I have 3 of them and none of them display this problem. FWIW.
On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, Jeffrey Clarke wrote:
> Wonder if anyone out there is still using a Kenwood TS830S ?
> I use mine for my 2nd radio when I do SO2R. I haven't used it for
> about a year since I didn't have a station set up. I am now putting a
> small station back together since we recently moved into a place where
> I can have antennas again.
> I am experiencing the following symptoms :
> When I first turn on the radio it seems like the receiver is almost
> dead. The CW Calibrator has no reading/or very low on the S meter.
> If you let the radio "warm up" for about 5 minutes or so the receiver
> starts to return to normal and the S meter readings seem to be OK. I
> have adjusted the ANT and MIX coils per the instructions in the manual
> but this has not resolved my problem. Maybe I need a new driver tube
> -12BY7A ???
> Anyone ever remember having this problem ???
> 73's Jeff KU8E
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