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TS-2000

MAIN FEATURES

  1. All-mode multi-bander: HF/50/144/430/1200MHz* in one compact rig offering 100W output (HF/50/144MHz) ideal for both base station use and mobile operation.
    *With optional UT-20 1200MHz all-mode unit. The UT-20 can only be installed by a qualified technician;
    do not attempt to install it yourself.
  2. Black box version: The TS-B2000 can be used exclusively for computer control or in a vehicle with an optional remote head.

TS-B2000

  1. Dual-channel receive: Featuring an all-mode multi-band transceiver (with satellite mode) plus a sub 144/430MHz FM/AM receiver, so two frequencies (HF/50/144/430/1200*MHz: ALL MODE + 144/430MHz: FM/AM) can be received simultaneously, even on the same band (144/430MHz).
  2. *With optional RC-20001200MHz all-mode unit

  3. Digital signal processing: IF-DSP (main band) combines with AF-DSP (sub band) to provide precision filtering and interference reduction.
  4. Satellite communications: Main-band circuits are used for satellite mode, which thus benefits from IF DSP.
  5. Striking design: With its large amber LCD and backlit keys, the distinctive front panel of the TS-2000 improves operating ease.
  6. High-speed processing: Superior performance is assured with two 16-bit DSP chips, double-precision computing and CPU speed of 100MHz clock, plus 24-bit A/D and D/A converters.
  7. High frequency stability: Built-in TCXO offers professional performance 0.5ppm* (-10~+50C).
    *Main-band SSB, CW, FSK, AM modes only.
  8. Other features include a mobile controller and radio control software (both options), built-in auto antenna tuner, packet cluster tune, and an antenna terminal dedicated to HF low-band reception.

IF Digital Signal Processing

The TS-2000/B2000 is serious about digital signal processing. Kenwoods advanced digital technology converts analogue waveforms into digital data in real-time, enabling such digital processing as IF filtering, slope tune, auto notch and AGC. IF-stage DSP on main-band transmit and receive including V/UHF bands allows the greatest range of control and unprecedented performance.

IF-stage DSP means that the TS-2000/B2000 offers significantly lower distortion and higher quality detection in all modes. (FM: digital AF filter)

There is no need to purchase optional filters: digital IF filters are available for each mode (FM: digital AF filter), offering performance superior to anything possible with analogue circuitry. When operating in SSB/FM/AM modes, this digital filtering enables both high- and low-cut frequency variance. Employing slope tune, you can thus cut out noise with minimal effect on sound quality. In AM mode, the high-cut frequency can reduce interference by controlling the IF pass bandwidth useful for receiving short-wave broadcasts. In CW mode, the WIDTH function is supplemented by centre frequency shift, allowing adjacent signal interference to be tuned out. This WIDTH function also provides noise reduction capabilities in FSK with 4 steps available: 250, 500, 1000 and 1500Hz. And thanks to AF-stage DSP, independent control of high-cut and low-cut frequencies (12 steps each) provides slope tune capability in FM as well.

Since it is working with a digital signal, IF Auto Notch (main band, SSB mode) can provide extremely sharp filtering of carrier frequencies from broadcast and continuous beat sources. The interfering beat is removed far more accurately than in conventional analogue systems, and Auto Notch will even track changes in the beat signal (tracking speed can be varied in 5 steps).

The digital AGC circuit (main band only) delivers very fast release characteristics, surpassing even the best analogue designs. You can select a custom release time (20 steps) for each mode, except FM.

AF Digital Signal Processing

DSP is also executed at the AF stage, offering Beat Cancel and CW Auto Tune functions. It also enables you to achieve remarkable noise reduction and apply custom enhancements to your transmitted voice.

Automatic Beat Cancel, available for the main band (SSB and AM modes), immediately eliminates multiple beats interfering with a desired signal. It works well in combination with IF Auto-Notch (SSB).

A new Manual Beat Cancel function, which operates as a manual AF notch, can be used in all modes though it is particularly effective in CW.

You no longer have to adjust the VFO while operating on CW CW Auto Tune does it for you automatically by adjusting the VFO to your preset pitch at the touch of a button.

There are 2 types of noise reduction: LEM (NR1) and SPAC (NR2). LEM (Line Enhancer Method) available for all modes on the main band and FM/AM on the sub band automatically forms a filter shape around the target signal for a custom, dynamic noise reduction capability. The degree of enhancement can also be set manually for main-band use. The SPAC (Speech Processing/Auto Correlation) function utilizes a special statistical/correlation algorithm to pull out weak signals that are buried deep in noise. Although available for all modes on the main band, its especially useful for tough CW conditions. The correlation time setting can be adjusted in 10 steps between 2ms and 20ms.

You have 3 ways to tailor audio quality with DSP: the TX/RX equalizer (SSB/FM/AM), TX filter bandwidth (SSB/AM), and speech processor (SSB/FM/AM). The TX/RX equalizer offers 4 frequency response settings on SSB, FM and AM: high boost for improved clarity, formant pass to minimize extraneous sounds, bass boost for stronger sound, and conventional mode for an analogue sound. On SSB and AM transmit you can choose between 6 TX filter bandwidth settings according to your microphone and operating requirements. The speech processor works across three bands (SSB, FM and AM) for high compression and minimal distortion.

Expanded Power and Performance

The simple 2-chip TNC is compliant with the AX.25 protocol for DX cluster tune. DX cluster information received on the sub band is not just displayed on the LCD, it can also be used for instantly setting up the main band frequency to cluster information.

Up to 10 items can be stored in memory.

Provision of main and sub bands enables dual-channel watch. This all-mode multi-bander can simultaneously receive two frequencies, even on the same band, allowing such combinations as HF+V/UHF, VHF+VHF, UHF+UHF and VHF+UHF (the sub band is used exclusively for 144/430MHz reception on FM/AM). This means, for instance, that you can pick up local information on V/UHF while operating HF on the main band.

Satellite operations are enhanced with the IF DSP, 10 dedicated memory channels, Doppler effect frequency adjustment (manual) and the ability to choose either normal or reverse shift for the trace.

This transceiver is the perfect choice for contesting, mobiling and FSK applications, delivering up to 100 (AM: 25) watts on HF/50/144MHz bands. Output is 50 (AM: 12.5) watts on the 430MHz band, and 10 (AM: 2.5) watts on 1200MHz.* But theres more than just power: the built-in TCXO ensures excellent frequency stability 0.5ppm (except in FM mode).

*Minimum output is 5 watts for HF/50/144/430MHz bands, 1 watt for 1200MHz .

In addition to the new Auto Tune function, there is a full range of CW features. The full/semi break-in switching and delay time settings are fully adjustable. In semi break-in the delay time between key release and active receive mode can be set for between 50ms and 1000ms. When using VOX operation the delay time can be set for between 150ms and 3000ms. Other CW features include pitch control (400-1000Hz), side tone monitor with 10-step volume setting, DSP-based rise time adjustment, and CW reverse mode.

When operating in FSK mode, you can select shift frequencies (170, 200, 425 and 850Hz) and switch both KEY polarity and Hi/Low tones to suit your RTTY device. Additionally, the FSK reverse function lets you match transmission methods to the other party if necessary, for example changing the BFO frequency from LSB (normal) to USB (reverse).

As well as switchable Narrow/Wide deviation modes, the TS-2000/B2000 has built-in CTCSS functionality with 38 EIA-standard sub-tones settings plus 1750Hz tone burst. Other features include DCS (104 codes) and 1200MHz ALT.

Packet filter bandwidth is fully selectable to match packet speed, and you can also switch ACC2 (PKD) input/output levels. For PSK31 mode, the menu offers a 100Hz bandwidth IF DSP filter.

Enhanced Operating Ease

The built-in antenna tuner which also operates when the radio is in receive mode covers amateur bands from 1.9 to 50MHz, with rapid tuning lock when using presets.

This transceiver provides a bank of 300 memories (plus 1 call channel for each band), with 290 assignable by name and 10 available for programmable scan. The scroll function lets you browse memory contents, memory channel copy sends the contents of one channel to another, lock-out memory changes the scan map to exclude certain channels, and memory shift alters the frequency stored in a channel. In addition, there are 10 quick memories to capture a current operation on-the-fly ideal for contest operation.

A full range of scan functions is provided, including MHz scan, memory scan, and call scan. Group scan mode covers all 300 memory channels in groups of 10, and programmable band scan will search a frequency spread between two VFO settings (the scan-hold function stops the scanning for 5 seconds). A new feature is programmable slow scan, which will automatically slow down to check a frequency range youre interested in. As well as varying scan speed, you can choose either time-operated (TO) or carrier-operated (CO) busy-stop-resume.

All of the power and functions of the TS-2000/B2000 can be accessed through the menu-driven display interface on the front panel. You may also activate the Quick Menu feature to access only your most commonly used functions.

Other Features

Options

*The UT-20 can only be installed by a qualified technician; do not attempt to install it yourself.
** Do not install the MB-430 Mobile Bracket vertically as this would adversely affect transceiver operation and safety.

Not all accessories may be available, please contact dealers for details.

Specifications

 

TS-2000/TS-B2000

GENERAL

 

Transmitter Frequency Range

Main: 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 6, 2 meter bands, 70, 23* cm bands

Sub: 2 meter band, 70cm band

Receiver Frequency Range

Main: (0.03) 0.5 ~ 30 MHz,
(30) 50 ~ 54 (60) MHz,
144 ~ 146 MHz, 430 ~ 440 MHz,
1240 ~ 1300 MHz*

Sub: 144 ~ 146 MHz, 430 ~440 MHz

Figures in parenthesis ( ) indicate VFO coverage range

Mode

A1A (CW), J3E (SSB), A3E (AM), F3E (FM),
F1D (FSK), F2D

Power Requirement

13.8 V DC 15%

Current Drain (Less than)

Transmit: 20.5 A (HF, 6m, 2m),
18 A (70cm), 9 A (23cm)*
Standby: 2.6 A

Operating Temperature

-10 C ~ +50 C

Frequency Stability

Main: Other mode within 10 x 10-6
(0.5 ppm)
FM TX mode within 10 x 10-6 2 kHz

Sub: Within 10 x 10-6 600 Hz

Antenna Impedance

50

Microphone Impedance

600

Dimensions, projections not included (W x H x D)


270 x 96 x 317 mm

Weight (approx.)

TS-2000: 7.8 kg
TS-B2000: 7.5 kg

TRANSMITTER

 

RF Output Power

SSB/CW/FM/FSK=100W,
AM=25W (HF, 6m, 2m),

SSB/CW/FM/FSK=50W,

AM=12.5W (70cm)

SSB/CW/FM/FSK=10W,

AM=2.5W (23cm)*

Modulation
SSB
FM
AM


Balanced modulation
Reactance modulation
Low-level modulation

Maximum Frequency

Deviation (FM)

Less than 5 kHz (wide)
Less than 2.5 kHz (narrow)

Spurious Radiation

1.8 ~ 28MHz: Less than 50dB

50 ~ 430MHz: Less than 60dB

1200MHz*: Less than 50dB

Carrier Suppression

More than 50 dB

Unwanted Sideband Suppression

More than 50 dB

Transmit Frequency Response
(SSB)


400 ~ 2600 Hz (within -6 dB)

XIT Variable Range

20.00 kHz

Antenna Tunable Range

16.7 ~ 150 (160 ~ 6m Band)

RECEIVER

 

Circuitry
Main: SSB/CW/AM/FSK
FM
Sub: AM/FM


Quadruple superheterodyne

Triple conversion superheterodyne
Double conversion superheterodyne

Intermediate Frequency
Main: 1st IF


2nd IF
3rd IF
4th IF
Sub: 1st IF
2nd IF


69.085 MHz or 75.925 MHz (HF ~ 50 MHz)
41.895 MHz (144/430MHz), 135.495 MHz (1200MHz)*
10.695 MHz
455 kHz
12.0 kHz
58.525 MHz
455 kHz

Sensitivity
Main: SSB/CW/FSK
(S/N 10 dB)




AM (S/N 10 dB)





FM (12 dB SINAD)



Sub: AM (S/N 10 dB)

FM (12 dB SINAD)


Less than 4 V (500 kHz ~ 1.705 MHz),
Less than 0.2 V (1.705 ~ 24.5 MHz),
Less than 0.13 V (24.5 ~ 30 MHz),
Less than 0.13 V (50 ~ 54 MHz),
Less than 0.11 V (144 ~ 146 MHz),
Less than 0.11 V (430 ~ 440 MHz),
Less than 0.11 V (1240 ~ 1300MHz)*

Less than 31.6 V (500 kHz ~ 1.705 MHz),
Less than 2 V (1.705 ~ 24.5 MHz),
Less than 1.3 V (24.5 ~ 30 MHz),
Less than 1.3 V (50 ~ 54 MHz),
Less than 1.0 V (144 ~ 146 MHz),
Less than 1.0 V (430 ~ 440 MHz),
Less than 1.0 V (1240 ~ 1300MHz)*

Less than 0.22 V (28 ~ 30 MHz),
Less than 0.22 V (50 ~ 54 MHz),
Less than 0.18 V (144 ~ 146 MHz),
Less than 0.18 V (430 ~ 440 MHz),
Less than 0.18 V (1240 ~ 1300MHz)*

Less than 1.55 V (144 ~ 146 MHz),
Less than 1.55 V (430 ~ 440 MHz)

Less than 0.28 V (144 ~ 146 MHz)
Less than 0.28 V (430 ~ 440 MHz)

Squelch Sensitivity
Main: SSB/CW/AM/FSK



FM


Sub: AM

FM


Less than 18 V (500 kHz ~ 1.705 MHz),
Less than 1.8 V (1.8 ~ 28.7 MHz),
Less than 1.1 V (50 ~ 54 MHz),
Less than 1.1 V (144 ~ 146 MHz),
Less than 1.1 V (430 ~ 440 MHz),
Less than 1.1 V (1240 ~ 1300MHz)*

Less than 0.2 V (28 ~ 30 MHz),
Less than 0.2 V (50 ~ 54 MHz),
Less than 0.1 V (144 ~ 146 MHz),
Less than 0.1 V (430 ~ 440 MHz),
Less than 0.1 V (1240 ~ 1300MHz)*

Less than 1.1 V (144 ~ 146 MHz),
Less than 1.1 V (430 ~ 440 MHz)

Less than 0.18 V (144 ~ 146 MHz),
Less than 0.18 V (430 ~ 440 MHz)

Image Rejection Ratio
Main / Sub


More than 70 dB / More than 60 dB

IF Rejection Ratio
Main / Sub


More than 70 dB / More than 60 dB

Selectivity
Main: SSB (Low: 300MHz,
Hi: 2600MHz)

AM (Low:100MHz,
Hi:3000MHz)

FM

FM (Narrow)

Sub: AM

FM


More than 2.2 kHz (-6 dB),
Less than 4.4 kHz (-60 dB)

More than 6.0 kHz (-6 dB),
Less than 12.0 kHz (-50 dB)

More than 12.0 kHz (-6 dB),
Less than 25.0 kHz (-50 dB)

More than 8.0 kHz (-6 dB),
Less than 20.0 kHz (-50 dB)

More than 12.0 kHz (-6 dB),
Less than 25.0 kHz (-50 dB)

More than 12.0 kHz (-6 dB),
Less than 25.0 kHz (-50 dB)

RIT Variable Range

20.00 kHz

Notch Filter Reduction

More than 30 dB (1 kHz)

Beat Elimination

More than 40 dB (1 kHz)

Low Frequency Output

More than 1.5 W 8W at 10% distortion

*With optional UT-20 1200MHz all-mode unit.

Kenwood follows a policy of continuous advancement in development.
For this reason specifications may be changed without notice.

These specifications are guaranteed for Amateur Bands only.