The TS-530 is highly sophisticated solid state Amateur band
transceiver employing only three vacuum tubes. Operating on
all Amateur bands between 1.8 and 29.7 MHz, this unit is
constructed modularly. The TS-530 includes many built-in
features usually found as extras on other transceivers.
Included are VOX, 25 kHz calibrator, RIT, RF attenuator, and
an effective noise blanker. The TS-530 also includes
automatic gain control (AGC), automatic level control (ALC),
semi-break-in CW with sidetone, a speech processor, speaker
and built-in AC power supply. Any complicated electronic
device will be damaged if operated incorrectly, and this
transceiver is no exception. Please read all of the
operating instructions before putting your TS-530 on the air.
1. Interference-free DX operation
* TUNABLE NOTCH FILTER
Interference is reduced or eliminated using the built-in
notch circuit. The TS-530 uses an Audio notch filter.
* IF shift circuit
The IF SHIFT is a circuit to shift IF pass-bandwidth without
changing receive frequency. It eliminates interference or
adjusts receive frequency characteristic as desired.
* NARROW/WIDE BAND WIDTH selection and optional filters for
enhanced operation. NARROW or WIDE CW operation can be
selected when using one of two optional filters:
YK-88C (500 Hz) or YK-88CN (270 Hz)
NARROW or WIDE SSB operation can be selected when using the
optional YK-88SN (1.8 kHz) filter.
2. WARC bands
The TS-530 fully covers the 160-10m Amateur bands, including
the new WARC bands of 10, 18 and
24.5 MHz. The VFO covers at least 50 kHz above and below
each 500 kHz band. The optional VF0-230 external digital VFO
covers about 100 kHz above and below each band, for MARS and
3. All-in-one, compact AC Power supply.
4. Advanced circuit design for improved two-signal
characteristics. Cleverly designed front-end circuit
components and receive circuit system assure excellent
two-signal characteristics. Cross-modulation and blocking
5. TX final unit uses 6146B's/S2001 A.
The final transmitting tubes are: two 6146B's two 6146B's,
6146B's/S200/AS for the TS-530SP; on S2001 Afor the TS-530D.
Amplified ALC provides clear, strong signals with reduced
6. Variable level noise blanker
Conventional fixed level noise blankers are sometimes less
than effective in removing pulsating noise over weak signals
or rejecting strong interference signals. This variable
level noise blanker is equipped to control the optimum
threshold level of the gate pulse amplifier.
7. The speech processor controls the audio compression level
and ALC time constant to increase the average audio level
and transmit power.
8. XIT (Transmit Incremental Tuning) for fine adjustment of
transmit frequency independent of receive frequency.
9. Built-in digital display
Displays accurate frequencies to the 100 Hz order, any band
10. The controls are arranged on the zinc die-cast front
panel for easy operation.
11. A full variety of accessory circuits are provided:
The TS-530 includes:
VOX circuit (available for Semi-Break in). Marker circuit,
side-tone oscillator, selectable AGC (OFF, FAST, SLOW) RF
Attenuator, CW zero-beat circuit (in the Tune position),
HEATER switch, SCREEN GRID switch, and built-in speaker.