Kenwood TS-120S

Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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The Kenwood TS-120S is designed for SSB and CW modes in the 80 through 10 meter ham bands plus WWV 15 MHz receive. All solid-state technology is input rated at 200 PEP input on SSB, 160W DC on CW (160 and 140W on 10 m). The TS-120S features a 100 Hz digital display with analog subdial. (This transceiver does not have general coverage receive).

General characteristics

HAM bands
80m  40m  20m  15m  10m 
Frequency stability
Within 100 Hz after warm up
Tuning steps
?

Receiver

RX-range
10-80 + WWV m
Modulations
CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
0.25 µV for 10 dB S/N
Selectivity
2.4 kHz @ -6 dB / 4.2 kHz @ -60 dB
Filters
-
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
?
Audio output
1.5 W (8 ohm / 10% THD)

Transmitter

TX-range
10-80 m
Modulations
CW   SSB  
RF-Output
Max 100 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8 V DC (12-16 V DC)
Current drain RX
700 mA
TX
18 A max

Physical

Manufactured
Between 1979 and 19xx in Japan
Dimensions (w×h×d)
241 × 94 × 235 mm (9.49 × 3.70 × 9.25 in)
Weight
5.60 kg (12.4 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station

Other features

Memories
None
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Vox, NB, RIT, Digital readout
Accessories
?
MPN
KENWOOD-TS-000120S

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood TS-120S Service Manual submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-120S User Manual submitted by RigReference
 
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Kenwood TS-120S

Kenwood TS-120S, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

HAM bands: 10 -80 meter transceiver

Frequency stability- Let radio warm up for a few minutes to stabilize

Tuning steps ; Simple, solid state radio, adjust audio and total output

Overall
 
Performance
Build quality
Features
User friendliness
Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2020
USD 120.00

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Kenwood TS-120S is around:

  • USD 119.00 ~ USD 10.00
Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2020 USD 120.00 Used / Good Walt Wilson
2004 USD 100.00 Used / Good drguyor

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