Low Band radios under the question
Some time ago JVCKenwood promised to release hi-power and low band radios later in '18 or/and in '19. We published news about this. VHF and UHF hi-power radios already developed and exist as pre-production samples. No questions here. But per last rumor, low band radio under the question. Because Kenwood is waiting for volume order from one big client. This client is CHP California Highway Patrol. If they order, Kenwood will manufacture NX5000 Low Band mobiles in the same cabinet as 110W VHF/UHF radios. If they don't, Low Band radios have good chances to stay only as a theory.
Below placed picture shows NX-5000 VHF radio with 110W of RF power output. Do you remember good old TK-730H/830H and TK-790H/890H radios? This is the replacemnt for them.
Keep fingers croosed for low band version, because TK-690H has been discountinued a few months ago.
And one more bad news from relibaly source. Kenwood will not release replacement for TK-190 portable. Kenwood discontinued TK-190 this year and have no plans produce any low band portables anymore :(