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