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Meet The Family

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by KD8HMO, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. KD8HMO

    KD8HMO Sr. Member

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    Just got my radio room painted and new carpet today. Now I can order the new corner cubicle desk that I want. I was moving stuff around and snapped a pic of the family.
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  2. undertaker

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    All I can say is WOW!!!! very nice..
     
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  3. OldTech03

    OldTech03 Active Member

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    What's there names?
     
  4. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Looks like a 520S an 820S and an 830S along with the SM-2 station monitor. I have the 520S and the 820S along with the matching external VFOs and speaker.
     
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  5. OldTech03

    OldTech03 Active Member

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    Yea but what are the names? they are supposed to be family which one is Johnny and which one is Joe oh and Mary. LOL sorry that is sadly un-funny..
     
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  6. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    New rigs are cute but the ones that glow are the best.
     
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  7. KD8HMO

    KD8HMO Sr. Member

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    The 520S was my first rig. The 530S was a fried mess that was headed to the dumpster. It was totally reworked board by board by N6WK. He even repainted the covers and found a mint front panel for it. I found the 820S on EBay cheap. It wasn't transmitting but was minty clean. It had a minor problem in the tube heater circuit. Easy fix and both the 520S and 820S were refurbished by hamrepair.com.
     
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  8. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    At least the driver and finals in all those members of the Kenwood family glow.
     
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  9. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Ahh CK you know the dials glow, the meter glows...
     
  10. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Well yes but they do that on plastic solid state radios too. LOL
     
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  11. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Yes but not with the same reverence.
     
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  12. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Agreed butwhen talking about rigs glowing I personally discount meters etc and just go for the hollow state devices.
     
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  13. 2RT307

    2RT307 Sr. Member

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    Love those Kenwoods! I have a TS-520 and TS-830S. You have some beauties!

    73,
    Brett
     
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  14. JakeLeg

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    Nice gear, man!
     
  15. N0NB

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    Nice!

    I had a TS-830S for about 20 years and foolishly sold it. I had an SM-220 and VFO-230 to go with it at one time. I had a TS-820S for a short time. Then a few years ago I bought a clean TS-520SE off eBay. Since then I've gotten an MC-50 microphone for it (the third one I've owned), the DG-5 display, and an Autek audio filter. I think I'll keep the 'SE for a while. :)
     

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