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.
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
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!
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