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NX-3000 Series now out

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JVCKENWOOD Corporation announces the release of its technologically advanced NEXEDGE
NX-3000 Series Multi-Protocol Radios. Supporting both NXDN® and DMR Tier II digital protocols
as well as mixed digital & FM analog operation, these radios are versatile and powerful
performers for a broad range of enterprise and operation critical applications. Engineered to
be compact and durable, the portables are packed with convenient features like Bluetooth®,
built-in GPS and world renowned KENWOOD audio with Active Noise Reduction (ANR). Two
mobile and three portable models are available with options including full keypad with LCD,
standard keypad with LCD and a large 4-way D-pad, and basic model without LCD or keypad.

Software; LMC ACCOUNTS required for licensed options. LMC for software does not need account activation.

KPG-D3NK List 155.00

NX-3220K VHF (136-174MHz), 5W, 64 CH, Non LCD and Keypad $470.00
NX-3220K2 VHF (136-174MHz), 5W, 260CH, LCD and D-pad / 4Key $553.50
NX-3220K3 VHF (136-174MHz), 5W, 260CH, LCD and D-pad / 12key $603.50
NX-3320K UHF (400-520MHz), 5W, 64 CH, Non LCD and Non Keypad $470.00
NX-3320K2 UHF (400-520MHz), 5W, 260CH, LCD and D-pad / 4Key $553.50
NX-3320K3 UHF (400-520MHz), 5W, 260CH, LCD and D-pad / 12key $603.50
NX-3720HGK VHF (136-174MHz), 50W, 512 CH, 128 Zones $684.00
NX-3820HGK UHF (450 - 520MHz), 45W, 512 CH, 128 Zones $684.00
NX-3820HGK2 UHF (400 - 470MHz), 45W, 512 CH, 128 Zones $684.00

OPTIONS - LIST PRICE
KWD-3000CH License Key for 1000 Channel Expansion $160.00
KWD-3001FP License Key for Front Panel Programming $125.00
KWD-3002BT License Key for Bluetooth Serial Port Profile $35.00
KWD-3501TR License Key for Digital Trunking (Includes NXDN Type-C and Type-C Gen2) $41.70
KWD-3502EE License Key for DMR ARC4 Enhanced Encryption $40.00
KWD-3503AE License Key for AES/DES Encryption $450.00
KWD-3504RC License Key for Remote Control by Subscriber Unit $40.00


Notes
• NX-3000 comes with Analog and Digital Conventional (both NXDN & DMR) as a factory default. NXDN
conventional or DMR conventional can be programmed to the radio via FPU with no additional charge and the choice is not permanent.
• Additional software license KWD-3501TR is required for Digital Trunking operation. Digital Trunking currently covers both NXDN Type-C Trunking and NXDN Gen2 Trunking.
• Majority of audio accessories, antennas, batteries, and chargers from NX-220/320/720/820 Series can be used with NX-3000 Series. However, there are some legacy audio accessories that are incompatible with TDMA(DMR) operation.
• 2-PIN Accessory Cover is mandatory for waterproof and immersion warranty.
• Intrinsically Safe Option will be available 3Q-2017.


CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DEALER FOR MORE INFORMATION
 

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Because of spurious signal (birdie),
the following frequencies (and ±7.5kHz
ranges) are not allowed ;
• 139.2000 • 403.2000 • 460.8000
• 144.0000 • 408.0000 • 465.6000
• 148.8000 • 412.8000 • 470.4000
• 153.6000 • 417.6000 • 475.2000
• 158.4000 • 422.4000 • 480.0000
• 160.0000 • 427.2000 • 484.8000
• 163.2000 • 432.0000 • 489.6000
• 168.0000 • 436.8000 • 494.4000
• 172.8000 • 441.6000 • 499.2000
• 446.4000 • 504.0000
• 451.2000 • 508.8000
• 456.0000 • 513.6000
 

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There is supposed to be an NX-3000 with the multi pin side port instead of two pin side port out in the near future, or did something change?
 

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There is supposed to be an NX-3000 with the multi pin side port instead of two pin side port out in the near future, or did something change?
I stand corrected, the 14 pin port comes out in October.

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Evans, do portables come with batteries, antenna, and charger? Or do we buy those separately?
 

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I did not see any package deals on first glance. I'll look again later. On vacation right now.

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They do have some "Li-ion Value Packages" that include a hi-cap Li-Ion battery, charger, antenna.

Optional Feature:
1000 Channel KWD-3000CH
FPP KWD-3001FP
Bluetooth for data KWD-3002BT
Digital Trunking KWD-3501TR
DMR ARC4 enhanced encryption KWD-3502EE
AES/DES Encryption KWD-3503-AE
Remote Control by Subscriber Units KWD-3504RC

Radio models:
VHF = 136-174 MHz
UHF = 400-520 MHz

64 Channel no LCD or Keypad
260 Channel LCD and D-Pad/4 Key
260 Channel LCD and D-Pad/12 Key
 

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And here in Pittsburgh, we have quite a bit of T band, so will this do 25khz in the T band if needed?? Not all of the county stuph has been changed out yet, and plans on hold to do so for now. Maybe 30% is 12.5 already.
 

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I have not ordered the software yet, cant answer that. I will call Kenwood later today and ask if wide above 470 as is without the wk licence.

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Would be great if it does. but then again, may need WK for the HAM band. We have about 35 ham's active with our county EOC and the 5000 series fits in well. You would think the software would be "smart" to allow wide where needed. But then again.
 

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Would be great if it does. but then again, may need WK for the HAM band. We have about 35 ham's active with our county EOC and the 5000 series fits in well. You would think the software would be "smart" to allow wide where needed. But then again.
I don't know about the NX-5000 line, but I know all our NX-210's and NX-700 mobiles will do wide band just fine below 150.1MHz. That's with most recent firmware and latest software.

The UHF models don't, however, they are narrow across the board. Kenwood does offer the W license to open it up. I've got it for my KPG-111 and KPG-95 software.

I haven't needed it for our NX-5000's, so I don't know if it's available.

Kenwood tends to be pretty smart with that stuff. If the radios are marketed towards T-band users, then it very likely will do wide band. Might need the W license, but that isn't a big deal.

As it was said, best to call Kenwood and ask.
 

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Would be great if it does. but then again, may need WK for the HAM band. We have about 35 ham's active with our county EOC and the 5000 series fits in well. You would think the software would be "smart" to allow wide where needed. But then again.
I'm really hoping that the D3N software is the same as the D1 so to avoid another learning curve. With that said, D1N for the 5000 series seems to allow wide band in the T band WITHOUT wide band license. Will NOT allow wideband below 470 at all without the W license. I don't do VHF here so can't confirm that. I'll be ordering a UHF mobile package from Kenwood later today so it's on the list to find out if wideband is handled the same way on D3N as the other software packages.
 

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So the indepth manual is out for the NX-3000 series line.

As for Wideband, it specifically says:
For KPG-D3N "25.0" cannot be configured for the channel spacing if a receive frequency or transmit frequency is configured in the following ranges:
VHF: above 149.98750 MHz and less than 174.01250 MHz
UHF: above 420.98750 MHz and less than 470.01250 MHz

So, answer is it'll do 2 meter amateur with 25KHz without a W license.
It'll do T-Band without a W license .
70 centimeter will require the W license, so will GMRS (if you want to run 25KHz channels).
 

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Let me say I ordered this radio. First of all the soft ware is crap worse the d1n and secondly I did not notice In the specs that it can only do dmr or nxdn not both in the same radio
 

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Let me say I ordered this radio. First of all the soft ware is crap worse the d1n and secondly I did not notice In the specs that it can only do dmr or nxdn not both in the same radio
Seems like the first releases of software from Kenwood have been pretty crappy recently. I can say, however, that the more mature product lines have the software bugs worked out.

As for the DMR/NXDN thing, that's well published. Sorry you missed it.

Now just waiting for them to release an 800MHz model.
 

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Well I am here to report that I've been playing with my demo NX 3820 HG K2 version and KPG D3NK software for about a week and I've yet to provision it on a 40 site system. What a royal pain. I was able ro get on the air manually entering the frequencies on my home site. The biggest issue other than the complicated layout is I can't get my most current exported files front KPG 111DN and 141DN to import. I CAN get 10 year old KPG89DN LTR system in and 1 old trunking system in. I have over 950 frequencies in the table so really need the import to work. Kenwood support is aware of this problem and trying to get it resolved. In typical Motorola fashion, Kenwood now has decided to discontinue the NX 720 and 820 radios in October 2017 and the NX 3000 Series replaces those radios and the NX 320 series Portables. Maybe not ready for prime time yet.

I have not tried DMR programming yet, not really caring about it so much in this model radio because I sell NXDN trunking service and got to get that working.

Oh yeah, didn't even mention the multiple times my programming computer locked up or took several minutes changing windows in the programming software itself.

I know my configuration doesn't typically fit the normal ham or hobbyist programming scenario but I believe the issues are specifically software-driven and maybe of interest to some of you here on the board. If you're looking for a Kenwood multiple digital protocol radio, the NX 5000 series is your best bet right now as it will do 2 of 3 installed formats simultaneously instead of 1 of 2 and KPG D1NK has been out for a while.

Hope Kenwood can the bugs out of version 1.0 software soon.


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Dave, do you know if Kenwood is planning on making the 3_20 radios Type D compatible? right now the NX-720/820 and NX-22/320 are the only ones with a real display that are capable of it, correct?
 
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