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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.

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  10m 
Frequency stability
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Tuning steps
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Memories
8 channels in 1 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
0.150-30 MHz
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)
Filters
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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
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Transmitter

TX-range
10-160 m + WARC
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB  
RF-output
SSB: 250W PEP, CW: 200W, AM: 60W, FM (optional): 120W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω
Other
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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

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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Accessories
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RigReference ID
3482
MPN
KENWOOD-TS-000430S

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood TS-430S Operation Manual PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-430S Service Manual PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-430S Main Wiring PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-430S Service Bulletins PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
 
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Reviews & stories

Rating Title Submitted
Excellent Rig 4 years ago by N8GBU
A real workhorse 9 years ago by key1op

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Kenwood TS-430S is around:

  • EUR 56.00 ~ EUR 31.00
  • USD 254.00 ~ USD 249.00
  • CAD 26.00
  • GBP 63.00

Price History Chart

These estimates are based on the following prices:

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2020 USD 255.00 Used / Good Justin R. Franz
2019 USD 250.00 Used / Good KL7SRC
2017 USD 300.00 Used / Okay kl4fc
2016 USD 375.00 Used / Good Minicowman
2015 USD 275.00 Used / Good Jebarr50@gmail.com

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