Everything You Need To Know About The New Kenwood NX-1300 Two-Way Radio

Posted by Two Way Direct on 22nd May 2020

Kenwood has introduced their first FDMA and TDMA capable digital two-way radio, the Kenwood NX-1300. This means that you can get this Kenwood radio to match the frequencies of other digital radios even if they are different brands like Motorola or Hytera, making it easier to migrate your fleet to one brand. 

Kenwood NX-1200 and NX-1300 Features

  • Multi-protocol digital radio: Designed to operate under NXDN or DMR digital and FM
  • Analog protocols
  • Choose from direct & intuitive LCD with standard keypad or basic enclosures
  • Easy visible Display: 8-digit LCD models featuring high-contrast, white backlit LCD
  • Large 7-Color LED indicator on the top panel
  • Selective Power-on LED
  • Selective Call Alert LED
  • Battery Level Indication
  • Multi-status function indication
  • RF output power 5W both on VHF/UHF
  • Mixed Zone - analog and digital
  • Renowned KENWOOD Audio Quality: TX/RX audio profile with optimizable
  • Digital processor
  • Audio Equalizer: Flat, High, Low
  • Auto Gain Control: On, High, Low, Off
  • Noise Suppressor
  • Microphone type settings
  • Multiple Scan Functions; Dual Priority, Single Priority, Single Zone, Multi,
  • Normal Scan
  • VOX & PTT –triggered Semi- VOX, Voice-operated TX
  • Emergency Function: Customizable Emergency Profile
  • Lone Worker
  • Max / Min Volume setting & Volume control
  • Voice Announcement
  • Remote Stun / Kill / Check
  • Front Panel Programming Mode (for Keypad model)
  • Electronic Serial Number (ESN)
  • MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G
  • IP54 and IP55
  • Intrinsically safe option (Available later)

What is Included In The Box of Kenwood NX-1300?

The main components included in the box are:

  • Kenwood Radio face-plate
  • Antenna
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • Wrist strap

How To Remove The Battery From A Kenwood Two-Way Radio

Some of the Kenwood two-way radios, NX-1300 included, have a unique battery latch feature that secures the battery in place. To remove the battery, lift the latch at the bottom of the battery to reveal a button. Push the button and lift the battery away from the radio. The video below demonstrates how to easily remove the battery from the NX-1300 as well as how to replace the battery.

Recommended Radio Care For Kenwood Radios

Just as any radio, there are a few basic rules to follow to maximize the lifespan of the Kenwood NX-1300. The video below explains the following: 

  • Proper handling of the radio 
  • Avoiding damage to the accessory port 
  • How to clean the Kenwood NX-1300 
  • Extending battery life tips

Kenwood NX-1300 Available Now 

Are you looking for a new digital radio? Kenwood is known for their loud, clear speakers. Give their new radio a try. Give our specialists a call at (888) 742-5893 to see if the Kenwood NX-1300 is right for you. Make sure to ask about our bundle deals!