THIS RADIO IS NOW SOLD – THANKS FOR LOOKING – before you go, why not check out the other items I have ‘For Sale’.
Here is a chance to own the rare TRIO TS-830S Gold Edition, one of the last of the TS-830S’s made by TRIO / KENWOOD. If you look at the photos you should be able to discern the gold colour of the badge.
Most of the TS-830S Gold Editions have had their filters removed and sold separately…not so with this one…it still has both CW filters installed so the CW operator can enjoy Variable Passband Tuning (VBT) on CW. On most radios, the VBT only works on SSB.
The TS-830S is recognised as one of the best pre-synthesiser radios ever made. I’ve been watching them on eBay where reasonable ones bring £350 to £400 plus postage; that is standard ones without the extra filters and none of the checks below.
This radio has been fully checked and tested by me and works really well. Here are some of the common issues which I’ve checked and sorted:
- The driver and PA valves have been tested to ensure they are good.
- Full output is therefore achieved on all bands.
- As both CW filters are installed, there is VBT on CW as well as SSB.
- The problem shaft coupling has been replaced.
- The PA and driver valve bases have been resoldered to fix the inherent dry joints and subsequent problems.
- The alignment and operation have been fully checked.
This radio is in great condition and working order, but not mint. I’m looking for a firm £450 for it…that’s about £100 less than you’d pay on eBay…and then you might get a problem radio. Postage and packing, using a fully insured and reputable courier, will be £30.
Hopefully these pictures show up OK…just click to enlarge.