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Offline KI4RVH

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« on: April 03, 2008, 10:54:06 PM »
I got a new to me radio today.  I got a Kenwood TS-430S.  Its a 1980s vintage radio.  A friend had it for sale for a good price and I just couldn\'t resist.  It looks real good and has the SSB filter in it.  I got good audio reports on 10 meters.  I will get my trans match hooked up to it tomorrow and try it on some other bands.  

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Chris

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008, 02:36:31 PM »
Nice...


I have the exact same radio right now. My granpda is loaning it to me so I can sell my 706 then get a 746PRO.

I guess we\'ll both be learning about this radio at the same time.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2008, 03:51:21 PM »
Hey, nice rig. Has the built in tuner?

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008, 12:20:45 AM »
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Hey, nice rig. Has the built in tuner?


No tuner.  I have to use an external tuner or resonant wire.  My TS-2000 has an internal tuner and has me spoiled.  I\'ve had a lot of fun with it.  I didn\'t really need another radio but it was a good deal and I like Kenwood stuff.

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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2008, 12:23:17 AM »
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Nice...


I have the exact same radio right now. My granpda is loaning it to me so I can sell my 706 then get a 746PRO.

I guess we\'ll both be learning about this radio at the same time.


The thing has really good ears for an 80s rig.  I really like it.  I\'ve had fun with this one.  Hope you have fun with your loaner.

73

Chris