Lab 599 Discovery TX-500 Transceiver

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by NU7R, May 20, 2020.

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  1. NU7R

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    After watching their website for a year, I recently noticed the site has a download tab. And there you can download the instruction manual and firmware updates. So I emailed Alex at and he replied quickly stating the radio is a available as a kit, directly from Russia. No atu at this time, though.
    That was at 2200 MST yesterday. This morning I inquired as to available and price, and expect to hear from him as soon as daylight reaches Russia. 73, NU7R
  2. NU7R

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    Alex got back to me this am. Per his email: 699.00 plus 50.00 shipping. PayPal to Will start shipping June 5th.
  3. DK2ST

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    Hello, James,

    my TX 500 is on the way by mail since 1.06.2020. I wait for the device every day. I am very curious. I was just on your page. Unfortunately there was no email address on it. Therefore I write here. Did you order one too?

    73`and greetings from Southern Germany near Stuttgart Airport

    Olaf DK2ST
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  5. NU7R

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    I picked up a CommRadio CTX-10 a few days before I found out Lab599 was finally shipping. So, I will wait a few months and see how the 599 is reviewed. I do wish they would put an ATU in it. My KX3 is a great radio, but a little fragile for use in the field. If you would, let me know how you like the Discovery. Thanks, James
  6. DK2ST

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    Nice device, I was just looking at it. I'll get back to James and tell him about the TX500
  7. VE3IPS

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    A Kit? you have to solder it? I dont understand their marketing plans at all

    Icom 705 will be here in 2 months probably faster than building it and waiting for the kit to arrive
  8. AJ6KZ

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    I'm a little surprised no one is commenting about their use of jacks for peripherals. You're going to need an adapter just to plug in your key.
  9. NU7R

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    The emails I got from Alex indicated it was a kit that required some assembling, but not soldering together. Time will tell, though.

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