The TM-V71E provides an impressive 50 watts of RF power (VHF & UHF), with a choice of High/Mid/Low output. DUAL RECEIVE ON SAME BAND (VxV, UxU) In addition to simultaneous receive on both VHF and UHF bands, this radio can receive two frequencies on the very same band. This means, for example, that you can have both the call channel and local channel, or the repeater channel and local channel, on the same band.
For extra versatility, the TM-V71E has a programmable memory that can store five entire operating profiles, ready for instant recall at the push of a button. Each profile includes such settings as display mode, frequency range, and memory mode. It can equally be used to switch between 5 VFO frequencies .
There are 1,000 split memory channels for storing essential data — such as transmit and receive frequencies, frequency step, and tone frequency — plus an additional 10 for programmable scan. You can identify each channel with up to 6 alphanumeric characters (Memory Name function). Additionally, memory data can be edited and stored on a PC using the optional PG-5G programming interface cable and MCP-2A Memory Control software (a free download from the Kenwood website*). *www.kenwood.com/i/products/info/amateur/software_download.html
As well as VFO scan, program scan, MHz scan, memory scan and call scan, the TM-V71E offers memory bank scan: the 1,000 channels are grouped into 10 banks for selective scanning. Also featured are scan resume (time-operated, carrier-operated, and seek), memory channel lockout, tone scan, CTCSS scan, and DCS scan.
For greater installation convenience, the detachable front panel can be inverted so the transceiver can be mounted upside down, thus ensuring that the speaker is not obstructed.
To maximize visibility, the backlight colour for the large LCD panel can be switched between warm amber and cool green.
In addition to CTCSS (42 subtone frequencies), the TM-V71E is equipped for DCS (104 codes). Whatever code is chosen, the squelch will only open for reception if the other party uses the identical code.
When the TM-V71E is connected to a PC (with the necessary Windows-compatible software installed) using the PG-5H option, it can operate as a node terminal for EchoLink®. EchoLink® connects radio amateurs through the Internet using VoIP technology: any transceiver with access to a node can connect to any other in the world as long as it too has node access. It is also possible to access the EchoLink® network directly from a PC.