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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 V DC 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

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  10m 
Frequency stability
± 10 p.p.m.
Tuning steps
Continuous
Memories
100 channels in 1 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
0.5-30 MHz
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK  
Sensitivity
SSB/CW/FSK
500-1620 kHz: < 4 µV
1620 kHz - 21.5 MHz: < 0.2 µV
21.5-30 MHz: < 0.13 µV
AM
500-1620 kHz: < 32 µV
1620 kHz - 21.5 MHz: < 2 µV
21.5-30 MHz: < 1.3 µV
FM
28-30 MHz: < 0.25 µV
Selectivity
SSB/CW/FSK
2.2 kHz @ -6 dB, 4.4 kHz @ -60 dB
AM
5 kHz @ -6 dB, 18 kHz @ -50 dB
FM
12 kHz @ -6 dB, 25 kHz @ -50 dB
Filters
?
Receiver system
Triple conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 73.05 MHz
2nd: 8.83 MHz
3rd: 455 kHz
Image rejection
≥ 70 dB
Audio output
1.5 W across 8 ohms @ 10% THD

Transmitter

TX-range
10-160 m + WARC
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK  
RF-output
SSB/CW/FM:20-100 W, AM: 10-40 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

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

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
270 × 96 × 305 mm (10.63 × 3.78 × 12.01 in) without projections
Weight
7.50 kg (16.5 lbs) without AT unit
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 198x and 199x

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
Accessories
AT-450 antenna tuner
RigReference ID
3484
MPN
KENWOOD-TS-000450S

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood TS-450S-690S External Control User Manuel PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-450S-690S Service Manual PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-450S-690S User Manual PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-450S / TS-690S Gebruiksaanwijzing PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
 
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Reviews & stories

Rating Title Submitted
During what years was the TS-450S manufactured? 5 months ago by tonycole
44ct357 8 months ago by colin44ct357
Excellent tx and rx 8 years ago by sreeypn
Top TRX 8 years ago by do5bfh
Reliable Radio 9 years ago by K7IN

New and second-hand prices

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. We collect prices paid by real hams over the years to help you estimate the value of a used Kenwood TS-450S. 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 second-hand price of the Kenwood TS-450S is around:

  • EUR 274.00 ~ EUR 225.00
  • USD 404.00 ~ USD 159.00

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These estimates are based on the following prices:

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2020 USD 405.00 Used / Good eBay
2019 EUR 275.00 Used / Good Ad Baggermans
2019 EUR 400.00 Used / Good tonycole
2015 EUR 250.00 Used / Good F5VLB
2011 EUR 300.00 Used / Good do5bfh

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