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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.

General characteristics

HAM bands
80m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  10m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
?
Memories
?

Receiver

RX-range
10-80 m + WARC
Modulations
CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
?
Selectivity
?
Filters
?
Receiver system
?
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
?
Audio output
?

Transmitter

TX-range
10-80 m + WARC
Modulations
CW   SSB  
RF-output
Max 100 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω
Other
-

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

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
3476
MPN
KENWOOD-TS-000130S

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood TS-130S Block Diagram PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-130S Service Manual PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-130S User Manual PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
 
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Reviews & stories

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Old but useful 6 years ago by NH6RF

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Kenwood TS-130S is around:

  • EUR 164.00
  • USD 143.00
  • AUD 205.00

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These estimates are based on the following prices:

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2014 AUD 250.00 Used / Fair Capn Dan
2014 EUR 200.00 Used / Good wimton
2011 USD 290.00 Used / Okay NH6RF

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