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The Kenwood TS-50S is a compact HF transceiver with full-sized features and power. Output is adjustable to 10, 50 or 100 watts on 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 meters. General coverage receive is from 500 kHz to 30 MHz. Naturally it supports LSB, USB, CW AM and FM.

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. ≤ 0.5 p.p.m. with SO-2
Tuning steps
Continuous
Memories
100 channels in 1 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
0.5-30 MHz
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB  
Sensitivity
AM (10 dB S+N/N)
0.5-1.5 MHz: 2.5 µV
1.5-1.7 MHz: 3.5 µV
1.7-30 MHz: 2.5 µV
FM (12 dB SINAD)
28-30 MHz: 0.5 µV
SSB/CW (10 dB S+N/N)
0.5-1.5 MHz: 0.25 µV
1.5-1.7 MHz: 0.35 µV
1.7-30 MHz: 0.25 µV
Selectivity
AM: 5 kHz (-6 dB), 40 kHz (-60 dB)
FM: 12 kHz (-6 dB), 25 kHz (-60 dB)
SSB/CW: 2.2 kHz (-6 dB), 4.8 kHz (-60 dB)
Filters
?
Receiver system
Double (AM/SSB/CW) / Triple (FM) conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 73.045 MHz
2nd: 10.695 MHz
3rd: 455 kHz
Image rejection
70 dB
Audio output
2 Watts 8 ohms

Transmitter

TX-range
10-160 m + WARC
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB  
RF-output
High: 100 W, Medium: 50 W, Low: 10 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8 V DC ±15%
Current drain RX
1.45 A
TX
20.5 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
179 × 60 × 233 mm (7.05 × 2.36 × 9.17 in)
Weight
2.90 kg (6.4 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1993 and 199x in USA

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Dual VFO's, 100 memories, AIP, RIT, IF shift, AGC and TF-set
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
3487
MPN
KENWOOD-TS-000050S

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood TS-50S Service Manual PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-50S User Manual PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
 
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Reviews & stories

Rating Title Submitted
Good bare-bones rig! Good AM TX. 3 years ago by rreh917
zs6djd South Africa 9 years ago by zs6djd

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Kenwood TS-50S is around:

  • USD 334.00 ~ USD 255.00

Price History Chart

These estimates are based on the following prices:

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2020 USD 410.00 Used / Good eBay
2017 USD 260.00 Used / Good Buzzard
2016 USD 350.00 Used / Good Minicowman
2008 USD 500.00 Used / Good rreh917

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