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The Kenwood TS-680S is very similar to TS-140S but additionally provides 6 meter coverage. Power output is 100 watts SSB/CW on 160-15meters, 95 watts on 10 meters and 10 watts on 6 meters. This radio requires 13.8 VDC at 20 amps. Please see the TS-140S for features and options.

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  6m  10m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
?
Memories
31 channels in 3 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
0.5-30 / 50-54 MHz
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB  
Sensitivity
AM (10 dB S/N)
0.5-1.6 MHz: 39.8 µV
1.6-21.5 MHz: 2.5 µV
21.5-30 MHz: 1.78 µV
50-54 MHz: 1.58 µV
FM (12 dB SINAD)
21.5-30 MHz: 0.18 µV
50-54 MHz: 0.18 µV
SSB/CW (10 dB S+N/N)
0.5-1.6 MHz: 4 µV
1.6-21.5 MHz: 0.25 µV
21.5-30 MHz: 0.18 µV
50-54 MHz: 0.18 µV
Selectivity
AM
6 kHz (-6 dB), 18 kHz (-50 dB)
FM
12 kHz (-6 dB), 25 kHz (-50 dB)
SSB/CW
2.2 kHz (-6 dB), 4.4 kHz (-60 dB)
Filters
?
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 40.055 MHz
2nd: 455 kHz
Image rejection
50 dB
Audio output
1.5 W at 10% distortion / 8 ohms

Transmitter

TX-range
10-160 m + WARC / 6 m
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB  
RF-output
AM: 40 W, FM: 50 W, SSB/CW: 100 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω
Other
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Electrical

Power requirements
12-16 V DC
Current drain RX
1.5 A
TX
20 A max

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
270 × 96 × 270 mm (10.63 × 3.78 × 10.63 in)
Weight
6.10 kg (13.5 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1989 and 199x in Japan

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
IF Shift
RIT
VFO Tuning Torque adjust
Multifunction meter
Speech processor
Numerous I/O jacks
RF attenuator
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
3499
MPN
KENWOOD-TS-000680S

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood TS-140S / TS-680S Instruction manual PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-140S / TS-680S Service manual PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
 
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2004 USD 400.00 Used / Good n1ivy

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