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Kenwood TS-820s almost dead

My neighbor was going to throw away a Kenwood 820s-
but ofcourse i managed to resque it.
Its a beutiful rig-but it has a problem- the only things working is the fan and the-s-meter light.
I have checked all the solderings, contacts,plugs over and over. Nothing burnt as far as I can see.
I only have a simple volt-tester.
Any ideas on where to start ?
73/Stig in a cold and snowy Stockholm

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  • John Downing Jan 02, 2009

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    Sorry for the web address error; it should be: http://www.k4eaa.com

    His EMail is: ken@k4eaa.com

    Phone Number: 941-780-4330 Call him first....he'll be glad to talk with you about the problem before you send him the radio. -- Johnny Downing muzicman1@aol.com

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Dear Stigw1:

I have your answer for you. I have the same unit which had a few problems. Sent it to this fellow I'm about to tell you about who works on NOTHING but the Kenwood hybrids such as the ones we have. He is amazing. He'll take your TS-820S and literally bring it back to BRAND NEW condition for you, just like it left the factory. His general repair price is $229.00 (US dollars) plus parts. If he doesn't have the part(s), he'll actually make them!! My radio was shipped to him in Sept. of '08 and it's now in the mail back to me (Jan '09). You pay shipping both ways. Go to this website and check it out... http://wwwk4eaa.com . His name is: Ken Kemski, 3745 Allenwood St., Sarasota, Florida 34232 (USA). His work is worth the money all day long. If this helps you, PLEASE let me know. -- 73's -- Johnny Downing - muzicman1@aol.com Jan 2, 2009

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What a waiste to throw it away just like that !
Your'e a lifesaver man !
I'm afraid the TS-820 is really dead. But even tthen, a nice museum would be nice !
The parts of the 820 are hard to get since it is not being made for many, many years anymore.
Try looking over the WWW to see if you can find another operational 820, maybe with issues, but with the power module intact.
The only alternative you have, if you can get a grip on another one, is try to make a good one out of two bad ones.... :-(
But don't throw it away ! It just hurts ....

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