Kenwood TS-590S is a HF transceiver. It is beautifully designed with a large LCD screen and uses polycarbonate as the material for durability. It is durable, anti-drop and resistant to high and low temperatures.
The TS-590S has a built-in narrow-band flattening filter that greatly reduces interference from unwanted signals and presents hidden signals at minimal cost. The IF AGC based on Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology provides excellent HF performance.
To meet the needs of demanding Distant eXchange(DX) users, this high-performance HF transceiver takes amateur radios to a new level while being easy to operate and extremely reliable.
User-friendly menus, outstanding operating ease
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.
The Memory Name function enables clear identifi cation for up to 110 memory channels (including specifi ed 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
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
Direct frequency entry, 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 optimise 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.
DDS offers superb Carrier to Noise ratio characteristics,
For the 1st local oscillator frequency, instead of employing conventional PLL/VCO, the output of a Direct Digital Synthesiser(DDS) 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 output boasts even better Carrier to Noise ratio(C/N) characteristics and a desirable level of reciprocal mixing.
Adjustable IF filter passband
By adjusting the DSP fi lter 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 modes.
IF auto-notch and manual notch
Both automatic and manual notch are implemented at the IF stage. By removing a powerful interfering signal with a notch fi lter, you can capture a weak target signal. With the IF auto-notch, notch frequency automatically tracks the beat frequency. The notch fi lter 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 choice of either normal or wide attenuation to suit the type of interference being encountered
Analogue and Digital noise blanking (NB1 / NB2)
In addition to the analogue 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 RX 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 analogue noise blanker.
100W heavy-duty design
The cooling system features a pair of 60 x 60 mm fans, the same size as on the previous model. Having two fans provides suffi cient air fl ow at low 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 aluminium die-cast chassis is combined with a large heat sink to enhance heat dissipation effi ciency, minimising the rise in temperature in the fi nal section during continuous TX sessions. This heavy-duty design is capable of withstanding long hours of operation under gruelling conditions typical of contests or DX peditions.
Built-in automatic antenna tuner
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 requisite preset data (stored separately for each antenna band) is loaded into the antenna tuner circuit to ensure that optimum matching is rapidly achieved without having to retune.
The temperature compensated crystal oscillator(TCXO), which is available as an option, ensures superb frequency stability (±0.5ppm) throughout a wide temperature range, from -10°C to +50°C.
Voice guide and storage unit (optional)
The VGS-1 voice guide and storage unit can serve two important roles: vocal confirmation (in English ) of frequency, key operation, settings, etc., and recording/playback of messages received by the transceiver.
Handheld microphone (MC-43)
DC power cable