Kenwood TS-430S Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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The Kenwood TS-430S all solid state transceiver supports SSB, CW, AM and has an option for FM. Coverage includes all amateur bands from 160 through 10 meters, including the WARC bands. Input power is rated at 250 PEP on SSB, 200W DC on CW, 120W FM (optional) and 60W AM. The general coverage receiver ranges from 150 kHz to 30 MHz.

Frequency range

RX-range
0.150-30 MHz
TX-range
10-160 m + WARC
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

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Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB  
Sensitivity
AM (10 dB S/N)
0.15-0.5 MHz: 13 µV
0.5-1.8 MHz: 40 µV
1.8-30 MHz: 2.5 µV
FM (12 dB SINAD)
1.8-30 MHz: 0.7 µV
SSB/CW (10 dB S/N)
0.15-0.5 MHz: 1 µV
0.5-1.8 MHz: 4 µV
1.8-30 MHz: 0.25 µV
Selectivity
AM: 6 kHz (-6 dB), 12 kHz (-60 dB)
FM: 15 kHz (-6 dB), 32 kHz (-60 dB)
SSB/CW: 2.4 kHz (-6 dB), 4.4 kHz (-60 dB)
Receiver system
Double (AM/SSB/CW) / triple (FM) conversion
IF-frequencies
1st: 48.055 MHz
2nd: 8.83 MHz
3rd: 455 kHz
Image rejection
≥ 70 dB
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB  
RF-Output
SSB: 250W PEP, CW: 200W, AM: 60W, FM (optional): 120W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC
Current drain RX
1.2 A
TX
Max 20 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
270 × 96 × 275 mm (10.63 × 3.78 × 10.83 in)
Weight
6.50 kg (14.3 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1983 and 198x in Japan

Other features

Memories
8 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
Accessories
-

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood TS-430S Operation Manual
Kenwood TS-430S Service Manual
Kenwood TS-430S Main Wiring
Kenwood TS-430S Service Bulletins

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Reviews

A real workhorse

Kenwood TS-430S, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

I have two of these fine radios and they do everything I want from them. I do about all cw so I don't need anything fancy, just the 500hz filter. The receiver is very sensitive without being harsh, I can listen to it all day, that's more than I can say about other rigs I own. They will probably outlast me

Written by key1op on Dec 24, 2010

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Aquired
Good condition in 1989
USD 600.00

Excellent Rig

Kenwood TS-430S, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

I bought mine brand new in 1983 and modified it when the new bands came out, added a couple optional filters and that was the only work I had on it until it quit in 2010 which I had already bought a Kenwood TS-200X. I always received compliments on the audio transmitted. It also worked nice on RTTY. at that time I was using a Commodore 64 for RTTY A good durable rig!

Written by N8GBU on Apr 15, 2016

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Build quality
Features
User friendlyness
Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 1983
USD 0.00

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 600.00 Good / Used 1989 key1op
CAD 200.00 Good / Used 2005 VE6TEQ
EUR 125.00 Good / Used 2008 elmer
EUR 225.00 Good / Used 2008 elmer
GBP 200.00 Mint / Used 2009 ledtoe
USD 275.00 Good / Used 2015 Jebarr50@gmail.com
USD 375.00 Good / Used 2016 Minicowman
USD 300.00 Okay / Used 2017 kl4fc
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