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Author Topic: Reburbishing a TS-820  (Read 304 times)
WP4NXA
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« on: September 15, 2008, 03:56:16 PM »

Hey.

Today, we just received a donation from a local ham to our school radio club. It's a TS-820. I think we'll sand it and paint over it because it just look pretty old and rusted... Any suggestions for testing the radio that probably hasn't been used for years?

Thanks.
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WB0CJB
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 04:27:35 PM »

For a lot of good useful information about refurbishing the rig go to the Yahoo group TS520_820_530_830. There are a lot of Kenwood owners and users as well as several links. Another good website is K4EAA.com. They can give you plenty of advice as to working on the rig as well as getting the right paint for repainting the radio's case.

Paul WB0CJB
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008, 05:14:32 PM »

Hi,

Great radio, a good cleaning with Deoxit brand
contact cleaner is a good idea, just the smallest
drop is needed.  also lube the bearings for the
cooling fan in the final cage.

if you need manuals, d/l here no cost

http://www.n6wk.com/kenwood/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TS-520_820_530_830/

don't want to be a wise guy, please use caution
when working inisde these hybrid radios,
there is 400 to 800 volts inside !

73 james
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008, 05:16:47 PM »

hi,

forgot one thing, be sure to invite the
donor of the radio to the school to give
them a 'how to' lesson, will guarantee a
big smile on his/her face after the kids
start making contacts !

73 james
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