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Kenwood TS-480SAT
160-6 meters 100W

Kenwood TS-480HX
160-6 meters 200W

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Kenwood TS480SAT

  • 160-6 meters
  • Electronic Memory Keyer
  • 100 Alpha Memories
  • 100 Watts Output (200 on HX)
  • Wide-Narrow Deviation
  • Remote head

The KenwoodŽ TS-480SAT is an all mode HF plus 6 meter amateur transceiver. It features AF digital signal processing on both receive and transmit. A quad-mixer provides receiver dynamic range equivalent to that of the TS-950 class. Receive coverage is 500 kHz (30 kHz VFO) to 60 MHz and direct frequency keypad entry is supported. The stand-alone LCD control panel features its own speaker and be placed up to 16 feet away from the main unit. This radio features attractive back lighting of the display and the controls! The supplied tabletop panel brackets is convenient for base use. 100 Alphanumeric memories are available and multiple scan functions are supported including:  program scan, VFO scan, memory scan, group scan, subtone scan and CTCSS scan. The TS-480SAT can transmit 100 watts (5 watt minimum RF output for QRP work). Many operational parameters can be set to your operating preferences via the menu system. Up to two optional IF filters may be added. It comes with an Up/Down hand mic that has a modular plug. ARCP-480 and ARHP-10 control software downloads are available free from

Note:  The TS-480HX is similar, but provides 200 watts (100 on 6 meters) and does not have the built-in antenna tuner. The rear panel of the TS-480HX has dual fans and dual DC inputs.

Order # Photo Item Description List Price Your Price Order
  HS-6 HS-6 Light weight communications headphones with ¼ inch mono plug. Includes a pair of spare ear pads. 100 - 10000 Hz response. Only 4 ounces. 12.5 ohm Discontinued
  LF-30A LF-30A Low pass filter (for TS-480SAT only). Discontinued
  MB-480 MB-480 Portable bracket for faceplate and body, with carry handle. INFO Discontinued
  MC-43S MC-43S Hand mic (8 pin). Requires MJ-88. Not in stock
   MC-60A MC-60A A deluxe desk mic with preamp (8 pin). Requires MJ-88.
Click here for more info in mic section.
Not in stock
  Kenwood MJ88 MJ-88 Modular to 8 pin microphone plug adapter. Not in stock
  Kenwood PG4Z PG-4Z Panel extension kit 13.1 feet (4m). Not Currently Stocked
  PS53 PS-53 Heavy duty power supply delivers 13 VDC at 22.5 Amps.
Two are required for TS-480HX. INFO
  Kenwood PS60 PS-60 Heavy duty power supply delivers 13 VDC at 22.5 Amps.
Darker color than TS-480. Two are required for TS-480HX. INFO
Not in stock
  Kenwood SO3 SO-3 High stability temperature compensated crystal oscillator. Includes an alignment tool. Requires soldering. Discontinued
#0692 SP23 SP-23 Add this all metal matching speaker for improved fidelity and clarity. With flip-out tilt bar. It has a 3 inch (77 mm) speaker element rated to 1 watt with a 300 to 5000 Hz response. 8 ohms 4.8 x 3.75 x 9.25 inches $121.30 $88.98 Order
  SP50 SP-50B Add this mobile speaker for improved fidelity and clarity. Has 3 inch 8 ohm speaker with frequency response: 300 to 4000 Hz. Size: 5 x 3.4 x 1.5 inches Discontinued
  Kenwood VGS1 VGS1 Vocal confirmation of frequency. Record/playback of received or transmitted signals. Click here for more info. Not in stock
  Kenwood YF-107C YF-107C 500 Hz CW Filter [Soldering required]. Not in stock
    YF-107CN 270 Hz CW Filter [Soldering required]. Not in stock
   ARC119 ARC119 Associated DC Adapter Power Adapter cable 4 inch. Converts 4 to 6 pin. (Not a Kenwood product). VIEW Not in stock

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