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Author Topic: Kenwood 6 meter rig  (Read 683 times)
NC2T
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« on: November 06, 2008, 07:32:55 AM »

  Hi,
I am looking to get my first 6 meter rig.
 Is there a differnce between a TS-60 and a TS-60S.
Have seen both listed.
Plus is there any thing I should know about both rigs ,if they are
different. If I find one is there any s/n I should be above?
Also any other rig better?Huh?
Thanks
 Skip
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008, 04:22:38 PM »

Hi Skip,

no difference in the 60 or the 60S.

They are very hard to find since kenwood
stopped production many years ago, they do turn
up on ebay and eham class ads now and then,
$400-500 range.

I own the ts-60, it is nice radio.

The only problem I had with the radio (used)
was with a bad connection on the LCD pc board,
bad plated through hole, easy fix to clean the hole
and use short length of coil wire.

73 james

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KA6PUW
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008, 01:15:53 PM »

HI  
Yes I finally purchased one used and it was really nice during this years E skip in August. Used to use a Icom 551 many years ago and lately was using a ALinco DX70TH.  Now I can move the Alinco to the car.
They come up occasionally as previously mentioned but have a lot of fans bidding on them.
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KB9YUR
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2008, 02:16:08 AM »

Another good radio to consider is the Icom 575A/H.

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KG4ZVA
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2008, 06:37:02 AM »

you might also check out the ranger 5054. all mode 6 meter 25 or 100 watt versions.
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K5TEN
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 05:08:20 PM »

I agree with the above poster.

I picked up a RCI-5054 all mode 6M rig this week on eBay.  If you do one of those regular "searches", you will come up with about 2 or 3 used ones a month.  I searched for the Icom, Yaesu, and Kenwood 6M rigs and only found one in the last 6 months.

Don't get wrapped up in the auction!  The 25 watt versions are going for $225 and shipping and the 100 watt versions are going for about $260 and shipping.  I lucked out and scored my 100 watt'er for $239 plus shipping.  

Those older Pre-1985 and older rigs can be a gamble as far as problems.  

There was a slightly critical review of the 25 watt version when it first came out in 2002 in QST regarding the CW output waveform...but they have long since improved that.

If you can find the Kenwood (or Icom) good luck, and I hope you do!  I wasn't quite that lucky, but I am very pleased with the Ranger-6.

Good Luck!


73


Bruce
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