Kenwood TS-180S

Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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The Kenwood TS-180S is designed for SSB, FSK and CW modes in the 160 through 10 meter ham bands. It also features receive of WWV at 10 MHz. This solid-state radio features a 100 Hz digital display with analog subdial. Power input is 200W PEP SSB and 160W DC CW (160W/140W on 10 meters).

4 tunable memories are optional, if the DFC-180 is installed.

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  40m  20m  15m  10m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
Continuous

Receiver

RX-range
10-160 m (no general coverage)
WWV 10 MHz
Modulations
CW   SSB   FSK  
Sensitivity
0.25 µV S+N/N or more
Selectivity
SSB/CW wide: 2.4 kHz (-6 dB), 4.2 kHz (-60 dB)
FSK/CW narrow with YK-88C: 0.5 kHz (-6 dB), 1.8 kHz (-60 dB)
Filters
YK-88C CW filter, 500 Hz YK-88S SSB filter, 2.2 kHz
Receiver system
Single conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
8.830 MHz
Image rejection
60 dB
Audio output
2 W at 10% distortion / 4 ohm

Transmitter

TX-range
10-160 m
Modulations
CW   SSB   FSK  
RF-Output
Max 100 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
11-16V DC (13.8V DC nominal)
Current drain RX
1.2-1.6 A
TX
20 A max

Physical

Manufactured
Between 1979 and 198x in Japan
Dimensions (w×h×d)
325 × 133 × 287 mm (12.80 × 5.24 × 11.30 in)
Weight
11.50 kg (25.4 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station

Other features

Memories
None
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
WARC option
NB
Dual RIT
IF Shift
VOX
Transverter terminals
Accessories
AT-180 Antenna tuner with SWR/power meter and antenna switch
DFC-180 Digital frequency control
HS-4 headphones
HS-5 headphones
MC-35S Hand microphone, 50 kohm
MC-50 Desk microphone, 500 ohm/50 kohm
PC-1 Phone patch
PS-30 Power supply
SM-220 Station monitor
SP-180 External speaker with filters
VFO-180 Remote VFO
YK-88C CW filter, 500 Hz
YK-88S SSB filter, 2.2 kHz
MPN
KENWOOD-TS-000180S

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood TS-180 User Manual submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-180S Service Manual submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-180S WARC bands Installation Guide submitted by RigReference
 
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