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Kenwood TRC-80

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by G1UTS, Dec 29, 2009.

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  1. G1UTS

    G1UTS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi wonder if anyone out there is good enough to help me out i purchased a TRC-80 by Kenwood and it has no backup battery it has been taken out !!!!
    and the manual i have for it on disk only mentions what it controls .
    so if possible i need to know what type of back up battery is required.
    the number on it
    the voltage

    must say this is the first time in all the years on i have needed your help this is a very fine site with lots to do on it and is a very well set up site.
    Thanking you all that respond .
    Take care
  2. M3HKU

    M3HKU Ham Member QRZ Page


    Not sure if there is anything in the service manual but i have shown a link to it below, incase you do not have it.

    Looks like the kenwood part number is W09-0515-05

    A replacement part from is i got this information from here

    And finally an option in the uk maybe CR2430 , 3v 280mah

    I maybe be wrong but i followed the google trail ha ha ha

    Last edited: Dec 29, 2009
  3. G1UTS

    G1UTS Ham Member QRZ Page

    reply to sam

    Hi sam. thanks for the info just having a quick look lots of pages to go through so will take some time thanks for taking the time. the sites you gave me look good
    Many thanks
  4. W9GB

    W9GB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I do not believe that this specific Kenwood HF radio model sold in North American market.
    Sanyo CR2430-P1-2 Coin Cell Battery with Leads 270 mAh

    BTW, check with Mouser, but you may NOT be able to have that Sanyo battery shipped to UK.

    Photo of TRC-80 radio

    TK-80 (TRC-80) HF SSB Radiotelephone transceiver, SSB/CW/FSK 100W,
    AM 25W, 80 ch memory, large LCD display, 13.6 VDC, included Owner's Manual, DC cable, microphone, fuses.

    RX: 500 kHz to 30 MHz, TX: 1.8 MHz to 30 MHz, adjustable RF power output, clarifier, VOX,
    Data Mode, CW full and semi break-in, optional internal or external antenna tuner,
    optional selective call system.

    These radios usually used Lithium Coin Cells WITH Solder Tabs (that varied between models).
    Your UK Panasonic or Sanyo distributors or dealers should have the appropriate lithium cell.

    In the States (USA), if the specific lithium cell is no longer offered by Kenwood,
    we have hundreds of Batteries Plus retail outlets.
    They have the equipment in their stores to "spot weld" appropriate solder tabs to the cell.

    Panasonic lithium coin cells


    BTW, the Kenwood Appliance division also makes a TRC-80 Coffee Maker ...
    now that is an interesting combination!

    Last edited: Dec 30, 2009
  5. G1UTS

    G1UTS Ham Member QRZ Page

    W9GB ref TRC-80

    thank you for the infomation. and all the links for various sites.
    i will have a look around at them.
    thnks for taking the time for putting so much info on whats available .
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