Kenwood TS-530S

Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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The Kenwood TS-530S follows in the tradition of the successful Kenwood TS-520S. It is designed for SSB and CW modes in the 160 through 10 meter ham bands, and additionally includes the 30, 17 and 12 meter WARC bands. Power input is 220W PEP SSB and 180W DC CW. The finals are a pair of 6146B tubes. Refinements include: RIT, XIT, IF Shift, RF Attenuator, VOX, variable Noise Blanker and Wide-Narrow selectivity switch. (This transceiver does not have general coverage receive).

The Kenwood TS-530SP adds a Notch filter.

General characteristics

HAM bands
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Frequency stability
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Tuning steps
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Receiver

RX-range
160-10 m + WARC
Modulations
CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
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Selectivity
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Filters
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Receiver system
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IF-frequencies
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Image rejection
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Audio output
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Transmitter

TX-range
160-10 m + WARC
Modulations
CW   SSB  
RF-Output
Max 100 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω
Other
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Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
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TX
295 W

Physical

Manufactured
Between 1981 and 19xx
Dimensions (w×h×d)
333 × 133 × 333 mm (13.11 × 5.24 × 13.11 in)
Weight
12.80 kg (28.2 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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Accessories
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MPN
KENWOOD-TS-000530S

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood TS-530S Service Manual submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-530S User Manual submitted by RigReference
 
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Kenwood TS-530S, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

This is a great rig for a new ham or a vet. I have many,many qso's in the log with this rig and the receive and tx audio is fantastic. Mike w2waw

Overall
 
Performance
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Features
User friendliness
Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2009
USD 350.00

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  • USD 110.00
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2009 USD 350.00 Used / Good churchguy_12901

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