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Updated 1 May 2017
About the TS-590 Family
The “TS‑590 Family” started life in September 2010, with the introduction of the TS‑590. Kenwood offered three power versions:
the 100W version (TS‑590S), intended for customers outside Japan.
the 50W version (TS‑590D) and the 10W version (TS‑590V), for the Japanese domestic market.
The TS‑590 was superseded in October 2014 by the TS‑590G, again produced in three power versions: TS‑590SG (100W), TS‑590DG (50W) and TS‑590VG (10W).
There is little difference in the outward appearance of the TS‑590 and the TS‑590G. The main distinguishing feature between the two is the legend on the front panel above the LCD display: the TS‑590 has the legend DSP, whereas the TS‑590G has the legend HF/50 MHz Transceiver TS-590.
Some of the Kenwood-supplied software has different versions for the TS‑590 and the TS-590G. Here, the suffix after the program name distinguishes between the two. For example, ARCP‑590 (without a suffix) is for use with the TS‑590S/D/V, and ARCP‑590G (with the suffix “G”) is for use with the TS‑590SG/DG/VG.
The TS-590 Family Resources Page
This Resources Page is a collection of Kenwood hardware and software resources related to the TS-590 Family. The site comprises nine main sections:
LATEST NEWS Details of the most recent updates to the TS-590 Family Resources Page
TS-590SG Everything specific to the current TS-590SG. Includes advice on buying the rig, details of hardware and software/firmware documentation, software/firmware downloads, and a “HOW MANY?” section listing how many TS-590SGs have been bought each month since start of production (as reported by users)
TS-590S Similar information for the earlier TS-590S. In addition there are sections covering TechNotes and Issues relevant to the rig
COMMON A collection of HOWTOs, Hints and Tips, and General TechNotes that are applicable to both the TS-590SG and TS-590s. There is also a section on connecting a wide range of amplifiers to the rigs, and a collection of software tools that are useful when interfacing to a PC
OTHER SOFTWARE Software application programs for the TS-590 family, written by third parties
OTHER HARDWARE *** NEW *** Hardware that you can use with the TS-590 family, produced by third parties
MISCELLANEOUS Details of TS-590 Yahoo Groups and how to contact Kenwood for support
FEEDBACK The place to feed back your ideas, suggestions, criticisms or whatever to the web host Ian Wade, G3NRW
MORE G3NRW SITES Links to a collection of other web sites created by G3NRW
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