Kenwood TS-480HX HF All Mode Transceiver 200W

$1,850.00

Description

TS-480HX: 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 – first-rate communications at home and on the trail.

Features:
The TS-480HX is a highly portable rig offering 200W output (50MHz: 100W) – making it ideal for both base station and DX’ ing applications.
16-bit AF digital signal processing offers such powerful features as noise reduction, TX/RX equalizer, and AF filters.
Sporting a large amber LCD with backlit keys, the standalone control panel can be positioned anywhere up to 4 meters from the main unit.
Radio Includes a quad-mixer that provides RX dynamic range in the TS-950 class, PSK31 compatibility, packet cluster tune (with TM-D700E/A), PC-based control, and optional IF filters.
Equipped with a twin final section featuring splitter and combiner circuitry, the TS-480HX can provide up to 200 watts RF output (50MHz: 100W) with a DC 13.8V power supply. The TS-480SAT delivers up to 100 watts.
The 200W TS-480HX features two power terminals (DC1, DC2) for separate supply to each half of the twin final section; voltage balance is optimized to ensure stable output. This arrangement allows for use of two PS-53 power supplies or a single 41A power source.
When used for extended periods, the heat build-up inside a compact transceiver can be a serious concern, reducing its working life. But the components in the heavy-duty TS-480HX/SAT are designed to withstand heat. What is more, it is equipped with a die-cast aluminum chassis and twin fans for enhanced cooling efficiency. And since the control panel is separate from the main unit, the fans are able to generate a powerful airflow from front to back. As a result, you can rely on this transceiver to transmit continuously for 30 minutes* without having to power down.
A quad-mixer provides RX dynamic range equivalent to that of the TS-950 class (at 50 kHz separation).
Thanks to a 16-bit digital signal processor offering double-precision arithmetic operations (equivalent to 32-bit processing), a 100MHz clock and 16-bit A/D & D/A converters, the TS-480HX/SAT offers many powerful features.
The large, standalone LCD control panel – featuring its own 6.6cm speaker (2W max. output) – can be freely positioned up to 4 meters from the main unit. The supplied tabletop panel bracket is convenient when using the transceiver at home on a desk, while the mobile panel bracket is ideal for mounting in a car. The panel can be snapped into place or removed from a bracket instantly. It also features 34 keys, each with backlighting to enhance operating ease.

Specifications:
RF Output Power: 200W (50W) / 100W (25W)
Transmitter Frequency Range: 160, 80, 60, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 6m bands
Receiver Frequency Range: 0.5 – 30MHz, 50 – 54MHz (VFO: Continuous 30kHz – 60MHz)
Mode: SSB (J3E), CW (A1A), FSK (F1B), FM (F3E), AM (A3E)
Power Requirement: DC1: 13.8V±15% / DC2: 13.8V±15%
Current Drain Transmit: DC1: Less than 20.5A; / DC 2: Less than 20.5A