NX-901 General Information

The NX-901 is Kenwoods newer edition of the TK-981 and the predecessor to the NX-3921G- Kenwoods latest 900MHz mobile. The Kenwood NX-901 is due to be phased out of production sometime in 2019/2020. The NX-901 mobile radio is quite simply an awesome mobile radio for use on the 900MHz amateur band! With the NX-901 mobile you get many bells and whistles.

The NX-901 mobile is a 15 Watt radio with 512 channels and 128 zones, and a maximum of 250 channels per zone. The radio will scan any channels programmed in a zone. This radio does analog conventional and digital NEXEDGE (a.k.a. NXDN)- which is a direct (and WAY better working) competitor to MOTOTRBO (a.k.a. DMR). NEXEDGE uses FDMA where as MOTOTRBO uses TDMA- they are quite different. NEXEDGE, in simple terms, is just another digital mode like P25, DMR, or D-Star.

The front panel has a 14 character alphanumeric display and all keys on the NX-901 are programmable via KPG-111D or KPG-111DN (Version 3.00 or higher) software. The current version of KPG-111D or KPG-111DN is Version 5.21 which was released in June of 2017.

The radio has a chassis mounted N-Connector on the back of the radio, and also has a DB-25 Accessory port and several programmable I/O's that can be configured in the KPG-111D or KPG-111DN (Version 3.00 or higher) software.

Some of the "cat's meow" features of the NX-901: