D.Buska at ADVANTEST.COM
Fri Jun 8 12:19:53 EDT 2001
Like the TS-820 the 520S does have the AUX position, but it ain't easy putting a WARC band in. They
didn't add any tuned circuits around the AUX. Thus, the user has to add those components. As far
as I know Kenwood never published a document telling how to do it either. There was an article in an
old QST that showed how to do it on a TS-820. 10MHz is a little hard on the TS-820 and R-820's as
they use a 10MHz oscillator for the frequency counter. The potential for interference is pretty great,
but it could be done. The other two WARC band aren't to bad, but still it isn't a project for the meek. If
you want WARC look for the TS530 or TS830 which have those bands out-of-the-box.
I was considering adding on of the WARC bands to my R-820 receiver, but decided against it for
now. I already have other radios with the WARC bands and I really don't use them. Plus, with the
transceivers you have to modify the transmit sections too, which naturally isn't needed on my R-820.
On Fri, 8 Jun 2001 09:04:45 -0700, Robert Lawson wrote:
>Does the hybrid BA TS-520S transceiver have the capability of
>transmitting and receiving on the WARC bands, ie does it have an
>auxillary position(s) on the band switch for such whereby correct
>crystals could be installed?
>Thanks for your time and effort in advance.
>Robert WPE4FGR W4RL
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