Kenwood Amateur Radio Repair

    amateur radio
  • Amateur radio, often called ham radio, is both a hobby and a service in which participants, called "hams", use various types of radio communications equipment to communicate with other radio amateurs for public services, recreation and self-training.
  • Also known as "ham radio," communication in a range of frequencies designated for amateur use by the FCC from just above the AM broadcast band (1.6 MHz) to the microwave region, at several hundred gigahertz.
  • n. [rhy. sl.; Kenwood mixer = SHIKSA n.] [2000s] a Gentile woman.
  • Kenwood is a neighborhood in Duluth, Minnesota.
  • The Kenwood Manufacturing Co. Ltd. was founded by Kenneth Maynard Wood as the Dickson & Wood company in 1936 selling, installing and repairing radios and televisions. The company is famous for the food processor Kenwood Chef which was launched in 1950.
  • Fix or mend (a thing suffering from damage or a fault)
  • Make good (such damage) by fixing or repairing it
  • Put right (a damaged relationship or unwelcome situation)
  • restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
  • a formal way of referring to the condition of something; "the building was in good repair"
  • the act of putting something in working order again
kenwood amateur radio repair 23-year-old TS-830S gets a treat!
23-year-old TS-830S gets a treat!
A "recycled" 8.8MHz (1st IF) CW filter, courtesy of EBay about to be fitted. The filter came from the US of A. I have no intention of fitting the 455kHz filter in the 2nd IF as things stand at the moment. They go for quite serious money on EBay ... Being a CW enthusiast, the new filter improves the useability of the radio enormously from my own point of view. The rig is an absolute delight to use, s - m - o - o - t - h - e would probably be a good way to describe it! Subjectively it seems to suffer much less with VFO drift than either of my TS-530S rigs - surprising given the similarity between the two models. It would be interesting to conduct a side-by-side comparison, and assuming there really is a difference, to work out why! I have a plan to carry out a similar upgrade to my TS-130S ... It is easy now to understand why the radio came to me in a "well used" condition - it really is a class act.
Kenwood TS-430S
Kenwood TS-430S
Kenwood TS-430S amateur radio transceiver along with the AT-250 automatic antenna tuner. This radio dates from the early to mid 1980s. I got it for cost-of-shipping from a friend; having a full repair and tuneup will cost me around $200 but I'm still out out less money than if I'd bought a new radio.