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Re: [CQ-Contest] KENWOOD TS-2000

Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] KENWOOD TS-2000
From: Jan Erik Holm <sm2ekm@telia.com>
Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 06:47:44 +0200
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This is from www.w8ji.com


Some modern radios are especially poor, even when operated at rated power 
levels.  For example, the TS-2000 and IC-756 series radios are particularly bad 
on 160 meters. I can hear some of these radios, when signals are strong, 
producing weak spurious emissions (splatter) 10-20 kHz away from the operating 
frequency. If you look at ARRL test reports of transmitters, you will see many 
radios are just a bit above class-C performance levels. (Remember the ARRL uses 
dB below PEP, which improves results by 6 dB compared to commercial test 

IM3 levels of -30 dB are really very poor. An old KWM2 I tested was -47 dB 
ARRL standards. Compared to something like an IC-756, the Collins had about 50 
times LESS power in total adjacent channel distortion products!

end quote.

Atleast I wouldn´t buy a radio that gets words like this.

73 Jim SM2EKM

John Geiger wrote:

> There were some negative reviews on eham.net based solely on the appearance
> of the radio.  Personally, I like the appearance of the TS2000.
> 73s John NE0P
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Turner" <dezrat@copper.net>
>>The negative reviews came from people who have operated one and have
>>not been impressed. Nobody can "review" a radio they have never

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