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Author Topic: TS-480 or TS-2000 for CW  (Read 9674 times)
ZS6DX
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« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2014, 09:57:07 AM »

I think the TS-2000 has one of the worst HF receivers Kenwood ever made! It is an ok VHF/UHF radio with HF functionality added as an after thought......

I was given 2 to test during a CQ WW CW contest and I hated the receivers, they have bad selectivity on a busy and noisy band and are really prone to front-end overload!

73, Rudi de ZS6DX/V51VE
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WA7PRC
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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2014, 11:27:04 AM »

Whatever rig you wind-up with, consider the InRad IF filters.  They typically have
steeper skirts than OEM filters.  Some have more ultimate rejection than OEM filters.
Cost is typically approximately equal to OEM filters.

I recently purchased two of their "roofing" filters (73.05 MHz 1st IF) to load into my two
TS850SAT rigs.  I have one installed, and it made a HUGE difference in rejecting QRM.
Note the difference in bandwidth and slope rate (aka "shape factor"):


I've been collecting filters for the lower two IFs and will swap those when I have all that I want.  Smiley

vy 73,
Bryan WA7PRC
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KC8IIR
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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2014, 04:22:43 PM »

I have not many hams that can work 20-25wpm cw before there first rig, so what's the secret?
That speed is a privilege for the well experienced and I am curious how do you get there?


Greg kc8iir
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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2014, 05:09:51 PM »

I have not many hams that can work 20-25wpm cw before there first rig, so what's the secret?
That speed is a privilege for the well experienced and I am curious how do you get there?
Greg kc8iir

Someone visiting New York City supposedly asked "How do I get to Carnegie Hall?", to which a dozen passersby replied:  "Practice!"
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