This cable enables your Kenwood TS-2000 radio to control the transmit/receive switching of your VHF/UHF linear amplifier(s). Essential if your linear doesn't have RF sensed switching. Even with amplifiers with RF switching, it eliminates the need for switching delays that often mean missing the first part of the other station's transmission - irritating at best, but disastrous while contesting or working fast CW!
One end of the cable has a 8-pin DIN plug which connects to the transceiver's EXT. CONT socket. The other end has four colour-coded, female phono (RCA) tails, one each for 50MHz, 144MHz, 430MHz and 1200MHz. A phono to phono cable is used to connect each tail to the Key, Tx or PTT input connector of the respective linear amplifier for each band.
You will need a phono (RCA) to phono (RCA), screened (shielded) cable for each amplifier. Since the number of cables and lengths required will vary widely according to individual requirements, we do not supply them with the pigtail. Suitable cables can be sourced locally or on-line from an Audio/Video accessories supplier.
The EXT.CONT output is disabled by default, so don't forget to enable it using your transceiver's menu.
Please check carefully by consulting the manuals for both your radio and your linear amplifier(s) and ensure the keying output of your radio and the input of your linear(s) are compatible before purchasing this cable. The keying output circuit on your radio can be easily damaged by connecting incorrectly.
Although we are happy to offer advice, it is ultimately your responsibility to verify that the switching output of your transceiver and the switching input of your amplifier can be safely connected to each other using this cable.
To switch your HF linear amplifier from your TS-2000, you need a different cable.
4 band VHF/UHF linear amp switching cable for Kenwood TS-2000
- Brand: TechnoFix
- Product Code: Lin4bdTS2000
- Availability: In Stock
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