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Kenwood TS-830

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by datsun66, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. datsun66

    datsun66 Active Member

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    Does anyone know if this radio can be coverted to 11 meters.


     

  2. Highlander_821

    Highlander_821 Amour d'Ecosse

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    It can, and it is very simple, and I even posted it on this board a few years ago. Then there was a slight pissing match with some guy named greg that charges hundreds of dollars to do an 11 meter mod to that radio.

    I have since then lost the file that contains the mod info (it only involves cutting 1 wire) I tried searching here, but I think that thread might have been lost when the forum software and ownership changed. Maybe Moleculo can poke around if he has the old forum backed up on disk somewhere....

    Good luck. I'll keep looking around and see if I can find a backup here somewhere, but I'm pretty sure I've lost it.
     
  3. Hamin' X

    Hamin' X Active Member

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    First let me say that I don't know if this works, but a little searching produced this:

    TS-830 11 Meter Mod

    Rich
     
  4. Hook948

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    Might try ModsDK. I believe they have a WARC mod that might work.
     
  5. Hamin' X

    Hamin' X Active Member

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    Maybe Highlander can tell you if this is the "cut wire mode that he was talking about.

    Again, I don't know if this works.

    Rich
     
  6. Highlander_821

    Highlander_821 Amour d'Ecosse

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    Nope. The one I had I think involved cutting the purple wire that was connected to a 6 wire plug that was associated with the PLL section. It caused the radio to operate on 11 meters, but with the display reading 2 MHZ high. In other words, you are talking to someone on 27.500, the display would read 29.500.

    I friend of mine in the Chicago area had one, and this mod worked for him. He installed a SPST switch on the wire to make the mod switchable.

    The WARC mod works, but doesn't give you 11 meters, or any other out-of-band access, AFAIK.
     
  7. Hamin' X

    Hamin' X Active Member

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    Yeah, I didn't think that just the WARC mod would give him 11 meters, but hey, it was one wire.

    Not much info out there, Datsun. Sorry we can't be of more service.

    Rich
     
  8. Beetle

    Beetle Sr. Member

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    Start cutting wires, one at a time, and see what happens.
     
  9. Highlander_821

    Highlander_821 Amour d'Ecosse

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    Probably not a good idea, lol.

    But I am increasingly confident that my recollection is correct. If you can locate a 6 wire plug near the PLL section, and it has a purple wire, you might be good to go.

    But I'm not 100 percent sure.....
     
  10. Geekster

    Geekster Active Member

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    Reminds me of the Hollywood last minute--save your hide--cut the red--or--purple wire or she blows scenario.

    Go ahead and cut the wire, you can always solder it together.

    ;)
     
  11. Dealer

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    Is there more than one way to do something ? YOU BET
    Is there more than one way to do it right ? sometimes..

    I, like many others searched for a simple and easy way
    to convert my beloved TS 530 to eleven meters and not
    butcher it.
    I wanted the display correct and I wanted it fully aligned
    and working to perfection.

    I introduced Greg to the forum many years ago when only
    a few like Doc proclaimed their faith as a ham.

    Not to make anyone mad as I hold no grudge towards anyone
    at this site.

    Greg was not ready for the way he was treated and as such
    responded to a member in a way that he should not have done.

    Who of us are perfect ?? :roll: beside Myself @ Doc :LOL:

    It is up to you to decide if what he charges is worthwhile to
    you.
    I have never been sorry about having mine modified along
    with the other mods.

    I don`t believe I have had the pleasure to Dx with you as yet
    but with those that I have had from the Home Base, and the
    North Texas Portable I will let that be my recomendation.

    ESP < Electronic Service Pros>
    http://www.D104mods.com

    Greg Weremey N1JFE xtra class operator
    e-mail esprepair@comcast.net
    Ph. 508 432 8831

    Best Regards,
    John
    KD5WJY
     
  12. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator
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    waving dealer :) :)
     
  13. datsun66

    datsun66 Active Member

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    Thx for all of the help on this. I bought a FT101EX and it is in great shape for the age with gust a few problems that a good alignment would't cure. It came with two 11 meter crystals in it which I pulled and I will have to order the 10A crystal.
    I will be looking out for a Kenwood TS830 to add to me shack.
    Great radios. ( HI MOLE ). :rknrl
    KE7KPB
    CDX1143
    AK2143
     
  14. C W Morse

    C W Morse Active Member

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    :D :p
     
  15. datsun66

    datsun66 Active Member

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    Touch the grid caps and keydown to get a real buzz :naughty
     

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