Kenwood TS-850 S/AT

Kenwood TS-850SATThe radio I was using is a Kenwood TS-850S with the optional automatic antenna tuner (ATU) fitted.

I purchased this radio for a bargain price with a minor, but common, fault; this being very low received audio volume.

Once I had got the radio home and on the workbench I set about the repair and very soon the radio was back in good health once again.

While it was apart I replaced the lithium memory back-up battery as these have a well known problem with leaking causing damage to the PCB, I also noticed it has been fitted with the optional filters, happy days!

The Kenwood is a very capable radio and can transmit from 160m to 10m producing up to 100 watts of RF power, and has general coverage reception from 30KHz to 30.000MHz.

Over the years of owning the Kenwood, I have had to perform minor repairs to keep the old girl alive. I have to say, for a 30+ year old radio, this is still a fantastic radio to use.

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