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Kenwood NX-1200DE3 VHF Handheld Two Way Radio

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  • Features Include

    • Emergency Call and Emergency Button
    • IP54/55/67 and MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G standards
    • Enhanced Kenwood Audio
    • VHF
    • Lone Worker Mode

    • Radio
    • Lithium Ion Battery
    • Single Charger
    • Antenna
    • Belt Clip
    • User Guide
Radio TypeDigital Radios
Weight (grams)295
Power Output (watts)1
Frequency (Mhz)VHF 136-174
Number of Channels64
Battery Type2000mAh Li-Ion
Battery Life (hours)14.5

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Kenwood NX-1200DE3 Description

The Kenwood NX-1200DE3 is a VHF entry-level hand-portable radio, providing a reliable, affordable everyday option for general communications needs.

Like the rest of the NEXEDGE range, one of the defining features of the NX-1200DE3 is analogue and digital mixed-mode operation. Whereas other models on the market can be programmed to work on either digital or analogue frequencies, Kenwood’s NX range two-way radios can function on both simultaneously,  automatically detecting the type of signal and switching as required.

In fact the Kenwood NX-1200 radios can operate in three modes. The NX-1200DE3 can function as both a DMR or NXDN digital two way radio, as well as use analogue FM fequencies. DMR is a time division multiple access (TDMA) digital radio protocol that offers high energy efficiency and flexibility. NXDN is a frequency division multiple access (FDMA) protocol that is less flexible but doesn’t require synchronization.

This flexibility in operating modes makes the NX-1200DE3 ideal for businesses looking to upgrade legacy analogue fleets to digital gradually. As a migration option , it offers seamless integration between different radio types, while providing great value radios with features and functionality normally associated with higher priced models.

A non-display handset, the NX-1200DE3 is straightforward and simple to use, ideal for getting new users up to speed with two-way radio quickly. It features the traditional push-to-talk button, but also comes with VOX voice activation, meaning it will automatically switch from receive to transmit when it hears someone speak, which is ideal for convenient hands-free use.

The NX-1200DE3 is a VHF digital radio, the longer of the two wavelength bands on which two-way radios operate. This makes it well suited to use outdoors, as VHF frequencies function better where there is a clear line of sight (i.e. fewer obstacles in the way) and in return offer longer coverage ranges.

For such a great-value two-way radio, the NX-1200DE3 is feature-rich and packed with high-quality functionality. Like most Kenwood radios, it benefits from Enhanced Kenwood Audio technology, which includes automatic gain control and noise suppression to deliver clean, crisp audio quality in all environments.

In addition, it comes with what is now widely considered to be standard safety features in more expensive industry-grade two-way radio solutions, including Emergency Call override and a one-touch Emergency Key alert system, plus Lone Worker monitoring and an advanced motion detection function which can be set up to trigger alerts in the event of a fall or if an operative stops moving.

User Environment & Radio Ratings

Kenwood NX-1000 series portable radios meet IP54 and IP55 ratings for water and dust resistance, making them suitable for use in all weather conditions. There is an option to upgrade battery to an IP67 rating, which means the devices can withstand being fully submerged in water and offer a high level of protection against dust ingress – ideal in tough industrial environments. All handsets are also tested to US military standards MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G for temperature and shock resistance.

  • Kenwood NX-1200DE3 Digital Radio Performance
  • Operates in DMR Digital, NXDN Digital and Analogue FM modes, even on the same channel.
  • Up to 14.5 hours battery life with a standard battery
  • 64 Channels
  • Max 5W power output
  • Optimised digital audio processing

Safety Features Kenwood NX-1200DE3 Radio

  • Emergency Call
  • Emergency Key Alert
  • Lone Worker


All Kenwood portable radios come with a two year manufacturers warranty.

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