1. You can now help support WorldwideDX when you shop on Amazon at no additional cost to you! Simply follow this Shop on Amazon link first and a portion of any purchase is sent to WorldwideDX to help with site costs.

Kenwood TS-990 - - any info?

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

  1. unit248

    unit248 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2010
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    22
    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


     
    1 person likes this.

  2. KG0MN

    KG0MN W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    33
    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.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. N8YX

    N8YX Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    Messages:
    241
    Likes Received:
    23
    Please let this station in a box offer 222 and 902 - possibly 1.2GHz - modules in addition to 6/2/432.
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. unit248

    unit248 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2010
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    22
    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
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. guy martin

    guy martin Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    14
    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.
     
    2 people like this.
  6. n0zna

    n0zna W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    144
    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
     
  7. pe2aab

    pe2aab Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    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
     
  8. unit248

    unit248 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2010
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    22
    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
     
  9. KG0MN

    KG0MN W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    33
    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
     

Share This Page