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New Kenwood TS-590S HF rig

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Moleculo, May 14, 2010.

  1. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator Staff Member

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    Here is a copy of the press release from Kenwood on their new HF/6 meter rig that is showing at Dayton 2010:


    Kanagawa, Japan, May 7, 2010 — Kenwood Corporation, an operating company of the JVC Kenwood Group, is proud to announce the autumn/winter launch of two new Amateur Radio transceivers: the TS-590S and TH-D72.

    HF/50MHz All-Mode Transceiver - TS-590S (tentative naming)



    Featuring a 32-bit floating-point DSP, the TS-590S will offer advanced receiver performance and an extensive range of features that make it ideal for beginner and seasoned DX’er alike. The radio’s exceptional ease of operation, true to the Kenwood tradition, will be especially welcome for contest and mobile applications.

    That's not a lot of info, but at least it confirms that the rig will be out this year
     
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  2. Carl

    Carl Technologicaly Challenged

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  3. SR385

    SR385 Active Member

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    Rumor mill so far says

    3kHz and 500kHz roofing filters included, all the rest is IF DSP inbetween.

    USB and serial connections for computer control.

    I'm curious what the audio TX width and options will be like in the different modes.

    Price point rumor is $1800
     
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  4. Lazybones1222

    Lazybones1222 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    very sexy
     
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  5. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

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    10 years too late for Kenwood.
    Mike
     
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  6. KG0MN

    KG0MN W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I heard about $3000 has anyone else heard that?
     
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  7. Lazybones1222

    Lazybones1222 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    yeah right. So who is ten years ahead of Kenwood?
     
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  8. 74IN

    74IN Well-Known Member

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    Maybe FlexRadio?

    I'm considering finding out.
     
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  9. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator Staff Member

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    Elecraft, Flex, and Ten Tec. Even the Icom IC-9100 is in that price range and has an interesting list of features. If the new Kenwood is really $3K, I'm not sure I would buy it. All three of the rigs mentioned above are in a whole different class and are right there in the same price range.
     
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