TS-590SG | Kenwood

Kenwood » TS-590SG — Price & Specifications

Easy to operate HF/50MHz transceiver with high dynamic range and double / triple superheterodyne circuit. Equipped with 500 Hz / 2.7 kHz roofing filter as standard, Morse code decoder. Offers 100W of output power, built-in antenna tuner. Ideated in Japan, year of introduction 2014.

Reference market : ham-radio

General :
Frequency coverage RX 0.0300 ~ 60.0000 MHz [1]
TX [2] 0.1370 MHz band [3]
1.8000 ~ 2.0000 MHz
3.5000 ~ 4.0000 MHz
5.2500 ~ 5.4500 MHz
7.0000 ~ 7.3000 MHz
10.1000 ~ 10.1500 MHz
14.0000 ~ 14.3500 MHz
18.0680 ~ 18.1680 MHz
21.0000 ~ 21.4500 MHz
24.8900 ~ 24.9900 MHz
28.0000 ~ 29.7000 MHz
50.0000 ~ 54.0000 MHz
Modulation mode CW / PSK / FSK (RTTY) / LSB / USB / AM / FM
Tuning step 1 / 10 / 100 / 500 Hz / 1 / 2.5 / 5 / 6.25 / 9 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 50 / 100 / 500 KHz / 1 MHz
Receiver :
Sensitivity CW / SSB 0.5 uV (0.13~0.522 MHz, 10dB S/N)
4.0 uV (0.522~1.705 MHz, 10dB S/N)
0.2 uV (1.705~24.5 MHz, 10dB S/N)
0.13 uV (24.5~30 MHz, 10dB S/N)
0.13 uV (50~54 MHz, 10dB S/N)
PSK / FSK 0.5 uV (0.13~0.522 MHz, 10dB S/N)
4.0 uV (0.522~1.705 MHz, 10dB S/N)
0.2 uV (1.705~24.5 MHz, 10dB S/N)
0.13 uV (24.5~30 MHz, 10dB S/N)
0.13 uV (50~54 MHz, 10dB S/N)
AM 6.3 uV (0.13~0.522 MHz, 10dB S/N)
31.6 uV (0.522~1.705 MHz, 10dB S/N)
2.0 uV (1.705~24.5 MHz)
1.3 uV (24.5~30 MHz, 10dB S/N)
1.3 uV (50~54 MHz, 10dB S/N)
FM 0.22 uV (28~30 MHz, 12 dB SINAD)
0.22 uV (50~54 MHz, 12 dB SINAD)
Selectivity [4] CW > 0.5 KHz (-6dB)
< 1.2 KHz (-60dB)
FSK > 0.5 KHz (-6dB)
< 1.2 KHz (-60dB)
SSB > 2.2 KHz (-6dB)
< 4.4 KHz (-60dB)
AM > 6.0 KHz (-6dB)
< 12.0 KHz (-50dB)
FM > 12.0 KHz (-6dB)
< 25.0 KHz (-50dB)
RF preamplifier Yes
RF attenuator Yes
Dynamic range (3rd IMDR) [5] 87 dB (2 KHz spaced signals, 7 MHz, BW 500 Hz, Pre OFF, RX1)
107 dB (20 KHz spaced signals, 7 MHz, BW 500 Hz, Pre OFF, RX1)
Reciprocal mixing dynamic range (RMDR) [5] 99 dB (2 KHz spaced signals, 7 MHz, BW 500 Hz, Pre OFF, RX1)
110 dB (5 KHz spaced signals, 7 MHz, BW 500 Hz, Pre OFF, RX1)
122 dB (20 KHz spaced signals, 7 MHz, BW 500 Hz, Pre OFF, RX1)
Synthesizer phase noise -110 dB typ (14.2 MHz, offset 1 KHz)
-145 dB typ (14.2 MHz, offset 20 KHz)
Image and spurious rejection > 70 dB (HF bands)
IF rejection > 70 dB
Notch (Manual) > 70 dB
Width selectable on Normal or Wide
Notch (Auto) > 60 dB
Mode selectable on continuous / intermittent beat signals
CW features Morse code decoder
CW auto-tune
CW reverse mode
Semi break-in (delay time 50-1000ms) / full break-in
Pitch control (300~1000Hz in 50 Hz steps)
Noise blanker (NB) Mode selectable NB1 / NB2
Noise reduction (NR) Mode selectable NR1 / NR2
RIT variable range ± 9.999KHz
AGC Slow, fast, off. Adjustable time constant
Frequency stability ± 5 ppm max with temperature from -10°C to +50°C
± 0.5 ppm max with temperature from -10°C to +50°C [6]
Intermediate frequency 11.374 MHz [7]
73.095 MHz [8]
24 kHz [7]
10.695 MHz [8]
455 kHz (FM) [8]
24 kHz (except FM) [8]
1° Intermediate frequency roofing filter [7] 0.5 / 2.7 KHz
Squelch sensitivity SSB / CW / FSK / AM < 5.6 uV (threshold, 0.13~0.522 MHz)
< 18 uV (threshold, 0.522~1.705 MHz)
< 1.8 uV (threshold, 1.705~30 MHz)
< 1.1 uV (threshold, 50~54 MHz)
FM < 0.2 uV (threshold, 28~30 MHz)
< 0.2 uV (threshold, 50~54 MHz)
Transmitter :
Output power CW / RTTY / SSB / FM 5 ~ 100 W
AM 5 ~ 25 W
Spurious emission < -50 dB (1.8~29.7 MHz)
< -60 dB (50 MHz)
Carrier suppression (SSB) > 50 dB
Unwanted sideband suppression (SSB) > 50 dB
Maximum deviation (FM) ±5 kHz (wide)
±2.5 kHz (narrow)
XIT variable range ± 9.999 KHz
Audio response 400~2600 Hz (-6dB)
Microphone 600Ω
CW features Keyer
4 message memory
Antenna tuner Matching impedance range 16.7 to 150Ω
Features :
Memory 100 conventional memory channels
10 for scan ranges
10 for 5.2 MHz band channels
Display 10 Hz frequency resolution
Antenna 2 x SO239 50Ω connector
RCA 50Ω connector (receiver only)
Power supply 13.8 Volt DC±15%
Power consumption 1.5A RX, no signal
20.5A TX, max power
Audio power 1.5W with an 8Ω load
Audio output Jack 6.35 mm headphone
Jack 3.5 mm external speaker
Connections Jack 8-pin (microphone)
Jack 6.35 mm (CW paddle)
Jack 3.5 mm (CW keyer)
RCA (Drive/Antenna output)
Socket 4-pin (antenna tuner)
Socket 7-pin (linear amplifier)
Socket 13-pin (accessories)
USB (PC)
DSUB 9-Pin (PC)
Mechanical and environmental data :
Operating temperature from -10°C to +50°C
Dimensions 270 (W) x 96 (H) x 291 (D) mm projections not included
280 (W) x 107 (H) x 335 (D) mm projections included
Weight 7.4kg

[1] Guaranteed range 0.13-30 MHz and 50-54 MHz
[2] TS590SG K/E (K-type: The Americas / E-type: Europe) have some difference on frequency range
[3] On drive output (DRV) connector at ~0 dBm
[4] Exemple bandwidth
[5] This parameter, not in official data, was obtained with direct tests. Author: Peter Hart for RadCom
[6] With optional SO-3 TCXO
[7] RX1, double conversion superheterodyne on 160 / 80 / 40 / 20 / 15m amateur bands, IF width 2.7 kHz or less
[8] RX2, triple conversion superheterodyne

Description :

The TS-590SG HF/50 MHz transceiver offers 100 Watt of output power while drawing only 20,5 Ampere. It transmits on 160, 80, 60, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 6 meter band, with low-level drive output including 135 kHz band, and receives from 30 KHz to 60 MHz. Building on the success of the TS-590S features an even higher performance receiver with superior adjacent dynamic range. Other improvements include advanced automatic gain control through DSP from the IF stage, a highly reliable transmitter outputs for high-quality TX signal, a new CW decoder, a configurable "Multi/CH" knob, split function as TS-990S style, equalizer configurable by mode, user-selectable from "High-Cut / Low-Cut" to "Width / Shift" for reception bandwidth adjust. With a heavy-duty design the TS590SG uses a pair of 60x60 mm fans for cooling which provides more airflow at a lower RPM, meaning less noise. A built-in automatic antenna tuner covers all amateur bands from 160-6m and can operate when the transceiver is receiving. Other features such as digital/analog noise blanking (NB1/NB2), DSP noise reduction (NR1/NR2), IF-notch and beat-cancel (BC1/BC2) make the this radio easy to operate.


TS590SG with desktop microphone

The TS590 SG comes equipped with 500Hz and 2.7kHz roofing-filter as standard when receiving in CW/FSK/SSB modes if the final passband is 2700Hz or less. A down-conversion circuit its selected automatically (1° IF of 11.374 MHz) when receiving on 15, 20, 40, 80 or 160m bands for the best dynamic range performance. On TX side the speech processor (for SSB/AM/FM) increases the clarity of messages for the receiving station by raising average transmission modulation. Besides adjusting compression level, soft and hard modes are available for two-level adjustment. Compression levels can be set for each of mic transmission and voice-message transmission. More, band-adjustable TX filter (for SSB/AM) is switchable. Low-pass and high-pass cut-frequencies can be switched independently for fine control over filter operation.

TS-590SG price :

We have collected for your convenience the TS590SG Kenwood sales prices and their trend over time. Of course offers, accessories, warranty terms and conditions can lead to different figures.

Price Date Condition
EUR 1.590,-- 2020-aug New
USD 1.369,95 2020-aug New

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