All of its buttons are located on the front of the radio, so users have no trouble learning how to use it. It has two function keys, a large PTT key, a volume control and a simple power on/off switch.
You might be wondering if the photo is deceptive, but the truth is, this radio is tiny. It’s just 85mm high and 21mm deep, and has a very compact antenna that won’t get in the way when it’s clipped to your belt.
The Kenwood PKT-23 has all of the features you need from a modern, business ready communications device, including 8 communication channels, voice operated mode, key lock, call alert and a battery saving feature. On the top of the radio, there’s an LED indicator to quickly show the charging and transmission status. When you’re out and about, you don’t need to worry about weather conditions, since the radio is rated IP54 dustproof and waterproof.
We love this radio because it’s so convenient to use and charge. There’s a stand charger included in the box, and you can also plug the radio in to a regular micro USB cable, giving you the option to charge the radio via your computer or via a standard USB ‘wall wart’ charger. When you’re out and about, you can expect to get up to 11 hours’ use from a single charge, rising to 15 hours’ use in battery saver mode.
Additionally, it has a standard 3.5mm headphone/ microphone jack – the same type of connection used on many mobile phones and tablets. Plug in your existing earbuds with mic, or simply purchase an inexpensive earbud mic accessory to use your radio quietly and privately.
For camping, small businesses or small industrial sites, the Kenwood PKT-23 is an affordable entry point to two way radios. Its license free status means you can get started right away, with minimal training needed to make the most of it. Need to know more? Call us on 0800 0747 312, and find out how convenient and affordable license free radios really are.