WDX Club Coordinator
- Nov 5, 2008
I'm thinking about getting one to replace my 257 in the mobile. How are these in the mobile?? Any truly worthwhile mods for them??
The TS-50s is a good radio. Good receiver and very pleasant audio. The only real downside I have found with mine (and others have the same issue) is theI'm thinking about getting one to replace my 257 in the mobile. How are these in the mobile?? Any truly worthwhile mods for them??
The TS-50s is a good radio. Good receiver and very pleasant audio. The only real downside I have found with mine (and others have the same issue) is the
Noise Blanker is completely ineffective. If you have a vehicle that you are unable to track down RFI problems, the Noise Blanker on the TS-50 won't help you at all.
And yes, there are mods out there to expand the transmit range. But, personally, it's really not worth it. If you are thinking of using it as an all band
radio including CB, don't bother. The AM quality is not that great compared to even a Cobra 29 CB. And if you are interested in the "Audio Monster" stuff, the TS-50 won't be it. SSB audio is great.
I picked up a TS-50s at a good price a couple of years ago. It had been modded but, I don't use it for CB. If you can find one at a good price and you have a quiet (RFI wise) place/vehicle to use it in, then go for it.
Very tough and dependable radios.
Mind sharing those settings? I've tried just about everything I can find in the manual and have yet to find anything that seems to help. Especially close in.The TS-50 sounds fine on AM as long as you have settings adjusted properly.
It will work Ok, on CB, but not very well close in. The one I have was already modded and I played around with it with the idea that I could use it for both CB and amateur radio. But, that just didn't work out well. Ended up with separate radios instead. Much happier and having more fun. (CB is for work, I drive a big truck ............rock hauler in the oil field and we need a CB for rock crushers and on job sites. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't have one)Trucker,
I planned to open it up for tx for alittle cb during my drives back and forth to work, but used more for mobile hf as well as a trek into a few spots where power would be an atv. Also for field day ect.
It's been much too long since I had the TS-50, I don't remember if it has speach compression or not. I've found that any Kenwood radio needs very little if any compression to sound good. If you use it, just barely turn it on. Other wise it's too much.
Not sure what you are asking? This is a twelve year old thread.How to extend the 7.000 MHz on 7.200Mhz?