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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: VHF/UHF+ Amateur Base/Mobile (non hand-held) | Kenwood (Trio) TR-5000 Help

Reviews Summary for Kenwood (Trio) TR-5000
Kenwood (Trio) TR-5000 Reviews: 1 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $approx. 350 (¥39,800)
Description: 6 meter AM/FM mobile transceiver circa 1968, 5W output, all solid state. Pictured with optional power supply and VFO-10 external VFO
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WB5KCM Rating: 4/5 Dec 27, 2006 15:49 Send this review to a friend
Good vintage Trio-Kenwood  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have actually owned one of these Trio TR-5000 6 meter transceivers for several years. Picked up mine at one of the hamfests in Texas, maybe Hamcom in Arlington. The transceiver uses late '60s technology and is crystal control transmit. I do not have the matching external VFO. I would like to have the VFO if anyone has one. The Trio model for the VFO is the VFO-10. The receiver is tunable from 50 to 54 Mhz. The transceiver will operate in the AM and FM modes. The transmit output on mine is about 8 watts output. I have actually worked several stations on 52.525 FM with this radio. I need to get a crystal for 50.4 and try the AM mode during 6 meter band openings. I believe this radio is good quality since its still operating after nearly 40 years. I only give it a 4-Good rating due to it lacks SSB mode but its fine for what it is. 73 de Randy, WB5KCM.

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