The Kenwood TH-K20A is a rugged 2 meter HT with up to watts of power and straight-forward operation. You get memories and multiple scan modes are. Kenwood TH-K20A Specifications. Return to TH-K20A. Kenwood logo TH-K20A Specifications. Kenwood TH-K20A Specifications. TH-K20A. VHF FM Portable Transceiver with Keypad (non-EU use). Brochure. ▻ TH-K20/K40 Versions A/E. Find your nearest Approved Kenwood Centre.

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Turn off the transceiver and remove the battery pack. The author makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this modification procedure.

Kenwood th-k20a User Manual

Select a frequency within the allowable transmit frequency range. Like said in another review here, most used th-k220a have been brought up closer to the user, up front on the keypad rather than recessed in sub-sub-menus.

Keypad is spaced well, and like others have said, you don’t even need to read the manual especially if you’ve used Kenwood rigs of the last ty-k20a.

It is a simple to use 2m radio. New to Ham Radio? Scan speed is FAST! An error beep sounds.


You get memories and multiple scan modes are supported. Audio is loud enough and the thh-k20a is easy to read. Report message to a moderator. That being said, this is a fantastic rig and I love it.

Kenwood TH-K20A Product Reviews

One is I wish the PTT switch was recessed or required a little more pressure. It seems really easy to accidentally kerchunk a machine when removing it from your belt.

If you store two Kenwood th-k20a User Manual. Be careful not to damage the speaker wires as you’re opening the radio. It is illegal to operate outside the limits of your class license or permits. They actually include a decent lithium ion battery and drop in rapid charger in the kit. Also, there is a commercially made cable by btech the aprs-k2 cable found all over ebay which is made for baofeng radios for this exact use.

Additionally, you can use the key keypad for direct frequency entry The VOX is very smooth, no chugging or long delay times like the baofeng radios.

I like the nice spring belt clip, and the HT is sized just perfect, not a brick but not so tiny you can’t use th-k2a. There are only 2 things I would change, but they are minor issues. To switch the transceiver OFF, This is definitely a “grab-and-go” radio, and you can even leave the user manual behind you, being confident that even without touching the radio for 6 months you’ll be able to program whatever you want in it, the user interface is a real winner.


SCAN Scan is a useful feature for hands-off monitoring of your favorite frequencies.

Kenwood TH K20A Radio Transceiver

Becoming comfortable with all types of Li-ion battery pack HMC Email Subscription You are not subscribed to this review. Seems a no brainer to me. Transmit audio is clean and clear like a Kenwood should be. It also requires familiarity with surface mount soldering techniques.

Partial Reset Use to initialize all settings other than You can set the VOX delay to ms which is perfect. Don’t expect to be amazed by its features.

The HT is built to last.

Problem Solution You selected a frequency outside the allowable range. If you are thinking of playing with aprsdroid or aprspro, this may be the way to go.