Kenwood TS-590SG

Kenwood TS-590SG


TS-590SG. A new generation of high performance transceiver, with the type of high level response to meet DX’ers needs.

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Be witness to the evolution of KENWOOD’s pride and joy – the TS-590S HF transceiver – pushing performance and technology to its utmost limit, with the receiver configured to capitalize on roofing filter performance and IF AGC controlled through advanced DSP technology.

Enter the TS-590SG. A new generation of high performance transceiver, with the type of high level response to meet DX’ers needs.


HF Output Power 100 W SSB/FM/CW/FSK, 25 W AM
50 MHz RF Output Power 100 W SSB/FM/CW/FSK, 25 W AM
5 W Minimum Output for QRP operation Yes
Antenna Impedance – 50 Ohm Yes
Antenna Tunable Range (160 – 6 m Bands) – 16.7 Ohm to 150 Ohm Yes
Audio Output Impedance – 8 Ohm Yes
Audio Output Power More than 1.5 W (8 Ohm, 10% distortion)
Continuous RX: 130 kHz – 60 MHz Yes
Current Drain (approx.) TX – 20.5 Amps
RX (No signal) – 1.5 Amps
DC Power Requirements 13.8 V ± 15%
Frequency Stability ± 5 ppm, -10°C to + 50°C (± 0.5 ppm with optional TCXO)
Microphone Impedance – 600 Ohm Yes
Modes A1A (CW), J3E (SSB), A3E (AM), F3E (FM), F1D (FSK)
Notch Filter Attenuation Auto Mode – More than 60 dB
Manual Mode – More than 70 dB
Operating Temperature Range -10 °C to + 50 °C
Receiver Beat Elimination More than 40 dB
Receiver Circuitry SSB, CW, AM, FSK – Double Superheterodyne
FM – Triple Superheterodyne
Receiver Frequency Range 0.13 MHz – 60 MHz (VFO from 30 kHz)
Receiver Intermediate Frequency – 1st/2nd/3rd IF RX1 – 11.374 MHz/24 kHz/ –
RX2 – 73.095 MHz/10.695 MHz/24 kHz (except FM)/455 kHz (FM)
Receiver Selectivity SSB – More than 2.2 kHz @ -6 dB/Less than 4.4 kHz @ -60 dB
CW/FSK – More than 500Hz @ -6 dB/Less than 1.2 kHz @ -60 dB
AM – More than 6 kHz @ -6 dB/Less than 12 kHz @ -50 dB
FM – More than 12 kHz @ -6 dB/Less than 25 kHz @ -50 dB
Receiver Sensitivity – 0.13 – 0.522 MHz SSB/CW/FSK – Less than 0.5 µV
AM – Less than 6.3 µV
Receiver Sensitivity – 0.522 – 1.705 MHz SSB/CW/FSK – Less than 4 µV
AM – Less than 31.6 µV
Receiver Sensitivity – 1.705 – 24.5 MHz SSB/CW/FSK – Less than 0.2 µV
AM – Less than 2 µV
Receiver Sensitivity – 24.5 – 30 MHz SSB/CW/FSK – Less than 0.13 µV
AM – Less than 1.3 µV
Receiver Sensitivity – 28 – 30 MHz (FM) Less than 0.22 µV
Receiver Sensitivity – 50 – 54 MHz SSB/CW/FSK – Less than 0.13 µV
AM – Less than 1.3 µV
FM – Less than 0.22 µV
Receiver Spurious Response Image Ratio – More than 70 dB
IF Rejection – More than 70 dB
Receiver Squelch Sensitivity SSB/CW/FSK/AM.
0.13 – 0.522 MHz – Less than -92 dBm 5.6µV
0.522 – 1.705 MHz – Less than -82 dBm 18µV
1.705 – 30 MHz – Less than -102 dBm 1.8µV
50 – 54 MHz – Less than -106 dBm 1.1µV
28-30 MHz – Less than -121 dBm 0.2 dB µV
50-54 MHz – Less than -121 dBm 0.2 dB µV
RIT Frequency Range ± 9.999 kHz
Transmitter Carrier Supression More than 50 dB
Transmitter Frequency Range 1.8 MHz – 50 MHz, plus 136 kHz low-level output. A dealer expansion adds TX on 5 MHz (where permitted) and 100 – 522 kHz TX
Transmitter Frequency Response 400 – 2600 Hz (within -6 dB)
Transmitter Maximum Frequency Deviation FM – Less than ± 5 kHz (Wide) & less than ± 2.5 kHz (Narrow)
Transmitter Modulation Method SSB/FM/AM – Balanced/Reactance/Low-power
Transmitter Spurious Radiation HF – Less than -50 dB
Transmitter Spurious Radiation – 50 MHz Less than – 60 dB
Transmitter Unwanted Sideband Supression More than 50dB
XIT Frequency Range ± 9.999 kHz
Dimensions W x H x D = 270 x 96 x 291 mm without projections
Weight 7.4 kg


General features

Antenna Socket 2 x SO-239 for HF/50MHz.
1 x RCA (Receive-only, up to 30MHz).
Attenuator Yes, On/Off setting stored in memory for each band
Built-in Auto ATU 1.8 MHz to 50 MHz coverage (3:1 Impedance Range approx.)
COM Port Yes, 1 x USB-B
1 x D-Sub 9-pin male
Compatible with External TNC Yes
Connector for External ATU Yes
Connector for Remote/Linear Amp Yes
CTCSS Encoder/Decoder Yes, 42 tone frequencies, plus tone-scan function. “Cross Tone” allows different RX/TX tones.
Digital Noise Limiter Yes
Direct-access Band Buttons Yes, Direct-access Band Buttons: Yes 10 buttons for Amateur bands 1.8 – 50 MHz plus 1 button for General Coverage. 3 band-memories per button
Direct Frequency Entry Yes
“DRV” Low Level Drive Output Terminal Yes, RCA jack – 1 mW output covers 1.8 to 50 MHz bands plus the 135.80-137.70 kHz LF band.
DSP Functions 32bit Floating-Point IF DSP.
Lo-cut/Hi-cut, Shift/Width and IF Filter A/B.
Auto/Manual Notch (Wide/Narrow).
Noise Blanker (Digital/Analogue).
Beat Cancel function BC1/BC2.
Noise Reduction function NR1/NR2.
Front Panel KeyPad Yes
FSK Reverse Mode Yes
High Frequency Stability Yes
Internal VOX Yes, Adjustable 10 levels. Delay time adjustable 150 – 3000 ms. Anti-VOX function. Data VOX function on USB and Com ports.
Key Beep Yes – adjustable + OFF
Key Lock Yes
Loudspeaker Socket 3.5 mm
Memory Channels with Alpha-tagging 120 Memory Channels
Menu System for individual set-up Yes, Dual menus, A & B, for instant switching between configurations.
Plus “Quck Menu” system for individual customization.
Microphone Socket 8-pin “Chrome” type
MR-Shift Yes
Multiple Scan Functions Yes
Packet Cluster Tune Function Yes, With TM-D710E, TM-D700E or TH-D72E
PC Programmable Memories Yes
PC Radio Control Program Yes
Power-On Message Yes
Pre-amplifier Yes, On/Off setting stored in memory for each band
Programmable Function Keys Yes, 2 Front panel keys.
In addition the MC-43 & MC-47 microphones’ UP/DWN buttons are programmable – the MC-47 also has 4 dedicated PF keys.
Receiver Hi-cut/Lo-cut DSP Slope Filters Yes
Receiver Noise Blanker Yes
Receiver Notch Filter Function Yes – DSP Auto Notch & Manual Notch (Wide/Narrow)
Remote Operation via the Internet Via ARHP-590 Radio Host Program. Free download from
RX Functions DSP AGC with Selectable Time Constant.
RX DSP Equalizer.
RF Gain, AF Gain, Squelch Level.
Selectable Squelch Configuration Yes
Sky Command 2 Yes, In conjunction with a Kenwood TM-D710E, TM-D700E or TH-D72E (“Transporter”) plus a TM-D710E, TM-D700E or TH-D72E (Commander”).
Speech Processor Yes
Time-Out Timer Yes
Transfer-Set (TF-Set) Function Yes
Transverter Display Function TS-590S display shows transverter frequency. Now up to full power available in transverter mode
Twin Cooling Fans Yes
TX Functions Speech Processor (Adjustable In/Out Levels.
Changeable TX Filter Bandwidth.
TX Audio Monitor.
TX DSP Equalizer settings per Mode
VOX (Adjustable Gain and Delay Time settings).
MIC Gain Control.
CAR Level Setting.
Adjustable Power Output.
Variable LCD Brightness Yes, Ajustable to 4 levels and off
Wide/Narrow Deviation Selection Yes


CW Features

Built-In Memory Keyer Yes, 4-Channel message memory, approx 50 characters per memory. Auto-repeat function. Interupt playback to insert text function. Dot-dash reverse function.
CW Autotransmit Yes
CW Autotune Yes
CW Pitch Control Yes, Pitch adjustable 300 Hz – 1000 Hz
CW-Reverse Mode Yes
Full Break-In/Semi Break-In Yes, Semi Break-In delay adjustable 50 ms – 1000 ms
Iambic Modes A and B Built-in Yes
Microphone Paddle Mode Yes
Side Tone Monitor Yes, With 10-step volume control
Terminal for CW paddle key Yes, 6.3mm/1/4″ 3-conductor socket
Terminal for straight key/external electronic keyer Yes, 3.5mm/1/8″ 2-conductor socket




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