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KTS 2000 Key Chart

Compiled by: Steve Pollo, K8SP and Bob Tinney, K8LR

NOTE: Writing conventions in this chart are simple. Originally, the key groups were set up in tables; but we
felt some people may access this in a text file, where the conversion wouldn’t be honored.

In general, each group has the columns: Key Name. Key Location. Main operation. Operation With function.
Within each group: the beginning of a row is denoted by an asterisk, and moving to the next column is delimited
by a period-space combination which most synthesizers should interpret as a slight pause. If you see an n/a, it
means that particular key doesn’t have an alternative function operation.

Now, on to the chart:

Most keys have a second function if the function button located to the right of the 3 and 6 keys, is tapped before
you press the other key.

Group #1: Group of eight keys in the upper left of the front panel:

*P F. Upper left. Programmable Function– read VFO Freq. Function modifiable in Menu 51A for example, #64
reads S-meter.
*Power. Upper right of group. Turn on/off. N/A.
*ATT/F. Lock. Second from top on left. Attenuator. F. lock prevents frequency entry.
*Pre / A. Lock. Right-hand second row. Preamplifier on/off. A. Lock locks all xcvr functions.
*VOX Level. Left, third row. Vox or break-in CW on/off. Adjust vox sensitivity (level).
*Processor / Level. Right-hand fourth row:. Speech Processor on/off. Adjust processing level.
*Send. Left-hand bottom. Send manual transmit. N/A.
*ATT/Ant 1-2. Right-hand bottom row. ATT (hold to activate) momentary tap turns autotuner on/off. Switches
from ant-1 to ant-2. 160 thru 6M only.

Below this group are the Headphone and Microphone jack respectively.

grouping of three buttons nearly vertical just left of keypad:
*Upper Slash Key. Level N/R has three modes. In each DSP Noise Reduction mode, can adjust threshold.
*Second slash button. Level AN auto. notch. AutoNotch adjustment.
*Third Slash. Manual BC. Manual notch adjusted with BC knob.

Alphanumeric 12-button Keypad:
This pad is laid out like a telephone dialing pad.

*1. 1. Play Channel 1. Record channel 1 message for keyer or optional voice-recorder.
*2. 2. Play Channel 2. Record message for Channel #2.
*3. 3. Play channel 3. Record Channel #3.
*4. 4. CTS Tone. Tone select.
*5. 5. Meter scale. N/a.
*6. 6. CTCSS tone encoded squelch. Select tone.
*7. 7. Noise Blanker on/off. NB Level adjust.
*8. 8. A.G.C. Level adjust. AGC on/off.
*9. 9. Fine tuning. Select step size.
**. Decimal point in freq entry. DCS. DCS Select.
*0. 0. Shift. Offset selection.
*#. Enter Key. Press to enter numeric freqency. N/A.

The vertical button to the right of the 3 and 6 keys is the Function Button.

Below the pad are two knobs: these are DSP slope adjustments: left one is low and right one is high pass.

To the right of the numpad there are two columns of buttons; the left column are slightly smaller than the right

*CAR/MIKE. Top left button. Mike Level adjustment. Carrier Level Adjustment; (AM, CW, RTTY).
*POWER/TX MONI. Second left button. Power Adjustment. Transmit Monitor Level adjustment.
*Keyer/Delay. Third left button. Keyer Speed adjustment. Vox/CW Breakin Delay adjustment.
*LSB/USB. Top Right Button. Select USB or LSB. Turn auto USB/LSB on/off.
*CW/RTTY. Second right button. CW or RTTY mode. Reverses CW position.
*FM/AM. Third right button. Select F.M. or A.M. mode. Select Narrow/Wide mode.

centered below these columns are two buttons,
the top button clear
bottom button display

The small button to the bottom left of main tuning dial is MHz/5KHz step toggle. When activated, the multi-
channel knob changes frequency in your choice of three larger increments instead of 5KHz chunks.
When this button is used with function button, you can adjust the size of the frequency movement between
100KHz, 500KHz or 1MHz.

The slider below the tuning knob adjusts knob turning friction.

Next group are the keys to the right of the tuning knob. The first group are those above and below the diamond-
shaped cursor-type keys.

*Menu Key. Horizontal key to upper right of tuning knob. Toggle between Menu and VFO mode. N/A.
*TF-Set. Round concave button to right of menu key. TF. Set, which, when held in as tuning dial is rotated,
changes transmit freq when in split mode. N/A.
*Up Arrow. Upper button of cursor pad. Changes band up to next ham band. OR, Selects ON or next option
when in menu mode. N/A.
*DOWN ARROW. Bottom button in cursor pad. Changes band to lower ham band. OR, Selects off or previous
option item in menu mode. N/A.
*LEFT ARROW. Left button n cursor pad. Main transceiver. Transfers transmit freq to main. OR, goes out of a
submenu. N/A.
*RIGHT ARROW. Right button in cursor pad. Transfers operating freq to sub transceiver. OR, Select a
submenu when applicable in Menu Mode. N/A.
*CONTROL BUTTON. Round button bottom right of main tuning dial. Toggles operating control between main
transceiver and sub receiver.`
*SCAN GROUP. Key below down arrow. Select Scan. selects scan group.
*CALL C.IN. Vertical button to upper right of cursor keys. Call. C . IN.

The next group is immediately to the right of the cursor keys:

Top two of this group are quick memo buttons:
*MR. Left top Button. Memory Recall.
*M.IN. Right top button. Write data to memory.
*SAT. oval button. Activates satellite mode.

Below the satellite button are six buttons whose primary use is to affect frequency control; and with the function
button pressed first are used for satellite mode:

*A/B M/S. Upper left button below SAT button. Select between either VFO A or B OR in Menu Mode, select
bwetween Menu A and Menu B. In sat mode, tuning knob controls main or sub frequency.
*Split/Rev. Right upper button. Split frequency operation toggle. Toggle trace reverse function in sat mode.
*VFO/M, VFO/CHN. Middle left button. Switch between VFO and Memory. In Sat Mode VFO/CH switches
between VFO and mem channel.
*A=B TRACE. Right middle button. Sets both VFOs to same freq. Toggles Trace on/off in sat mode.
*M > VFO / MG-SEL. Left bottom button. Writes data from mem channel to VFO. Selects Memory group.
*M RIGHT-ARROW. Right bottom button. Writes data into memory. N/A.

The next group are the four buttons with the knob on the upper right of the panel. These are the RIT Controls.

*RIT / CW TUNE. Top button. Receive Incremental Tuning on/off. CW Tune auto zero-beat function in CW
*XIT / ALT. Second button from top. Transmit incremental tuning on/off. Switches auto-lock tuning in 1.2GHz
*CLEAR. Third button from top. Clears XIT/RIT by setting offset to zero. N/A.
*SET / PCT. Fourth Button. Sets received data packet cluster tuning to transceiver. Toggles packet cluster tune
mode on/off.
*RIT/XIT. Top knob on right. Adjust RIT/XIT freq. If RIT/XIT off, adjusts freq of sub receiver.

*Below RIT is Multi-Channel knob which is de-tented. In VFO mode, it adjusts VFO freq in 5KHz steps. In
Menu Mode, it selects menu numbers. It also is used to adjusts levels of many front panel functions.

*To the left of the Multi-channel knob is a dual-knob: The knob is Manual BC control to adjust notch frequency
when manual DSP is selected. The ring is Main RF gain.

*Below these two knobs are two dual knobs; the left one is for the main Transceiver and the righthand is for the
sub. receiver. The knob is Audio Gain; the ring is Squelch level.

This concludes the key descriptions for the TS-2000. We hope this has been helpful in orienting yourself to the
versatility of this rig.


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