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Old 02-26-2013, 1:15 PM
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Default Kenwood TH-K40A Does it exist?

I have a Kenwood TH-K20A, which is Kenwood's monoband 2 meter HT. It's a damn good little radio, and I'm a Kenwood kind-of-guy. The owners manual is written for both the TH-K20A as well as the TH-K40A, which is the 70cm version of the radio.

This product isn't listed on Kenwood's website, and I can't find it doing a Google search for the model number. As far as I can tell, the radio doesn't exist.

Has anyone read or seen anything about this radio? I would love to get my hands on one, and am confused if the radio wasn't produced why Kenwood would write an owners manual for it.

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Perhaps the model is (or was) only made for the foreign market.
In most countries the 70cm ham band ends at 440. No 440-450 privileges.
It's listed here at this Kenwood page showing as a 430 MHz transceiver:
Kenwood.com - TH-K20A-K40A

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I have a Kenwood TH-K20A, which is Kenwood's monoband 2 meter HT. It's a damn good little radio, and I'm a Kenwood kind-of-guy. The owners manual is written for both the TH-K20A as well as the TH-K40A, which is the 70cm version of the radio.

This product isn't listed on Kenwood's website, and I can't find it doing a Google search for the model number. As far as I can tell, the radio doesn't exist.

Has anyone read or seen anything about this radio? I would love to get my hands on one, and am confused if the radio wasn't produced why Kenwood would write an owners manual for it.

Any ideas?
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Perhaps the model is (or was) only made for the foreign market.
In most countries the 70cm ham band ends at 440. No 440-450 privileges.
It's listed here at this Kenwood page showing as a 430 MHz transceiver:
Kenwood.com - TH-K20A-K40A
Very very interesting. I didn't think about it like that, but good point. Generally Kenwood assigns an "E" to European radios (TH-K20E) so the "A" at the end of TH-K40A made me think it was for North America, but maybe not.
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