HF/6m Base/Mobile Transceiver (100 Watts/Built-In ATU)  

Key Features 

100 Watt RF Output and Built-In ATU

16-Bit AF DSP and Equalization - TX/RX

Separate LCD Control Head with Built-In Speaker, ideal for mobile installation

Continuous RX - 30 kHz to 60 MHz

Built-In PSK31 Compatibility

Built-In Computer COM Port

Built-In CW Auto-Tune Function

Optional Mechanical IF Filters

Supplied With 

Cable Yes, Head to body cables - 1 x 4m and 1 x 20cm

D.C. Cable Yes

Fuse Yes, 1 x 25 Amps and 1 x 4 Amps

Instruction Manual Yes, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish & Dutch

Line Filter Yes, 1 filter

Microphone Yes, MC-43S-style

Mounting Bracket Yes, Mobile, base and portables brackets

Plugs Yes, 1 x 6-pin mini-DIN and 1 x 8-pin mini-DIN

Screw Set Yes

Amateur Radio General Features 

1750 Hz Tone Burst Function. Yes

2 Beat Cancellation Modes (SSB/AM) BC1/BC2 Modes

2 Noise Reduction Functions Yes

AF DSP with 100 MHz Clock Rate Yes

All Mode Squelch Function Yes

Antenna Socket 2 x SO-239 on flying leads

Attenuator Yes

Auto Power Off Yes

COM Port - D-sub 9-pin Yes

Connector for External ATU Yes

Connector for Remote/Linear Amp Yes

CTCSS Encoder/Decoder Yes, 42 EIA Tones

CW Key Socket Yes, 1 x 3.5mm for Straight Key

1 x 3.5mm for Paddle/External Keyer

Data Connection for External TNC Yes

Digital Noise Limiter Yes

Direct Frequency Entry Yes

Front Panel KeyPad Yes

FSK Reverse Mode Yes

High Frequency Stability Yes

Illuminated Front Panel Keys Yes

Internal VOX Yes

Key Beep On/Off Yes

Key Lock Yes

Large Amber-coloured Backlit LCD Display Yes

Loudspeaker Socket 3.5 mm

Memory Channel Lock-out Yes

Memory Channels with Alpha-tagging 100 Memory Channels

Menu System for individual set-up Yes

Microphone Socket RJ-45

MR-Shift Yes

Multiple Scan Functions Yes

Optional IF Filters Yes

Packet Cluster Tune (with TM-D700E) Yes

PC Programmable Memories Yes

PC Radio Control Program Yes

Programmable Function Key Yes

PSK31 Compatible Yes

Quad-Mixer for improved RX performance Yes

Receiver Hi-cut/Lo-cut DSP Slope Filters Yes

Receiver Noise Blanker Yes

Remote Operation via the Internet With Free Kenwood Software (Broadband connection recommended)

RF Gain Control Yes

Selectable Squelch Configuration Yes

Separate LCD Control Head with Built-in Speaker Yes

Speech Processor Yes

Supplied with "Head to body" one piece bracket Yes

Time-Out Timer Yes

Transfer-Set (TF-Set) Function Yes

Transverter Display Function Yes

TX Functions Speech Processor (Adjustable In/Out Levels). Changeable TX Filter Bandwidth. TX Audio Monitor. TX DSP Equalizer. VOX (Adjustable Gain and Delay Time settings). MIC Gain Control. CAR Level Setting. Adjustable Power Output.

TX/RX Equalizer Yes

Wide/Narrow Deviation Selection Yes

Amateur HF Specifications 

HF Output Power 100 W SSB/FM/CW/FSK, 25 W AM

50 MHz RF Output Power 100 W SSB/FM/CW/FSK, 25 W AM

5 W Minimum Output for QRP operation Yes

Antenna Impedance - 50 Ohm Yes

Audio Output Power More than 2 W (8 Ohm, 10% distortion)

Current Drain (approx.) 41 A at 200 W (2 x 20.5 A feed)

DC Power Requirements 13.8 V ± 15%

Frequency Stability Main Unit = within ± 5ppm -20 °C to +60 °C

Microphone Impedance - 600 Ohm Yes

Modes SSB (J3E), CW (A1A), FSK (F1B), FM (F3E), AM (A3E)

Operating Temperature Range -20 °C to + 60 °C

Receiver Beat Elimination More than 40 dB

Receiver Circuitry SSB/CW/AM/FSK = Double Superheterodyne. FM = Triple Superheterodyne

Receiver Frequency Range 30 kHz to 60 MHz

Receiver IF Rejection Ratio More than 70 dB

Receiver Image Rejection Ratio More than 70 dB

Receiver Intermediate Frequency - 1st/2nd/3rd IF 73.095 kHz/10.695 kHz/455 kHz (FM only)

Receiver Selectivity SSB/CW/FSK = more than 2.4 kHz at -6 dB 

AM = more than 5.0 kHz at -6 dB 

FM = more than 12.0 kHz at -6 dB

Receiver Sensitivity - 0.5 - 1.705 MHz SSB/CW/FSK - less than 4 µV, 

AM - less than 31.6 µV

Receiver Sensitivity - 1.705 - 24.5 MHz SSB/CW/FSK - less than 0.2 µV, 

AM - less than 2 µV

Receiver Sensitivity - 24.5 - 30 MHz SSB/CW/FSK - less than 0.13 µV, 

AM - less than 1.3 µV

Receiver Sensitivity - 28 - 30 MHz (FM) Less than 0.22 µV (12 dB SINAD)

Receiver Sensitivity - 50 - 54 MHz SSB/CW/FSK - less than 0.13 µV, 

AM - less than 1.3 µV

Receiver Squelch Sensitivity SSB/CW/FSK/AM = less than 18 µV (0.5 -1.705 MHz), less than 1.8 µV (1.8 - 30 MHz), Less than 1.1 µV (50 - 54 MHz) 

FM = less than 0.2 µV (28 - 30 MHz - 50 - 54 MHz)

RIT Frequency Range ± 9.99 kHz

Transmitter Carrier Supression More than 40 dB

Transmitter Frequency Range 1.81 - 2.0 MHz/3.5 - 3.8 MHz/7.0 - 7.2 MHz/10.1 - 10.15 MHz/14.0 - 14.35 MHz/18.068 - 18.168 MHz/21.0 - 21.45 MHz/24.89 - 24.99 MHz/28.0 - 29.7 MHz/50 - 52 MHz

Transmitter Frequency Response 400 Hz - 2600 Hz (within -6 dB)

Transmitter Maximum Frequency Deviation Wide/Narrow = less than ± 5 kHz/2.5 kHz

Transmitter Modulation SSB/FM/AM = Balanced/Phase/Low Power

Transmitter Spurious Radiation HF = less than -50 dB

Transmitter Spurious Radiation - 50 MHz Less than - 60 dB

Transmitter Unwanted Sideband Supression More than 40dB

XIT Frequency Range ± 9.99 kHz

Dimensions - Main Unit W x H x D = 179 x 61 x 258 mm without projections

Dimensions - Head Unit W x H x D = 180 x 75 x 37 mm without projections

Weight - Head Unit 0.5 kg

Weight - Main Unit 3.2 kg

CW Features 

Auto-Weighting, with adjustable manual fixed ratios Yes

Built-In Memory Keyer Yes, Adjustable keying speeds from 10 - 60 wpm. Bug-Key function. 3 x 50-character memories with auto-repeat and interrupt functions.

CW Autotransmit Yes

CW Autotune Yes

CW Pitch Control Yes, Adjustable from 400 Hz - 1000 Hz

CW-Reverse Mode Yes

Full Break-In/Semi Break-In Yes, Adjustable from 50 ms - 1000 ms

Microphone Paddle Mode Yes

Paddle Reverse Function Yes

Side Tone Monitor Yes, With 10-step volume control

Terminal for CW paddle key Yes

Terminal for straight key/external electronic keyer Yes


Optional IF Filters Yes

Temperature-controlled Crystal Oscillator Yes

Voice Guide & Storage Module Yes


  • Product Code: TS-480SAT
  • Availability: In Stock

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