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Kenwood TS-900

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Type:Amateur HF transceiver
Frequency range: 10-80 m i 8 bands
3.5-4.0 MHz
7.0-7.5 MHz
14.0-14.5 MHz
21.0-21.5 MHz
28.0-28.5 MHz
28.5-29.0 MHz
29.0-29.5 MHz
29.5-30.0 MHz
+ 15.0 MHz WWV receive only
Tuning steps:Continuous
Frequency stability:100 Hz per 15 minutes after warm-up
Mode:SSB / CW / FSK
Channels / memory management: 2 optional, XTAL controlled
Repeater shift / offset:No
Power supply:Mains: 120 / 240 VAC (Separate PS-900 PSU)
or 13.8 VDC (with DS-900 option)
Current drain / power consumption:RX: Less than 40 W (Heaters off)
TX: Less than 410 W
Antenna impedance / connector:50 ohm / SO-239 (RX/TX)
50 ohm / Phono (RCA), for RX only
Dimensions (W*H*D):320*140*320 mm (12.6*5.51*12.6")
Weight:12 Kg (26.46 lb)
Other features:NB. VOX. Phone patch connectors. 25 & 100 KHz XTAL calibrator.

Receiver system: Double conversion superheterodyne
1st IF: 8.395-8.895 MHz
2nd IF: 3.395 MHz
Sensitivity:0.5 uV (10 dB (S+N)/N)
Selectivity: SSB/FSK: 2.2 KHz (-6 dB), 4.4 KHz (-60 dB)
CW: 0.5 KHz (-6 dB), 1.5 KHz (-60 dB) with optional CW filter
Image rejection:50 dB
AF output power / speaker:1 W at 10% distortion / 8 ohm
External speaker connector:

RF output power:
SSB (PEP):150 W
CW (DC):100 W
FSK:50 W
Modulation system:
Max FM deviation (Factory set):No FM
Spurious emissions:Better than -40 dB
Microphone impedance / connector:Hi-Z / 4-pin (Metal locking ring connector)
Microphone input level:? mV

Manufactured:Japan, 1973-197x (Discontinued)
Additional info:Tube hybrid: One 6GK6 driver and two 6LQ6 finals
Related documents:User manual (35 MB)
Modifications and fixes:
Options / Accessories:
DC power supply
AC power supply with built-in speaker
External VFO