Kenwood / Trio - Kenwood Communications, Tokyo
R - 2000
überarbeitet am 21.10.2010
The Kenwood R-2000 is a PLL synthesized triple conversion communications receiver covering frequencies up to 30 MHz. It can be operated from 100 / 120 / 220 / 240 V mains for mobile operation from 13,8 V DC.
The desktop receiver is with it's dimensions (375 x 115 x 210 mm) and weight (5.5 kg) quite compact, but it's not a really "portable" set.
The R-2000 communications receiver delivered good performance on shortwaves,
there is a minor nuisance as minimal tuning steps are only 50 Hz and the set comes
without fine tuning or RIT, so ECSS reception (adding an internally generated
carrier in SSB mode to a faint AM signal to receive this in SSB mode with selectable
sidebands and less fading) is quite poor, the tuning steps are to coarse to avoid
Mickey Mouse voices and strange music performance, as most often, the internal
carrier from the BFO is not coincident with the stations's original carrier.
But CW and SSB reception is fine for occasional listening to some amateur radio
or Volmet traffic, and AM reception with the narriw I.F. filter is good.
© Martin Bösch 8.7.2010