Kenwood TS-520S reviews

Kenwood TS-520S
Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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A classic and still a good performer


Still a wonderful SSB rig with great xmit audio. Lacking modern basic features such as pass band tuning and IF shift, and of course, it has to be retuned every time one switches bands, or moves significantly in one. Receiver is reasonably sensitive, although easy to overload. Adjacent signal rejection is not that great either. Makes a decent CW rig, but not a great one - lots of relay clattering going on there and the "semi break in" is not impressive. Still, a fun rig for everyday QSOs and ragchews. Mates really well to the classic D-104 mic.

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Value for money
Good condition in 2012
USD 275.00

Review the Kenwood TS-520S