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Old 13th Oct 2018, 6:00 pm   #1
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Default Kenwood TS130S

Hi everyone.

A mate of mine has a Kenwood TS130S.

He has his foundation licience and wants to use the rig.

Is there a way of turning down the rig to 10w output as at the moment it's doing around 100w.

I did have a look in the service manual and thought of turning down the finals

I know some people will say adjust RF Gain. But thats not good enough.

What are peoples thoughts. Is there a mod to turn it down.

Thanks Andy G6OHM
73 Andy G6OHM
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 2:09 am   #2
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Default Re: Kenwood TS130S

is it for ssb, fm , am or all?
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 9:17 am   #3
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Default Re: Kenwood TS130S

Most of the basic level models from Japan were also available as 10W models. They had different PA boards.

You could try to find a board, but it likely comes with a full radio.

The easiest option might be a licence upgrade Not said to be cute, but in terms of total effort.

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Default Re: Kenwood TS130S

TS130V would be the thing to find
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