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TS-590S KENWOOD TS590S
[TS590S]

$1,239.95
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HF/6m 100W 32-bit IF-DSP

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The TS-590S marks a bold new chapter in Kenwood's proud history of manufacturing high-performance transceivers. Featuring a narrow-band Roofing Filter the TS-590S significantly reduces interference from unwanted signals, which results in
excellent RX performance revealing signals that would be hidden to lesser rigs. With IF AGC based on advanced DSP technology, Kenwood has essentially redefined HF performance.

Built to satisfy the most demanding DX'er, this high-performance HF transceiver takes Amateur Radio to the next level continuing the Kenwood tradition of operating ease and rugged reliability.

Thanks to a narrow-band Roofing Filter and dedicated 1st Mixer, this new transceiver offers the best dynamic range in its class to handle adjacent unwanted signals.

Powerful 500Hz/2.7kHz Roofing Filter

On 15, 20, 40, 80 or 160 meters, the TS-590S employs down conversion for the first IF (11.374MHz). Having the 1st Roofing Filter (6kHz BW) directly after the Mixer enhances the noise blanker's ability to deal with adjacent off-frequency
signals. What really determines RX performance is the 2nd Roofing Filter, after the post amplifier. The TS-590S comes equipped with a 500Hz and 2.7kHz BW 6-pole MCF. This recults in superb dynamic range when adjacent signals are present,
performance that was not previously possible using up conversion. So even when an interfering signal approaches the target frequency, a virtually flat dynamic range is maintained. Even with strong adjacent interference, you can capture a
clear signal.

DDS offers superb Carrier to Noise ratio characteristics, significantly cutting generated by adjacent unwanted signals.

For the 1st local oscillator frequency, instead of employing conventional PLL/VCO, the output of a DDS (Direct Digital Synthesizer) is supplied directly to the following Mixer. When down conversion is active, the oscillator frequency is
lower than it is with up conversion, so the ouput boasts even better C/N (Carrier to Noise ratio) characteristics and a desirable level of reciprocal mixing.

Wide Range of Features Thanks to 32-bit Floating-point DSP

In addition to basic functions such as AGC, digital IF filters, detection and demodulation, a wide range of features including noise reduction and IF notch are all implemented with the latest algorithms.

Advanced AGC with digital signal processing from the IF stage onward

The TS-590S employs DSP from the IF stage onward. Kenwood was the first to offer DSP-based IF AGC in an Amateur radio (TS-870) and this DSP technology has been further enhanced for the TS-590S, resulting in the development of a unique
approach to IF AGC. It is possible to apply level-optimized AGC even for signals that slip between the Roofing Filter and the final IF passband. You can be confident of optimum operation at all times, without having to think about the
Roofing Filter bandwidth. Gain control performance has been greatly improved for the target signal in the final IF passband (RX band). This results in in-band IMD (intermodulation distortion) characteristics on par with those of top-of-
the-line transceivers. You can enjoy superb RX with next-generation Kenwood sound.

Extensive interference/noise removal features

Adjustable IF filter passband
By adjusting the DSP filter passband, you can tailor interference removal to suit your needs. This provides slope tuning in SSB/AM/FM modes, and bandwidth width/shift control for CW/FSK/SSB-DATA communications.

Simple IF filter A/B switching
You can, for example, set Filter A for a wide passband, and Filter B for a narrow passband. When searching for a particular station during CW operations you can then use the Filter A, switching to the narrower Filter B once communications
are initiated. In this way, you can easily switch between 2 preset DSP filters as needed.

IF auto-notch & manual notch
Automatic and manual notch are both implemented at the IF stage. By removing a powerful interfering signal with a notch filter, you can capture a weak target signal. With the IF auto-notch, notch frequency automatically tracks the beat
frequency. The notch filter has such sharp characteristics that it is not possible to adjust it manually. Manual notch, however, offers not only manual adjustment of the notch frequency, but also the coice of either normal or wide
attenuation to suit the type of interference being encountered.

Analog & Digital noise blanking (NB1 / NB2)
In addition to the analog noise blanker (NB1), which has a proven track record for eliminating weak noise, this transceiver is equipped with a newly developed digital noise blanker (NB2). Just pick the blanker which is more effective for
the type of noise encountered and the RS conditions. NB1 offers stable noise suppression independent of RX bandwidth because, during down conversion, the noise that has passed through the 1st Roofing Filter (NB filter) is fed to the NB
circuit. The NB2 employs a newly developed envelope tracking method, making it effective against noise that defies tracking by an analog noise blanker.

DSP noise reduction (NR1 / NR2)
In addition to conventional NR1 and NR2, NR1 now employs a newly developed spectral-subtraction approach that is specially designed to remove noise in speech modes. The optimum noise reduction method is applied for each RX mode.

NR1
Spectral-subtraction noise reduction has been developed with a focus on improving speech clarity for weak SSB signals. Thanks to this advanced technology, which makes use of the processing power of the 32-bit floating point DSP, you can
capture a target signal that is swamped by noise, without suffering any loss in quality. For the non-speech modes (CW/FSK), a line enhancer offers tried and true noise reduction. Whichever method is used, the degree of attenuation can be
adjusted smoothly.

NR2 (SPAC)
Kenwood's original NR2 is SPAC-based noise reduction that extracts a periodic signal. SPAC is ideal for CW operations as it can suppress noise at the same frequency as the target signal. You can adjust correlation time in 2ms increments
from 2ms to 20ms (10 steps). NR2 is not available for FM.

Beat cancel (BC1 / BC2)
Whereas IF auto notch is effective against a single, powerful beat, the beat cancel feature comes into its own when there are multiple, relatively weak beats. Choose BC1 to remove weak and/or continuous beat interference, and BC2 to handle
intermittent beat, like that of a CW signal. Since this can be used in conjunction with IF auto notch, even more effective beat cancellation is possible. (SSB/AM/FM only)

High-reliability TX Section for a High-quality Signal

Kenwood's attention to detail is evident in both TX and RX performance.

Stable operation guaranteed. Designed for high reliability.

100W heavy-duty design
The cooling system features a pair of 60x60mm fans, the same size as on the prefious model. Having two fans provides sufficient air flow rpm, ensuring quiet operation. Meticulous 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 noise reduction. The aluminum die-cast chassis is combined with a large heat sink to enhance heat dissipation efficiency, minimizing the rise in
temperature in the final section during continuous TX sessions. This heavy-duty design is capable of withstanding long hours of operation under grueling conditions typical of contests or DXpeditions.

Built-in automatic antenna tuner(compatible with 5MHz band)
The preset-type automatic antenna tuner enables quick band changing and can even operate when the TS-590S is receiving. When the TX frequency changes, the preset data (stored separately for each antenna band) is loaded into the antenna
tuner circuit to ensure that optimum matching is rapidly achieved wihtout having to retune.

Optional TCXO
The TCXO (temperature compensated crystal oscillator), which is available as an option, ensures superb frequency stability (0.5ppm) throughout a wide temperature range, from -10C to +50C.

Drive output (including 135kHz band)
The DRV terminal provides external access to the TX drive output (approx 0dBm). This is not just handy when a transverter is attached: the main antenna terminal cannot be used for transmission on the 135kHz band, but this DRV terminal
fills that need. Convenience is further enhanced when combined with the dedicated RX antenna terminal.

Speech processor (SSB/AM/FM)
The speech processor enchances the clarity of messages for the receiving station by raising average TX power. And as well as adjusting compression level, you can switch between soft and hard modes.

Adjustable TX filter (SSB/AM)
The TX filter passband is switchable. Since the high-pass and low-pass cut-off frequencies can be switched independently, you can have fine control over filter operation.

TX equalizer (SSB/AM/FM)
The equalizer offers flat (default), high boost (2 types), Formant pass (to minimize extraneous sounds), bass boost (2 types), conventional and user settings (using the ARCP-590). It is possible to adjust frequency characteristics to suit
the voice quality and microphone characteristics on the transmitting end.

TX monitor
This outputs the TX audio via the speaker allowing you to check your own sound quality.

Other TX features
VOX function (adjustable gain, selectable delay time) Adjustable TX power output Adjustable MIC gain Adjustable CAR

Extensive CW Support

CW auto tune
With just the press of a button, you can automatically zero in on a target frequency for CW reception. During RIT operations, it will also tune in to the RIT frequency.

2 key terminals on rear panel
Thanks to both an electronic keyer (built-in) paddle terminal and a separate one for an external keyer, PC keying is possible even when a paddle is conected.

Other CW features
Support for full break-in and semi break-in (semi break-in delay time: 50ms-100ms) Memory keyer (max. 4-channel message memory) Pitch control (300-1000Hz) Side tone monitor with 10-step volume control Electronic keyer (selectable
key speed, squeeze A/B modes) Microphone paddle mode CW reverse mode CW auto transmit (in SSB mode, a simple key-press will switch automatically to CW)

Superior Ease of Operation Plus More Enjoyable TX/RX Performance

The User-friendly man-machine interface means you can count on impeccable operation - under the grueling conditions of a contest or a DXpedition.

Numerous functions to assure easy operation
User-friendly menus, outstanding operating ease
The TS-590S menus offer intuitive access to numerous additional features. The combination of menu and arrow keys makes operation intuitive. Also, the menu mode is visible in the main area, while the sub area scrolls through the relevant
guidance information.

Large display with 2-color LED backlight
The large display ensures outstanding visibility under all conditions. And you can select amber or green for the LED backlight.

Direct frequency enter, direct band selection
The keypad is used for Amateur band direct key access. There are 3 memories for each band, so you can quickly call up the frequencies you usually use. Also, the buttons - laid out to optimize ease of operation - provide responsive
feedback.

USB connectivity for PC control
Thanks to the addition of a USB port, the TS-590S can be hooked up to a PC with a USB cable, enabling PC control of the transceiver plus TX/RX audio connectivity.

Remote control of the TS-590S using a computer
Using the ARCP-590 radio control program, it is possible to access virtually all functions from a computer. This makes it easy for you to change settings and manage memory channels.

Voice guide and storage unit (option)
The VGS-1 voice guide and storage unit can serve two important roles: vocal confirmation (in English or Japanese) of frequency, key operation, settings, etc., and recording/playback of messages received by the transceiver.

OFF beep
In addition to conventional audio confirmation of operation, a different beep sounds when a feature or mode is off, allowing clear differentiation.

Programmable function keys (PF A, PF B)
The TS-590S features 2 programmable function keys. You are free to select frequently used functions for assigning to these keys.

Memory/Scan functions

Easy-to-use memory
The Memory Name function enables clear identification for up to 110 memory channels (including specified ranges). Also, the memory scroll function can be used to check memory channel data without changing operating frequency. Other
features include a Quick Memory function for storing frequencies on the fly (max. 10 channels), memory channel copy, single channel memory clear, memory lockout, memory shift, and the ability to change memory channel data/frequency
temporarily.

Multiple scan functions
Included among the many scan functions are program scan, memory scan, group scan, subtone scan and CTCSS scan. And a program slow scan automatically reduces the scanning speed around any frequency of special interest.

Other feaures
RX
RX equalize ATT, pre-amp
Adjustable RF gain, adjustable AF gain, selectable SQL level

FSK
Basic RTTY settings (keying polarity, shift width, high/low tones, reverse mode)

FM
FM Wide/Narrow switching for TX/RX Repeater subtone
FM signaling (CTCSS, cross-tone)

DATA
Independent SSB-DATA/FM-DATA modes
Choise of IF filters for PSK31/AFSK operations Variable ANO/ANI level
Selectable DATA modulation line (ACC2/USB) DATA VOX

Accessory connectors
ACC2 connector for packet operations
Remote connector compatible with linear amp control
(built-in vacuum tube linear amp control relay, selectable TX attack delay)

External connectivity
Kenwood Sky Command II support
(when connected to TH-D7A/TM-D710A/TH-D72A)
Packet cluster tune (when connected to TM-D710A/TH-D72A)
Cross-band repeater functions (when connected to TM-D710A/TM-V71A)

Others
Emergency contact frequency paging
TX tuning for external antenna tuner
Power-on message (up to 8-character can be input for display when power-on)
Split data transfer using COM port
Firmware updates
Adjustable long-keypress timing

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