The Sommerkamp TS-780DX (2. Coffee warmer)

In my youth, end of the 70ies, it was my dream to have such a radio. Today I know that it is one of the worst radios that existed. I love it now, to have one 🙂

I looked a very long time for one of that radios. I wished me a TS-788DXcc, but this one the TS-780DX is harder to get as the TS-788DX. I had the luck that in the Ham Radio exhibition, one was sales. I got it for 100€.

Type: Citizen band/freeband/export transceiver
Frequency range: 26.325-27.855 MHz
Channels: 120
Mode: AM/FM (not usable)/SSB/CW
Frequency control: PLL
RF Power output: AM Hi: 100 W PEP (25 W carrier/dead key), Lo 2W
FM Hi: 100 W, Lo: 2 W
SSB Hi: 100 W PEP, Lo: 2 W
Receiver system: Single conversion superheterodyne
Sensitivity: 4 KHz (-6 dB), 7 KHz (-60 dB)
Selectivity: 4 KHz (-6 dB), 7 KHz (-60 dB)
Image rejection: >50 dB
Voltage: 11-16 VDC
Current drain: RX: Max ? A
TX: Max 20 A
Impedance: 50 ohms, SO-239
Dimensions (W*H*D): 156*61*290 mm
Weight: 3.5 Kg
Manufactured: Japan, 1979-198x (Discontinued)
Other: MRF454 PA final transistor

Fresh align and working

The self made mike with volume control

A very nice Radio

Frequency table
I can use it with this frequencies.

See the TS-780DX allignment site on my blog:


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