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Frequency range

RX-range
144-146 / 430-440 MHz
TX-range
144-146 / 430-440 MHz
HAM bands
?
Stability
?
Tuning steps
?
Filters
?

Receiver

Modulations
FM   CW   USB   LSB  
Sensitivity
?
Selectivity
?
Receiver system
?
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
?
Audio output
2.5 W

Transmitter

Modulations
FM   CW   USB   LSB  
RF-Output
1/10 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239 + N-type
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC or mains
Current drain RX
?
TX
5 A max

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
290 × 124 × 332 mm (11.42 × 4.88 × 13.07 in)
Weight
10.10 kg (22.3 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1982 and 19xx
MPN
KENWOOD-TS-000780

Other features

Memories
10 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
RIT
Noise Blanker
Two VFOs
VOX
Digital readout to 100 Hz
IF Shift
Accessories
?

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood TS-780 Service Manual submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-780 User Manual submitted by RigReference
 
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Reviews & stories

M6OXO

Kenwood TS-780, 2m / 70cm Transceiver

Very easy rig to operate covering FM,CW,SSB full UK 144.000 - 145.999 on VFO on SSB have either free running adjustment or tight control.
Two settings on FM channel or frequency. Has repeater offset +1600 on 432MHz or -600 on 144MHz also needs tone button next to offset to be depressed to give 1750 tome burst to access repeaters.
The gain controls are some of the best on radios of this era and theres the SSB nic gain which I leave on No3 for FM or No4 for SSB.
Every switch & control some with a function inside another is well marked.Power output is 1watt or 10watts.
These when you find them fetch serious money, seen on ebay £350 - £470 (mine was £450) due to the internal filtering that is as standard no need for anything like a mutech as far superior already fitted.
Never heard a bad audio from these sets, if you see one BUY IT you will not be dissapointed.
One thing with these radios they have a Jones plug power lead and there are two setting one for internal power supply DON'T USE IT! as there is not a cooling fan so can overheat! Just use from a power supply with 12Amp output.

Written by m6oxo on Apr 15, 2013

Overall
 
Performance
Build quality
Features
User friendlyness
Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2010
GBP 470.00

What's it worth

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Based on historic data, today's value of the Kenwood TS-780 might be around:

  • GBP 233.00
Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2010 GBP 470.00 Used / Good m6oxo

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