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Pocket-Sized UHF FM Portable Radio

At only 3.9oz, Kenwood’s PKT-23K UHF two-way radio provides 1.5 watt transmit power, 4 channels, and up to 15 hours of operation. This small but powerful radio is simple to operate and durable, meeting or exceeding MIL-Spec standards 810 C/D/E/F/G (11 items) and IP54 (dust/water intrusion). Connect to the standard micro USB port to charge or use included charging cup, and plug Kenwood headphones into the 3.5mm audio jack for hands free operation. Versatile, strong, and small – the PKT-23K is built business tough.

Below is a brief list of features. For a complete list of product features and specifications, please download the product brochure.

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  • 1.5 Watts Transmit Power
  • 4 Channels
  • 39-QT/168-DQT Coded Squelch
  • Super Lock (Manager Key Lock)
  • Scan Function
  • 2 PF Keys
  • Enhanced Kenwood Audio
  • Micro USB Port
  • 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
  • 2-year Warranty





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General Features & Programming
Frequency Range Receive
  451-470 MHz
Preset 99 Channels
Number of Channels   4
Zones   128
Max. Channels per Zone   250
Channel Spacing
(FCC Narrow Compliant)
  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
Frequency Stability   ± 2.5ppm (-14
Antenna Impedance   50 Ω
Dimensions (W x H x D) Projections not included
  1.8 x 3.3 x 0.8 in. (46.0 x 85.0 x 21.0 mm)
Weight:    w/KNB-71L   3.9 oz. (110 g )
FCC ID   ALH460300
FCC Compliance   Part 90
(Measurements made per TIA/EIA-603)    
Sensitivity (12dB SINAD) Narrow   .22 μV
Selectivity Narrow   60 dB
Intermodulation Distortion Narrow   50 dB
Audio Output   300 mW with less than 5% distortion
(Measurements made per TIA/EIA-603)    
RF Power Output   1.5 W (ERP) / 0.5 W (ERP)
Spurious Response   55 dB
FM Hum & Noise Narrow   50 dB
Audio Distortion   Less than 5%
Modulation Narrow   11K

Included Accessories:

  • Kenwood ProTalk PTK-23K Radio
  • KNB-71L – 1,430mAh Li-Ion
  • KSC-44 – 3-Hour Fast Charger
  • KBH-20 – Belt Clip
  • Owner’s Manual

Optional Accessories

Batteries & Chargers


  • 1430 mAh Li-Ion up to 15 hours life @ 5-5-90 duty radio
  • Same as supplied with PKT-23 radio


  • Fast rate single unit charger for KNB-71L LI-Ion battery
  • Same as supplied with PKT-23 radio


  • Six Unit Charging Tray for KSC-44K
  • Works with: PKT-23

Headsets & Microphones


  • Ear Bud w/Inline PTT & Microphone
  • Works with: PKT-23


  • C-Ring Earpiece w/Inline PTT & Microphone
  • Works with: PKT-23

Blt Clips & Carrying Cases


  • Spring action belt clip
  • Works with: PKT-23
  • Same as supplied with PKT-23 radio

Spec Sheet

Tri-fold Brochure

Operating Manual