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Author Topic: Kenwood TS430 Problems  (Read 2485 times)
AE5SB
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« on: September 21, 2012, 03:24:28 PM »

Have a 430 with problem: will not receive and the transmit is 150Khz low and will not move, example : display says 14.0000, transmit a cw carrier and it shows 13.850 and when you turn the VFO knob nothing happens.
Output is 100+ Watts
Have checked everything I can think of.
Tnx and 73
David AE5SB
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AC5UP
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2012, 03:34:28 PM »

If you don't have documentation, get it here:  http://www.radiomanual.info/KENWOOD.html

Look for the hard reset option that involves three keys pressed simultaneously and takes the radio back to factory defaults. It might need more than that, but from what you described that's not a bad place to start... No cost and instant gratification.
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AE5SB
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2012, 04:02:02 PM »

Have all manuals service + operator
Did reset on while holding A=B
Also did voltage checks and freq checks
Thinking about selling it
anybody want to give it a try?
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WN2C
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012, 05:41:17 PM »

You can get it free from Kenwoods web site. Just down load a PDF doc and save it.  While there you might want to look for any service bulletins for the 430. There are 14 of them and there is 1 about low/intermittent receive.

Good luck with yours
73 de wn2c Rick
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KD8GEH
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2012, 08:48:44 AM »

oSounds like it needs some TLC and alignment.  Not hard, look for the service manual.
I have one, great rig.

73  Dave  kd8geh
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