HF Amateur Band Transceiver KW2000E

K.W. Electronics Ltd.; Dartford

  • Year
  • 1973 ??
  • Category
  • Amateur TRX: Transmitter/Receiver (and Transceiver)
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 337310

 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 20
  • Main principle
  • Transceiver
  • Wave bands
  • Short Wave (SW only)
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC) / 200-240 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • - This model requires external speaker(s).
  • Material
  • Metal case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: HF Amateur Band Transceiver KW2000E - K.W. Electronics Ltd.;
  • Shape
  • Tablemodel, with any shape - general.
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 13.75 x 5.85 x 10.5 inch / 349 x 149 x 267 mm
  • Notes
  • HF Amateur Band Transceiver.

    Double conversion superhet radio communications transceiver with crystal controlled first receiver local oscillator covering the amateur radio/ham radio bands up to 30 MHz.

    • Frequency range 1.8 - 30 MHz.
    • Output power 180 W PEP.
    • Sensitivity 0.5 µV.

    The KW2000E was the final version of this popular Amateur transceiver with the last major update, introducing 500 kHz bands to remove the necessity for changing bands for the complete coverage of an amateur radio allocation that was more than 200 kHz wide.

    Earlier versions of the KW2000:

    KW2000

    Launched in 1963, the original transceiver covered the HF ham bands in 200 kHz sections and had a PA using a single 6146 with a maximum input of 90 W PEP and 45 – 50 W PEP output.

    KW2000A This introduced an updated styling and colour scheme with a dark blue-grey front panel. Technically it had an updated PA that utilised 2 by 6146 to give 180 W PEP DC input to the final RF amplifier. This would represent an output power of around 100 W PEP

    KW2000B

    A version that was introduced around 1969. It incorporated a few updates to improve the performance including a new dual-speed drive that enabled more convenient tuning.

    KW2000C

    This was a version that was intended for commercial usage and it had four crystal-controlled channels.

    KW2000D

    This was a digital development that provided for a digital readout, but it was never produced on a commercial basis.

     

  • Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
  • 16 lb (16 lb 0 oz) / 7.264 kg
  • Price in first year of sale
  • 292.00 GB £
  • Mentioned in
  • -- Original prospect or advert (“Radio Rivista” official organ of "ARI Amateur Radio Association" of Italy, number 1, January 1975.)
  • Author
  • Model page created by Pier Antonio Aluffi. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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