Kenwood TS-850S

Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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The Kenwood TS-850S is a competition class transceiver designed for the serious radio operator. Coverage is 160 through 10 meters including the WARC bands with 100 watts (40W AM). Digital Signal Processing (DSP) in both transmit and receive modes (with optional DSP-100 installed) provide greatly enhanced signal purity. Advanced digital technology provides superior dynamic range of 108 dB throughout the entire 100 kHz to 30 MHz range, one Hz step dual VFO's, CW full and semi break-in, superior interference reduction, keyer circuit, dual-noise blanker and 100 memory channels. Other features include: IF Notch, multifunction LCD display, keypad entry, all mode squelch and memory keyer. Requires 13.8 V DC at 20.5 amps. MC-43S hand mic included.

The Kenwood TS-850SAT has the AT-850 antenna tuner built-in.

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  10m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
1 / 10 / 100 Hz
1 / 9 / 10 / 500 kHz
1 MHz

Receiver

RX-range
0.1-30 MHz
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK  
Sensitivity
AM (10 dB S+N/N)
0.1-0.5 MHz: 2 µV
0.5-1.62 MHz: 32 µV
1.62-24.5 MHz: 0.2 µV
24.5-30 MHz: 1.3 µV
FM (12 dB SINAD)
28-30 MHz: 0.25 µV
SSB/CW/FSK (10 dB S+N/N)
0.1-0.5 MHz: 0.2 µV
0.5-1.62 MHz: 4 µV
1.62-24.5 MHz: 0.2 µV
24.5-30 MHz: 0.13 µV
Selectivity
AM
6 kHz (-6 dB), 15 kHz (-60 dB)
FM
12 kHz (-6 dB), 24 kHz (-60 dB)
SSB/CW/FSK
2.4 kHz (-6 dB), 3.8 kHz (-60 dB)
Filters
?
Receiver system
Triple conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 73.05 MHz
2nd: 8.83 MHz
3rd: 455 kHz
Image rejection
80 dB
Audio output
1.5 W at 10% distortion / 8 ohms

Transmitter

TX-range
10-160 m + WARC
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK  
RF-Output
100 W (AM 40 W)

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8 V DC
Current drain RX
2 A
TX
20.5 A

Physical

Manufactured
Between 199x and 199x in Japan
Dimensions (w×h×d)
330 × 120 × 334 mm (12.99 × 4.72 × 13.15 in)
Weight
11.00 kg (24.3 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station

Other features

Memories
105 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
CTCSS/PL
Built-in keyer
AIP
VOX
Dimmer
Accessories
?
MPN
KENWOOD-TS-000850S

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood TS-850S Service Manual submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-850S User Manual submitted by RigReference
 
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Reviews & stories

great performer!

Kenwood TS-850S, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

owned this great rig for 15 years. only one repair i caused. excellent receiver and great sounding audio. also a great cw rig with full break in,selectable filters,built in keyer.
get one if you can !
KZ8J, Jim Burton

Written by hamkz8j on Nov 2, 2011

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Performance
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Features
User friendliness
Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 1993
EUR 1500.00

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Kenwood TS-850S is around:

  • EUR 955.00 ~ EUR 239.00
Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2016 EUR 1000.00 Used / Mint ON8ODK
2010 EUR 600.00 Used / Mint iz2uqe
1993 EUR 1500.00 New / Mint hamkz8j

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