Classic Hybrid Transceiver
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This is a very nice, clean Kenwood
TS-830S HF transceiver. The
panel and digital display are very clean and bright.
The case on this radio has the original paint. Looks very nice. The
beautifully with full output from a set of 6146B final
It has great audio on both receive and transmit. These radios
were known for their audio. This radio has been opened up to operate on
the WARC bands. There are no optional filters installed.
Serial number is 2041529. The later serial number means that this radio
has the 2.7kHz filter in the 455kHz IF. The Murata CFJ455K-12.
have thoroughly cleaned and aligned this radio. Knobs, cases,
front panel were thoroughly cleaned and reassembled. The
shaft coupler (Nylon, plastic) for the bandswitch was
found to be cracked through the set screw hole.
This seems to be a rather common problem with the Hybrids. I replaced
it with a solid brass coupler. The High Voltage capacitors and the
screen/driver capacitors have been
bandswitch has been completely
disassembled, each wafer cleaned, tested, and then reassembled.
This will provide for many years of trouble free operation.
will include a printed and comb bound copy of the instruction manual
complete with the fold out schematic. This radio will be double boxed
using two new FedEx boxes.
you are not
familiar with tuning a radio with tube finals, please be careful with
this radio. You can destroy the final amplifier tubes and/or blow the
final amplifier cathode resistors if you do not
tune it properly. The 6146B tubes are sturdy, but will not take
unlimited abuse. You can download and print a PDF description of
how to tune the hybrids at
Kenwood Hybrid Tuning Procedure
If you have any questions, please email or you can call me at
Housden - W0NTA