KENWOOD TS-480SAT - SSB 100 WATT, BUILT-IN TUNER, MARS MOD
Bought this radio in 2015 while I was on my sailboat in La Paz, and put in storage after I sold the boat in Apr. 2016.
This unit has had the Mars mod which allows transmit on Marine frequencies. It has a built-in tuner or can be connected to an external tuner (listed below) if desired. Many excellent reports regarding this radio's quality and performance. It was rarely used and is as new and is in excellent condition.
Frequency coverage: 1.800mhz to 54.000mhz
Modes: SSB, FM, AM, CW, FSK
Bought for $1000us and imported in to Mexico ($). I am selling because I have one too many radios and whichever sells, I will keep the other.
ICOM IC-706MKIIG - SSB (all mode) 100 WATT, MARS MOD
This Icom is in excellent condition showing no wear. It allows includes the extension kit which is a $100 option; this kit allows the faceplate to be detached and located away from the transceiver. There is a mobile bracket that is not shown.
I have a antenna tuner available for this radio listed below, and was originally used with the smart tuner.
Manual is rough.
Mars mod allows transmit on recieve frequencies, including marine.
•Frequency coverage : Receive
30 kHz–199.999999 MHz*
30 kHz–199.999999 MHz*
•Mode : SSB, CW, AM, FM, WFM, RT
BALUN DESIGN 4:1 UNEN - 5KW RATING MODEL: 4134s
This UNEN was used with the Kenwood on my sailboat as the Kenwood has a built-in tuner. This connects the radio to a long wire up the mast and the counterpoise or ground
ICOM AT-120 ANTENNA TUNER
- frequency range 2 - 24Mhz (although the reviews indicate that it will tune to all bands 160-10M)
- power capability - 150W PEP, 100W continuous
- 5-15W tuneup power
- VSWR < 1:2
- Antenna: Marconi type preferably longer than 23'
- Power: 13.8VDC
- Case construction: Weather-proof
- Weight: 2.4Kg.
- Condition: good
- Options: includes interconnect cable to Kenwood TS-480
- Price: $250
SGC SG-230 Coupler - SMART ANTENNA TUNER
This smart tuner is in good working condition and requires only the power and antenna connection.
HF frequency range: 1.8 - 30.0 Mhz
Power input range: 0 - 150 watts (PEP)
DC power in: 13.8 vdc (optional 24 vdc)
Antenna: long wire 23 ft or longer
Counterpoise: ground or plate
MFJ-945E - MANUAL ANTENNA TUNER
MFJ Enterprises Original 1.6 - 60 MHz mobile antenna tuner with watt meter & antenna bypass switch. rated at 300 watts.
Condition: as new / excellent