Information - Kenwood ProTalk PKT-23 Radio
Compact and Convenient
The Kenwood ProTalk PKT-23, designed to be small and incredibly portable, easily fits in the palm of your hand, making it the perfect companion wherever your staff needs to venture. Weighing in at a mere 110 grams, it's light enough to slip into a pocket or attach with the included belt clip. Its dimensions, W: 46mm x H: 85 mm x D: 21 mm (excluding the antenna), underscore its compact form.
Operating the PKT-23 is a breeze, with its straightforward and license-free design, making it ready for immediate use. The front panel layout features an intuitive button arrangement, ensuring that anyone can operate it without complications.
Versatile Channel Options
With a capacity of up to 4 channels, the ProTalk PKT-23 allows you to assign specific channels to individual team members, enhancing organization and coordination. The Voice Guide feature keeps you informed by providing alerts whenever you switch channels, ensuring seamless communication.
Effective Calling Alerts
Incoming calls are impossible to miss with the PKT-23. It notifies you with a flashing LED light and a distinctive beep, ensuring you are always aware of incoming communication.
The PKT-23 meets rigorous durability standards, complying with IP54 (dust/water resistance) and exceeding MIL-STD 810 C/D/E/F/G requirements in 11 aspects. This toughness ensures that it can withstand challenging conditions and environments.
Despite its small size, the Kenwood ProTalk PKT-23 packs a punch with 500 mWatts of power, enabling direct radio-to-radio communication on the same frequency. The built-in 1,430 mAh lithium-ion battery offers an impressive 15 hours of continuous use, keeping your team connected throughout the day.
The PKT-23 comes equipped with a built-in 3.5mm jack, allowing you to connect headphones for improved usability in noisy surroundings or for private conversations. Please note that headphones and earphones are not included with the unit.
Featuring a built-in VOX (Voice-Activated Transmission) function, the PKT-23 enables hands-free operation, automatically initiating transmission in response to your voice when using an external microphone.
The inclusion of a standard micro USB port means you can charge the PKT-23 with a smartphone charger, adding convenience to your charging options. This ensures that you can keep your device powered up with ease, even when you're on the go.
The Kenwood PKT-23 combines portability, simplicity, durability, power, and connectivity in a compact package. Its user-friendly design and robust features make it an excellent choice for various applications, from outdoor adventures to business operations, where reliable and hassle-free communication is essential.
What is enhanced Kenwood audio?
Enhanced Kenwood audio provides crystal-clear communication on both ends of the radio. With digital technology that removes static and promotes clarity, your staff will spend less time repeating themselves and more time taking action.
Can I use a headset with the PKT-23?
Hands-free operation is simple with these radios because they're compatible with a variety of Kenwood PKT-23 headsets and other accessories.
What is the range or coverage area of the Kenwood ProTalk PKT-23?
With the Kenwood PKT-23 you can expect coverage ranging from 1-2.5 miles.
How many channels does the Kenwood PKT-23 offer?
The Kenwood PKT-23 has 4 channels. How many channels do you need?
**If the radios you are ordering need to communicate with existing radios - please request ‘programming required’ and add the required programming information OR call our support hotline at 800.215.5160 for a walkthrough on how to gather programming information.
Is the ProTalk PKT-23 compatible with other Kenwood radios I may already have?
That entirely depends on the frequencies your current two way radios are operating on. This model of walkie talkie runs on UHF frequencies and is communication compatible with other UHF walkie talkies - like the Kenwood NX-P300AUK or Motorola CLS1410.
To confirm if your radios are compatible, email us or send us a chat in the bottom right corner of your screen.
Does it come with a warranty, and what does the warranty cover?
These two way radios come with a 2 year replacement warranty. This warranty will cover any defective or malfunctioning walkie talkie. Contact us with any warranty questions!
Where can I request a quote for Kenwood ProTalk PKT-23 radio?
If you are purchasing radios in bulk - definitely contact us for a quote for special bulk pricing!
What is the battery life of the Kenwood PKT-23, and are there options for extended battery life?
The battery life for the Kenwood PKT-23 is 15 hours.
If you have multiple walkie talkies, we highly recommend a 'base station' for your walkie talkies like a multi-unit charger.
Is the Kenwood PKT-23 suitable for indoor and outdoor use?
The Kenwood PKT-23 operates on UHF frequencies - meaning it would be ideal for indoor and or outdoor use.
Is the Kenwood PKT-23 waterproof or water resistant?
The Kenwood PKT-23 is water resistant. If there is moisture in the air, it is no issue. If the walkie talkie is submerged then turn it off and let it dry.
How durable is the Kenwood PKT-23? Is it built to withstand tough environments or weather conditions?
The Kenwood PKT-23 meets IP54 Specifications. Simply meaning these are durable and would be recommended for light-to-medium duty use. Walkie talkie recommendations for specific industries.
Please view the question above for water resistance levels.
Are there any additional accessories available for this PKT-23, such as headsets or carrying cases?
There are many accessories for the PKT-23 walkie talkie. View all PKT-23 accessories.
Does the Kenwood PKT-23 require an FCC license for use?
The PKT-23 does require an FCC license.
Find more information from the official FCC website.
Can I use the Kenwood PKT-23 in my specific industry?
The Kenwood PKT-23 is recommended for industries like or similar to: restaurants, retail stores, photography sessions, camping
What is the size of the Kenwood PKT-23?
This walkie talkie is generally small sized. The dimensions for the Kenwood PKT-23 are 1.8 x 3.3 x 0.8 inches.
What is the difference between analog and digital walkie talkies?
Is there customer support available if I encounter any issues with the product?
To place an order or request a quote, call us at: 888.925.5982
For product technical information and support, please call: 800.215.5160
Manufacturer Help Desks:
- Kenwood - 888-801-0200
Are there any discounts or promotions currently available for the Kenwood PKT-23?
Where can I find official Kenwood product information about this model?
View information about the Kenwood PKT-23 from the official Kenwood website.
- Band: UHF
- Channels: 4
- Power: 1.5 watts
- Weight: 3.9 ounces
- Dimensions: 1.8 x 3.3 x 0.8 inches
- Outdoor range*: Reliable communications for up to 1 mile
- Indoor range*: 225,000 Sq ft / 17 floors
- Kenwood PKT-23 radio (1)
- Lithium-ion battery
- Stand-up charging tray
- Wall charger
- Spring-action belt clip
- Product manual
- Easy cloning
- Super lock (a manager key lock)
- IP rating: IP54 (moderate water and dust protection)
- 39-QT and 168-DQT coded squelch
- Enhanced Kenwood audio for clarity
- 300mW receiving audio output
- Voice announcement
- Scan function
- Two PF keys
- Bell tone alert
- LED battery status indicator
- Battery-saver technology
- Time-out timer
- Two-year manufacturer warranty
- Battery Life: 15 Hours
- Battery mAh Rating: 1430 mAh