I sent my Kenwood TS-2000 multi-band, multi-mode ham radio in for repair this weekend for transmitting a carrier with no audio. This has been a good radio. I received this radio from Ham Radio Outlet on August 5, 2004. I was so excited to receive it and it lived up to the hype. The most distant contact that I have made with this radio is from Lithuania. About seven or eight months ago I noticed that when I would transmit, no one would ever come back to me. Then I noticed that when I was using single side band (SSB) that my VU meter was not bouncing. Then I started to do some testing and found that no audio was going through the microphone on any band. I changed the microphone several times and had the same results.
I was very frustrated and just turned the radio off for several months. Finally this weekend, I decided that it was time to send in to be repaired. I am very anxious to see what the bill will end up being. It cost $60.00 just for postage and packing to send it in. I had to send it to City of Industry, California. Hopefully it will not take that long to fix and not cost $500.00. In any case, I am looking forward to getting it back on the air.