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Kenwood TS-850S

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SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL
Type:Amateur HF transceiver
Frequency range: TX: 10-160 m + WARC
RX: 0.1-30 MHz
Tuning steps:1 / 10 / 100 Hz
1 / 9 / 10 / 500 KHz
1 MHz
Frequency stability:Max 10 ppm @ -10 to +50C (14 to 122F)
0.5 ppm with optional SO-2
Mode:AM / FM / SSB / CW / FSK
Channels / memory management: 90 regular and split
10 programmed scan
5 quick memories
RAM storage with 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 A
TX: Max 20.5 A
Antenna impedance / connector:50 ohm / SO-239
(20-150 ohm with optional AT-850)
Dimensions (W*H*D):339*135*375 mm (13.35*5.32*14.76")
Weight:9.4 Kg (20.7 lb), without AT-850 option
Other features:CTCSS/PL. Built-in keyer. AIP. VOX. Dimmer.




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)
0.1-0.5 MHz: 2 uV
0.5-1.62 MHz: 32 uV
1.62-24.5 MHz: 0.2 uV
24.5-30 MHz: 1.3 uV
FM (12 dB SINAD)
28-30 MHz: 0.25 uV
SSB/CW/FSK (10 dB S+N/N, without optional filters)
0.1-0.5 MHz: 0.2 uV
0.5-1.62 MHz: 4 uV
1.62-24.5 MHz: 0.2 uV
24.5-30 MHz: 0.13 uV
Selectivity: AM
6 KHz (-6 dB)
15 KHz (-60 dB)
FM
12 KHz (-6 dB)
24 KHz (-60 dB)
SSB/CW/FSK
2.4 KHz (-6 dB)
3.8 KHz (-60 dB)
Image rejection:80 dB
AF output power / speaker:1.5 W at 10% distortion / 8 ohm
External speaker connector:3.5 mm, 8 ohm




TRANSMITTER SECTION
RF output power:

Pwr
AM:10-40 W
FM:20-100 W
SSB:20-100 W
CW/FSK:20-100 W
Modulation system: AM: Low level modulation
FM: Reactance modulation
SSB: Balanced modulation
Max FM deviation (Factory set):5 KHz
Spurious emissions:Better than -60 dB
Microphone impedance / connector:600 ohm / 8-pin (Metal locking ring connector)
Microphone input level:? mV




MISCELLANEOUS
Manufactured:199x-199x (Discontinued)
Additional info:New price 1992 in Sweden: SEK 18894:-
Related documents:Service manual (28.6 MB)
Modifications and fixes:
Reviews:
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AT-850
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DSP-100
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IF-232C
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MC-43S
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MC-80
MC-85
PS-31
PS-52
SM-230
SO-2
SP-31
TL-922
TL-922A
VS-2
YG-455C-1
YG-455CN-1
YK-88C-1
YK-88CN-1
YK-88SN-1
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Internal automatic antenna tuner. 10-160 m
Digital recording unit
DSP unit
Light-weight communications headphones, 8 ohms
Deluxe light-weight communications headphones, 12.5 ohms
RS-232C interface
Low pass filter
Dynamic hand mike with up/down switches
Desktop mike with up/down switches and impedance selector
Desktop electret condenser mike with up/down switches
Desktop electret condenser mike. 3 line outputs
DC power supply
Heavy duty DC power supply. 13.8 VDC, 20.5 A. Cooling fan.
Station monitor
TCXO unit. 20 MHz. 0.5 ppm
External matching speaker
Linear amplifier, 1 KW, 10-80 m
Linear amplifier, 1 KW, 15-80 m (US version)
Voice synthesizer
500 Hz CW narrow filter. IF: 455 KHz
250 Hz CW narrow filter. IF: 455 KHz
500 Hz CW narrow filter. IF: 8.83 MHz
270 Hz CW narrow filter. IF: 8.83 MHz
1.8 KHz SSB narrow filter. IF: 8.83 MHz