PKT-23 Specifications

PKT-23 Features

  • 1.5 Watts Transmit Power
  • 16 Channels
  • 39-QT/168-DQT Coded Squelch
  • Super Lock (Manager Key Lock)
  • Scan Function
  • 2 PF Keys
  • Enhanced Kenwood Audio
  • VOX Ready
  • Voice Announcement
  • Bell Tone Alert
  • LED Battery Status Indicator
  • IP54 & MIL-STD 810 C/D/E/F/G 11 items
  • Battery Saver
  • Time Out Timer
  • Monitor
  • Wireless Clone (PKT-23P)
  • 2-year Warranty

General Specifications

Frequency Range 450-470 MHz (PKT-23P)
462.55-462.725 MHz (PKT-23LF-P)
Number of Channels 16
Channel Spacing 12.5 kHz
Channel Step 5, 6.25 kHz
Operating Voltage 3.8V DC±10%
Battery Life (5-5-90 duty cycle)
w/ KNB-71L (1,430mAh)
Approx. 11 hours (battery saver off)
Approx. 15 hours (battery saver on)
Operating Temperature Range* 14°F ~ +140°F (-10°C ~ +60°C)
Frequency Stability ±2.5ppm (14°F ~ +140°F)
Antenna Impedance 50 Ω
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Projections not included. Radio w/ KNB-71L
1.8 x 3.3 x 0.8 in. (46.0 x 85.0 x 21.0 mm)
Weight (net)
Radio w/ KNB-71L
3.9 oz. (110 g)
IC Certification Number 282D-460300
*Based upon 5% transmit, 5% receive and 90% standy (standard duty cycle)

Operating Conditions

Open areas without obstructions Up to 8 km (5 miles)
Residential Areas (near buildings) Up to 2.4 km (1.5 miles)
In steel and/or concrete Reinforced Buildings Up to 255,000 sq.ft
In high-rise buildings Up to 17 floors
Note: Talk range will vary based on terrain and conditions.

Receiver Specifications (Measurements made per TIA/EIA-603)

Sensitivity (12dB SINAD)
0.22 μV
60 dB
Intermodulation Distortion
50 dB
Audio Output 300 mW with less than 5% distortion

Transmitter Specifications (Measurements made per TIA/EIA-603)

RF Output Power
High / Low
0.5W / 1.5W (PKT-23P)
0.2W / 1.5W (PKT-23LF-P)
Spurious Response 55 dB
FM HUM & Noise
55 dB
Audio Distortion Less than 5%

Applicable MIL-STD & IP

Low Pressure 500.1/Procedure I 500.2/Procedure I, II 500.3/Procedure I, II 500.4/Procedure I, II 500.5/Procedure I, II
High Temp 501.1/Procedure I, II 501.2/Procedure I, II 501.3/Procedure I, II 501.4/Procedure I, II 501.5/Procedure I, II
Low Temp 502.1/Procedure I 502.2/Procedure I, II 502.3/Procedure I, II 502.4/Procedure I, II 502.5/Procedure I, II
Temp Shock 503.1/Procedure I 503.2/Procedure I 503.3/Procedure I 503.4/Procedure I, II 503.5/Procedure I
Solar Radiation 505.1/Procedure I 505.2/Procedure I 505.3/Procedure I 505.4/Procedure I 505.5/Procedure I
Rain 506.1/Procedure I, II 506.2/Procedure I, II 506.3/Procedure I, II 506.4/Procedure I, III 506.5/Procedure I, III
Humidity 507.1/Procedure I, II 507.2/Procedure II, III 507.3/Procedure II, III 507.4 507.5/Procedure II
Salt Fog 509.1/Procedure I 509.2/Procedure I 509.3/Procedure I 509.4 509.5
Dust 510.1/Procedure I 510.2/Procedure I 510.3/Procedure I 510.4/Procedure I, III 510.5/Procedure I
Vibration 514.2/Procedure VIII, X 514.3/Procedure I 514.4/Procedure I 514.5/Procedure I 514.6/Procedure I
Shock 516.2/Procedure I, II, V 516.3/Procedure I, IV 516.4/Procedure I, IV 516.5/Procedure I, IV 516.6/Procedure I, IV

International Protection Standard

Dust & Water Protection IP54

Specifications shown are typical.
Specifications are subject to change without notice, due to advancements in technology.
ProTalk® is a registered trademark of JVCKENWOOD Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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