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Kenwood TS-480SAT

A picture of Kenwood TS-480SAT

SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL
Type:Amateur HF/VHF transceiver
Frequency range: TX: 10-160 m + WARC / 6 m
RX: 0.03-60 MHz
Tuning steps: 1 / 10 / 100 / 500 Hz
1 / 2.5 / 5 / 6.25 / 9 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 50 / 100 KHz
1 MHz
Frequency stability:5 ppm @ -10 to +50C (14 to 122F)
Mode:AM / FM / NFM / SSB / CW / FSK
Channels / memory management: 100 regular
10 quick memories
Non-volatile EEPROM storage
Repeater shift / offset:No dedicated. Use VFO A/B split instead
Power supply:13.8 VDC 15%
Current drain / power consumption:RX: 1.5 A (No signal)
TX: Max 20.5 A
Antenna impedance / connector:50 ohm / Two SO-239 (On pigtails)
Dimensions (W*H*D): Transceiver: 179*69.5*278 mm (7*2.75*10.9")
Control panel: 183*78*68 mm (7.2*3*2.6")
Weight: Transceiver: 3.2 Kg (7 lb)
Control panel: 500 g (1.1 lb)
Other features:CTCSS/PL. Built-in keyer. DSP.




RECEIVER SECTION
Receiver system: Double conversion superheterodyne (AM/SSB/CW/FSK)
1st IF: 73.095 MHz
2nd IF: 10.695 MHz
Triple conversion superheterodyne (FM/NFM)
1st IF: 73.095 MHz
2nd IF: 10.695 MHz
3rd IF: 455 KHz
Sensitivity: AM (10 dB S/N)
0.5-1.705 MHz: 31.6 uV
1.705-24.5 MHz: 2 uV
24.5-30 MHz: 1.3 uV
50-54 MHz: 1.3 uV
FM (12 dB SINAD)
28-30 MHz: 0.22 uV
50-54 MHz: 0.22 uV
SSB/CW/FSK (10 dB S/N)
0.5-1.705 MHz: 4 uV
1.705-24.5 MHz: 0.2 uV
24.5-30 MHz: 0.13 uV
50-54 MHz: 0.13 uV
Selectivity: AM: 5 KHz (-6 dB), 40 KHz (-60 dB)
FM: 12 KHz (-6 dB), 25 KHz (-50 dB)
SSB: 2.4 KHz (-6 dB), 4.4 KHz (-60 dB)
Image rejection:70 dB
AF output power / speaker:2 W at 10% distortion / 8 ohm
External speaker connector:3.5 mm, 8 ohm




TRANSMITTER SECTION
RF output power:
AM:5-25 W
FM/NFM:5-100 W
SSB (PEP):5-100 W
CW/FSK:5-100 W
Modulation system: AM: Low level
FM: Phase
SSB: Balanced
Max FM deviation (Factory set):FM: 5 KHz
NFM: 2.5 KHz
Spurious emissions:Better than -50 dB (HF)
Better than -60 dB (6 m)
Microphone impedance / connector:600 ohm / 8-pin modular (RJ45)
Microphone input level:? mV




MISCELLANEOUS
Manufactured:2004-201x (Discontinued)
Additional info: New price 2015 in Sweden: SEK 8795:-
New price 2017 in Sweden: SEK 10495:-
Related documents: User manual (6.5 MB)
In depth manual (2.3 MB)
Service manual (6.5 MB)
Modifications and fixes:
Reviews:QTC (Sweden): #4, april 2004, page 10
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MC-47
MC-60A
MJ-88
PG-4Z
PG-20
PS-53
SO-3
SP-23
SP-50B
VGS-1
YF-107C
YF-107CN
YF-107SN
Remote control software
Deluxe headphones
Small headphones
Low-pass filter
Hand microphone
Multi-function hand microphone
Desk microphone
Plug adaptor (8-pin metal to RJ45)
Extension cable kit (4 m / 13 ft)
DC cable (7 m / 23 ft)
Regulated DC power supply, 22.5 A
TCXO unit (0.5 ppm)
External speaker
Mobile speaker
Voice guide and storage
500 Hz CW filter
270 Hz CW filter
1.8 KHz SSB narrow filter
A rear picture of Kenwood TS-480SAT