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Kenwood TS590


The Kenwood® TS-590S provides impressive, yet affordable amateur operation on the HF and 6 meter bands. Thanks to a down-conversion receiver, narrow first roofing filter and dedicated first mixer, the TS-590S has the best dynamic range in its class when handling unwanted adjacent off-frequency signals¹. Having the first roofing filter (6 kHz BW) directly after the mixer enhances the noise blanker’s ability to deal with adjacent off-frequency signals. The result is excellent receive performance, revealing signals that would be hidden to lesser rigs.

Kenwood was the first in the amateur radio market to deploy DSP based AGC at the IF stage with the TS-870S. This DSP technology has now been taken to the next level with the TS-590S. With this new transceiver, a 32-bit DSP is deployed from the IF stage forward, the TS-590S marks a bold new chapter in Kenwood’s proud history of making compact, high-performance transceivers. The DSP based AGC has been improved for the target signal in the IF passband, this result is greatly improved in-band IMD characteristics that are on par with those “top of the line” transceivers costing much more¹ (¹for 160/80/40/20/15 CW/SSB/FSK).

The TS-590S transmit section uses a die-cast aluminum chassis combined with a large heat-sink to increase heat dissipation efficiency. The cooling system uses the same size fan as in the previous model, but now uses two of them. This allows the fans to run at a much lower RPM while still providing more airflow. Lower RPM means less noise. This heavy-duty TX design is capable of withstanding long hours of operation under grueling conditions as found on DX-peditions or during contests. Excellent performance is expected, combined with ergonomic operation. The ARCP-590 Radio control program and ARHP-590 radio host program is available as a free download from the Kenwood site. The TS-590S is Sky Command® II ready.
See QST May 2011 for a review of this radio.

Order # Photo Item Description List Price Your Price Order
#0357 LF-30A HS-5 Communications headphones with ¼ inch mono plug. $105.00 $74.95 Order
  HS-6 HS-6 Light weight communications headphones with ¼ inch mono plug.
Includes a pair of spare ear pads.
100 - 10000 Hz response. 4 ounces. 12.5 ohm
  KES3 KES-3S Compact mobile speaker with stand. INFO Discontinued
  LF-30A LF-30A Low pass filter. Discontinued
#0248 MB430 MB-430 MkII Mobile mounting bracket. $68.30 $59.95 Order
#0230 MC43S MC-43S Hand mic with (8 pin). $80.50 $59.95 Order
  MC-47 MC-47 Hand mic programmable (8 pin). Discontinued
#0368 MC-60A MC-60A A deluxe desk mic with preamp (8 pin). $214.20 $159.95 Order
#1870 MC-90 MC-90 DSP-compatible desktop mic (8 pin). INFO $357.00 $259.95 Order
#2963 Kenwood PG20 PG-2O Extra DC power cord 22.9 feet (7m). $61.20 $44.95 Order
#3385 Kenwood PS60 PS-60 Heavy duty power supply delivers 13 VDC at 22.5 Amps. INFO $478.10 $439.95 Order
  Kenwood SO3 SO-3 High stability temperature compensated crystal oscillator.
Requires soldering. With alignment tool.
#0692 SP23 SP-23 All metal base speaker for improved fidelity and clarity. $121.30 $89.95 Order
  SP50 SP-50B Mobile speaker for improved fidelity and clarity. Discontinued
#2949 Kenwood VGS1 VGS1 Vocal confirmation of frequency.
Record/playback of received or transmitted signals. INFO
$90.00 $64.95 Order
#1727 RT Systems USB-63 USB-63 RT Systems
USB to DB-9 (F) serial interface cable. INFO
$29.99 $27.95 Order
#1522 KRS-590 RT Systems
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 programming mini CD with USB-63 cable. INFO $49.00 $44.95 Order

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