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Installing IFace inside the TS-2000 – 23 cm band

In a previous article we presented how to install the IFace card inside the Kenwood TS-2000 in order to obtain the IF signal of all bands so that it can be sent to an external SDR. Now let’s see how to get the IF signal for the 23 cm band. Installation is very easy.

The TS-2000, like other radios, has a fairly complex configuration and uses different intermediate frequencies depending on the band on which you are operating. In any case, the one described here is the sequence of operations to be performed to obtain a bandwidth sufficient to provide a panoramic receiver around the IF frequency relative to the 23 cm band (1.2 GHz).

The point where to take the IF signal can be identified more precisely through the wiring diagram as shown in the following images. The electronic board of interest is the one called TX-RX3 and the signal can be taken from the CN8 connector.

The point where to take the IF signal on the TX-RX3 UNIT is indicated in the following image.

For the sake of completeness, a detail of the point where to take the power supply for the IFace card is also indicated.

PTT: This is not required for the TS-2000 as the reception circuit is muted during transmission.

You can purchase IFace 2 using one of the buttons below.

ATTENTION: Though installing the IFace is not difficult, you do this at your own risk. TSP S.r.l. is not responsible for any damage, unwanted side-effects or whatever.

For more information do not hesitate to write us.
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Installing IFace inside the TS-2000 – all bands

In two previous articles we have seen how to install the IFace card inside the Kenwood TS-2000 to obtain the IF signal of the HF and 50 MHz bands and of the VHF and UHF bands to be sent to an external SDR. Now let’s see how to get another single IF signal for all bands, including 23cm (1.2 GHz). Installation is very easy.

The result you can obtain is well shown in the following video.

The TS-2000, like other radios, has a fairly complex configuration and uses different intermediate frequencies depending on the band on which you are operating. There is the possibility of taking an IF signal at a single frequency (10,695 MHz) valid for all bands. This involves a reduction in the width of the displayable spectrum as the IF signal will have passed through some IF band filters. In any case, the one described here is the sequence of operations to be performed to obtain a bandwidth sufficient to create a panoramic receiver around the IF frequency relating to all the bands on which the radio can operate.

However, the displayable spectrum depends on the sampling frequency of the SDR receiver, not on IFace.

The point where to take the IF signal can be identified more precisely through the wiring diagram as shown in the following images. The electronic card of interest is the one called TX-RX UNIT and the signal can be taken among R111, C166 and C167.

Now we have to look for where to take the power supply: power can be taken from the CN 29 connector, signal 14S or 8A.

The points on the PCB where to take the signals are shown below.

PTT: for the TS-2000 it is not required because the reception circuit is automatically muted during transmission.

You can by IFace 2 simply making click on the buttons below.

ATTENTION: Though installing the IFace is not difficult, you do this at your own risk. TSP S.r.l. is not responsible for any damage, unwanted side-effects or whatever.

For more information do not hesitate to write us.
Have fun!

Installing IFace inside the TS-2000 – VHF and UHF bands

In a previous article we presented how to install the IFace card inside the Kenwood TS-2000 to obtain the IF signal of the HF and 50 MHz bands in order to send it to an external SDR. Now let’s see how to get the IF signal for the VHF and UHF bands. Installation is very easy.

The result you can obtain is well shown in the following video.

The TS-2000, like other radios, has a fairly complex configuration and uses different intermediate frequencies depending on the band on which you are operating. In any case, the one described here is the sequence of operations to be performed to obtain a bandwidth sufficient to provide a panoramic receiver around the IF frequency relative to the VHF and UHF bands.

The point where the IF signal is taken can be identified more precisely using the electrical scheme as shown in the following images. The electronic card of interest is the one named TX-RX2 and the signal can be taken R167 or C233.

Now we need to find out where to get the power supply: energy can be taken from the CN 12 connector or from the CN 17, 14S signal.

  • PTT: for the TS-2000 it is not required because the reception circuit is automatically muted during transmission.

In the images that follow you can see the points where to take the IF signal: therefore the installation is really simple. Pay attention, for this RTX the IF sampling point is on the bottom layer of the TX-RX 2 UNIT.

You can by IFace 2 simply making click on the buttons below.

ATTENTION: Though installing the IFace is not difficult, you do this at your own risk. TSP S.r.l. is not responsible for any damage, unwanted side-effects or whatever.

For more information do not hesitate to write us.
Have fun!

TS-2000SDR: new testimonial!

Our client Alberto IK0ZTL just sent us a nice testimonial on how he used our IFace card to add an SDR receiver to his nice TS-2000.

He did a great job by inserting everything into the radio, including the RTL-SDR converter, so that he only had the USB cable out to connect to the computer.

Find all the nice work described in a PDF to download right below.

Instead, to buy an IFace, use this following button.

Good reading, congratulations to Alberto and good listening with SDR technology.

Installing IFace inside the TS-2000

These are the instructions to install the IFace interface inside of the Kenwood TS-2000. The installation is very easy.

The result you can obtain is well shown in the following video.

The TS-2000, as well as other radios, has a fairly complex configuration and uses different intermediate frequencies depending on the band on which it is operating. In any case, the one described here is the sequence of operations to be done to obtain sufficient bandwidth to make a panoramic receiver around the selected IF frequency. For this reason we opt for the first average frequency and before the roofing filter (or intermediate frequency filter).
The following image shows the point where the IF signal will be taken for reception in the HF / 50 MHz band.

  • The point where you can take the IF signal can be more precisely identified by means of the wiring diagram as shown in the following images. We can use the CN6 connector (pay attention to the polarity). The electronic card of interest is the one called TX-RX1 and is located on the bottom side of the radio.
  • Now we have to look for the point where to draw the power supply. In the lower part of the TX-RX1 diagram on the left is the “PANEL” connector. Nearby is the resistance R398: at the ends of this it is possible to take the voltage with which to feed the IFace. These components are physically located near the CN6 connector from which the IF signal is taken.
  • PTT: for the TS-2000 it is not required because the reception circuit is automatically muted (MUTE) during transmission.
  • In the following pictures you can see how close to each other are the points where to take the IF signal and the power supply: the installation is therefore really simple.

You can buy IFace 2 using the buttons below.

ATTENTION: Though installing the IFace is not difficult, you do this at your own risk. TSP S.r.l. is not responsible for any damage, unwanted side-effects or whatever.

For more information do not hesitate to write us.
Have fun!

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