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Quality of the Kenwood KPS-15?
« on: June 25, 2014, 12:22:24 AM »
I have been thinking about getting one of these to power my Kenwood TM-281A 2M transceiver. Has anyone ever used one? An Astron RS-35A was recommended to me but I have not had any luck finding one. Plus it seems a bit large? Opinions?

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Re: Quality of the Kenwood KPS-15?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2014, 04:08:41 PM »
Haven't used that one, but I have one  of these and it works well
http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-003728
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Re: Quality of the Kenwood KPS-15?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 06:15:22 PM »
the Astron RS-35A is quite easy to find,
http://www.aesham.com/transformer/astron-rs-35a/
http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-004434
and you will never get a drop of RF noise from it,
and they last a very very long time,

I have the ALINCO DM-330MVT and it makes some noise on HF,
the variable resistor that sets voltage failed on me,
so I use the preset setting it has,
not a huge deal, but it is annoying

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Re: Quality of the Kenwood KPS-15?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2015, 10:30:32 AM »
I have been thinking about getting one of these to power my Kenwood TM-281A 2M transceiver. Has anyone ever used one? An Astron RS-35A was recommended to me but I have not had any luck finding one. Plus it seems a bit large? Opinions?

They're out there Toad, just keep looking. I've got an RS-35M (version with twin meters) which is very similar in spec. Yes, they are large and take up some space on your desktop.

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Re: Quality of the Kenwood KPS-15?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2015, 08:27:05 PM »
Chances are you will not go wrong with Kenwood "stuff."
http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamps/4273.html

I did not check for availability.
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