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Author Topic: TS-2000E and TS-2000S  (Read 1573 times)
EI6IL
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« on: July 23, 2007, 12:13:14 PM »

Hi,
Can anyone please tell me the difference between the Kenwood TS-2000E and TS-2000S.
Going to Canada on holidays and the TS-2000S is significantly cheaper than the European equivalent TS-2000E. Will the non European TS-2000S be ok to use in Europe ?
Has anyone brought a TS-2000S back from USA/Canada and used in EI/UK ?

Thank you,
Regards,
Don EI6IL
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W7AIT
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2007, 03:08:57 PM »

I'm a TS2000 owner.  The manual says this:

Three models:

TS2000
TS2000X
TSB2000

Market Codes:

K-Type:  The Americas
E-Type:  Europe
E2 Type:  Spain
The market code is shown on the box
Refer to the manual page 105 for all the available operating frequencies.

Page 105, 106, 107 show various ranges for the three types.

Get yourself a manual and look at page 105, 106, 107.
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KE3WD
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2007, 10:33:30 AM »

Quite often the country code differences are a matter of diode or jumper configuration of the rig's cpu.  

Sometimes you can do a little web research and find out what the jumper differences are and indeed you can convert the "A" to function as an "E" etc.  Many amateurs just do the "MARS" or open transmit mod, which means that you are the control operator and responsible for being on your band plan.  

Sites around the web like this one can sometimes allow you to peruse these things and come to a fairly reliable conclusion about such mods:

http://www.ham.dmz.ro/kenwood/ts-2000.php

However, be advised that there are usually problems with Customer Service and Repair Under Warranty issues when one buys a rig from one country and attempts to get warranty service from another country division.  They may tell you that they don't honor the A version's warranty in that country.  This has happened to some hams in the past.  If you are not able to send the rig back to the country of purchase for warranty claim, consider that kind of cost savings carefully.  May not be such a great deal if the rig should need warranty service.  


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WW5AA
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2007, 12:14:37 PM »

Hi Don,

I don't know the rules in Ireland, but some EU countries are finicky about the certification sticker and number on the radio.

73, de Lindy
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EI6IL
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2007, 04:42:40 PM »

Hi Folks,
      Thank you to everyone for the good info.
      Decided to pick up a European radio just in
      case I need to return the unit under warranty.

Thanks again,
Regards,
Don
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