Monday, 11 June 2012

Kenwood TS-2000e

Kenwood's mighty TS-2000e shack in a box is still a hot seller.

Kenwood TS-2000E 
This one transceiver covers the HF/50MHz/144MHz/440MHz/1200MHz (1200MHz is optional with UT-20) bands (SSB, CW, FSK, FM and AM modes), with output of up to 100 watts (440 MHz: 50 watts; 1200 MHz 10 watts). Since it is equipped with independent 144/440MHz sub band reception (AM/FM modes only), simultaneous reception on two bands is possible: HF by V/U, V by V, U by U and V by U.
A typical application might be to gather local information on 144/440 MHz at the same time as using HF for long range operations. A 'Black Box' model (without the control panel) is also available: this can be used in a vehicle with a mobile head, or controlled by a PC (software provided).

The transceiver is equipped with an IF DSP for main band use(AF DSP for sub bands), TS-870 technology has thus been adopted for all-mode applications - VHF and UHF as well as HF. The combination of digital IF filters and IF DSP slope tuning results in enhanced versatility. With digital IF AGC (controlling IF gain via DSP), it is possible to set the time constant separately for each mode. Also, the IF auto-notch function makes it easy to remove interference while automatically tracking with DSP-based adaptive filtering. Additionally, the AF stage beat cancel is capable of eliminating multiple beats at the same time; manual operation (manual notch for dealing with a single wave) is also permitted, which is convenient for CW use. For noise reduction there is a choice of NR1 (line enhancer for SSB), and Kenwood's original NR2 (SPAC), which is popular amongst CW operators. As with the TS-570, the operator can make use of CW auto tuning, while the availability of a DSP for SSB/CW/FSK/AM variable demodulation puts the transceiver a cut above analogue equipment.

Kenwood's own 2-chip TNC (1200/9600bps) enables sophisticated data communications (excluding ARPS). Packet cluster information, so vital for HF operators, can be displayed on the LCD. Moreover, this data can be used for automatic tuning, though it is not possible to connect to a node station using the internal modem. And as DX cluster information received on a sub band can be used instantly for the main band setting, the transceiver operator has an advantage when tracking sought after stations.

The Kenwood Sky Command Systems (KSS) II is even better. Whereas it has been necessary to use two FM transceivers - the commander and the transporter - the latter is now effectively built into a transceiver (TH-D7A or TM-700A) is needed to conduct HF operations by remote control.

Other features

Built in auto antenna tuning (HF/50MHz) with preset memory.
Auto tracking satellite functions (cross mode compatible) using IF DSP
± 0.5ppm high stability oscillator (-10°C - +35°C)
Mobile head remote controller (option) for vehicle installation.

  • Wide Band reception Main: 30 KHz ~ 60 MHz, 142 ~ 152 MHz, 420 - 450 MHz, 1240 ~ 1300 MHz (after dealer modification)
  • Sub: 118 ~ 174 MHz, 220 ~ 512 MHz (FM/AM Modes only)
  • Output HF/50/144 MHz: 100 W
  • 440 MHz: 50 W
  • 1200 MHz: 10 W
  • Dimensions (W X H X D): 270 X 96 317 mm


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