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Kenwood TS-690S

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SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL
Type:Amateur HF/VHF transceiver
Frequency range:TX: 10-160 m + WARC / 6 m
RX: 0.03-30 / 50-54 MHz
Tuning steps:1 / 10 / 100 Hz
1 / 2 / 5 / 9 / 10 / 500 KHz (depending on programming)
Mode:AM/FM/SSB/CW/FSK
Channels/memory management:90 regular and split
10 programmed scan
Lithium battery backup
Repeater shift/offset:No dedicated. Use VFO A/B split instead
Power supply:12-16 VDC
Current drain/power consumption:RX: Max 2.5 A
TX: Max 20.5 A
Antenna impedance/connector:50 ohms (20-150 ohms with ATU) / 2*SO-239
Dimensions (W*H*D):270*96*328 mm (10.6*3.8*12.9")
Weight:6.9 Kg (15.2 lbs), without ATU
Other features:AIP, Dual NB




RECEIVER SECTION
Receiver system:Triple conversion superheterodyne
1st IF: 73.05 MHz
2nd IF: 8.83 MHz
3rd IF: 455 KHz
Sensitivity: AM (10 dB (S+N)/N)
0.5-1.62 MHz: 32 uV
1.62-21.5 MHz: 2 uV
21.5-30 MHz: 1.3 uV
FM (12 dB SINAD)
28-30 MHz: 0.25 uV
50-54 MHz: 0.25 uV
SSB/CW/FSK (10 dB (S+N)/N)
0.5-1.62 MHz: 4 uV
1.62-21.5 MHz: 0.2 uV
21.5-30 MHz: 0.13 uV
50-54 MHz: 0.13 uV
Selectivity:AM: 5 KHz (-6 dB), 18 KHz (-50 dB)
FM: 12 KHz (-6 dB), 25 KHz (-50 dB)
SSB/CW/FSK: 2.2 KHz (-6 dB), 4.4 KHz (-60 dB)
Image rejection:70 dB
AF output power/speaker:1.5 W at 10% distortion / 8 ohms
External speaker connector:3.5 mm, 8 ohms




TRANSMITTER SECTION
RF output power:HF: 100 W (AM: 40 W)
6 m: 50 W (AM: 20 W)
Modulation system:AM: Low level modulation
FM: Reactance modulation
SSB: Balanced modulation
Max FM deviation:FM normal: 5 KHz
FM narrow: 2.5 KHz
Spurious emissions:HF: Less than -50 dB
6 m: Less than -60 dB
Microphone impedance/connector:600 ohms / 8-pin




MISCELLANEOUS
Manufactured:Japan, 1992-199x (Discontinued)
Additional info:New price 1996 in Sweden: 19480:- SEK
Related documents:User manual (68 MB)
Service manual (34 MB)
Modifications:
Options/Accessories:
AT-300
AT-450
DSP-100
HS-5
HS-6
IF-232C
LF-30A
MB-430
MC-43S
MC-60A
MC-80
MC-85
PS-33
PS-53
SO-2
SP-23
TU-8
VS-2
YG-455C-1
YG-455CN-1
YK-88C-1
YK-88CN-1
YK-88S-1
YK-88SN-1
External automatic antenna tuner unit
Internal automatic antenna tuner unit
External Digital Signal Processor
Light-weight open air-type headphones, 8 ohms
Deluxe, very light-weight headphones
RS-232C level converter
Low pass filter
Mobile mounting bracket
Dynamic hand microphone with up/down buttons
Desk microphone with preamplifier
Omnidirectional electret desk microphone with preamplifier
High-class unidirectional electret desk microphone with preamplifier and filter
Matching power supply, 13.8 VDC, 20.5 A (25% duty cycle)
Matching heavy duty power supply, 13.8 VDC, 20.5 A (1 hour continuous).
TCXO unit
Matching external speaker
Tone unit (CTCSS/PL)
Voice synthesizer
500 Hz CW filter (455 KHz IF)
230 Hz CW filter (455 KHz IF)
500 Hz CW filter (8.83 MHz IF)
270 Hz CW filter (8.83 MHz IF)
2.4 KHz SSB filter (8.83 MHz IF)
1.8 KHz SSB filter (8.83 MHz IF)