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Kenwood TS-590SG

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Regular Price: $2,095.00

Special Price: $1,995.00

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HF/50MHz Transceiver

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Incremental changes help performance and function to evolve.

  • An even higher performance receiver with superior adjacent dynamic range.
  • Advanced AGC control through digital signal processing from the IF stage.
  • Highly reliable TX outputs high-quality TX signal.
  • New morse code decoder. Scroll display on 13-segment display unit.
  • Characters shown in dedicated window on ARCP-590G.
  • MULTI/CH knob (with push-switch) and RIT/XIT/CL key also configurable in
  • addition to existing PF A and PF B programmable functions.
  • New Split function (TS-990S-style) enabling quick configuration added in
  • addition to existing Split setting.
  • Transceiver equalizer configurable by mode.
  • FIL A/B configurable independently with VFO A/B
  • (convenient during Split operation).
  • Front or rear PTT selectable for Data PTT.
  • Switching from HI CUT/LO CUT to WIDTH/SHIFT possible for reception
  • bandwidth changing in SSB mode.

Equipped with 500 Hz / 2.7 kHz Roofing Filter as standard*

1st IF frequency (11.374 MHz) down conversion* is employed when receiving on 15, 20, 40, 80 or 160
meter bands. Included as standard directly after the 1st Mixer and Post Amp that compensates for
conversion loss is a BW 500 Hz and 2.7 kHz 6-pole MCF, which determines adjacent receptivity,
realizing superb dynamic range performance that was not possible using up conversion. Even when an
interfering signal approaches the reception frequency, a virtually flat dynamic range is maintained.
You can capture a clear signal even in reception conditions where strong adjacent interfering signals become problematic.

Superior adjacent C / N with DDS

This is a method in which, for the 1st local oscillator, instead of employing conventional PLL/VCO, the output of a DDS (Direct Digital Synthesizer) is supplied directly to the Mixer. During down conversion, the oscillation frequency is lower than it is in up conversion, so even better C/N (Carrier to Noise ratio) characteristics can be achieved. As a result, the characteristics for reciprocal mixing due to the large input signal approaching the reception signal are improved.

Advanced AGC control through digital signal processing from the IF stage onward

It would be no exaggeration to say that KENWOOD's reception audio, which enjoys
a reputation for being non-tiring even in long contests, is determined by IF AGC
control based on unique DSP algorithms. This series features all of the IF DSP AGC
technology developed with the TS-990S. A remodeling of the AGC circuitry has
realized superb AGC performance covering from small to large inputs. Even if
interference signals slip between the Roofing Filter and the IF DSP filter that
determines the final selection, leveloptimized AGC control enables operation
without the need for awareness of Roofing Filter bandwidth.

Heavy-duty design

A pair of 60mm×60mm fans have been used for the cooling system, which provides sufficient air flow at
low rpm for less noise. Attention has been paid not only to the fans and motors but also to the size and
shape of the intake/exhaust vents as a comprehensive approach to quieter operation. The aluminum die-cast chassis is combined with a large heat sink to effectively dissipate heat, minimizing the rise in temperature in the final section during continuous transmission sessions. This heavy-duty design is capable of withstanding grueling conditions typical of contests or long hours of hard operation.

Built-in high-speed automatic antenna tuner.

The built-in preset-type automatic antenna tuner covers amateur bands in the 160~6m band range and
can operate when the transceiver is receiving. Highspeed operation and the proven relay method enable
rapid QSY through instantaneous band changing.

User-friendly menus for outstanding operating ease.

The TS-590SG features 100 menu functions and intuitive operation with its combination of menu and
arrow keys. The menu mode is shown in the 7-segment display unit, while relevant guidance information is scroll-displayed in the 13-segment display unit, making a variety of detailed operations possible.

Programmable functions

(PF A, PF B and MULTI/CH SW)

Frequently used and other functions can be assigned to the programmable function (PF) keys. With the
TS-590SG, in addition to the PF keys, functions can also be assigned to the MULTI/CH knob's Push SW. Quick settings are made possible by assigning level setting functions such as keying speed. The RIT/XIT/CL keys can also be used as programmable function keys.

New Split function enabling quick setting

"Direct frequency entry, Direct band selection"

In addition to conventional split frequency setting methods, the TS-990's proven split setting functionality has been included. A long press of the SPLIT key, when making a 2kHz up setting, will enable quick setting by pressing "2" on the keypad. Furthermore,
in simplex operation with just XIT on, the XIT frequency can be changed with TF-SET. The keypad keys are now band-direct keys. Each band has 3 memories, enabling quick call-up of usually-used frequencies.

Remote control of the TS-590SG via computer.

Using the ARCP-590G (radio control program), virtually all functions can be controlled via a computer. Changing various function settings and managing memory channels can all be done from your PC. The ARCP-590G also enables the recording and erasure of voice messages.

PC control through USB connectivity

PC control of the transceiver and transceiver audio transmission have been made possible through a USB cable with the inclusion of a dedicated PC-control USB connection terminal.

Memory/Scan functions

Easy-to-use, diverse memory functions The transceiver features a memory that can store up to 120* frequency memory channels, with each able to be given a
memory name of up to 8 letters. Also included are the memory scroll function, which can be used to check memory data wthout changing operating frequency, memory channel copy, which enables the copying of memory data to another channel, single channel memory clear, memory lockout, memory shift, and the ability to change memory data/frequency temporarily. Other features include the Quick Memory function, which can store up to 10 channels* on the fly ad the capacity for temporary changes to memory shift and memory data.

Multiple scan functions

Program scan, memory scan, group scan, subtone scan and CTCSS scan are included among the many scan functions available. The transceiver also offers program slow scan, which automatically reduces the scanning speed around any frequency of special interest.

 

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