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NX-5000 HHCH, information has been released

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The following has been released with information about the HHCH Part Number KCH-21R

JVCKENWOOD announces the introduction of the new Handheld Control Head (HHCH) for the
NX-5000 Mobile series for use with P25, NXDN and DMR digital protocols. The new HHCH
allows for single-hand operation with the ability to control PTT, volume and channel selection.
The HHCH operation is similar to that of the KCH-19 and KCH-20R control heads, making the
operation intuitive to the user. It supports both single deck and multi-deck operation.

Main Features
• 1W Audio output
• Single Microphone Active Noise Cancelling
• 1.74 inch TFT LCD (same LCD as the NX-5000 portable)
• 14-Character Full Color Display / 5 Line included soft menu and icons
• Tri-Color LED Indicator (7 color programmable)
• Multi Head / Multi-Deck Configuration
• Built-in Bluetooth HSP(Headset Profile) & SPP(Serial Port Profile)
• Modular Data interface for radio programming, key loading and data I/O
• IP54/55 and MIL-810G

LIST:
KCH-21RM Handheld Control Head for long cable* $995.00
* Requires KCT-77M2 (17 feet)
KCT-77M2 Remote Control Cable for KCH-21RM (17 feet) $183.30
KCH-21RM-S Hand Held Control Head with short cable (4 feet) $995.00


Notes
• Bluetooth SPP License (KWD-5003BT) is NOT required for both KCH-21RM and connected RF Decks. KCH-
21RM has built-in Bluetooth SPP license that will also activate the connected RF Decks.
• KCH-21RM requires KCT-77M2, 17 ft. remote control cable, for installation.
• KCH-21RM-S is supplied with 4ft. remote cable which directly connects to KRK-15BH RF Deck Adapter.
KCT-77M2 cannot be attached to KCH-21RM-S.



CONTACT YOUR LOCAL KENWOOD DEALER FOR MORE INFORMATION
 

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They had that in Vegas, and it looked pretty nice. I can see some good applications for me at work.

What I didn't quite understand was the headphone jack on it. Seems a bit odd on a mobile radio, but maybe I'm missing something.
 

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Is that the same type that was used in the old EF JOHNSON 5300 53SL radios when Kenwood bought out EF JOHNSON?
 

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It is real close to the EF Johnson Lightning Handheld Control for the 5300 and 53SL radios. I demoed one on our pumpers and did not like it for use on the outside of a fire truck.
 
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Description (I haven't seen the picture) reminds me of the Simoco SDM622 and GME CM60 control heads with the 1W speaker.


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It's a round connector. Not something I can compare to anything else very well. I think it was 8 or 10 pins.
 

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Hopefully, an independent source can be found for the connector. I think that connector will sustain a lot of abuse in its intended application.
 

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Hopefully, an independent source can be found for the connector. I think that connector will sustain a lot of abuse in its intended application.
I will get with Kenwood Monday and find out, if I read it correctly, it is metallic.
We do not have it listed in our Service Manuals yet, so no luck looking there either.

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Photos of the KCH-21


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If the telephone jack is for programming, that is a very smart idea. I came from the Motorola XPR5550 line and I had their HHCH option and everytime I wanted to program my radios, I either had to connect through Bluetooth, or connect directly to the chassis. Major pain in the you know what!!
 

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Yes, that's for programming, and yes BT SPP is also available if you have that license also.

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