When I first got my General I searched for my first rig. I did not know exactly what I wanted. I did like all the Kenwood line especially the TS-530 models since these were more in line with my budget. I really liked the TS-830 from what I read and what I was told by local hams.
I saved some money and started shopping. I bought my first rig in 2006, a Yaesu FT-101ZD. It did all I wanted. It was owned my one of my Elmers. It cost less than a Kenwood on line. Even though I like the FT I still wanted a Kenwood.
In 2010 a friend who also was in the same radio club where I belong decided to sell his Kenwood TS-830S. It only took me a few minutes to get to his house and try the radio. A trip to the house for the money and I had my start to my dream station, a TS-830S.
After I became familiar with using this radio I decided to buy some of the other accessories with the intent to complete the Kenwood station. I even hoped to get a TL-922.
I used this for SSB and CW with a straight key. I have several straight keys that I use including a twin to the one I am including in the sale.
Here are more photos:
|This is the entire station. The black objects in plastic bags are original Kenwood riser feet.|
|TS-830S with optional KB-1 knob. Not sure if it is a Kenwood or K4EAA.|
|Rear panel. Kenwood does not have a way to decode the serial number for date of manufacture.|
|Carrying handle is in great shape. Does not make the radio work any better. It does make it look better.|
|This is the scratch I mentioned in my for sale post on Ebay.|
|All the filters are installed and work properly.|
|AT-230 Top. There is a small scuff mark.|
More pictures are available on request via email showing output power.
I will also be listing more Kenwood amateur radio equipment as I have some duplicates of some of my equipment and some equipment not shown on the first photo.