TS-530S Classic Hybrid Transceiver
This is a nice
TS-530S HF transceiver. There are very few marks on
this radio. It radio performs
output from a pair of 6146B final tubes, bright display, solid
audio both transmit and receive. There are no optional filters
installed. Serial number is 3080424.
A thorough cleaning
brought out the beautiful condition of this radio. Knobs, cases, and
front panel were thoroughly cleaned and reassembled. The radio has been
aligned. I replaced the
shaft coupler (Nylon, plastic) for the bandswitch even though it was not cracked.
Cracking of this coupler seems to be a rather common problem with the Hybrids. I replaced
it with a solid brass coupler. The high voltage filter capacitors and the screen/driver capacitors have been replaced. The
bandswitch has been completely
disassembled, each wafer cleaned, tested, and then reassembled.
This will provide for many years of trouble free operation.
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 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