Kenwood TS-590

Desktop HF/VHF Transceiver

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This transceiver first appeared during the Tokyo Ham Fair of 2009 as a prototype. At the Dayton Hamvention 2010 it was actually given a name, the TS-590, although the name was considered tentative. The TS-590 features a 32-bit DSP processor.

General characteristics

HAM bands
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Frequency stability
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Tuning steps
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Receiver

RX-range
0.5-30 MHz / 50-54 MHz
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK  
Sensitivity
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Selectivity
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Filters
500 Hz / 2.7 kHz roofing filters
Receiver system
DSP
IF-frequencies
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Image rejection
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Audio output
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Transmitter

TX-range
10-160 m + WARC / 50-54 MHz
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK  
RF-Output
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Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC
Current drain RX
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TX
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Physical

Manufactured
Between 2010 and 20xx in Singapore
Dimensions (w×h×d)
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Weight
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Form factor
Base Station

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Duo color LCD (amber/green)
Antenna tuner
Accessories
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MPN
KENWOOD-TS-000590

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Kenwood TS-590S Firmware Update Information submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-590S Kenwood Network Command System Manual submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-590S PC Control Command Ref submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-590S Radio Control Program ARCP-590 submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-590S Service Manual submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-590S USB Audio Controller submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-590S USB Audio Manual submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-590S User Manual submitted by RigReference
Kenwood TS-590S User Manual Dutch submitted by RigReference
 
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Reviews & stories

Great Radio

Kenwood TS-590, Desktop HF/VHF Transceiver

It was great from the moment I got it. Can be used straight from the box. Basicely plug and play but if you want to change things, the learning curve is easy. Dual function controles are easy. The DPS is great. No optional filters to buy. Ecxelent sensitivity and selectivity. Great Rx audio and adjustable Tx audio. I have a Ts850, it beats the 850 and that imo is hard to do. The noise reduction ability is fantastic! It blanks powerline noise to nothing let alone pulse noise. I realy can't say enough about how great it is!

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Value for money
Aquired
Poor condition in 2011
USD 1700.00

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Kenwood TS-590 is around:

  • USD 934.00 ~ USD 1253.00
Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2019 USD 1255.00 New / Mint Robert G Leach
2013 USD 1300.00 New / Mint KW9JGH
2011 USD 1700.00 New / Poor jawibier

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