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.
Being able to monitor VHF/UHF FM on the second receiver while on HF is nice and as a bonus, the VHF / UHF sub-bands can receive the AM aircraft band as well as various other bands.
The satellite function make light work of tracking satellites by using both the main and sub receivers in tracked mode. This mode allows the frequency on the main receiver to increase while the sub receiver decreases by the same amount (or vice-versa) to allow for the Doppler shift when working through a satellite.