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Kenwood TS-2000

Kenwood TS-2000

The all new Kenwood TS-2000 series transceiver offers today s demanding Amateur operator high performance standards without the compromising limitations found in other similar multi-band, multi-mode transeivers. The TS-2000 offers users three distinct operation platforms, the traditional tranceiver with full function front panel, or the high-tech looking silver box version that allows mobile operation with the new RC-2000 compact control head, or the ARCP-2000 computer control program making the TS-B2000 functional from your personal computer. The new TS-2000 offers 100 watts on HF, 6 meters and 2 meters, 50 watts on 70cm. The TS-2000 is transverter frequency display function ready to work with the latest satellite frequencies available.

* Antenna Impedance: 50 ohms.
* Current Drain (Less than): Transmit: 20.5 A ( HF, 6m, 2m), 18 A (70cm), 9 A (23cm). Standby: 2.6 A.
* Dimensions, projections not included (W x H x D): 270 x 96 x 317 mm.
* Frequency Stability Main: Other mode within ±0.5 x 10^-6 (±0.5 ppm), FM TX mode within ±0.5x10^-6 ±2 kHz. Sub: Within ±0.5x10^-6 ±600 Hz.
* Microphone Impedance: 600 ohms.
* Mode: A1A (CW), J3E (SSB), A3E (AM), F3E (FM), F1D (FSK), F2D.
* Operating Temperature. 14°F ~ 122°F (-10°C ~ +50°C).
* Power Requirement. 13.8 V DC ±15%.
* Receiver Frequency Range: Main: (0.03) 0.5 ~ 30 MHz, (30) 50 ~ 54 (60) MHz,
(142) 144 ~ 148 (152), (420) 430 ~ 450 MHz, 1240 ~ 1300 MHz (TS-2000X only). Sub: (118) 144 ~ 148 (174) MHz, (220) 438 ~ 450 (512) MHz.
* Transmitter Frequency Range: Main: 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 6, 2 meter bands, 70, 23 (TS-2000X only) cm bands. Sub: 2 meter band.
* Weight (approx.): (7.8 kg).

Key Features

All-Mode Multi-Band Transceiver - HF/50/144/430 MHz Bands
Dual-Channel Receivers
DX-Cluster Reception via Built-In TNC
IF-DSP (Main Band) and AF-DSP (Sub Band)
Satellite Mode with Dual Tracking and CTCSS Tones
Built-In ATU
Built-In Computer COM Port
300 Memory Channels and Free Downloadable Windows Memory Management Software

Amateur HF Specifications

5 W Minimum Output for QRP operation Yes
50 MHz RF Output Power 100 W SSB/FM/CW/FSK, 25 W AM
Antenna Impedance - 50 Ohm Yes
Antenna Tunable Range - 16.7 Ohm to 150 Ohm Impedance Yes
Audio Output Power More than 1.5 W (8 Ohm, 10% distortion)
Current Drain (approx.) Transmit/Receive = 20.5 A/2.6 A (Approx)
DC Power Requirements 13.8 V ± 15%
Frequency Stability ± 0.5 ppm
HF Output Power 100 W SSB/FM/CW/FSK, 25 W AM
Microphone Impedance - 600 Ohm Yes
Modes A1A (CW), J3E (SSB), A3E (AM), F3E (FM), F1D (FSK), F2D
Operating Temperature Range -10 °C to + 50 °C
Receiver Beat Elimination More than 40 dB
Receiver Circuitry Main band - SSB/CW/AM/FSK Quad Super Heterodyne, FM = Triple Super Herterodyne. Sub-band AM/FM = Double Super heterodyne
Receiver Frequency Range Main = 0.5-30/50-54/144-146/430-440 MHz
Sub = 144-146/430-440 MHz
Receiver IF Rejection Ratio More than 70 dB
Receiver Image Rejection Ratio More than 70 dB
Receiver Intermediate Frequencies Main = 1st/2nd/3rd/4th 69.085 or 75.925 MHz/10.695 MHz/455 kHz/12.0 kHz
Receiver Selectivity - Main SSB at -6/-60 dB = more than 2.2 kHz, less than 4.4 kHz
AM/FM/FMN at -6/-50 dB = more than 6.0/12.0/8.0 kHz, less than 12.0/25.0/20.0 kHz
Receiver Selectivity - Sub AM/FM = more than 12.0 kHz, less than 25.0 kHz at -6 dB/-50 dB
Receiver Squelch Sensitivity - Main Band - FM 28-30/50-54/144-146/430-440 MHz = less than 0.2/0.2/0.1/0.1 µV
Receiver Squelch Sensitivity - Main Band - SSB/CW/AM/FSK 0.5-1.705/1.8-28.7/50-54/144-146/430-440 MHz = less than 18/1.8/1.1/1.1 µV
Receiver Squelch Sensitivity - Sub-Band - AM/FM AM VHF/UHF = less than 1.1/1.1 µV
FM VHF/UHF = less than 0.18/0.18 µV
RIT Frequency Range ± 20 kHz
RX Sensitivity - Main Band - AM 0.5-1.705/1.705-24.5/24.5-30/50-54/144-146/430-440 = less than 31.6/2.0/1.3/1.3/1.0/1.0 µV
RX Sensitivity - Main Band - FM 28-30/50-54/144-146/430-440 = less than 0.22/0.22/0.18/0.18 µV
RX Sensitivity - Main Band - SSB/CW/FSK 0.5-1.705/1.705-24.5/24.5-30/50-54/144-146/430-440 = less than 4.0/0.2/0.13/0.13/0.11/0.11 µV
RX Sensitivity - Sub Band - AM/FM 144-146/430-440 = less than 0.28/0.28 µV
Transmitter Carrier Supression More than 50 dB
Transmitter Frequency Range 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 10, 6, 2, 70 cms
Transmitter Frequency Response 400 Hz - 2600 Hz (within -6 dB)
Transmitter Maximum Frequency Deviation FM Wide/Narrow = less than ± 5.0 kHz/2.5 kHz
Transmitter Modulation SSB/FM/AM = Balanced/Reactance/Low Power
Transmitter Spurious Radiation 1.8 - 28 MHz/50 - 430 MHz = less than -50 dB/-60 dB
Transmitter Unwanted Sideband Supression More than 50 dB
UHF RF Output Power 50 W
VHF RF Output Power 100 W
Weight 7.8 kg
XIT Frequency Range ± 20 kHz

Amateur Radio General Features

1750 Hz Tone Burst Function. Yes
2 Beat Cancellation Modes (SSB/AM) Adaptive Auto/DSP Manual
2 Noise Reduction Functions Yes
All Mode Squelch Function Yes
Antenna Socket 5 x TX/RX Sockets + 1 x HF RX-only
APRS Function (via built-in TNC) Yes
Attenuator Yes
Auto Power Off Yes
Automatic Repeater Offset (VHF) Yes
Automatic Simplex Checker Yes
Built-in Auto ATU 1.81 MHz to 50 MHz coverage (3:1 Impedance Range approx.)
Built-in Packet TNC 1200/9600 bps Yes
Busy Channel Lock-out Yes
COM Port - D-sub 9-pin Yes
Connector for External ATU Yes
Connector for Remote/Linear Amp Yes
CTCSS Encoder/Decoder Yes, 38 EIA Tones
CW Key Socket Yes, 1 x 3.5mm for Straight Key
1 x 6mm for Paddle/External Keyer
Data Connection for External TNC Yes
DCS Encoder/Decoder Yes, 104 Tones
Direct Frequency Entry Yes
DSP Functions Main Band 100MHz IF DSP. Lo-cut/Hi-cut, Shift/Width and IF Filter. Auto Notch (Adjustable). AF DSP Beat Cancel function BC1/BC2. AF DSP Noise Reduction function NR1/NR2.
DX Cluster Monitoring (via built-in TNC) Yes
FSK Reverse Mode Yes
Illuminated Front Panel Keys Yes
Internal VOX Yes
Key Beep On/Off Yes
Key Lock Yes
Large Amber-coloured Backlit LCD Display Yes
Memory Channel Lock-out Yes
Memory Channels with Alpha-tagging 310 Memory Channels
Memory Name Function Yes
Menu System for individual set-up Yes
MR-Shift Yes
Multiple Scan Functions Yes
PC Programmable Memories Yes
PC Radio Control Program (Option) Yes
Programmable Function Key Yes
Receiver Noise Blanker Yes
Receiver Notch Filter Function More than 30 dB (at 1 KHz)
Reverse Repeater Checker Yes
RF Gain Control Yes
Satellite Mode Yes
Selectable Squelch Configuration Yes
Simultaneous 2 frequency RX Yes
Speech Processor Yes
Time-Out Timer Yes
Transfer-Set (TF-Set) Function Yes
Transverter Display Function to 19.99999 GHz
TX Functions Speech Processor (Adjustable In/Out Levels). Changeable TX Filter Bandwidth. TX Audio Monitor. TX DSP Equalizer. VOX (Adjustable Gain and Delay Time settings). MIC Gain Control. CAR Level Setting. Adjustable Power Output.
TX/RX Equalizer Yes
Visual Band Scope (Visual Scan) Yes
Wide/Narrow Deviation Selection Yes


23 cms All-mode Module Yes
Digital Recording Module Yes
Temperature-controlled Crystal Oscillator Yes
Voice Synthesizer Module Yes

CW Features

Built-In Memory Keyer Yes, Adjustable keying speeds from 10 - 60 wpm. Bug-Key function. 3 x 50-character memories with auto-repeat and interrupt functions.
CW Autotransmit Yes
CW Autotune Yes
CW Pitch Control Yes, Adjustable from 400 Hz - 1000 Hz
CW-Reverse Mode Yes
Full Break-In/Semi Break-In Yes, Semi Break-In delay adjustable 50 ms - 1000 ms
Side Tone Monitor Yes, With 10-step volume control
Terminal for CW paddle key Yes
Terminal for straight key/external electronic keyer Yes
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