New to Ham Radio?
DX Cluster Spots
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Show all reviews of the Kenwood TS-850
You can write your own review
of the Kenwood TS-850.
Oct 8, 2013 01:57
Send this review to a friend!
Time owned: more than 12 months
I think the TS-850 is the last (nearby) perfect analogue rig. The receiver is the best I ever heard. The receiver feels like "relaxed". Many other receivers sounds stressed. The first impression is that you think the receiver is bad and not sensitive enough. Noise floor is very silent. But than you hear stations with S0 very clear. For me one of the best receiver.
- perfect design
- best receiver
- good usability
- perfect modulation SSB (original mic)
- stable temperature design
- NB could be better
- keyer/non keyer switchable on backside (why ?!)
- no DSP (you really don't need it)
I am sad because Kenwood doesn't build quality like this anymore. The new TS-990 looks like an Gameboy.
Product is not in production.
You are not subscribed to this review.
If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews
please email your Reviews Manager