives well with little to no interference, and it light weight.

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    buddy37, Fri, 05 Sep 2008 08:32:41 UTC.

    I have the TK3170. This radio transmits and receives real well.

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    D_Kidd836, Sat, 04 Oct 2008 15:11:05 UTC.

    I'm from a rural fire department and all the officers and most of the members have these Kenwoods. This radio works alot better than what most of the county had at one time, then they all started switching to Kenwoods. I have a TK-272G from the squad that I'm on that works very good even with the stubby antenna. BUT the best radio that I've ever had is the Motorola MT-1000. Still have it as my backup radio and it works where these others won't!

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    ajones, Mon, 29 Dec 2008 23:09:11 UTC.

    This radio doesn't do us any good. We can stand outside our office and can't talk to the dispatchers inside. Great piece of equipment. Not very reliable.

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    cdbarth, Mon, 19 Jan 2009 19:59:51 UTC.

    This radio is ok. Not the best, but it works. It's kind of heavy and the traffic is kind of gurgled. I have to clean the connections on my microphone about once a month.

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    MAYES969, Sun, 08 Feb 2009 16:19:02 UTC.

    Heavy, works just as good as any other. Battery sucks compared to Motorolla

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    alanarc308, Sat, 28 Nov 2009 23:15:40 UTC.

    Ok radio if its taken care of their very directional when it comes to receiveng and transmitting and the batteries suck.

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