TS-590SG ISSUES


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Updated 2 April 2017

This section contains a list of issues and suggestions from TS-590SG users for improvements to the radio.
Please email G3NRW (g3nrw@g3nrw.net) with details for inclusion in the list.

1. Reversed Cooling Fans

 Title / LinkVerDateAuthorDescription
1TS-590SG – Cooling fans installed the wrong way9-Dec-2016Ulf, DK5TXWith the wrong installed cooling fans, warm air from the final stage of the TS-590SG flows to the display electronics, instead of cold air from the ventilation holes in the bottom plate to the final stage. If your TS-590SG is affected, you should contact your dealer and ask him for advice
2Kenwood Cooling Fan Roulette15-Mar-2017Gary De Feyter, AC6EGHow lady luck plays a role in the TS-590 cooling system
3Wrong fan orientation

Correct fan orientation
9-Dec-2016Kostas Pliakostathis, SV1QZSClose-up photos showing the wrong and right way to fit the TS-590SG cooling fans
4Bad Fan Database2017032323-Mar-2017Gary De Feyter, AC6EGUpdated list of TS-590SG serial numbers reported by forum members to have cooling fans installed backwards. Email updates to gdefeyter@verizon.net
5Refitting fans in my Kenwood TS-590SG27-Dec-2016Mike Clark, G7YYouTube video showing how to reverse the fans so that the air-flow direction arrows on the fans point towards the back of the rig (not towards the front panel)
6Generic TS-590/TS-590S Fan Report
30-Mar-2017Andy Durbin, K3WYCA brief report on fan acoustic signature testing that confirmed that both fans may not run when commanded to low speed. This report was sent to Kenwood Long Beach USA March 30, 2017

 


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