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Author Topic: kenwood ts 130se  (Read 384 times)
KJ4DHI
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« on: August 12, 2019, 12:52:29 PM »

Just bought a used ts 130 se. no manual. can anybody tell me how to reduce the power to something close to qrp levels?
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KF4ZGZ
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 04:03:38 AM »

Here's a link to an online manual for the radio......

http://www.radiomanual.info/schemi/KENW_HF/TS-130SE_user.pdf


You'll need it for future reference.
Anyway, page 6 shows the front panel controls. The combo mic/car knob
controls mic gain and carrier level ( carrier basically equals power level).
Page 7 top right column explains the knob functions.
The carrier level adjustment appears to only work in cw mode.
To lower the power in cw/am mode, lower carrier insertion ..... turn the knob to the left.
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Matt
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 07:12:23 AM »

Trying very hard to remember but isn't there a internal switch under the top hood that would reduce power output to another level....I could be very wrong.
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KU3X
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 11:20:13 AM »

Trying very hard to remember but isn't there a internal switch under the top hood that would reduce power output to another level....I could be very wrong.

Are you thinking Icom? Years ago Icom had an internal switch that was suppose to reduce the power but not down to 5 watts.

As mentioned above, for CW turn the carrier level knob. For SSB, turn down the mic gain.
Some guys use to apply a small DC regulated voltage to the ALC on the DIN plug in the back of the radio. This was used to connect the ALC from an amp so you would not over drive the amp. You don't need the amp, all you need is a slight variable regulated DC voltage.
Increase the voltage until you see the power level you need. Start out with 2 volts and work you way up.

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K0UA
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 03:32:55 PM »

There was a low power version made at one time. I don't know how Many of them were made.

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The Kenwood TS-130V is a QRP version providing 25W PEP SSB, 20W CW. Requires 13.8 VDC at 4 Amp
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73  James K0UA
ARRL Missouri Technical Specialist
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