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
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

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
-
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
Better than 50 dB
Audio output
-

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

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
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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What is it worth?

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. We collect prices paid by real hams over the years to help you estimate the current value of the Kenwood TS-520. Just bought or sold this model? Let us know what you traded it for and help other ham operators!

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

  • USD 31.00
Price Condition Year User
USD 100.00 Good / Used 2008 KD8GNC
USD 154.00 Good / Used 1976 Lars
USD 285.00 Good / Used 2013 catman8_99

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Stories & reviews

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
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