KENWOOD TS-830S Information Website

by Rick Tilton, WK4R

My goal in building this web page is to provide various links and information I have gathered regarding Kenwood equipment and in particular the Kenwood TS-830S and accessories.  The accessories include TL-922A, VFO-230, VFO-240, SP-230, AT-230, and SM-220.  Many of the older rigs are still in use today.  These vintage machines can be purchased on the used market for low prices and some are known to be very reliable. The Kenwood TS-830 was produced by Trio/Kenwood in the 1980's.  It is a hybrid transceiver containing semiconductors and integrated circuitry as well as vacuum tubes in the final stage (only 3 tubes). You can find a lot of material about the Kenwood TS-830 on the web.  Here is the information I collected in my search for the Kenwood TS-830S and accessories.  In Addition, please see the yahoo groups at the bottom that are most helpful.   Please note I am only directing you to these links and am not responsible for any damage to a radio if the mods work or not.   

Kenwood TS-830S

Rigpix Database - Picture and specifications of the TS-830S

BAMA (Boat Anchor Manual Archive) Website with the Kenwood TS-830S Service Manual (Kenwood TS-830S, M (M:except USA Market), SP-230, VFO-230, AT-230, DS-2 (W) type only)

N2CKH Amateur Radio Reference Library with Kenwood TS-830S Service Manual (Kenwood TS-830S, M (M:except USA Market), SP-230, VFO-230, AT-230, DS-2 (W) type only)

TS830S FREE MANUALS DOWNLOADS MODS AND FIXES (See top of their page for links after it loads)

Circuit Improvements and Maintenance Procedures for the TS-830S by Richard L. Measures, AG6K

AF4O's TS-830S Band Switch Repair with photos

Modifications for the Kenwood TS-830 from http://www.radiomods.co.nz/

The KENWOOD TS-830 Survival Guide by Olaf Rettkowski DL9AI in Microsoft 2000 Document format

The KENWOOD TS-830 Survival Guide by Olaf Rettkowski DL9AI in PDF format

MODS.DK Website - Kenwood TS-830 Information

International Radio (INRAD) performance kits for Kenwood TS-830S

International Radio (INRAD) Filters for Kenwood TS-830S

International Radio (INRAD) Publications for Kenwood TS-830S

Kenwood TL-922A Amplifier

AF6K, Richard Measures has a complete list of mods for the TL-922 and a number of other excellent articles about amplifiers can be found on his personal web site at www.somis.org.
 1. Low VHF-Q parasitic suppressor retrofit kit
 2. High-speed switching parts-kit for QSK mod

 3. High Speed Switching / QSK for the TL-922 and SB-220 With Circuit Improvements for the TL-922 

     by Richard L. Measures, AG6K

 

VE3FWA Website with Photos for mods to the TL-922A

(Pictures of most of the mods are based on AF6K's articles) 

  1. TL-922A Mod Photos

  2. QSK for the TL-922 and SB-220 With Circuit Improvements for the TL-922

  3. VE3FWA Mods Page

  4. Low VHF-Q suppressors

  5. QSK Mods

  6. ECBS (ELECTRONIC CATHODE-BIAS SWITCH)

  7. Filament Voltage

  8. Step-Start

  9. Cathode Circuit

10. Anode and Grid Protection

11. Plate Capacitor

12. Band switch 


10 meter modification of the Kenwood TL-922A from MODS.DK

10 Meter modification of the Kenwood TL-922A from AG6K - Page 1   and  Page 2

 

Kenwood VFO-230

 

Information can be found in the Service Manual

Schematic and PCB layout (*.rar format)

 

Kenwood VFO-240

 

Analog VFO - No information available at this time

 

Kenwood SM-220

 

SM-220 Poor focus

 

Kenwood SP-230

 

Information can be found in the Service Manual

 

Kenwood AT-230

 

Information can be found in the Service Manual

 

Kenwood General Information 

 

Kenwood-Trio Manuals from BAMA

 

MODS.DK Website with Kenwood Information

 

N2CKH Amateur Radio Reference Library with Kenwood Information

 

Welcome to Www.Ham.dmz.ro for Kenwood Radios (Some Kenwood manuals available)

 

Modifications for the Kenwood Products from http://www.radiomods.co.nz/ 

 

Need Kenwood Parts 

 

http://www.kenwoodparts.com/

 

Kenwood MC-50 Microphone

 

Mods from MODS.DK

 

Kenwood MC-60 Microphone

 

Mods from MODS.DK

 

Miscellaneous

 

How to remove Scratches

 

DIFFERENCE IN 6146s - READ ALL ABOUT IT

 

For information on the Kenwood 520 series please see KG4HAF's Kenwood Page

 

Kenwood Yahoo Groups

 

Group Email Addresses

TS-520_820_530_830 Yahoo Group

Post message:

TS-520_820_530_830@yahoogroups.com

Subscribe:

TS-520_820_530_830-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Unsubscribe:

TS-520_820_530_830-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

List owner:

TS-520_820_530_830-owner@yahoogroups.com

 

The TS-520_820_530_830 Yahoo Group is a rig-specific list for the great line of Kenwood Amateur Radio transceivers.  They are the TS-520, TS-820, TS-530 and TS-830. These radios are similar in that they are "hybrid" rigs (tubes and transistors) and they share many circuits (and a few problems). All are welcome and all questions are cool, no matter how basic or complicated they may seem. Spamming the group is not allowed, but it's OK to share cool Ham-related links with the list. New members must be approved by the moderator. Attachments are not allowed to help prevent virii and trojans; if you want to share a file or pictures, log in to the group and upload them to the files or pictures section, or share them directly off-list. The other usual rules apply, no flaming, etc.

 

Group Email Addresses

KenwoodMics

Post message:

KenwoodMics@yahoogroups.com

Subscribe:

KenwoodMics-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Unsubscribe:

KenwoodMics-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

List owner:

KenwoodMics-owner@yahoogroups.com

 

The KenwoodMic Yahoo Group is here to cuss and discuss Kenwood amateur radio microphones, their uses, repair and wiring for other rigs. Kenwood mics are very popular and easy to find, and make great mics for just about every rig made.  Our other group, Amateur-repairs, had enough traffic concerning Kenwood microphones, that we just had to start YET ANOTHER GROUP.  To join, please enter a comment in the COMMENTS TO OWNER box and tell us your call sign, or that you are a radio enthusiast, or we won't let you in. This is just to keep the spammers out. OK? OK! Enjoy...

 

Group Email Addresses

HAMFTP

Post message:

HAMFTP@yahoogroups.com

Subscribe:

HAMFTP-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Unsubscribe:

HAMFTP-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

List owner:

HAMFTP-owner@yahoogroups.com

 

The HAMFTP Yahoo Group is here to assist Ham Radio operators and radio aficionados to use FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to transfer files and information more efficiently and to further the understanding of the workings of the Internet. Beginners are welcome. Please look under the FILES section and download the FTP FAQ, available in both WORD and RTF formats (try the latter if you don't have Microsoft WORD).

You will find the HAMFTP Yahoo Group most helpful in acquiring operators manuals, service manuals, etc. for Kenwood Products and other radios, test equipment, microphones, etc.  Theyl also share FTP sites and sources; see the LINKS section.

Consider this a good "launch point" for learning about FTP.

This group is for radio hobbyists only. You will need to provide the moderator's) with some indication of technical interest before you are admitted to membership. This is a restricted group to control SPAM. Your first few posts may be moderated; be patient when posting the first time or two.

 

 

GREAT repair shop! :)

I hear they have a great repair shop!
Have seen a lot of good repairs through this shop, owned by K0ZL and KB0HTC!
http://www.amateur-repairs.com

 

 

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