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The original TS-590S was put on the HF amateur radio market in October
2010, and enjoyed a good reputation by its excellent receiver, high
performance and reasonable pricing.
HF/50MHz transceiver "TS-590SG" subsequently was launched
in the market as a successor of TS-590S, and it brushed up its basic
performance and functions to meet customers’ demands.
By adopting the
technology developed for our flagship model TS-990S, the transmission and
reception performance has been greatly improved. The TS-590SG evolved to provide more
comfortable operation for all hams, from the beginner to the advanced DXer..
Incremental changes help performance and function to evolve
with 500 Hz/ 2.7 kHz Roofing Filter as standard
1st IF frequency (11.374 MHz) down conversion*2 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
Down conversion is selected automatically when receiving in CW/ FSK/ SSB modes
if the final passband is 2.7 kHz or less.
control through digital signal processing from the IF stage onward
would be no exaggeration to say that Kenwood's receive 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, level optimized AGC control enables operation
without the need for awareness of Roofing Filter bandwidth.
used and special 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
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 2 kHz upsetting, 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 band-direct keys. Each band has
3 memories, enabling quick call-up of usually-used frequencies.
function (shared with DRV connector) ・LED backlight with
selectable color tone
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
is capable of withstanding grueling conditions typical of contests or long hours
of hard operation with two of 60mm fan cooling system
preset-type high speed operation automatic antenna tuner