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Great news as I have received confirmation that Kenwood USA WILL indeed finally receive TS-480 series front panels from Japan and will sell them through their dealer network.  Also HRO (Ham Radio Outlet) with its 12 stores in USA will begin to stock and sell the Remoterig line.

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Re: Kenwood TS-480 series front panels to be available soon
« Reply #1 on: 2010-06-23, 21:46:02 »
That is correct, George, but I was told that this was not public information yet.

Availability is in another couple of months.

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Mitch DJ0QN

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Re: Kenwood TS-480 series front panels to be available soon
« Reply #2 on: 2010-06-24, 00:52:24 »
Good to hear!

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Re: Kenwood TS-480 series front panels to be available soon
« Reply #3 on: 2010-08-01, 08:41:38 »
Hi, it's possibile to use this front panel with a TS2000? Maybe it's a better choice with the VFO knob instead RC2000...
RRC V1, TS-480, KAM, MFJ Automatic Tuner, G5RV

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Re: Kenwood TS-480 series front panels to be available soon
« Reply #4 on: 2010-08-01, 11:25:08 »
No, that combination is not possible, sorry! The price difference is not going to be significant enough to make that a decision criteria.

An update on availability of the TS-480 heads: Japan is taking longer with the order and production as was hoped. It will likely now be October until the heads are available. I was hoping to bring some along from my trip to W6 this month, but that just won't happen.

I spoke to a local German dealer about this, and they are also contacting Kenwood to see if they can order the heads as well. They would like to attach onto the U.S. order to get the heads produced at the same time. More to come.

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Mitch DJ0QN

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Re: Kenwood TS-480 series front panels to be available soon
« Reply #5 on: 2010-10-16, 19:27:46 »
Is there any updated information available regarding when these will be available?
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Re: Kenwood TS-480 series front panels to be available soon
« Reply #6 on: 2010-10-16, 19:28:35 »
I spoke to HRO this week; they should be available near the end of the month.

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Mitch DJ0QN/K7DX

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Re: Kenwood TS-480 series front panels to be available soon
« Reply #7 on: 2010-11-02, 17:29:51 »
Any news about front panel, is there any delaer that have this in stock now?.

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Re: Kenwood TS-480 series front panels to be available soon
« Reply #8 on: 2010-11-02, 17:45:58 »
I am still waiting for HRO to confirm receipt of the heads.
They were supposed to be delivered last week.

Stay tuned!

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Re: Kenwood TS-480 series front panels to be available soon
« Reply #9 on: 2010-11-11, 09:28:38 »
I received a new shipment date from HRO: the first week
of December. I sure hope this doesn't slip again, since I would
like to bring my order back with me from my trip to the U.S.
over the holidays.

There is still no price as well.

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Re: Kenwood TS-480 series front panels to be available soon
« Reply #10 on: 2010-11-11, 14:30:26 »
Yeah Mitch

6 December is Saint Nicholas hi

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Re: Kenwood TS-480 series front panels to be available soon
« Reply #11 on: 2010-11-13, 08:50:23 »
I received the OK from HRO to post the following:

The RC-480KIT will become available in about two weeks at
the list price of $399.95.

The kit contains: The mount, mounting base, screw set,
cable and the control head.

Also, they will offer a limited special offer over Thanksgiving
weekend for a RemoteRig-set + TS480 radio + RC-480KIT.

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Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX






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Re: Kenwood TS-480 series front panels to be available soon
« Reply #12 on: 2010-11-15, 20:40:37 »
Hi

I will get a bunch of the RC-480 KIT to Sweden. I have added them to the Remoterig webshop.

73 de mike

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Re: Kenwood TS-480 series front panels to be available soon
« Reply #13 on: 2010-11-24, 03:35:08 »
That is correct, George, but I was told that this was not public information yet.

Availability is in another couple of months.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN

I have a hunch that "George" had the authority to make it public.

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Re: Kenwood TS-480 series front panels to be available soon
« Reply #14 on: 2010-12-01, 18:10:16 »
Note that Difona now is offering the RC-480KIT for 359 Euros from DL, including V.A.T.:

http://www.difona.de/shopindex.php?&language=de&ID=1  (German)
http://www.difona.de/shopindex.php?&ID=1&cont=index&language=en  (English)

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Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX