Good rig ID, Mike. Yes the TS-830S was a fine rig.
And it looks like his mic is the MC-60A.
You have to wonder about the wisdom of running
even 100 Watts into the MFJ loop while sitting
that close to it.
73, Phil W7OX
On 9/16/16 6:46 PM, Mike Morrow wrote:
It looks nothing like an "ancient Yaesu"...because is a Kenwood TS-830S,
introduced in 1980. To this day it's one of the best hybrid-design ham transceivers ever
made. It has two S2001A (equivalent to 6146B) tubes in the PA for 220 W PEP SSB, 180 W
CW. Ham bands (including WARC) only. Gotta love a rig with PA PLATE and LOAD controls.
Still...what QST editor confused the TS-830S with a KX3, or any other all-solid
state rig made since 1983? My guess is some youngster who doesn't know that
rigs like this with vacuum tubes ever existed. :-)
Mike / KK5F
...From the photo it looks like an ancient Yaesu.
Perhaps it was a very early pre-production model, before they had finished
miniaturizing it sufficiently :-)
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