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The Kenwood TS-803S is a highly sophisticated solid state amateur band tranceiver employing only three vacuum tubes. Operating on all amateur bands between 1.8 and 29.7 MHz The TS-830S includes VOX, 25 kHz calibrator, RIT, RF attenuator and noise blanker. Automatic Gain Control (ACG) and Automatic Level Control (ALC) and semi break-in CW are also included.

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  10m 
Frequency stability
Withing 1 kHz during the first hour after 1 minute of warm up. Withing 100 Hz during any 30 minute period after warm up.
Tuning steps
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Memories
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Receiver

RX-range
10-160 m + WARC
Modulations
CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
0.25 µV at 10 dB S+N/N
Selectivity
SSB/CW wide
2.4 kHz (-6 dB), 3.6 kHz (-60 dB)
CW narrow
With YK-88C: 500 Hz (-6 dB), 1.5 kHz (-60 dB)
With YK-88CN: 270 Hz (-6 dB), 820 Hz (-60 dB)
With YG-455C: 500 Hz (-6 dB), 820 Hz (-60 dB)
With YG-455CN: 250 Hz (-6 dB), 500 Hz (-60 dB)
Filters
0.5 / 2.4 kHz
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 8.83 MHz
2nd: 445 kHz
Image rejection
> 60 dB
Audio output
1.5 W @ 8 ohm

Transmitter

TX-range
10-160 m + WARC
Modulations
CW   SSB  
RF-output
100 W max

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50/75Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
295 W
TX
32 W

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
333 × 133 × 333 mm (13.11 × 5.24 × 13.11 in)
Weight
13.50 kg (29.8 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1981 and 19xx

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
VOX
ACG
ALC
RIT
Attenuator
Noise blanker
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
3511
MPN
KENWOOD-TS-000830S

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood TS-830S Service Manual PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-830S User Manual PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
 
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Reviews & stories

Rating Title Submitted
Czolowe miejsce i nie do pobicia 9 years ago by SQ5RDM
Solid Performer, the TS 830s 9 years ago by fmann
Excellent old radio 9 years ago by ai4wm

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Kenwood TS-830S is around:

  • EUR 93.00
  • USD 69.00 ~ USD 31.00
  • GBP 148.00 ~ GBP 59.00

Price History Chart

These estimates are based on the following prices:

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2020 USD 450.00 Used / Mint Alex MacKenzie
2011 GBP 300.00 Used / Mint SQ5RDM
2010 EUR 235.00 Used / Good la3wma
2010 USD 350.00 Used / Mint ai4wm
2010 USD 400.00 Used / Good N9SJA

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