Kenwood TM-3530A

Mobile VHF Transceiver

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General characteristics

HAM bands
2m 
Frequency stability
± 15 p.p.m.
Tuning steps
?

Receiver

RX-range
220-225 MHz
Modulations
FM  
Sensitivity
< 0.25 µV (12 dB SINAD)
Selectivity
12 kHz (-6 dB)
24 kHz (-60 dB)
Filters
?
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 10.695 MHz
2nd: 455 kHz
Image rejection
?
Audio output
> 1.5 W across 8 ohm with 5% distortion

Transmitter

TX-range
220-225 MHz
Modulations
FM  
RF-Output
5-25 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8 V DC
Current drain RX
600 mA
TX
6.5 A

Physical

Manufactured
Between 198x and 198x
Dimensions (w×h×d)
180 × 60 × 195 mm (7.09 × 2.36 × 7.68 in)
Weight
1.80 kg (4.0 lbs)
Form factor
Mobile

Other features

Memories
?
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
DCL
Accessories
?
MPN
KENWOOD-TM-003530A

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Reviews & stories

Great full featured FM 222MHz rig, even today!

Kenwood TM-3530A, Mobile VHF Transceiver

I was at the 1993 Elmira Winter Hamfest and had seen that a friend of mine had this 222MHz rig for sale. Since Elmira, NY has two 222MHz machines, I bought it. I made my own 1/4-wave GND plane for it and was able to work the area's two 222MHz machines. I got to be a trustie later of the 223.980-/R NR2P machine. (Still up at 2016.) The rig will do over 30W and has a nice big heatsink to take it. Don't have to worry about the added expense of a DTMF mic since the rig has a DTMF front faced keypad built on. NICE!!!! Programming is the Kenwood easiness and it does include all the CTCSS tones. Not every 2M rig from the mid to late 1980's had that even. This rig still works 25 years later since I bought it, and it's a keeper. Now, going on 30 years. Good Kenwood RX / TX audio quality with it as well. If I see the 2M, or 440MHz, version of this rig, I would be very tempted to buy it, whether I need it today, or not.

Written by rreh917 on Dec 22, 2016

Overall
 
Performance
Build quality
Features
User friendliness
Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2016
USD 300.00

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Kenwood TM-3530A is around:

  • USD 286.00 ~ USD 30.00
Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2016 USD 32.00 Used / Poor eBay
2016 USD 68.00 Used / Poor eBay
2016 USD 300.00 Used / Good rreh917

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