Kenwood TS-130S Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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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.

Frequency range

RX-range
10-80 m + WARC
TX-range
10-80 m + WARC
HAM bands
80m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  12m (WARC)  10m 
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

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Receiver

Modulations
CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
-
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
CW   SSB  
RF-Output
Max 100 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC
Current drain RX
700 mA
TX
19 A max

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
241 × 94 × 293 mm (9.49 × 3.70 × 11.54 in)
Weight
5.60 kg (12.4 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1981 and 198x

Other features

Memories
-
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
Accessories
-

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood TS-130S Block Diagram
Kenwood TS-130S Service Manual
Kenwood TS-130S User Manual

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Reviews

Old but useful

Kenwood TS-130S, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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.

Written by NH6RF on Jul 12, 2013

Overall
 
Performance
Build quality
Features
User friendlyness
Value for money
Aquired
Okay condition in 2011
USD 290.00

Prices

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...

Price Condition Year User
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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