The Kenwood TS-130S follows in the tradition of the successful Kenwood TS-120S. It is designed for SSB and CW modes in the 80 through 10 meter ham bands, and additionally includes the 30, 17 and 12 meter WARC bands. Other enhancements over the Kenwood TS-120S include a Wide-Narrow bandwidth switch and speech processor. Plus the TS-130 series is compatible with the optional DFC-230 Digital Frequency Controller. All solid-state technology is input rated at 200 PEP on SSB, 160W DC on CW. The TS-130S features a 100 Hz digital display with analog subdial. (This transceiver does not have general coverage receive).
The Kenwood TS-130V is a QRP version providing 25W PEP SSB, 20W CW.
Bought on the auction market as a backup rig. I like the receive quality. Rig drifts for about the first 30 mins after turning it on. This is a known problem and a fix is available for the tech savy. Keeping in a box for emergency use only as my Yaesu FT-840 and ICOM IC-735 out perform this rig substantially.
Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. The graph below shows historical prices paid by hams over the years. May it guide you to good fortune...
|USD 290.00||Okay / Used||2011||NH6RF|
|AUD 250.00||Fair / Used||2014||Capn Dan|
|EUR 200.00||Good / Used||2014||wimton|
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