Kenwood Announces 70th Anniversary Edition TS-590SG

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W4LKO, Aug 4, 2017.

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  1. W4LKO

    W4LKO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Kenwood has announced that a 70th anniversary edition TS-590SG will be arriving soon! This “Special Black" anniversary version of the TS-590SG is identified by a special serial number. Quantities are limited in the US market to 230 units. Based on the TS-590SG, this anniversary edition has the Special Black front panel with a distinctive VFO. The optional SO-3 and VGS-1 are included with this edition and will require your simple installation. Each owner of this TS-590SG special anniversary edition will receive a special VibroCube key, made especially by Vibroplex as part of the celebration.

    Additional information and pre-order can be found HERE
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  2. KA0KA

    KA0KA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I wish Kenwood would start making the 590 with a better oscillator, every 590 I hear is way off frequency from the operators frequency display. I added a VCTCXO to my current system and netted it to WWV on 25MHz, best thing I ever did... no more drift and now within a half a cycle on 25MHz !!!
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  3. K1JFJ

    K1JFJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Do people really fall for this method of marketing?
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  4. W5RD

    W5RD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I wouldn't mind owning one
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  5. VA3VF

    VA3VF Guest

    At $1999, or $600 more than the regular price, what's really being offered here? A black panel, and a Vibroplex 70 plate?

    I would suggest extending the $150 coupon that expired on July 31, at least at DX Engineering, as an alternative celebration. ;)
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  6. K0PIR

    K0PIR XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I loved my Kenwood radios in the past. Always nice sounding TX audio.
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  7. KA4AQM

    KA4AQM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Logo says "since 1946" wouldn't that make it the "71st" anniversary not the "70th"?
  8. VA3VF

    VA3VF Guest

    And they also want you to feel like the hams of yore, by assembling your own radio: "The optional SO-3 and VGS-1 are included with this edition and will require your simple installation." :D

    For the listed price they could pre-install this stuff, could they not?

    I'll still by the 'basic' TS-590SG soon, but this is a joke four months late.
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  9. PY2OK

    PY2OK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Actually this radio is fantastic ..the TS 590S or TS 590SG leaves many radios with double or triple values back in several aspects .. this bothers many PTT pushbuttons ..
  10. WS7M

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    Way back when I had Kenwood R-599 and T-599. The R-599 was a wonderful receiver. The T-599, well not so much. It worked but was finicky and went through final tubes like my dog goes through a fresh can of dog food.

    I never had a 590 so I don't really know them. My TS-520 transceiver was also kind of a P.O.S. The receiver was not very good and the transmitter seemed like they took right right from the T-599.

    Anyway just my luck. Other kenwood stuff like stereos were just fine.

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