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Kenwood TS-480HX HF Transceivers

Kenwood TS-480HX HF Transceivers

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Tailor-made for DXing; Kenwood TS-480HX HF Transceivers raise the bar on portable performance. Despite its compact dimensions, it delivers an astonishing punch: 200W with a pair of DC 13.8V supplies. Yet its separate control panel is perfect for base station use.

TS-480HX general features:

* 200W output (50 MHz: 100W) with DC supplies13.8V x two
* TX/RX 16-bit AF digital signal processing
* Separate LCD control panel with built-in speaker
* Continuous RX: 30 kHz to 60 MHz
* TX covers all Amateur bands 1.8 MHz to 50 MHz
* Other features include a TS-950-Class quad-mixer
* PSK31 compatibility
* Packet cluster tune (with TM-D700A)
* PC-based control: ARCP-480 control program (free download from the Kenwood web site) enables PC-based control of all transceiver functions, as well as the customizing of TX/RX equalizer curves
* Optional IF filters
* Twin (quiet) cooling fans

TS-480HX Specifications:

* Receiver general Coverage: Continuous 30 kHz to 60 MHz)
* Modes: SSB (J3E), CW (A1A), FSK (F1B), FM (F3E), AM (A3E)
* Power Requirement: DC1: 13.8V plus/minus 15 percent, DC2: 13.8V plus/minus 15 percent 20.5 A each
* Standby current: Less than 1.5A
* Operating Temperature: -20 degrees C to 60 C
* Frequency Stability: Main unit: Within Plus/minus 5ppm (-10 degrees C to 50 C)
* Antenna Impedance: 50 ohms
* Microphone Impedance: 600 ohms
* DC polarity: Negative ground
* Dimensions (W x H x D): Main unit: without projections: 7-1/16 in. x 2-3/8 in. x 10-3/16 in.
* Dimensions (W x H x D): Panel: without projections: 7-1/16 in. x 2-15/16 in. x 1-7/16 in.
* Total Weight (approx.) 8.15lbs.

Transmitter details:

* RF Output Power HF (AM): 200W (50W), 50MHz (AM): 100W (25W)
* Modulation: SSB, Balanced / FM, Phase / AM, Low Power
* Maximum Frequency Deviation, Wide / Narrow: Less than plus/minus 5 kHz / Less than plus/minus 2.5 kHz
* Spurious Radiation: HF Less than -50dB, 50 MHz Less than -60dB
* SSB Carrier Suppression: More than 40dB
* Unwanted Sideband Suppression: More than 40dB
* Transmit Audio Frequency Response: 400 Hz to 2,600 Hz (within -6dB)
* XIT Variable Range: Plus/minus 9.99 kHz

Receiver details:

* System: SSB, CW, AM, FSK: Double Superheterodyne, FM: Triple Superheterodyne
* Intermediate Frequency: 1st IF / 2nd IF / 3rd IF, 73.095MHz / 10.695MHz / 455kHz (FM only)
* Sensitivity SSB / CW / FSK (S/N 10dB): Less than 4uV (0.5 to 1.705 MHz), < 0.2uV (1.705 to 24.5 MHz), < 0.13uV (24.5 to 30 MHz), < 0.13uV (50 to 54 MHz)
* Sensitivity AM (S/N 10dB): Less than 31.6uV (0.5 to 1.705MHz), < 2uV (1.705 to 24.5 MHz), < 1.3uV (24.5 to 30 MHz), < 1.3uV (50 to 54 MHz)
* Sensitivity FM (12dB SINAD): Less than 31.6uV (0.5 to 1.705 MHz), < 2uV (1.705 to 24.5 MHz), < 1.3uV (24.5 to 30 MHz), < 1.3uV (50 to 54 MHz)
* Squelch Sensitivity: Less than 0.2uV (28 to 30 MHz), < 0.2uV (50 to 54 MHz)
* Image Rejection Ratio: More than 70dB
* IF Rejection Ratio: More than 70dB
* RIT Variable Range: Plus/minus 9.99 kHz
* Beat Elimination: More than 40dB (1 kHz)
* Audio Output Power: More than 2.0W (8 ohms, 10 percent distortion)

Note: For additional information, please look at the files under the "Documentation" tab.

Specifications like these indicate the attention to detail paid by Kenwood engineers. For versatile functionality and real RF punch, one of these Kenwood TS-480HX HF Transceivers, now available from DX Engineering, will provide the high-quality communications you desire.

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Transceiver, Mobile/Base, HF/50 MHz, 200W, Req. 2 Power Supply Cables, 2 x 13.8Vdc @ 22A (44A Total), Twin Cooling Fans, Amber LCD, TS-480, Each

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