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Updated 2 April 2017

Although most of these HOWTOs were written originally for the TS-590S, they should also be applicable to the TS-590SG with the necessary change(s) in Menu numbers.
 Title / LinkVerDateAuthorDescription
1HOWTO set up the Kenwood TS-590S for Digital Data and Digital Voice Operation1.82-Dec-2012Ian Wade, G3NRWBasic setup for digital operation with packages such as fldigi, etc, and digital voice operation using FDMDV. Minor update
2HOWTO connect the Kenwood TS-590S to the SDR-IQ Software Defined Receiver12-Sep-2011Ian Wade, G3NRWFull hardware details of the cabling between the two units, including the use of an Elad antenna changeover switchbox. Plus full information on how to configure the HB9DRV SDR‑Radio software
3HOWTO monitor TS-590S CAT commands1.24-Dec-2012Ian Wade, G3NRWStep-by-step instructions on configuring and using the HHD Serial Monitor utility, with supporting information on PuTTY, USBDeview and Portmon. Useful for monitoring and debugging CAT commands and responses.
4TS-590S XML
To fetch the latest version of the XML file, click on the link above to display the file in your browser. Then use the browser "Save File As" function to save the file (for example, as TS590S.XML).
Do not copy/paste the text from the window into a file
24-Dec-2015Dave H Freese, Jr, W1HKJThe TS-590S RigCAT file for fldigi.
5N1MM Logger Setup
Select file “KenwoodTS-590SCodec 2011-04-02.pdf”
2-Apr-2011John J Eigenbrode, K4SKB, and John K Bednar, K3CTStep-by-step instructions on setting up the N1MM Logger to communicate with the TS-590S using a native USB connection (rather than a USB-to-serial adapter)
6HOWTO configure the TS-590S for Digital Voice Keying (DVK)8-Oct-2011Rin Fukuda, JG1VGXGet ready for serious contesting!
7KG9OM HOWTOs VariousDon Snodgrass, KG9OMA useful collection of HOWTOs, including:
· General setup – the basic menu settings.
· Setup for remote operations – configure the TS-590S for iPad-controlled remote operation and for ARUA-10 operation
8TS-590S HOWTO: Digital QuickStart1.42-Nov-2012Ian Wade, G3NRWGuidance on getting started with several well-known digital packages. Added details of setup for MixW CAT control and an introduction to digital modes by Scott Traurig, WU2O
9TS-590S HOWTO: Remote Operation17-May-2012Ian Wade, G3NRWFull details on setting up the TS-590S for remote operation over the internet. Uses Skype and TeamViewer. Includes the capability to send monitored sidetone audio along the same path as the RX audio
10TS-590S HOWTO: SSTV QuickStart15-Jun-2012Ian Wade, G3NRWHow to configure MMSSTV for slow scan TV on the TS‑590S. Full details of software settings and radio menu settings. Examples of removal of noise from pictures
11Adding a Pan-adapter to the Kenwood TS-590S15-Sep-2012Jack Bryant, KE4IDHow to use a SoftRock with HDSDR software to function as a panadapter with the TS-590S
12TS-590S HOWTO: Firmware Q & A1.12-Oct-2012Ian Wade, G3NRW
and Dick Kriss, AA5VU
The basic steps in updating the TS-590S firmware, for both Windows PCs and Macs
13Kenwood TS-590S RX OUT adapter cable5-Oct-2012Jack Bryant, KE4IDDescribes how to make a simple “Receiver Out” adapter cable for the TS-590S, so a second receiver (for example, an SDR such as the SoftRock Ensemble II Receiver) can be connected and used as a panadapter
14N1MM Macros for TS-590Rev 1Bjorn Mohr, SM0MDGSettings to make N1MM and the Kenwood TS-590 work better together. Includes settings for:
Wide/Narrow buttons filters in band map.
Play VGS-1 Voice Keyer memories from F-Keys
Clear RIT after every contact
15Overcoming the confusing instructions for the VGS-1 voice recorder
Select file: “Overcoming the confusing instructions for using the VGS-1.pdf”
Gary McDuffie, AG0NA supplement to the TS-590S Instruction Manual, clarifying how to use the VGS-1
16TS-590S HOWTO: SSB Audio Setup126-Oct-2012Ian Wade, G3NRWStep-by-step guide to setting up really effective TX audio on the TS-590S. Detailed setup procedures for unprocessed and processed audio
17Using an Electret Condenser Microphone with the TS-590SRob Connelly, W1AEXAre you hearing distortion when you transmit with your electret mic? It could be that you need to add a few components to clean it up
Details about halfway down this page
18Using a GE Stereo headset with the TS-590S15-Jul-2012Jerry Haigwood, W5JHBased on the design by Rob Connelly, W1AEX (HOWTO #21 above), but also including PTT switching. Detailed photos showing the construction of a headset adapter for the GE Stereo headset from Walmart (item 38974)
19Kenwood TS-590 TX ModificationRoar Dehli, LA4AMAFull details on how to open up the TS-590S to transmit on the 60m band (5.250-5.450 MHz), and also to transmit across the whole HF range (1.705-30.000 MHz). Complete with detailed close-up photos
20TS-590S HOWTO: AUTO Mode122-Jul-2013Ian Wade, G3NRWExplains how to use the TS-590S AUTO Mode, with particular emphasis on how AUTO Mode can help keep SSB transmissions (voice or data) in band on 60m.
Includes specific AUTO definitions for the 11-segment UK 60m band
21How to Integrate the Kenwood TS-590S with AFEDRI – NET SDR & CW Skimmer9-Sep-2013Bob Alexander, GM0DEQDetailed hardware and software instructions for fully integrating a TS-590S with CW Skimmer, Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD) logging and AFEDRI – NET SDR, plus other clever pieces of software
22TS-590 audio handling via USB19-Sep-2013Don Snodgrass, KG9OMDescribes a suggested scheme for voice processing and routing transmit and receive audio via USB for use on the phone bands. Includes details of some interesting audio processing packages (Breakaway Live Audio Processor, Ableton Live, LiveProfessor, Sonos)
23Kenwood TS-590 remote control with a Google Android tablet16-Mar-2014Alan, G0TLKA step-by-step checklist for using an Android tablet to control a TS-590 through a wireless network. Includes details of Skype and TeamViewer configuration
24How To Key Your Amplifiers with the TS-590S/TS-590SG or TS-990S19-Dec-2014Rin Fukuda, JG1VGXA detailed and very clear explanation of how to key your amplifier. Illustrated by clear diagrams and photos
25TS-590SG Audio SetupMar-2015Joel Huntley, WA1ZYXTS-590SG USB settings for:
· N1MM+
· CW/WinKey interface
· FSK interface and DVK interface
· MMTTY
· Logger32
· CW Machine
· DVK
· FSK
· microKEYER router settings for PTT's FSK
26Clean digital signals tutorial 8-May-2014Nige, G7CNFIncludes details of how to set up the Windows Volume Mixer gain levels correctly and how to make sure the signal sampling rates are correct. Although prepared for an SDR transceiver, the principles in this tutorial apply equally to the TS-590. A must-view for everyone transmitting digital signals
27Getting Started on RTTYDon A Hill, AA5AUA tutorial on how to get started operating RTTY using MMTTY as the primary program to begin your RTTY operations

 


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