My antenna farm, if you can call it that, sports a Cushcraft R7000 vertical antenna. I have the original version of the antenna which was manufactured in the 1990’s until a modified design was produced.
At around the same time, MFJ acquired the Cushcraft company and continues to manufacture and sell antennas under the Cushcraft brand.
As standard the Kenwood TS-2000 is shipped with an amber display, while the backlights for the keys are green in colour. This how-to shows you how to change the amber display to almost any colour you want. Colour options are only limited by the LED’s available.
As with any mod or repair, if you’re not confident working with SMD components, don’t attempt the work, making a mistake could result in a ruined radio. Doing this mod will void any warranty you have.
The Kenwood TS-2000 is an all band HF/VHF/UHF transceiver with exceptional features and versatility. Wide band Main HF reception includes: 30 kHz-60 MHz. On VHF/UHF you get 142-152MHz and 420-450MHz. The rig appears menu intensive, but really isn’t and working through the menu is not a huge chore. Many are set and forget. Most needed features are on buttons or knobs, with a number of the buttons accessing a secondary function via the “Function” key.
Receive audio is quite good and pleasant, not at all tiring, while the DSP is very functional and easy to use and can cut out nearby signals fairly well. The filters are adjustable very simply by a quick turn of either the high or low cut knobs on the front panel.