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What is the KNG-M Mobile Radio?

What is the KNG-M Mobile Radio?

Meet the KNG Series Mobile, the industry’s first mobile radio with a touch screen display. The KNG Series Mobile offers exceptional features in a standard size package for both mid and high power applications. The KNG-M150R is offered in 50 or 100 watt power options, the KNG Series Mobile is smart and easy to customize to fit your everyday needs.  

When it comes to reliable communication in critical situations, the KNG-M Dash Mount and Remote Mount Mobile Radios are the go-to choice for professionals in various industries. These advanced communication devices offer a wide range of features and benefits that make them indispensable tools for those who require efficient and effective communication on the go.

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The KNG-M Dash Mount and Remote Mount Mobile Radios are built to withstand the toughest conditions. With their rugged construction and robust design, these radios can handle extreme temperatures, shocks, vibrations, and even water immersion. Whether you're working in harsh environments or facing challenging weather conditions, you can rely on these radios to keep you connected. Each radio comes with a KAA0638 Install Kit or a KAA0630 Install Kit.

One of the key advantages of the KNG-M Dash Mount and Remote Mount Mobile Radios is their exceptional coverage and range. These radios utilize advanced technology to provide extended coverage, ensuring that you can stay connected even in remote areas or areas with weak signal strength. With their impressive range, you can communicate with your team members over long distances, improving coordination and efficiency. The included KAA0261 external speaker allows for clear communication even in inclement weather. 

Clear and reliable communication is crucial in critical situations, and the KNG-M Dash Mount and Remote Mount Mobile Radios deliver exceptional audio quality. These radios are equipped with noise-canceling technology, which filters out background noise and ensures that your message is heard loud and clear. Whether you're in a noisy construction site or a busy emergency response situation, you can trust these radios to provide crystal clear communication.

Outperforms the Competition:

The KNG-M Dash Mount and Remote Mount Mobile Radios are designed for easy installation and integration into various vehicles and systems.


 The dash mount option allows for convenient installation in the vehicle's dashboard, while the remote mount option provides flexibility in mounting locations. These radios can be seamlessly integrated with existing communication systems, making it easy to upgrade your communication capabilities without any hassle.



The remote mount option allows for more control over where in the vehicle you need the radio to be. These can be mounted under the seat, in the middle console or in the back of an engine. The KAA0660 Remote Head can control the radio from up to 25' away when connected with a KAA0637 separation cable. There are also 17" KAA0636 separation cables and 8' KAA0635 separation cables available. 


Customizable Set Ups:

With the KNG-M Dash Mount and Remote Mount Mobile Radios, you have the flexibility to customize your communication setup according to your specific needs. Pick from 3 different mics to meet your needs. The KAA290 DTMF Programming Microphone allows you to program your mobile radio on the go with a touch of a button. The KAA0276 Standard Microphone has no buttons and no keypad to keep things streamlined during everyday use. The KAA0258 Desktop Microphone is used when you are turning a mobile radio into a base station.

These radios offer a wide range of accessories and options, allowing you to tailor your communication system to your requirements. Whether you need additional microphones, external speakers, or data interfaces, these radios have you covered. 

Experience the power of reliable and efficient communication with the KNG-M Dash Mount and Remote Mount Mobile Radios.

Advanced Features:

  • 5000 CHANNELS, DYNAMIC ZONING: Custom-tailored user zones can be programmed into the KNG Mobile by radio users and can also be field changed or reprogrammed whenever necessary.
  • USB OR MOBILE PROGRAMMABILITY: Program the KNG Mobile out in the field in minutes using an easy to use customize-able menu system, or simply plug in your laptop via USB port on the front of the unit.
  • MIXED-MODE OPERATION: Whether analog or digital, communicate effortlessly to either mode with RELM’s Mixed-mode feature.
  • TALK AROUND: This feature allows you to bypass or “talk around” a repeater for a direct connection.
  • CHANNEL/PRIORITY/GROUP SCAN: Find an available channel for communications: scan channel, priority channel, or scan by zones, one zone at a time.
  • CUSTOM MENU SYSTEM: Our intuitive menu system gives you full control. Fully customize the menu to fit your everyday needs.
  • MIL-STD 810 C/D/E/F/G: The KNG Mobile has gone through rigorous testing and meets or exceeds military requirements.
  • TEXT MESSAGING: Users sending text messages receive an acknowledgement that deliver of the message was successful. Text Messages can be sent radio-to-radio or can be repeated through fixed network equipment.
  • ALPHA-NUMERIC TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY: The first of its kind, the KNG Mobile’s innovative color TFT touch screen display solves many issues seen in existing mobile radio control heads. Day or night, get all the information you need right at your fingertips.
  • SMALL PACKAGE HIGH AND MID POWER: Only the KNG Mobile offers 50 Watt and 110 (VHF) Watt power in a same size package - small and compact to fit neatly in your dashboard. The KNG mobile high power option is designed for the same package size as the 50 Watt - no external fixture - and can be software enabled in the field for when you need it most. 110 Watts of RF output will further the range of the mobile and increase its capability. The high power option is only available for the VHF KNG-M150 model.
  • BIRDIE FREE: Only RELM Wireless goes the extra mile to create a truly birdie free radio, which means there are no blacked out frequencies on this mobile.
  • 256 PROGRAMMABLE QUICK CALL ID’S: Designed to prevent other radio communications and interference on channels being used.
  • PROBLEM PREVENTION FEATURES: The Keypad lock prevents you from accidentally hitting a button that may activate functions unintentionally.
  • DVSI AMBE+2 VERSION 1.60 VOCODER: The version 1.60 Vocoder provides improved RF performance in a variety of degraded signal conditions. It also provides enhanced audio signal conditioning which improves system performance in the presence of background noise.
  • EMERGENCY SIGNALING: KNG series radios support emergency calls and emergency alarms at the touch of the orange button.
  • GPS: Know where you and your team are at any given moment with the RELM Wireless GPS option (P25 Tier 1 Location Services Compliant). Longitude and latitude coordinates will give your exact location, or the location of another KNG, anywhere in the world, saving valuable time when calling for backup in emergency situations.
  • P25 TRUNKING: The KNG 9600 Baud Trunking option gives you the ability to communicate without hassle and without complication. Compatible with competitor Trunking systems, RELM Wireless Trunking is P25 compliant and loaded with features, such as encryption and many unit-to-unit specializations. Best of all you get RELM’s ease of use. Using our intuitive software, modifying your KNG Trunking features will be simple.
  • OTAR: Over-the-air re-keying is an easy solution to efficiently change encryption keys. Completed almost effortlessly, encryption keys are changed over the air with a touch of a button.
  • WIRELESS TACTICAL OTAR: With RELM’s Wireless Tactical OTAR (WTO), you are provided with the flexibility to upgrade encryption keys wirelessly and effortlessly without ancillary equipment, infrastructure or key management facilities. WTO operates radio-to-radio and is completely contained in the KNG radio units, which means no additional equipment is required beyond initialization.
  • OTAP: RELM Wireless Over-the-air-programming gives you the ability to reprogram a unit from a central console to anywhere within your coverage area. It allows for you to make the necessary changes to a remote radio without the hassle of extra personnel, wasted time, and additional equipment.
  • MULTICAST VOTE SCAN: Multicast Vote Scan capable KNG Series radios automatically select the best site to operate from in a wide area system. Channels in the multicast conventional system are added to the scar list and designated as “voted” channels. The KNG Radio scans all voted channels and selects the channel with the best signal.
  • AES/DES/OFB ENCRYPTION: AES and DES (Digital Encryption Standard) allows you to communicate with other radios that have the specific key programmed. RELM’s AES/DES Encryption is NIST certified, validated FIPS 140-2 Type III encryption with a 256 key load.

Specs of the KNG-M Radio:

Frequency Range 136 – 174 MHz
Channels 5000
Zones (up to) 5000
Operating Voltage 12 VDC (Nominal), Negative Ground
Channel Spacing 12.5/25 and 15/30 kHz
Channel Increments 1.25/3.125 kHz
Operating Temperature -30 °C to +60 °C
Dimensions (W x D x H) 7.25″ x 9.25″ x 2.25″ (KNG-M150R)
Weight 7 lbs. 9oz.
Standby Current Draw 150 mA
Sensitivity -121 dBm
P25 Sensitivity: 5% BER -121 dBm
Adjacent Channel Rejection 80 (70) dB
P25 Adjacent Channel Rejection 60 dB
Spurious and Images 80 dB
Intermodulation Rejection 78 dB
Audio Distortion at 5W 2 %
Current Draw 2A
RF Power (Watts) 10 – 50
50 – 100
Frequency Stability 1.5 ppm
Audio Distortion 3 %
FM Hum and Noise 50 (45) dB
Spurious and Harmonics 75 dB
Current Draw 15 A
25 A
Emission Designators 11K0F3E, 16K0F1E,8K0F3E, 8K0F1E

Note: Narrowband specifications are denoted in parenthesis.

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