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Kenwood TR-7800

A picture of Kenwood TR-7800 (European version)


Type:Amateur VHF transceiver
Frequency range: Europe
TX: 144-146 MHz
RX: 144-146 MHz
TX: 143.9-149 MHz
RX: 143.9-149 MHz
Tuning steps:5 / 25 KHz (Europe)
5 / 10 KHz (USA)
Frequency stability:Less than 20 ppm @ -20 to +50C (-4 to +122F)
Channels / memory management: 13 regular
1 with independent RX/TX frequencies
1 priority
RAM storage with four R6/AA NiCd battery backup (Less than 2 mA with 13.8 VDC disconnected)
Repeater shift / offset:600 KHz
Power supply:13.8 VDC 15%
Current drain / power consumption:RX: 400-900 mA
TX: 2.5-6 A
Antenna impedance / connector:50 ohm / SO-239
Dimensions (W*H*D):175*64*206 mm (6.89*2.52*8.11")
Weight:2.1 Kg (4.63 lb)
Other features: 1750 Hz repeater tone (Europe). DTMF encoder (USA).
CTCSS/PL option (USA)

Receiver system: Double conversion superheterodyne
1st IF: 10.695 MHz
2nd IF: 455 KHz
Sensitivity:0.2 uV (12 dB SINAD)
Selectivity:12 KHz (-6 dB)
24 KHz (-60 dB)
Image rejection:
AF output power / speaker:2 W at 10% distortion / 8 ohm
External speaker connector:3.5 mm, 8 ohm

RF output power:

2 m:25 W5 W
Modulation system:Variable reactance direct shift
Max FM deviation (Factory set):5 KHz
Spurious emissions:Better than -60 dB
Microphone impedance / connector:500 ohm / 6-pin (Metal locking ring connector)
Microphone input level:? mV

Manufactured:Japan, 1980-1981 (Discontinued)
Additional info: New price 1980 in the UK: 265.00
New price 1980 in the US: $399.95
New price 1981 in the UK: 275.00
Related documents:User manual (15.8 MB)
Modifications and fixes:
Reviews: Practical Wireless: January 1981
73 Magazine: April 1981
Options / Accessories:
Memory backup charger/power supply
AC power supply. 13.8 VDC, 6 A (7 A peak)
Quick release mobile bracket
Mobile speaker
A picture of Kenwood TR-7800 (USA version)