TS-50S Repaired...

Feb 17, 2006
5,102
Lancer 27PS MCB Camp Pendleton KF6BL
...and is being shipped back to me. Should have it Monday or so. Cause? Leaky capacitors damaged traces, vias, and circuit board. I should sue Kenwood for using such inferior materials LOL.

I think that may be the last time I will repair it. If it fails again, I will sell it for parts. I did buy it used and I don't really know how old it is. Not even sure the manufacture period of that series of HF radios.

I still have my eye on the Alinco DX-SR8T since it has a detachable head and the rest of the radio can be in a cabinet somewhere. It will take up less room.

Anyway, hope to be back on the air next week. Whoot!
 
Mar 12, 2008
557
Jeanneau 49 DS San Pedro, CA
Does this mean we'll finally get to hear you out there when I'mat the island???
 
Feb 17, 2006
5,102
Lancer 27PS MCB Camp Pendleton KF6BL
Sure as heck can try. Now that I have an antenna analyzer I can tweak the antenna for better efficiency.