TS-830S Classic Hybrid Transceiver
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This is a very nice
TS-830S HF transceiver as shown in the following images. There are some
minor scratches and marks on the case as seen in the images. There is
of smoke in this radio and you can see how
clean the inside is from the images. The radio works
beautifully with full output from the 6146B final
tubes. 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 in this radio.
number is 3040008. For what it is worth, this has the gold label
on the front.
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
replaced with a solid brass coupler. No worry about it cracking in the
future. The High Voltage
capacitors and the screen/driver capacitors were replaced with new
units. The bandswitch has been
completely gone through with the switch wafers removed from the main
board, cleaned, checked for resistance, and carefully reassembled.
will include a very nice printed and comb bound copy of the instruction
complete with the fold out schematic.
you are not
familiar with tuning a radio with tube finals, please be careful with
this radio. You can destroy the final amplifier tubes if you do not
tune it properly. The 6146 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