Kenwood walkie talkie repair video

Video Practical Demo On How To Replace the Antenna Cover on a Kenwood Walkie-Talkie

How To Replace the Antenna Cover on a Kenwood Walkie-Talkie

Full Instructions for kenwood Pro Talk TK3301:

  1. Remove battery from back of radio, by lifting up clip on bottom of radio.
  2. Remove the two knobs from top of radio, by pulling upwards.
  3. Using cross-head screwdriver, remove the two screws that hold the ‘belt clip’ to the radio (located towards top of the back of the radio).Then remove belt clip assembly.
  4. Remove the two smaller screws located at the bottom of the rear battery compartment (rear of unit).
  5. Carefully prise the metal chassis apart from the plastic case, from the bottom of the unit. With the front (speaker side) of the unit flat on a surface, the bottom part of the case can be separated in an upwards direction. Caution, the plastic case is fragile and easily broken, so avoid using force. If possible get your fingernail between the chassis and case, rather than using a metallic screwdriver, which could cause damage.
  6. Once you have prised the chassis and plastic case apart, do not separate it more than about 2 centimetres. This is because both the metal part of the antenna, and the front speaker are attached, and could be damaged.
  7. Now carefully withdraw the metal chassis away from the top of the plastic case. Imagine that the metal chassis is falling out the bottom of the plastic case, which is the direction it should go in.
  8. The speaker wires are quite short, and care should be taken not to stretch of break them when separating the chassis from the case.
  9. As you withdraw the chassis in a downwards direction (in relation to the case), the metal antenna part (coiled wire), which is covered by the antenna cover, will be revealed.
  10. Once the coiled antenna wire is totally withdrawn, push the plastic antenna cover from the top of the plastic case, in a downwards direction. The plastic antenna cover should come out of the plastic case.
  11. Fitting a new antenna cover is a reversal of the removal procedure, taking care to ensure that the shaped base of the antenna cover locates in the recess inside the plastic case. This should be obvious when trying to fit.
  12. Make sure that the rubber grommet that is located on the top of the plastic case, at the base of the antenna cover, is pushed down fully. This sometimes pops out when fitting a new antenna cover (as it did on the video above).
  13. The rest of the reassembly process is a reversal of the dismantling instructions, however care needs to be taken to ensure that the speaker wires are positioned so that they are not trapped between the plastic case and chassis, when refitting them together. Its easily done, and can result in having to get out the soldering iron, to repair a ‘pinched’ open circuit connection.
  14. Once you have the plastic casing and metal chassis back together, then fit the battery and test that the radio works. This can save time, if you have accidentally broken the speaker wire, as you do not have to remove the screws to repair.
  15. Once happy that you have audio from the speaker, then refit screws, belt clip, battery.
  16. Congratulate yourself, and celebrate your achievement :-)

Disclaimer: No liability if you break something or injure yourself. If in doubt, get in touch for help. This is for information only.

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Radio Batteries

Do the radio batteries on your handheld two-way radio work as well as they originally did?
If not, they probably need replacing.
Original manufacturer branded batteries, such as for the Kenwood TK3301, cost around £45 + VAT.

Yesway Communications’ sell our own branded batteries for £35 + VAT for the equivalent Kenwood battery.
Our batteries are sourced from a UK supplier, and are manufactured using battery cells from top Japanese manufacturers, such as Panasonic.

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If you need to replace 10 batteries, that’s a £100 pound saving, based on the above example.

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Improve business efficiency with radio

Businesses can improve their business efficiency by using radio communications, including walkie talkies and longer distance solutions, such as national POC systems.

In the factory environment workers in noisy & hazardous environments can benefit from noise cancelling headsets connected to voice operated walkie talkies. This allows them to be contacted by management, without having to enter the hazardous environment themselves. This not only is safer, but also time saving, and increases business efficiency.

The time savings of radio can be used factory or office wide, allowing instant communication with colleagues, with no call costs, or time to walk to them or them to your office.

Call: (01522) 740818 or (01482) 520818

Hull FC coach communication problem solved

Recently I met with Shaun McRae and his staff at Hull FC regarding problems they were having communicating between the coach in the main stand, and the man on the pitch-side.

The existing radio equipment that they were using had been back and forward for repair, with no fault found on a number of occasions, and they had understandably had enough.

After the meeting it was decided to invest in new radios and earpiece microphones.

One important consideration was that the man on the pitch needed to be able to here the radio message above the crowd noise. We recommended a Sordin Noise cancelling speaker mic headset, and discrete security style earpieces for the coaches in the stand.

The radios we supplied were the rugged and reliable Vertex-Standard VX231 series.

For personal service call (01482) 520818 or (01522) 740818, and ask for Craig

Two Way radio Sales

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Yesway Communications’ only supply the most dependable two way radio sales equipment, so you can be assured of the best in the business. We sell what we consider to be the best equipment in its category.

Analogue Radio Equipment is a reliable choice for your new or existing business. It is a bit cheaper than Digital Technology, as its a more established technology.

For Analogue Handheld Two Way Radio we recommend the UK designed Entel range of radios.

Entel radios are tough and reliable, and we regularly use them for event hire.

Also, the Entel radios that we have sold have proved to be 100% reliable so far, including being used in hostile environments.

We live, and are based in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, but will go the extra mile (literally) for you. So wherever you are, from Oswestry to Orkney, get in touch.

Whatever you need two way radio for, we can supply the solution, at a good price.

More importantly is our ‘go the extra mile’ service attitude, which we aim to be the best in the industry.

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The two-Way Radio Dealers in Lincolnshire

We are based in Lincoln, Lincolnshire and provide a comprehensive range of two way radio services throughout the county and beyond.

The business started as a part time ‘Sole Trader’ business back in November 2010, and has steadily expanded since.

Today we are limited and VAT registered, and able to supply and advise on two way radio, as well as offer training services.

Our telephone number is (01522) 740818, and we look forward to hearing from you.

If you are involved in organising an event, you may be interested in the guide to using two way radio in events. It can be accessed by clicking here.

If you would like to have us come to your business, and show you how two way radio can improve business efficiency, then we would love to hear from you.

A radio that we would recommend for outdoor environments is the British designed Entel DX Series radio.

We recommend this radio for outdoor activities, because it has an Ingress Protection, or IP rating, of IP68.

IP68 means that the radio can actually survive being dropped in shallow water.

We have demo Entel DX series radios that we can show you in action, and the radio is proving very popular with buyers.

For a reliable radio for internal business use, such as light manufacturing, we would recommend the Hytera PD405.

The Hytera PD405 has proved very reliable in the factories that have purchased the radios. In fact we have never had one go faulty!

If you are a business in the marine or offshore industries, then you may require radios for use in potentially explosive environments.

These types of radios are known as ‘Intrinsically safe’ or ATEX radios.

ATEX radios are designed for use in locations where a spark could potentially cause an explosion.

An example of an area that would require ATEX radios, is a ships battery room, as gases released during charging of the backup batteries, could potentially ignite.

We offer a bespoke service tailored to each clients individual needs.

Therefore we don’t expect you to be an expert in radio, that’s our job.

(01522) 740818 or (01482) 520818

Paragliding Radios in Spain

For keeping in touch on the ground and in the air, why not consider a PMR 446 handheld  radio from Yesway Communications. They are the perfect paragliding radios in Spain.

We can supply fantastic serious kit, built to military standards of durability.

We also supply the headsets and accessories to allow you to communicate safely while in the air or on the ground.

Fly the Yesway-Way, with our fantastic communication solutions.

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Walkie Talkie Snowboarding Radios

Walkie Talkie Snowboarding radios need to be chosen carefully, to ensure maximum range.

One thing that radio waves don’t like is obstacles, such as hills. This means that unless you use  a hilltop repeater to boost the signal to the other side, communications will be line of sight.

For the snowboarder, you are probably looking for something light and compact, that does not need a licence.

The pan European standard, known as PMR 446 is ideal. Radios that comply with the PMR 446 standard are cheaply available from around £25 for a basic Motorola, such as the TLKR4.

PMR 446 walkie talkie snowboarding radios can be used in all EU countries, and are great for short range communications, for instance from the bottom of a slope to the top.

Durability is a key requirement for snowboarding walkie talkies, so the cheapest option, can be a false economy.

IP, or Ingress protection is a rating given to walkie talkies.

The IP rating is an indication of how well the walkie talkie , will keep out dust and moisture, from getting inside the casing.

The higher the IP rating number, the better the radio will be at resisting dust and moisture.

Obviously snow is not as wet as water, however a radio with a higher IP rating will be a good option.

The radio in our opinion should have an IP rating of at least IP55.

An IP55 radio will successfully resist being dropped in snow for short periods, however for total peace of mind a radio with IP67 would be best (can be dropped in water).

ATEX Radios.

Atex radios are probably going to be ‘overkill’, for most snowboarders needs.

ATEX, or ‘Intrinsically Safe’ radios, are designed for safe use in potentially explosive environments.

Therefore unless you will be operating in and around areas that contain flammable liquids, such as gas, then you shouldn’t need ATEX radios.

Ski Radios for Austria

Dreaming in white? Then you may be a Skier off to the Piste. Forget that expensive mobile phone for your on and off piste communications.

Why not buy one of our fabulous licence free PMR 446 handheld radios, and a matching headset so that you can be in contact with your friends free of charge.

PMR 446 radios are great for keeping in contact with your family and friends while Skiing and you don’t have to pay expensive phone charges, or wait to be connected.

Communication in an instant!

A durable radio, which conforms to Military standards is the Kenwood TK-3301T UHF PMR446 FM Transceiver, though we can supply similar equipment from most major manufacturers based on your needs (and not ours).

PMR 446 radios are legal in Austria, the uk & many other european countries, so you can use them at home too!

Radios for Pan European Cycle Adventure

You have bags packed, cycle clips on & even air in your tyres.

5 4  3 2  1  & off you go from the UK to Bulgaria or what ever takes your fancy. Mile after mile of freedom to explore. The only problem is that your group of friends will soon get tired of shouting at each other when you spot something of interest, or heaven forbid, you get a puncture.

Imagine that you are tired, and at the back of your group of cycling friends, and hear the dreaded hiss of air escaping from that tyre (tire). Your friends carry on ahead blissfully unaware that you stranded at the side of the road.

You could shout, but they are too far ahead now.

You could use your mobile phone, but those international call charges and anyway they may not hear it in their pocket.

 

The answer my friends is two way PMR 446 two way radios from Yesway Communications.

PMR 446 is allowed in many European countries & does not need a special licence to use. The calls are free, and you can be kitted out with a headset allowing you to talk with your friends as you travel along.

 

Remember, your only costs are the batteries, or even the electricity to charge them, which you can get free from hostels, or even use solar chargers as you ride.

Quality durable hand held radios from Yesway Communications such as the Kenwood TK-3301T UHF PMR446 FM Transceiver  will soon pay for themselves, and unlike the cheap and nasty variety of walkie talkie available from supermarkets can be hooked up to headsets and other accessories.

 

Get in touch, and we will find a YES-WAY!