New R-2000's in the box
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As far as I've been able to tell, Kenwood produced the R-2000 Communications Receiver between the years 1983-1992.  Exactly how many units were produced during those nine years, I don't know.  At least three different versions were produced.  The standard model was for customers living throughout North and South America.  It receives 150 kHz - 29,999 MHz.  Another type called the W-2 was for those living throughout Europe
(W = Europe?  2 = Germany?).  It receives 150 kHz - 26,000 MHz.  Finally, the X type (called the Oceanic in the manual) was for those living throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asian/Pacific Rim countries.  It receives
2 MHz - 29,999 MHz.

Obviously, these variations exist because the public is not legally authorized to monitor certain frequencies in some countries.  Why the AM broadcast band is unavailable on the X type receiver for Australia, New Zealand and the Asian/Pacific Rim countries escapes me.  Modifications to the internal circuitry to remove these frequency limitations are apparently easy to accomplish.  Also, some internal circuitry differences have been observed in later models which do not match those illustrated in the service manual.  These are most likely due to improvements Kenwood made in their design after publication.  If anyone has more information about the history or technical details on the R-2000 receiver, please email me by clicking here.

The following publications were used by Kenwood to educate the public about the R-2000 Communications Receiver:

R-2000 Sales Flyer
This flyer could be found in radio outlets that sold Kenwood receivers
Thanks to Sam Allen WA5JAW for this contribution!

R-2000 Sales Brochure
This four page brochure could also be found in radio outlets, and was also mailed out by Kenwood to people making general inquiries
Thanks to Sam Allen WA5JAW for this contribution!



Front Panel Controls and Rear Panel View

Optional Accessories and Specifications

Kenwood R-5000/R-2000 Promo Ad
This ad ran for a time in Popular Communications magazine.  This one was scanned from the back cover of their February 1992 issue

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