Kenwood TS-590SG HF plus Six Meter 100 Watt Full DSP
The TS-590S was introduced to the HF amateur radio market in
October 2010 and enjoyed a good reputation for its high reception,
high performance and reasonable pricing.
The HF/50MHz transceiver "TS-590SG" to be launched as a successor of TS-590S, has 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.
TS-590SG evolves for more comfortable operation from the beginner to DX'er.
TS-590SG Incremental changes help performance and function to evolve
1.Equipped with 500 Hz/ 2.7 kHz Roofing Filter as standard
2.Advanced AGC control through digital signal processing from the IF stage onward
3.Morse code decoder function
5.New Split function enabling quick setting
・Antenna output function (shared with DRV connector)
・LED backlight with selectable color tone
・FIL A/B 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 mode
・Interference/noise removal features
・Heavy-duty design is capable of withstanding grueling conditions typical of contests or long hours of hard operation with two of 60mm fan cooling system
・Built-in preset-type high speed operation automatic antenna tuner
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Posted by Jeff D. on 12th Dec 2016
Did a lot of research, including looking at several HF rigs and talking to company reps at Dayton before ultimately deciding on the TS-590SG. I can't say I'm disappointed, it's a HUGE step up from the rig I've been using, which will find a new home in my truck. This was my first order from MTC RADIO, I talked with them at Dayton as well, and was impressed with them in that busy venue. I am not disappointed, shipping was lightning fast, communications was good, and I like the idea of supporting a small business rather than a ham radio mill. This will certainly NOT be my last order from MTC.
Posted by Russell on 5th Nov 2016
Sold my old Icoms years ago and had problems with a "Yahoo Yoo-hoo " but had good luck with my old kenwood ts 50....that is why I went with the ts590sg...the new Icom 7300 is a hot seller right now but with poor eyesight the radio with the tv screen is not for me...I don't need another tv...
Posted by Jim Pilgram on 3rd Jun 2016
Aloha from the Garden Isle of Kauai,
I inquired about a Kenwood TS-570SG and the shipping to Kauai.. I talked to Tammy and she cut me a sweetheart deal on the shipping not to mention the already great price on the rig,. I got the radio in 3 days via USPS. I love the radio but I love Main Trading Company More. I purchased an item off Ebay a few years back but never checked their website.. What a mistake on my part. The prices beat the big boys and their personal service is second to none! I've been eyeballing the TS -990S and when one of my Harleys sell, they will be my go-to dealer for sure. A BIG MAHALO to the folks at MTC.
73 & Aloha
Posted by Wayne Heyniger on 30th Mar 2016
So far I can't find any faults with his radio, it does everything it says it will and has features I wasn't expecting like the ability to monitor your audio through headphones. I still have a lot to learn but I have all the basic features in a few extras in my head and I'm using them. Had a Yaesu ft-897d before this and it's much better on the receive and many more features so it was a good move.
Posted by Tom on 5th Feb 2016
This is a wonderful HF rig for the average to above average Ham. Superior notch and band pass filtering. Extra sensitive receive and excelent transmit quality reports. May seem a bit pricey up front but from MTC you will get the fairest pricing coupled with excellent customer service available on the web, Thanks to Richard and Tammy
Posted by Marius KW4OE on 26th Jan 2016
After weeks and weeks of researching and comparing various transceivers for my first real rig purchase, I decided to go for this little gem and I couldn't be happier.
First off, I wanted a very good sensitive and above all selective receiver. This rig has it. Second, I wanted the transceiver to be a "real" flesh and bones one, as analog as it can get while keeping the price under control and performance at par with the DSP and SDR models.
This rig is an analog/DSP WITH RX antenna splitter and USB connectivity. Best of both worlds.
I love SDR (I built my own SDR rig) but I don't want my main radio to be dependent on a computer and an operating system that can be killed at any moment by a virus or a hard disk failure. Yes, I am an IT guy and I know what I am talking about...
As soon as I unpacked the radio (arrived double boxed and in good shape), I hooked it up to my modest Ultimax 100 end fed antenna (HOA issues, don't ask) and the internal ATU tuned it flawlessly on each band except 160m.
This was due to the shortness of the wire (24 feet). As soon as I extended the wire to 44 feet it tuned it also on 160m.
The radio is extremely easy to operate and set up, no complicated stacked menus, all the needed controls are on the front panel and are easily accessible. I made a few QSOs really quick to test the rig then I went on and set it up for my panadapter. Software setup was a breeze, panadapter setup even easier.
I simply used my Softrock radio as a panadapter, then I tested it also with an RTL.SDR and then finally with the SDRplay. All of them work admirably with the rig, especially the SDRplay box. Omnirig insures the communication between the transceiver and the HDSDR. If you read the manual you will see how to enable the internal splitter so you can take rx signal from receiver to your panadapeter sdr radio.
Really really easy.
So, in a nutshell, I am very, very satisfied. I made over 30 QSO's in 2 days, ranging from Australia to Lithuania and from Brazil to Vancouver, all using my small 24 ft wire and the 100W this rig is outputting.
Now, about the vendor: A+, stellar service. They exceeded my expectations and I am very happy with their service.
Posted by Mark on 25th Jan 2016
I did quite a bit of research before purchasing this rig. I have two other 'vintage' Kenwoods, the TS530 & TS430 so this was a natural. I did strongly consider the other brands and concluded that of all the brands all were excellent! So that was not really an issue.
Tho not a 'contester' I was looking to invest in a mid-range rig, not an entry level. The TS590SG was, to me, a clear winner in the details.
I've figured out most of the controls / features and have been able to set up the rig with several of my apps. Many thanks to the wonderful hams on the internet who 'went first' in figuring things out!
Thanks to MTC for the fast shipment! It's a great radio and the service was great!
Posted by Stringfellow on 8th Dec 2015
I took the opportunity to upgrade from a TS-590S to the 590SG when the Black Friday specials were on.
There are some small improvements in the receiver and some of the ALC and metering issues that affected earlier 590S models have been addressed, (although I never saw any problems with my later model (B45 series)).
The addition of a receiver output terminal is one bonus I was looking for to add an SDR receiver as a pan-adapter. A second is the Morse decode function. The latter works quite well, but it's not quite as good as some of the software decoders.
They have improved the ergonomics a little and spruced up the appearance. I an very happy with the new rig and can recommend it highly.
Posted by Richard Barown on 5th Dec 2015
Works extremely well in a compact package. Receiver is on par with much more expensive rigs.
Posted by Ron Hatfield on 5th Jun 2015
Still on the learning curve with the 590. So far appears to be all that has been advertised. Much better receive then my Yaesu FT-857D.
Dealing with Main Trading was a real pleasure. Put my order in around 2pm and it was shipped the same day.
Expect to deal with this company again.
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