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Kenwood TS-830S

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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:Analog / 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:SSB / CW
Channels / memory management:None
Repeater shift / offset:No
Power supply:Mains: 120 / 220 / 240 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:0.25 uV (10 dB S+N/N)
Selectivity: SSB/CW Wide
2.4 KHz (-6 dB)
3.6 KHz (-60 dB)
CW Narrow: See optional filters below
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:

Pwr
SSB (PEP):~100 W (220 W input)
CW (DC):~100 W (180 W input)
Modulation system:
Max 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
New price 1981 in the UK: 639.52
Related documents: User manual (21 MB)
Service manual (13 MB)
6146B power tube
Modifications and fixes:
Reviews:73 Magazine: May 1981, page 66
Options / Accessories:
AT-230
HC-10
HS-4
HS-5
KB-1
MC-30S
MC-35S
MC-50
PC-1
SM-220
SP-230
VFO-230
VFO-240
YG-455C
YG-455CN
YK-88C
YK-88CN
Manual antenna tuner
Digital world clock
Communications headphones, 8 ohm
Deluxe headphone set, 8 ohms
Deluxe flywheel VFO tuning knob
Noise cancelling hand microphone, 500 ohm
Noise cancelling hand microphone, 50 Kohm
Desk microphone, 500 ohms/50 Kohm switchable
Phone patch with VU-meter
Station monitor
External speaker with audio filters
Remote digital VFO, 20 Hz step and 5 memories
Remote VFO
Narrow CW filter, 500 Hz (-6 dB), IF: 455 KHz
Narrow CW filter, 250 Hz (-6 dB), IF: 455 KHz
Narrow CW filter, 500 Hz (-6 dB), IF: 8.83 MHz
Narrow CW filter, 270 Hz (-6 dB), IF: 8.83 MHz