Kenwood TS 480 HX power

Discussion in 'Mobile Radio Systems' started by KG7CBJ, Sep 9, 2018.

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  1. K0BG

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    I said DYNAMIC power increase. When speaking in terms of SSB, the valleys in the speech are still at zero power level (ideally), but the peaks increased (in this case) by 3dB.
  2. AD7VB

    AD7VB Ham Member QRZ Page

    The other thing on the 480hx is as soon as you plug a tuner into the tuner control port the radio cuts back to 100 watts. I guess because Kenwood's tuner is only rated for that.

    You also don't need to run it at 200 anyway crank it back to a 100. Mine runs fine there.

    Still I think there are better options then the HX.
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  3. K0BG

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    Actually, it is because the tuner isn't robust enough to handle 200 watts, even PEP. Any number of other tuners can be plugged in, if indeed you really need one. In a mobile, you don't if you use a screwdriver type antenna.

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