Kenwood Tranceiver TR 9500 for uplink direction

  • Like to complete my equipment for the uplink chain. Bring down my long time not used UHF allmode transceiver from the attic. Checked all functions of the TX part, everythings looks normal, 10 W output. A lot to much to feed it into the Amsat-DL S-Band mixer. So i study the schematics, as well as the service manual. The power from the driver will connected to the power amplifier by a coax connection. The level plan indicated 0,25 W at this connector will be feed into the PA. So this is a good level to feed it to the S-Band Mixer. The only problem for me, i never have seen a coax connector like this.



    Coax connection driver to power amplifier.



    The coax plug



    DO IN is the point from driver to PA




    The product number inside the service manual


    Try to find in internet this coax plug, but had no luck. Maby somebody here in the forum has a hint to find it out.

    Alternativ i must remove the driver unit and solder a coax cable direct to the printet circut.

  • We modified the TS-2000Xs for the AMSAT groundstations and disabled the PA in a very similar way (unplugging the internal coax cable) and saw the same connector inside. Maybe this is a (Kenwood?) proprietary coax connector for internal use? I have not seen it in the 'wild' myself..

  • We modified the TS-2000Xs for the AMSAT groundstations and disabled the PA in a very similar way (unplugging the internal coax cable) and saw the same connector inside. Maybe this is a (Kenwood?) proprietary coax connector for internal use? I have not seen it in the 'wild' myself..

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