The Kenwood® TS-480SAT is an all mode HF plus 6 meter amateur transceiver. It features AF digital signal processing on both receive and transmit. A quad-mixer provides receiver dynamic range equivalent to that of the TS-950 class. Receive coverage is 500 kHz (30 kHz VFO) to 60 MHz and direct frequency keypad entry is supported. The stand-alone LCD control panel features its own speaker and be placed up to 16 feet away from the main unit. This radio features attractive back lighting of the display and the controls! The supplied tabletop panel brackets is convenient for base use. 100 Alphanumeric memories are available and multiple scan functions are supported including:  program scan, VFO scan, memory scan, group scan, subtone scan and CTCSS scan. The TS-480SAT can transmit 100 watts (5 watt minimum RF output for QRP work). Many operational parameters can be set to your operating preferences via the menu system. Up to two optional IF filters may be added. It comes with an Up/Down hand mic that has a modular plug. ARCP-480 and ARHP-10 control software downloads are available free from www.kenwood.net.

Note:  The TS-480HX is similar, but provides 200 watts (100 on 6 meters) and does not have the built-in antenna tuner. The rear panel of the TS-480HX has dual fans and dual DC inputs.

 

 

 

GENERAL
Receiver Frequency Range 0.5 to 30 MHz, 50 to 54 MHz. (to specifications)
30 kHz to 60 MHz. (VFO range)
Transmitter Frequency Range 1.8-2, 3.5-4, 5.25-5.45, 7-7.3, 10.1-10.15, 14-14.35, 18.068-18.168, 21-21.45,24.89-24.99, 28-29.7 and 50-54 MHz.
Antenna Impedance 50 ohms
Power Requirement TS-480SAT 13.8 V DC ±15%
Power Requirement TS-480HX 13.8 V DC ±15% and 13.8 V DC ±15%
Current Drain Transmit TS-480SAT: 20.5 A
Transmit TS-480HX: 20.5 A and 20.5 A
Dimensions, projections not included (W x H x D) Main Unit 7.1 x 2.4 x 10.2 inches (179 x 61 x 258 mm)
Panel 7.1 x 3 x 1.5 inches (180 x 75 x 37 mm)
Mode A1A (CW), J3E (SSB), A3E (AM), F3E (FM), F1D (FSK)
Operating Temperature -4°F ~ 140°F (-20°C ~ +60°C)
Weight (approx.) 8.1 lbs. (3.7 kg) Main Unit and Panel
RECEIVER
Circuitry SSB/CW/AM/FSK
Circuitry FM
Double conversion heterodyne
Triple conversion superheterodyne
IF Rejection More than 70 dB
Image Rejection More than 70 dB
Intermediate Frequency: 1st IF, 2nd IF, 3rd IF 73.095 MHz, 10.695 MHz, 455 kHz [FM Only]
Audio Output More than 2 Watts 8 ohms at 10% distortion
Selectivity: SSB 2.4 kHz (-6dB)
AM 5 kHz (-6dB)
FM 12 kHz (-6dB)
Sensitivity SSB/CW/FSK (S/N 10 dB): Less than 4 µV (500 kHz ~ 1.705 MHz)
Less than 0.2µV (1.705 MHz ~ 24.5 MHz)
Less than 0.13µV (24.5 MHz ~ 30 MHz)
Less than 0.13µV (50 ~ 54 MHz)
Sensitivity AM (S/N 10 dB) Less than 4 µV (500 kHz ~ 1.705 MHz)
Less than 0.2µV (1.705 MHz ~ 24.5 MHz)
Less than 0.13µV (24.5 MHz ~ 30 MHz)
Less than 0.13µV (50 ~ 54 MHz)
Less than 31.6 µV (500 kHz ~ 1.705 MHz)
Less than 2µV (1.705 ~ 24.5 MHz)
Less than 1.3µV (24.5 ~ 30 MHz)
Less than 1.3µV (50 ~ 54 MHz)
Sensitivity FM (12 dB SINAD) Less than 0.22 µV (28 ~ 30 MHz)
Less than 0.22µV (50 ~ 54 MHz)
TRANSMITTER
Antenna Tuner Range TS-480SAT: 16.7 ohms ~ 150 ohms (1.9-50 MHz)
Antenna Tuner Range TS-480HX: N/A
Carrier Suppression More than 40 dB SSB
RF Output TS-480SAT HF: SSB=100W, AM=25W
RF Output TS-480SAT 6M: SSB=100W, AM=25W
RF Output TS-480HX HF: SSB=200W, AM=50W
RF Output TS-480HX 6M: SSB=100W, AM=25W
Carrier Suppression More than 40 dB
Unwanted Sideband Suppression More than 40 dB
  Specifications are subject to change.

 

 

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