Kenwood NX-300 Two-Way Radio Review

Kenwood NX-300 Two-Way Radio Review

Do you need a rugged, portable, and high-tech two-way radio? The Kenwood NX-300 UHF NexEdge Radio might be the right option for you and your team. Frequently used in marine and construction environments, this radio is built tough while still offering some of the latest technological features, such as GPS.

The Kenwood NX-300 is water and dust resistant, rated at (IP54/55). Despite its tough exterior, it offers a large and easy to navigate screen that can display 2x the characters compared to the NX-320 model. Plus, it can access many frequencies and channels, while offering top-notch sound quality with 500 mW speakers.

Customization is important considering so many different industries rely on the same two-way radios. The NX-300 model allows users to program a variety of features to custom specifications. Plus, it offers substantial internal memory to store voice and GPS data.

Overview of Details & Specs for the Kenwood NX-300

  • Large upgraded screen
  • The option to program and customize features
  • Water and dust resistant (IP54/55)
  • GPS capabilities
  • Backlit Dot Matrix LCD
  • Optional analog trunking
  • 16-Position Mechanical Selector
  • NXDN ® Digital Air Interface
  • VGS-1 Voice Guide
  • SDM Manual Input
  • Option to store voice and GPS data
  • All group call feature
  • PTT ID Digital ANI
  • Emergency Call Tool
  • PC Serial Interface
  • Transparent Data Mode
  • Built-in Voice Inversion Scrambler
  • Narrowband capable; 12.5 kHz & 6.25 kHz
  • Options for single zone, multi zone, and list scan

This model offers many of the same analog features as other Kenwood radios, such as LTR zones, FleetSync/MDC1200 PTT ID, as well as multiple signaling schemes.

The digital conventional mode includes:

  • 64 Radio Access Numbers (RAN)
  • Combination FM/Digital Operation
  • Individual Call + Group Selective Call
  • Standard IP Networks
  • Site Roaming

Power & Frequency Range of the Kenwood NX-300

Frequency Range = K – 450 MHz, K2 – 400 MHz, K3 – 450-520 MHz, K4 – 400 – 479 MHz

This radio carries 5W transmit power and can support 512 channels and 128 zones.

Intrinsically Safe Radio

An Intrinsically Safe Radio is a common requirement for certain positions, such as with first responders or when working on an oil rig. For a radio to be considered intrinsically safe, it must be approved as safe to use in hazardous environments that could present a risk for a spark, heat, or flame.

The Screen & Interface

The large and clear 14-character alphanumeric display offers an easy to navigate interface. Kenwood’s NX-320 model does not have as large of a screen. In fact, the NX-300 model can display over 2x as many characters at once. There are 6 PF and menu keys, plus NXDN interface. Customize the interface to display one of many language options. The LED screen uses a series of flashing lights and LCD icons to display warnings, calls, busy signals, and so forth.

Get all the Accessories You Need

Some basic accessories for this radio include an antenna, belt clip, charger, and battery. Pick from a variety of more advanced accessories that can add even more features to your device.

If you buy radios, you may need to purchase accessories separately. But, when you rent two-way radios from Highland Wireless, you can rest assured we take care of all the accessories you need. Other benefits of renting two-way radios from us include:

  • Enjoy a large selection of Kenwood and Motorola two-way radios and compatible accessories for rent
  • We take care of maintenance and trouble-shooting
  • We offer Fire Team Radios and other radios approved for First Responders

Don’t waste money buying a fleet of radios for short-term events. It’s much more cost effective to rent. Learn more about renting two-way radios, including the Kenwood NX-300.