Kenwood TS-480HX HF/50 MHz Amateur Base Transceiver 200 Watts - Original
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- 200W output (50MHz: 100W) DC 13.8V in the TS-480HX
- TX/RX 16-bit AF digital signal processing
- Continuous RX: 500kHz (VFO: 30kHz) to 60MHz
- TX covers all Amateur bands 1.8MHz to 50MHz
- Separate LCD control panel with speaker
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|Item Dimensions||12.00 x 4.00 x 6.00 inches||10.50 x 2.00 x 2.00 inches||8.00 x 4.00 x 5.00 inches||10.00 x 5.00 x 8.00 inches||8.00 x 4.00 x 6.00 inches||2.50 x 8.10 x 7.00 inches|
Tailor-made for DX'ing, the new TS-480HX HF transceiver raises the bar on portable performance. Despite its compact dimensions, it delivers an astonishing punch: 200W with a DC 13.8V supply. Yet its separate control panel is perfect for base station use. Sharing virtually all the same powerful features is the 100W TS-480SAT, except that it boasts a built-in antenna tuner. Whichever model you choose, you can be sure of enjoying the best of both worlds with first-rate communications at home and on the trail.
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I've had it almost a month now and I must say, there is a bit of a learning curve here. Forget about taking it out of the box and get to talking. You'll need to make a few tweaks here and there. Not hard, just be prepared.
Now, for power. This thing packs a punch. At 200 watts, it outdoes all my other radios and from the reports I get, it sounds pretty good.
Now for the downside, It NEEDS a little more than a 40 Amp power supply. At 40 Amps, my transformer now has the fan running. I have another power supply on order, just to be safe.
But, all in all, this is a great radio. I'm still learning. Expect to hear from me again.
Also handy for reducing power to operate all the digital modes. (With the appropriate software and hardware) I use a SignalLink external sound card for interfacing my computer to the TS-480.
My setup uses an MFJ 75 amp switching power supply. You need to supply power to two inputs and the transmit does draw a lot of current when using 200 Watts. Kenwood does not offer a power supply suitable for the TS-480HX. I use an external Antenna Tuner and a G5RV Antenna for 160, 75 and 40 Meters. For 30 on up I use a Titan DX. This combination works good for me.
I guess the best endorsement I can give is I'd buy the TS-480HX again and recommend it when people ask me which rig to buy.