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Updated 23 September 2017
The TS-590 Family Resources Page …………….. g3nrw.net/TS-590
New this month
Several people have asked for links to YouTube videos that show different aspects of setting up and using the TS-590. So I have created a new VIDEOS page that at present contains links to digital transmission videos.
It took some time to find and view the videos to include in this section. I discarded many that were graphically awful (hand-held camera moving all over the place, screenshots containing images that were far too small to read, out-of-focus shots, poor audio, widely varying audio levels from shot to shot, etc etc) — a dismal collection! That’s how people made videos 10 years ago. On the other hand, the videos from Tony, K2MO and Randy Hall, K7AGE, for instance, are shining examples of how it should be done in 2017.
Please let me know if you have any favorite videos that you think should be included in this section. In particular, videos showing the reverse orientation of the cooling fans in some TS-590SGs would be useful (the videos I have seen already are not much use because they do not show clearly the arrows indicating the direction of air flow on the fan housings).
Updates this month
USEFUL TOOLS: TeraTerm Pro (supports telnet and SSH connections to remote hosts); W7AY Serial Tools for Mac OS X (set of serial port tools); Spectrum Lab (spectrum analysis of data comms modes); Soundcard Oscilloscope (2-channel audio frequency scope); LatencyMon (measures kernel delays in Windows to assess suitability for real-time audio)
USB Serial Port VCP Drivers — Kenwood page out of date
Some people have recently reported difficulties in losing the current VCP driver after a Windows 10 update. This is not helped by Kenwood’s Virtual COM Port Driver page dated 20 May 2016 being out of date. Ignore the link at the bottom of that page to fetch the Kenwood CP210x Windows Drivers. Instead, go straight to the Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge VCP Drivers page, which always has the latest drivers.
Finally, as ever, I welcome any new links to documents, slide presentations, YouTube videos, hardware, software etc. that will be of interest to TS-590SG and TS-590S owners, for posting on the TS-590 Family Resources Page. Also, let me know of files you have posted to the “Files” section on the two reflectors, and I will be happy to add links to them on the Resources Page.