Updated 1 May 2017
The TS-590 Family Resources Page
Welcome again to the 2017 G3NRW TS-590 Family Resources Page!
First, thanks to everyone who commented favorably on the new-look site which appeared last month. I do appreciate the feedback.
Several changes since last time:
Added a new OTHER HARDWARE section, with links to non-Kenwood hardware that is either produced specifically for the TS-590 Family or which supports several rigs including the TS-590. The first new entries cover a TCXO board (Mark Goldberg, W7MLG)
Added five new entries to the GENERAL TECHNOTES section: 1) TCXO Measurements (Mark Goldberg, W7MLG); 2) TS-590 Oscillator Evaluation (Andy Durbin, K3WYC); 3) Introduction to SDR-based Pandapters Presentation (Andy Durbin, K3WYC); 4) Prolific 2303HXA/XA Blog (Kenneth Talbott, KE4RG); 5) A TS-590SG/TS-590S Menu Conversion Table (Ian Wade, G3NRW)
Added a new entry to the USEFUL TOOLS section: Prolific 2302 Chip Checker
Updated the CATfix page with a note saying that it runs on both the TS-590SG and the TS-590S (it transpires that the already released version of the software did actually run on the TS-590SG, but I didn’t have an SG to test it on at the time)
As always, I welcome any new links to documents, slide presentations, Youtube videos, hardware, software etc. that will be of interest to TS-590 owners, for posting on the TS-590 Family Resources Page.
Next update should be in early June. Among other items, I plan to have ready a new program (arcp2txt) that does a full decode of the settings in ARCP .abk backup files. This will save a lot of time in understanding .abk files. As a taster, go to http://g3nrw.net/ts-590-files/170429 TS-590SG acrp2txt output.pdf for some extracts of typical arcp2txt output.