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Kenwood TS-990 - - any info?

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by unit248, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. unit248 Active Member

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    Rumor has it that Kenwood will be unveiling the TS-990 this year (I'm assuming at Dayton). Has anybody heard any new info about it? I doubt I'll ever get to own one (I have too many Kenwoods already :) ), but I'm still really curious about it.

    -Bill


     
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  2. KG0MN W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I have been checking a large number of Japanese web sites for any word on this and it seem very quite. Last I heard from very good source was that it was going to be a very expensive radio and it was primary going to be a replacement for the TS-2000 i.e. "A Station in Box". I will be at Dayton as usual and perhaps we will see the unveiling.
     
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  3. N8YX Active Member

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    Please let this station in a box offer 222 and 902 - possibly 1.2GHz - modules in addition to 6/2/432.
     
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  4. unit248 Active Member

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    What little I've heard implied that it would be the successor to the TS-950SDX. I was hoping that would mean it would be capable of the same great hifi audio. Guess we'll just have to wait and see. (The TS-950SDX was also very expensive when it was new, something like $4000. And that was back in the 90s. And it was HF only.)

    -Bill
     
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  5. guy martin Member

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    Sorry, no new station in a box this year.

    New rig at Dayton will be plug in the wall HF/6 and 200 watts. Price is $5k.

    TS-2000 replacement is next in line. Expect that in 2014.
     
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  6. n0zna W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I bought three

    new radios this year,RCI2950dx,RCI2980wx,and a FT450d...just about got the TS590,but went with the FT450d...glad i did,great radio,and not sorry at all...would love to have one in the mbl...73 de JW
     
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    TS990 Info!

    Dear Bill,

    Look at the official website; Kenwood made an announchment about the TS990!

    April 18, 2012 | News Release | Corporate Information | Kenwood Corporation
     
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  8. unit248 Active Member

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    Oh! Thanks for the pointer!

    Dual TFT display and dual receiver, HF+6M. Just enough information to make me want to know more. :)

    But no pictures yet, damn. :(

    -Bill
     
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  9. KG0MN W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    According to one of the largest Kenwood dealers on the west coast the radio at Dayton will be a shell radio with no working parts other than possibly display and lights. Release of the actual radio could be as late as the 1st or 2nd quarter of 2013
     
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