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Kenwood TS-830M

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SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL
Type:Amateur HF transceiver
Frequency range: 10-160 m + WARC
1.8-2.0 MHz
3.5-4.0 MHz
7.0-7.3 MHz
10.0 MHz (WWV)
10.1-10.15 MHz
14.0-14.35 MHz
18.068-18.168 MHz
21.0-21.45 MHz
24.89-24.99 MHz
28.0-29.7 MHz

NB! The WARC bands were TX blocked from factory to prevent
accidental transmission, but were easily enabled by diode removal.
Tuning steps:Continuous
Frequency stability: Within 1 KHz during the first hour after 1 minute warmup
Within 100 Hz during any 30 minute period after warmup
Mode:AM / SSB / CW
Channels / memory management:None
Repeater shift / offset:No
Power supply:Mains: 120 / 220 VAC
Current drain / power consumption:RX: 32 W (Heaters off)
TX: Max 295 W
Antenna impedance / connector:50-75 ohm / SO-239
Dimensions (W*H*D):333*133*333 mm (13.3*5.3*13.3")
Weight:13.5 Kg (29.8 lb)
Other features: VOX. 25 KHz calibrator. NB. IF-shift. VBT (Variable Bandwidth Tuning).
IF-output. Tone control.




RECEIVER SECTION
Receiver system: Double conversion superheterodyne
1st IF: 8.83 MHz
2nd IF: 455 KHz
Sensitivity: AM: 2 uV (10 dB S+N/N)
SSB/CW: 0.25 uV (10 dB S+N/N)
Selectivity: AM: 6 KHz (-6 dB), 11 KHz (-60 dB)
SSB/CW Wide: 2.4 KHz (-6 dB), 3.6 KHz (-60 dB)
Image rejection:60 dB
AF output power / speaker:1.5 W at ?% distortion / 8 ohm
External speaker connector:3.5 mm, 8-16 ohm




TRANSMITTER SECTION
RF output power:
AM:~50 W (80 W input)
SSB (PEP):~100 W (220 W input)
CW (DC):~100 W (180 W input)
Modulation system:
FM deviation (Factory set):No FM
Spurious emissions:Better than -60 dB
Microphone impedance / connector:500 ohm to 50 Kohm / 4-pin (Metal locking ring connector)
Microphone input level:? mV




MISCELLANEOUS
Manufactured:Japan, 1980-1988 (Discontinued)
Additional info: Tube hybrid: One 12BY7A driver and two 6146B finals
Related documents: Service manual (13 MB)
RF finals: 6146B
Modifications and fixes:
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