Kenwood TS-2000 Desktop HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

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The Kenwood TS-2000 is an all band HF/VHF/UHF transceiver with exceptional features and versatility. Wide band Main HF reception includes: 30 kHz-60 MHz. On VHF/UHF you get: 142-152 and 420-450 MHz. 1240-1300 MHz is featured in the TS-2000X model. Sub band (AM/FM modes only) reception includes: 118-174, 220-512 MHz. Output is 100 watts on HF, 6 meters and 2 meters. 50 watts for 440 MHz. A built-in TCXO ensures excellent stabililty. A back lit front panel makes operation easy in any lighting conditions. This radio features keypad entry plus RIT/XIT. The TS-2000 comes with the Kenwood MC-43S hand mic.

The Kenwood TS-2000 can also be operated via computer or optional RC-2000 control head.

Frequency range

0.03-60 / 118-174 / 220-512 MHz
23 cm/10 W option
10-160 m + WARC / 6 m / 2 m / 70 cm
HAM bands
Tuning steps


AM   FM   N-FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK  
Receiver system
Image rejection
Main: >70 dB Sub: >60 dB
Audio output


AM   FM   N-FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK  
Max 100/100/100/50 W


50 Ω


Power requirements
13.8V DC +/-15%
Current drain RX
Squelched 2.6 A
Max 20.5 A


Dimensions (w×h×d)
281 × 107 × 371 mm (11.06 × 4.21 × 14.61 in)
7.80 kg (17.2 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Between 2000 and 200x

Other features

300 channels in 1 bank(s)
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Built-in 1K2/9K6 TNC
Auto-AT on HF/6m
DX-Cluster functions

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood TS-2000 Serv Man Supplement submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-2000 Serv Man Supplement II submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-2000 Serv Man Supplement III submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-2000 Service Manual submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-2000 User Manual submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-2000 User Manual Dutch submitted by RigReference
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Kenwood TS-2000, Desktop HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

Excellent receiver! I always get great audio reports. Great all around radio with a lot of features and filters. Can't beat the versatility for the money.

Jack (KC9MWL0

Build quality
User friendlyness
Value for money
Mint condition in 2008
USD 1600.00

Good radio for the money

Kenwood TS-2000, Desktop HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

This radio was designed in the early 2000's around 2001. It has been discontinued. The radio did go through some bad times and has had its multiple problems. The one main problem I had with this rig was the bad intermittent on both VFO's when the mic was keyed up. I called Kenwood and they said they were very aware of this particular problem. They advised me since my radio was out of warranty and that they were 3 months behind to send it to Roy Conners (K3TEN) Electronics....What a big mistake that was. You can look on my Bio and see the story about him and his son Mark Conners.....So I contacted Kenwood back and asked if I could speak to Leo who is the technician, and Leo was pretty well pissed off that their Customer Service told me to send it somewhere else. Leo said they had no authority to do so and that he is the one who determines if he is behind or not. But as of today of writing this (19-April-2019) I still have not got my radio back and law suits have been started....But now back to the radio itself....The radio when it was working it did very well and did when the book and manufacture said it does. Menu and readout was very self explanatory and so was the all the instructions. The Sky-Command worked real good....If it wasn't for the factory cheap soldering on the pre-amp board and the IC-202 having bad soldering joints the radio was good. ...Hopefully anyone else who owns one of these has had better luck then me.

Written by kd4qhg on Apr 19, 2019

Build quality
User friendlyness
Value for money
Mint condition in 2014
USD 1499.00

Very versitile shack in a box!

Kenwood TS-2000, Desktop HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

Great shack in a box. I get excellent reports on audio quality in all voice modes, even on AM. Microphone depending. Yes, I again enjoy AM QSO's on 50.400MHz, 29.000MHz, 7295KHz, and even 3885KHz. Best sound SSB rig that I have. I never thought that SSB could sound so natural. This rig was opened up to work 60M, but be aware that the built-in antenna tuner will not work there. Not a problem if you have an external tuner. built-in tuner works every where else on HF and 6M. As a bonus, the VHF / UHF sub-bands RX AM aircraft band, the 222MHz FM band and even the 900MHz band. Great NB on this rig that really is effective. That Beat Cancel button (Part of its DSP.), is great for eliminating HET's on people tuning up on your QSO's. RX audio quality can really be appreciated with good headphones like the AKG K240. A good stereo speaker works well with this rig too, like Radio Shack Nova 15's. Yes, RX sensitivity is not the greatest, but that can be improved upon. All mode 2M and 432 are nice to have again. Having the "X" model now gives me the 1.2GHz band. This rig is a keeper with me.

Written by rreh917 on May 3, 2019

Build quality
User friendlyness
Value for money
Mint condition in 2010
USD 1900.00
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What is it worth?

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. We collect prices paid by real hams over the years to help you estimate the current value of the Kenwood TS-2000. Just bought or sold this model? Let us know what you traded it for and help other ham operators!

Based on historic data, today's value of the Kenwood TS-2000 might be around:

  • USD 1398.00
  • CAD 1194.00
  • EUR 983.00
Price Condition Year User
USD 1600.00 New / Mint 2008 bulldurham
USD 1400.00 Used / Good 2010 n5pop
EUR 1789.00 New / Good 2010
USD 1449.95 New / Good 2010 HRO
USD 1900.00 New / Mint 2010 rreh917
USD 1499.00 New / Mint 2014 kd4qhg
USD 1200.00 Used / Good 2014 ke3oxmsd
USD 1000.00 Used / Mint 2015 drguyor
EUR 1000.00 Used / Mint 2016 ON8ODK
CAD 1200.00 Used / Mint 2017 brent redenbach

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