Kenwood TS-890S

Base Station Amateur Transceiver

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The Kenwood TS-890S transceiver made its world debut at the 2018 Hamvention® in Xenia, Ohio. A prototype was available to view under glass. Operating 180 to 6 meters, it features full down conversion receiver with h-mode mixer and High C/N 1st LO. It has four built in roofing filers: 500 Hz, 2.7 kHz, 6 kHz and 15 kHz (optional 270 Hz). The TS-890S has a 7 inch color TFT display with roofing frequency sampling band scope, auto scroll mode, USB audio, multi information screen, DVI-I . Remote control operation with direct IP connection (without computer) is supported. A 100 watt heavy duty built-in antenna tuner is standard. Kenwood is estimating delivery for 4th quarter of 2018.

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  6m  10m  4m 
Frequency stability
± 0.1 p.p.m. (0 °C to + 50 °C)
Tuning steps
Continuous

Receiver

RX-range
0.1-30 / 50-54 MHz
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK   Digital (other)  
Sensitivity
SSB (1b dB S/N): 0.5-0.13 µV
AM (10 dB S/N): 6.3-1.3 µV
FM (12 dB SINAD): 0.22 µV
Selectivity
SSB/FSK/PSK: 2.4 kHz @ -6 dB, 4.4 kHz @ -60 dB
CW: 500 Hz @ -6 dB, 1.2 kHz @ -60 dB
AM: 6.0 kHz @ -6 dB, 12.0 kHz @ -60 dB
FM: 12.0 kHz @ -6 dB, 25.0 kHz @ -60 dB
Filters
500 Hz, 2.7 kHz, 6 kHz and 15 kHz (optional 270 Hz)
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 8.248 MHz
2nd: 24 kHz (FM: 36 kHz)
Image rejection
?
Audio output
1.5 W into 8 Ohm

Transmitter

TX-range
10-160 m + WARC + 60 m + 6 m
EU version: 4 m (70 MHz)
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK   Digital (other)  
RF-Output
Max 100 W (AM 25 W)

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC +/- 15%
Current drain RX
3 A max
TX
22.5 A max

Physical

Manufactured
Between 2018 and 20xx in Japan
Dimensions (w×h×d)
410 × 158 × 387 mm (16.14 × 6.22 × 15.24 in) Projections included
Weight
17.00 kg (37.5 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station

Other features

Memories
?
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
DSP
Built-in auto antenna tuner (ATU)
7 inch color screen
Accessories
?
MPN
KENWOOD-TS-000890S

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