[VHFcontesting] [VHF] Kenwood TS2000 ACC2 power out

Bob Fischer bobw2sj at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 14:34:40 EST 2021

Hi John,

I also have this problem with My-TS-2000X and will be watching here for any
solutions. It's one of the older units and has never had any firmware
updates. I talked to SignaLink about it, and their thoughts were to check
the audio set-up in the computer for proper settings. I also have used the
SignaLink with an IC-746 Pro and it did the same thing. If I hook it up to
my Yaesu FT-450 it works fine. This all certainly adds to the confusion if
it's the radio/radios, or just a setting as Signalink suggested.

All that being said, I have made many FT8 & MSK144 contacts with the power
ramping up in the first couple seconds of transmit, no matter if the signal
strengths are strong or weak between the stations I have worked.

GL es 73!
Bob W2SJ

On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 1:05 PM John Geiger via VHF <vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu>

> I wonder if anyone has come across this issue when using the Kenwood TS2000
> on 6m FT8 or VHF meteor scatter.
> I recently purchased a used Kenwood TS2000, made in January 2012.  I am
> looking at getting it on FT8 and other digital modes, but have found a few
> old postings on the internet stating that when using the ACC2 jack for
> audio in on the digital modes, it takes 3 to 4 seconds to reach full power
> on transmit.  I have had a TS2000 in the past and used it with a Signalink
> USB interface and can't remember if this was a problem with it or not.
> Is that a common problem for all TS2000s?  Did they fix it at some point
> and does anyone know the serial number range or firmware version where this
> issue was fixed?
> 73 John AF5CC
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