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Re: Kenwood TS-830S Hybrid Solid State + Hollow State
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2012, 10:44:55 AM »
One day I'd love to get some old tube radios...  Like I had when I was a novice around 1966

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Do tell! What rig/rigs were you running back then?
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Re: Kenwood TS-830S Hybrid Solid State + Hollow State
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2012, 01:58:04 PM »
One day I'd love to get some old tube radios...  Like I had when I was a novice around 1966

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Do tell! What rig/rigs were you running back then?

What I need to do is to grab an old picture of me at my radios and then I'd remember.

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Re: Kenwood TS-830S Hybrid Solid State + Hollow State
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2012, 01:42:13 AM »
Time to put up some shelving! An AT-230 antenna tuner followed me home today from a local hamfest. Bench is getting crowded.  :)
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Re: Kenwood TS-830S Hybrid Solid State + Hollow State
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2012, 02:08:30 AM »
A look under the covers of the AT-230 tuner.
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Re: Kenwood TS-830S Hybrid Solid State + Hollow State
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2012, 04:04:41 AM »
Double vision? How about triple vision?! Yet another TS-830S followed me home last weekend.  :) No issues so far. Been running it all week long. OK, that's it until I give the sick one on the bottom of the pile some attention! ;D
I got the deluxe kit, it had a solar cell and a meter.

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Re: Kenwood TS-830S Hybrid Solid State + Hollow State
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2012, 04:51:50 AM »
Double vision? How about triple vision?! Yet another TS-830S followed me home last weekend.  :) No issues so far. Been running it all week long. OK, that's it until I give the sick one on the bottom of the pile some attention! ;D


You got enough antennas for each of your children ?
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Re: Kenwood TS-830S Hybrid Solid State + Hollow State
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2012, 05:02:19 AM »
Double vision? How about triple vision?! Yet another TS-830S followed me home last weekend.  :) No issues so far. Been running it all week long. OK, that's it until I give the sick one on the bottom of the pile some attention! ;D


You got enough antennas for each of your children ?

They have to learn how to share......
I got the deluxe kit, it had a solar cell and a meter.

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Re: Kenwood TS-830S Hybrid Solid State + Hollow State
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2012, 07:16:24 PM »
Double vision? How about triple vision?! Yet another TS-830S followed me home last weekend.  :) No issues so far. Been running it all week long. OK, that's it until I give the sick one on the bottom of the pile some attention! ;D


You got enough antennas for each of your children ?

They have to learn how to share......

Ahh yes.  A Tri-Plexor  ??  Don't know if you can transmit on more than one at a time with one of those though.

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Re: Kenwood TS-830S Hybrid Solid State + Hollow State
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2012, 04:00:19 AM »
Double vision? How about triple vision?! Yet another TS-830S followed me home last weekend.  :) No issues so far. Been running it all week long. OK, that's it until I give the sick one on the bottom of the pile some attention! ;D


You got enough antennas for each of your children ?

They have to learn how to share......

Ahh yes.  A Tri-Plexor  ??  Don't know if you can transmit on more than one at a time with one of those though.

Hybrid RF combiner. Frequency range is limited compared to a resistive combiner but the loss is much lower. All on VOX so when contesting I can get three contacts per call on three different frequency's within the same band. Big time saver!  :)
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Re: Kenwood TS-830S Hybrid Solid State + Hollow State
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2017, 06:58:54 PM »
Kenwood ad from 1981 showing entire station minus the scope/monitor and mic.

what? no 922 linear? :(

Hey Neil! It took me over 5 years....but.....A TL-922A is now in the shack and the Hybrid station is for all intents and purposes...Complete! :)

Snagged it a few days ago at a local Hamfest for much less than they go for on epay. Near mint condition and shows no signs of hard use and or abuse. :) Pics? Nobody ever wants any pics.......


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Re: Kenwood TS-830S Hybrid Solid State + Hollow State
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2017, 07:03:09 PM »
More pics....

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Re: Kenwood TS-830S Hybrid Solid State + Hollow State
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2017, 07:06:07 PM »
And a few more....

Tubes are the original Eimac 3-500's with date codes from 1985. Amp was sold new May of 1986 to a Ham local here in Seattle.
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Re: Kenwood TS-830S Hybrid Solid State + Hollow State
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2017, 07:37:54 PM »
Front and rear.
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Re: Kenwood TS-830S Hybrid Solid State + Hollow State
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2017, 02:49:46 AM »
All the little Kenny's back together again. :)
I got the deluxe kit, it had a solar cell and a meter.