Kenwood TS-520

Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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This rig was followed by the Kenwood TS-520S.

Frequency range

RX-range
80-10 m
TX-range
80-10 m
HAM bands
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Stability
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Tuning steps
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Filters
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Receiver

Modulations
CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
0.25 µV S+N/N 10 dB or more
Selectivity
SSB: 2.4 kHz (-6 dB), 4.4 kHz (-60 dB)
CW: 0.5 kHz (-6 dB), 1.5 kHz (-60 dB) with optional CW filter
Receiver system
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IF-frequencies
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Image rejection
Better than 50 dB
Audio output
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Transmitter

Modulations
CW   SSB  
RF-Output
Max 100 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50/75 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC or mains
Current drain RX
5 A (heaters on), 0.6 A (heaters off)
TX
15 A max.

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
333 × 153 × 335 mm (13.11 × 6.02 × 13.19 in)
Weight
16.00 kg (35.3 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 19xx and 19xx
MPN
KENWOOD-TS-000520

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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Accessories
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Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood TS-520 Service Manual submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-520 User Manual submitted by RigReference
 
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Reviews & stories

My first HF rig...1976

Kenwood TS-520, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

This rig is a very nice rig to "get into the hobby with"
Today you find them on local fleemarkets for around $ 275-300.
This is a good deal, since you also can hook a 2m transverter to it, and use it as a Tech.
Had lots of fun with mine :-)

Lars

Written by Lars on Dec 6, 2010

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Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 1976
USD 0.00

What's it worth

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Based on historic data, today's value of the Kenwood TS-520 might be around:

  • USD 234.00
Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
1976 USD 154.00 Used / Good Lars
2008 USD 100.00 Used / Good KD8GNC
2013 USD 285.00 Used / Good catman8_99

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