Archivi categoria: Kenwood

The TH-D74A/E Kenwood Triband (A) Duo (E) built-in APRS, GPS, and D-STAR

TH-D74A/D JVCKewood D-STAR Digital Radio – APRS – built-in GPS – 144/220/430 (A) 144/430 (E) – Wide band multi mode RX with SSB/CW/AM mode – Bluethooth and Micro SD card – IP54/55 Weatherproof – Transflective color TFT Display – Micro-USB port.  See below the video demo for Digital Voice Access Point DVAP etc !

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The nearest repeater search of D-STAR, GPS logger function to save the movement locus – Voice Recording function (microSD / SDHC) – EchoLink dedicated DTMF memory (10ch) -1000 memory channel and 1500 repeater list – Settings such as memory can be managed on the PC with “D74-MCP” software. – Equipped with a DV fast data mode to speed up the digital communication.

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In band B, it can be wide-band receiver. In addition to the DV / DV Fast data / FM / NFM / WFM / AM of 0.1 ~ 524MHz band (see the Ferrite Bar-Antenna), you can also receive SSB / CW with DSP filter.

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Here is a great videos demo of the Kenwood TH-D74 and a DVAP (Digital Voice Access Point) – by Don Arnold W6GPS (09 Set. 2016)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official
overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. – (tnx)

Kenwood TH-D74 FM /”APRS” e “D-STAR” 5W V/U e GPS – Price in Japan ¥ 72.800

Kenwood TH-D74  -144 / 430MHz dual bander ( USA tri-bander  plus 220MHz) “FM” “APRS” e “D-STAR” 5W V/U – GPS built-in – The nearest repeater search of D-STAR, GPS logger function to save the movement locus etc. – Suggested retail price: 72.800 Yen (excl. tax) – 希望小売価格:72,800円(税抜き)- !!Possible IF output, center frequency 12kHz, the IF signal bandwidth 15kHz to the USB port!

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TFT transflective color LCD adopted in the TH-D74 (TH-D74A America & /E Europe), also to the ease of use. In addition to the cross of the key structure, the key pad employs a high operability flat thin key top. (See the picture abowe and ref. and data from Kenwood Jp web)

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Charm of D-STAR to enjoy a variety of investment styles. A menu that can be switched in operation at the touch of a button operation has adopted individually. – Orig: さまざまな運用スタイルを楽しめるのがD-STARの魅力。Equipped with a DV fast data mode to speed up the communication – and more, (…see the official data!)

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Voice Recording function (microSD / SDHC) – EchoLink dedicated DTMF memory (10ch) – 1000 memory channel and 1500 repeater list – Settings such as memory can be managed on the PC, with “D74-MCP” (ARFC-D74) download from the Kenwood web.
In addition to the DV / DV Fast data / FM / NFM / WFM / AM of 0.1 ~ 524 MHz band, you can also receive SSB / CW  (Band B wide-band)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. – (tnx)

TS-990S firmware has been updated to Version 1.10 with new NB2 Type A or B!

TS-990S Firmware has been updated to Ver.1.10 with the two [NB2] Type A or Type B – The noise blanker function (NB1/NB2) is equipped with digital (NB2) and analogue (NB1), now the [NB2] can be selected in Type A (conventional algorithm) and Type B (newly added algorithm) …and more.

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I think there is merit in doing that (now upgrading the DSP), but both the implementation and the explanation of the TS-990S original firmware was clearly lacking ! V1.10 works fine here.. how well it works on a crowded band will need to be evaluated by operating  time and setting!

TS-990S/D のファームウェアが、Ver.1.10にアップデートされました – The Kenwood TS-990S Ver.1.10 updates the following features (! ….in summary).
1) Now if NB2 [Type B] is selected, the “WIDTH” (width of the pulse noise blanking) and “DEPTH” (depth of the pulse noise blanking) parameters can be adjusted to appropriate levels.
[Note] The [TYPE B] is not applied to the SUB band due to limitations of the DSP memory capacity!
2) Changing of the IF filter passband is enabled by rotating the [HI/SHIFT] / [LO/WIDTH] knobs while transmitting, via setting the Menu No.8-01 in ON or Off (TX Audio Waveform Display or Not) – (! please read the official page by Kenwood)
Revises the following symptom.
1) When playing and transmitting a stored CW messages with text entry, the consecutive space characters for intervals are deleted. – Read the Kenwood page (link below)

Link to: The TS-990S Firmware update information ENG

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Kenwood’s Communications Division The TS-990 Factory at Yamagata Japan

italianoIl Kenwood TS-990S è già dotato di due NB (Nois Blanker) il NB1 analogico e NB2 digitale, essi ora sono selezionabili in NB1 oppure NB2 o entrambi NB1+NB2 e questo distintamente per MAIN e SUB Receivers.
Con il nuovo firmware Ver.1.10 rilasciato, pressato più a lungo il [Tasto NB2] si abilita l’ulteriore selezione e settaggio in NB2 [TYPE A] (con algoritmo convenzionale) oppure in [TYPE B] (con nuovo algoritmico aggiunto) usando il  [Tasto F6] che appare nell’icona del  Display per la nuova funzione.

In’oltre se è selezionato [NB2 Tipo B], i parametri di [WIDTH] (larghezza del rumore impulsivo blanking) e il [DEPTH] (profondità del rumore impulso blanking) possono essere regolati ai livelli più opportuni. – Pressando a lungo il Tasto NB2 oppure il Tasto ESC si chiudono le indicazioni di settaggio NB2 – [Nota] Queste nuove funzioni non si applicano al SUB Ricevitore a causa del limite della memoria del DSP.

Penso che si deve dare merito a Kenwood di aver fatto ora l’implementazione del sistema DSP, e che c’è la spiegazione che il firmware originale del TS-990 era chiaramente carente. – Ora funziona bene,  quanto bene funzioni su una banda affollata però dovrà essere valutata col tempo di funzionamento e operativo e con le varie impostazione!

Altra novità della V.1.10 consente di variare il filtro passabanda con le manopole [HI/SHIFT] / [LO/WIDTH] in Tx (trasmissione) con le indicazioni o senza sul Sub dispaly, e questo tramite il Menu n. 8.01 (in ON oppure in OFF etc.)-

JVCKenwood risolve ora anche la questione del CW con messaggi pre-settati contenenti spazi di intervallo in sequenza, ora non vengono più trasmessi perchè cancellati – (! Attenzione: leggere tutte le informazioni e i dati nella pagina web di Kenwood …in Inglese !)

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Kenwood’s Communications Division The TS-990 Factory at Yamagata Japan

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

RadCom 03 looks at the FDM-DUO & review TS-590SG – QST review the Flex-6300

Elad FDM-DUO multi use SDR transceiver, made in Italy and Kenwood TS-590SG HF 50MHz Transceiver on the RadCom March 2015 Reviews – FlexRadio System FLEX-6700 & FLEX-6300 SDR Transceivers on the QST March 2015 Reviews – (! Note: to access this resource you need to log-in) – Download Presentation HF receiver testiong by VA7OJ’s! (link below)

FDM-DUO Dual Mode SDR Transceiver (Stand-Alone & PC Modes) on the RadCom March RSGB Magazine: Mike Richards, G4WNC looks at the new SDR transceiver that doesn’t have to tie you to a PC.

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Link to: Elad FDM-DUO new leaflet-3 high res. 8.7MB pdf

RadCom-marzo2015Kenwood TS-590SG HF 50MHz Transceiver  on the RadCom Reviews –
Peter Hart, G3SJX is favourably impressed by the updates to the previous TS-590S.
Link to: RSGB – RadCom March 2015 web page (index)

A proposito di parametri di test e di confronto nei vari ricevitori per HF di tipo supereterodina tradizionali oppure di tipo digitali SDR leggere quanto scrive Adam come riporto qui sotto e poi su QEX n. 3-4 2015.

QST April 2015 reviews the FLEX-6300 nad FLEX-6700 two SDR Transceivers products FlexRadio Systems made in USA (! Note: to access this resource you need to ARRL log-in)

QST-3-2015I tradizionali valori di DR3 (3rd-Order Dinamic Range dB), IP3 (3rd-Order Inrcept Point +/- dBm) e di Dinamica di blocco (Blocking Gain Compression dB) sono “numeri” poco validi nel contesto di una radio SDR a campionamento diretto. (-dBFS per un ADC converter) –
Per questo, Adam Farsom, VA7OJ ha proposto di usare come standard il metodo IFSS (Interference-Free Signal Strength) per il test IMD (Two-Tone Intermodulation Dinamic Range) in ricevitori a campionamento-diretto (Direct-sampling SDR). – Adam, VA7OJ wrote a terrific article in the latest March/April 2015 issue of QEX Magazine. – I wish ARRL would standardize on tests, and preferably use the (NPR) Noise Power Ratio test methodology.

Link to: Download the VA7OJ’s HF receiver testing ENG pdf

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

Audio590 Program for TS-590SG & S Management by G3NRW – TS-590S Ver. 2.00

Audio590 for TS-590SG & TS-590S (!!15/3/2015 has been updated to Ver.1.10 ) is a new Windows program that lets you set up and manage audio profiles for use with them, by G3NRW – TS-590S Firmware Ver. 2.00, ARCP-590 Ver. 2.00 and ARHP-590 Ver. 2.00 released 29 Jan., 2015. – See news and link below!

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New firmware Ver.2.00 is for the TS-590S, not the TS-590SG! – (la V2.00 non è per la serie SG !)

Kenwood Update the TS-590S Firmware from Ver. 1.08 to the new Ver. 2.00 link below. [Note] Updating the firmware to V2.00 resets the transceiver automatically due to internal memory address reallocation (save the radio’s data settings using the latest versio  ARCP V.2.00! before and read  all official instruction!)

Link to: Download firmware V2.00 & installation instruction

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Audio590 Windows program V.1.00 by G3NRW for TS-590 Family

Audio590 is free (tnx Ian!) – It is a compact stand-alone program (around 135 kB) that runs under any version of Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8. – The program currently handles the management of audio and audio-related information for USB and LSB TX/RX (new version 1.10  will fixed item and changes from v1.0 are now in the updated User Guide).
You can read existing audio settings from the radio, display them on the Audio590 control panel, change them and then write them back to the radio.
For much more information, including a link to the Audio590 software and User Guide, go to the TS-590 Family Resources Pagethen click on the magenta “AUDIO590” button.

15/3/2015 TS-590 the “AUDIO590” audio management package has been updated to Ver.1.10 (by G3NRW) [it works with both the TS-590SG and the TS-590S]

Link to: TS-590 Family Resources Page by G3NRW (ENG)

[Note] DOWNLOADING the AUDIO590 software and the USER GUIDE and read all the instructions by the author! (..in the zip folder)

italiano

TS-590S Nuova Versione 2.00 del 29.1.2015 – L’aggiornamento del firmware da Ver.1.08 (o prima) alla Ver.2.00 ripristina automaticamente il ricetrasmettitore a causa della riallocazione  indirizzi di memoria interna. – Se non si vuole perdere i dati dell’utente, salvarli utilizzando l’ultima versione ARCP590 –  Link to: Firmware V2.00 Info & Radio Program Control ARCP-590 Ver.2.00 -Trasl/IT – Prima di aggiornare il firmware e poi ricaricare i dati di nuovo dopo l’aggiornamento. ( !! Leggere bene tutte le istruzioni sul sito ufficiale di Kenwwod update)

Audio590 (! il 15/3/2015 è stato aggiornato alla Ver.1.10è un nuovo programma per Windows che consente di impostare e gestire i profili audio per l’utilizzo con un Kenwood TS-590SG oppure TS-590S. – È possibile leggere le varie impostazioni audio settate nella radio visualizzandole sul pannello di controllo di Audio590, quindi modificarle e poi immetterli di nuovo nel transceiver.

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Audio590 consente di evitare il fastidio di fare appunti sulle impostazioni del livello audio TX / RX, sulle impostazioni VOX, impostazioni del processore audio TX e impostazioni dell’equalizzatore RX e così via. Questo per ogni diverso tipo di imput audio utilizzato. Tutte queste impostazioni sono salvate in Audio590 e richiamabili successivamente.
Audio590 è gratuito (grazie a G3NRW) – Si tratta di un programma compatto autonomo (circa 135 kB) che gira sotto qualsiasi versione di Windows XP, Windows 7 e Windows 8. – Altri dati e grafiche, compresa la guida d’uso in Inglese e i miglioramenti con Ver.1.10 sono direttamente nel Manuale (ENG) nella cartella zip del programma, link più sopra.

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

TS-590SG Sherwood Eng. added the Receiver Test 12/09/2014 – Manuals & Diagram 1-2 Dowload

TS-590SG HF 50MHz Sherwood Engineering recently added the SG transceiver to its Receiver Test Data list – Follow the link below to see how it stacks up – Downoad the Transceiver Istruction Manual, Manuale di Istruzioni, Bedienungsanleitung, Manual de Instrucciones,  Link below (Keyword search = TS-590SG  [product name]).
This device has been approved by the F.C.C ID: K44407110

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The new model it will have the model name “TS-590” printed on the front panel !

Technology has moved on, so now Kenwood announce the updated TS-590S “G” model, which replaces the TS-590S stopped! – [Note] The menu setting in the TS-590SG is different from the equivalent menu setting in the TS-590S and the CAT command set differs significantly from the equivalent commands in the “S”model !
For Radio Control Program please use the new ARCP-590SG V.1, Oct. 2014 – (for the TS-590S, use  ARCP-590 V.1.03 Dic. 2013)

Sherwood Engineering Test: Follow link to see how it stacks up!
Link to: Sherwood added TS-590SG on Receiver Test List

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TS-590S ha DRV Jack RCA – 1 mW copre la banda 135.80 -137.70 kHz LF oltre 1.8 a 50 MHz

There are some really new features on the new “SG” model:
Enhanced RX performance 3rd Order Dynamic Range @ practical 2 kHz separation (revised circuitry around post 1st Mixer & AGC control system & C/N characteristic of 1st Local OSC) – CW signal is decoded and scrolls in the 8-segment of the LCD (like to K3) – MULTI/CH encoder is changed, with push-switch funcition – ANT OUT to use with DRV OUT terminal as ANT OUT (via internal splitter) to connect external RX such as a Pan-adapter (3dB loss in divider) – SPLIT Setting: push and hold Split key, push “5” key example then you can work 5kHz up in Split operation -TX Power spike comparable to TS-990S  etc. (!…read the official data) –

Link to: Download Istruction Manuals & Schematic (search)

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Data source by Kenwood

Adjacent C/N with conventional PLL/VCO – This is a method in which, for the 1st local oscillator, instead of employing conventional PLL/VCO, the output of a DDS (Direct Digital Synthesizer Analog Devices Inc. AD9951YSVZ) is supplied directly to the Mixer.During down conversion, the oscillation frequency is lower than it is in up conversion, so even better C/N (Carrier to Noise ratio) characteristics can be achieved.

TS-590SG Price: Regular USD 1799.00 Your price 1.759,95
TS-590SG Price: UK ML&S  £. 1399,95 (VAT Uk included)
(Source at 05 Nov. 2014: Universal Radio USA & ML&S Uk)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

TS-990S Firmware V. 1.07 just arrived & 1.08 in January’s – G0MGX and Homemade Trasverter

TS-990S New firmware Ver. 1.07 just arrived 13/11/2014. [Note] The Version 1.07 only revises the electronic device compatibility issue.  – The next firmware Ver.1.08 (expected) in the end of Jenuary 2015. – G0MGX homemade trasverter info and picture and link see below!- TS-990S/D のファームウェアが、Ver.1.07にアップデートされました

TS-990S Update Ver. 1.07 Revises the following symptom:
1. When NB1 is active on the main band, just after returning to receive mode the main band RX audio might be muted.
The above symptom appears only in the serial number range from S/NO.B47xxxxx through S/NO.B4Axxxxx. [NoteS/N from B47xxxxx July 2014 through  B4Axxxxx October 2014.

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The next firmware Ver.1.08 (expected) which includes “475kHz band DRV output function” and other functional updates will be released around the end of January 2015 at the same time as the “TS-590S Ver.2 update“.
Kenwood update more Software, included the Radio Host Program ARHP-990 Version 1.01 & The Radio VoIP Program ARVP-10 Version 1.01 (November / October 2014)
Link to: Software Up. V.1.07 / VCP Drive / ARUA-10 V.2.01 

The G0MGX and his homemade 28/144 MHz Trasverter

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TS-990S Display – 144 to 146MHz signals are down converted to 28 to 30MHz (pic G0MGX)

Mark, G0MGX and his homemade Trasverter for 144MHz with a external DDS LO based on the ADF4351 PLL chip “ZLPLL” made by IZ2BKC,  working well with TS-990S HF Transceiver. (…! see the link to  authors below)

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The “Anglia” trasvert (G4DDK) with the external DDS LO (ZL2BKC) assembled by G0MXG

The Anglian 144MHz transverter converts 28 to 30MHz transmit signals to 144 to 146MHz.  – On receive 144 to 146MHz signals are down converted to 28 to 30MHz.
This homemade trasverter will be stabilised by an external 116MHz Local Oscillator generated by a kit from ZL2BKC, based on an Analogue Devices ADF4351 DDS –

The Kit 144/28MHz transverter module featuring a ready-assembled PCB by Link to: G4DDK’s Sam web page (ENG)
Link to: G0MGX complete picture and data for his trasverter

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

New TS-590SG A Proven Pedigree in Performance in November 2014 & TS-590S Ver.2 Update in January

TS-590SG HF/50MHz 100W Transceiver with a proven pedigree in performance! Received morse code displayable by scrolling on 13-segment display unit. SG to be launched in November 2014 – Download the new Brochure ENG below-
The current TS-590S models production has ceased and new firmware “Ver.2 update” revises the functions which Main CPU will be available at the end of January 2015. – [Note] The Ver.2 update does not include functions involving hardware updates,… News & link below!

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Kenwood TS-590G con un ricevitore con una gamma dinamica adiacente superiore.
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TS-590SG Equipped with 500 Hz/ 2.7 kHz Roofing Filter as standard
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TS-590SG 1st IF 11.374 MHz down conversion on 15, 20, 40, 80 or 160 meter bands

Down conversion is selected automatically when receiving in CW/ FSK/ SSB modes if the final passband is 2.7 kHz or less

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TS-590SG New IF AGC block diagram & the current 590S IF AGC digram

This new SG series features all of the IF DSP AGC technology developed with the TS-990S.  A remodeling of the AGC circuitry has realized superb AGC performance covering from small to large inputs (…read the brochure ENG)

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La nova serie riporta la scritta TS-590SG in alto a destra rispetto al precedente modello!

 Kenwood Coupons, Rebates, & Special Discounts TS-590S
List Price: $1964.00 Your Price: $1469.98 Instant Coupon, Special Price: $1269.98  for current models in USA market!!

TS-590SG Incremental changes help performance and function to evolve (see the new brochure V1– download .pdf link below)
TS-590SG Upgraded features, replaces the original TS-590S model
Enhanced RX performance with superb 3rd-order Dynamic Range
New On-screen CW decoder
Extended Digital IF Filter selections
“ANT Out” function like TS-990S
TX/RX Equalizer DSP now settable per Mode
Now up to 20 steps adjustment for TX Monitor and CW Side-tone
Enhanced VGS-1 “Voice Guide” functions
New Quick Split-frequency Operation function like TS-990S
New Tri-Colour LCD Display (Amber, Green or Yellow)
Extra (3rd) PF function via push-switch in the MULTI/CH knob
De-luxe new VFO knob design

Link to: Kenwood TS-590SG brochure V.1 (pdf 2.MB) ENG
Link to: Kenwood – JVCKENWOOD Italia S.p.A  (IT)

Kenwood Products Release October 2, 2014 New TS-590SG
Link to: Download the Kenwood News in pdf 256KB (ENG)

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Kenwood advance Information (ENG) for current TS-590S
TS-590S “Ver.2 firmware update” will be released at the end of January 2015

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

Icom IC-7850 Pre-Release Information – Selling price is expected ¥ 1.3 million no tax – !Coming out a IC-7900?

IC-7850 50th Anniversary Limited Edition at Tokyo Ham Fair 2014. – See the Icom Pre-Release PDF link below – Limited edition 150 Units Only World wide! The selling price, for the Japanese market, is expected abaut ¥ 1.3 million (Yen) without tax, ….there is a possibility of change!

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7850 – Improved Spectrum Scope Span Width: 5kHz-1000kHz Imput DR 116dB

Utilizes a newly developed 1.2kHz “Optimum” Roofing Filter at 1st IF 64.455MHz Up-Conversion system – Local Oscillator Design Improved Phase Noise with –140dBc/Hz at 1kHz ofset – Improved Spectrum Scope – Dual Scope Function – High Resolution Spectrum Waterfall – Enhanced Mouse Operation for the Spectrum Scope. (Sweep Speed 29.3 samples/Sec and Span Width 5kHz to 1000kHz)

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Dual Scope Function to simultaneously see Main & Sub bands and more.

The IC-7850 collectors piece will be produced early in 2015 in very limited numbers. Based on the IC-7800 platform, RF circuitry, parts of the logic sections and I/O interfaces have been improved – Now the RMDR at 1kHz ofset  (CW mode) 101dB! (…IC-7800: 78dB / TS-990: 83dB / FTdx-5000: 91dB)

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IC-7850 improvment: RMDR performance at 14.200MHz with 1kHz offset, CW Mode: 101dB !
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IC-7850 Anniversary Limited Edition (the special rear panel)

Icom Planned Features & Improvments:
Best in industry class 1st LO Phase noise figure (approximately 20dB improvement for 1 kHz offset).
Reciprocal Mix Dinamic Range (RMDR) performance at 14.200MHz with 1kHz offset, CW Mode: 101dB (roofing filter: 3kHz, IF BW: 500Hz) – Added USB ports/500kHz band compatibility.

Link to: Download IC-7850 Pre-release-Information ENG Pdf

IC-7800 50th

 Cosmetically, the radio boasts gold colour dials, buttons and side strips, the front panel is finished in a stunning deep clear piano black and a special machined anodised aluminium black / gold tuning dial –  Further improvements over current IC-7800 functions and features are under consideration and will be confirmed later. (…read official Icom source!)

Ham Fair Tokyo 2014 JVC/Kenwood Booth The TS-990S Flagship 【ハムフェア東京2014 JVC/ケンウッドブース】

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Tokyo Ham Fair 2014 – Kenwood TS-990S Transceiver

 [Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

TS-990S In-Depth Manual (ENG) Written by KENWOOD HF Transceiver Development Team… is ready !

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The TS-990S In-Depth Manual ENG Version has just ready from the 11/29/2013. This in-depth manual is written by the KENWOOD HF Transceiver Development Team to describe the technologies and thechniques used.
Il Manuale di approfondimento del TS-990S in Inglese è pronto dal 29.11.2013. L’ampio Manuale di 102 pagine è stato scritto dal Team di sviluppo del Transceiver HF della Kenwood per descrivere a fondo i concetti tecnici e funzionali.- read more link below!

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The detailed design aesthetic extends from the circuits and components all the way to the texture of the chassis and the operability of the panel.  However, more than 20 years have now passed since the TS-950SDX was launched. – The radio contains dual receivers, Main and Sub, both tuning 30kHz to 60MHz.
Main: the first IF is 8.248MHz with roofing filters of 270Hz, 500Hz, 2.7kHz,6kHz and 15kHz fitted as standard. The second IF is 24kHz to feed the DSP for allsubsequent processing.- The Sub Receiver adopts the same architecture and circuitry as the TS-590S.

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The 7-inch Main Display indicates frequencies, S-meters and status messages for both Main and Sub receivers at all times. The larger display is touch sensitive type when displaying spectrum scans and will tune the radio to the touched area. – The smaller 3.5-inch Sub display is located immediately above the main tuning drive. On Data modes it provides a useful tuning indicator, an traditional X+Y scope on RTTY and a vector scope on PSK mode.

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Download the TS-990S IN-DEPTH Manual ENG – CA-327W-E108 – 29.11.2013
Link to: Kenwood TS-990S In-Depth Manual ENG version – larger pdf  15.9MB

In-depth Manual 15.9MB – It is more of a supplement that helps explain some of the more complicated functions with greater detail. It certainly helps, but you still need the regular Instruction manual.

[Note] All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders. – This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – all images and versions above is for illustration only (…tnx by IØgej)!