Kenwood TS-450S Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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The Kenwood TS-450S is a formidable transceiver covering 160 through 10 meters including the WARC bands with 100 watts input (40W AM). The TS-450S supports many advanced features such as keypad entry, VOX, 100 memories, XIT, RIT, Notch, IF Shift, Squelch and digital meter. This radio has a carry handle. Requires 13.8 VDC at 20.5 amps. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) in both transmit and receive modes (with optional DSP-100 installed) provide greatly enhanced signal purity. MC-43S hand mic included.

The Kenwood TS-450SAT includes the AT-450 antenna tuner factory installed.

The Kenwood TS-690S adds coverage of the 6 meter amateur band with 50 watts and a separate antenna jack on the rear panel

Frequency range

RX-range
0.5-30 MHz
TX-range
10-160 m + WARC
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

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Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
-
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
RF-Output
Max 100 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

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

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
270 × 96 × 305 mm (10.63 × 3.78 × 12.01 in)
Weight
7.50 kg (16.5 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 198x and 199x

Other features

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

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood TS-450S-690S External Control User Manuel
Kenwood TS-450S-690S Service Manual
Kenwood TS-450S-690S User Manual
Kenwood TS-450S / TS-690S Gebruiksaanwijzing

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Reviews

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Kenwood TS-450S, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

I have owned my TS-450S/AT for about six months and thoroughly enjoy it. It has the SSB and CW filter options. The ATU tunes very fast and has a pretty good range although it doesn't tune anything that is 4:1 or higher. Audio is clear and clean and CW operation is really a pleasure. This is a "keeper" class of radio, excellent as a back-up rig or spare. No menus to deal with and get lost, pleasant display. If you find a nice one for sale, it's well worth having. It is a cut above the great TS-440 which is still in demand.

Written by K7IN on Oct 22, 2010

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Aquired
Good condition in 2010
USD 550.00

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Kenwood TS-450S, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

clean receiver, unfortunately, no DSP integrates, for it, however, really filter. To procure hard accessories, but with a little know how to build themselves.

Written by do5bfh on Sep 27, 2011

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Aquired
Good condition in 2011
EUR 300.00

Excellent tx and rx

Kenwood TS-450S, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

Kenwood TS 450 is is wonderful rig, with the help of inbuilt tuner I am working all bands with my inverted VEE 20 and 40 meter single feeder antenna. de vu2ob

Written by sreeypn on Feb 23, 2012

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Aquired
Mint condition in 2010
USD 400.00

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 550.00 Mint / Used 2010 K7IN
USD 400.00 Mint / Used 2010 sreeypn
EUR 300.00 Good / Used 2011 do5bfh
USD Good / Used 2013 baycitylarry
EUR 250.00 Good / Used 2015 F5VLB
USD Good / Used 2015 Mburgess
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