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Cheap TCXO installed in Kenwood TS-450s

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by KD2GOE, May 20, 2017.

  1. KD2GOE

    KD2GOE
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    My radio was drifting a lot with the Stock crystal so i picked up a cheap tcxo I Though I would post this just in case any one wants to put on in there TS-450 or any Kenwood that takes the SO-2 option tcxo there rare and a lot of money and i wanted to show off my work.. It would be nice if it was just a drop in but the +5v and the single out pins are flipped so i was not going to let that stop me! I cut a small PCB to make it pin compatible.
    the out come it is so much nicer! just turn it on and talk!

    I go this one from E-Bay it was marked as $20 shipped but he took an offer for $15 :D
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    here it is soldered onto a board
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    testing it before installing it in to the radio just in case it lets the smoke out..
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    the frequency counter i have in the pic i retrofitted a TCXO in that i took it to a local place and had them make sure it was spot on..
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    oh yeah there it is all sitting pretty (y)
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    #1 KD2GOE, May 20, 2017
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  2. Robb

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    Yup

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