NEW! Kenwood TS-890S

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by SA4MDN, May 18, 2018.

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  1. SA4MDN

    SA4MDN Ham Member QRZ Page

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    Kenwood's new HF/50MHz/70MHz Base Station masterpiece.

    Featuring a full down conversion receiver, built-in roofing filters for 500Hz / 2.7kHz / 6kHz / 15kHz and a 270Hz option.

    A full colour 7 inch TFT Display with full band scope.

    100W output on HF/50MHz, 50W on 70MHz (Europe version only).

    More information and final price and availability to be confirmed later this summer.
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  2. SA4MDN

    SA4MDN Ham Member QRZ Page

    whoops already a post about it.
  3. W0VRA

    W0VRA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Your pix are better.
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  4. W6UV

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    It's not an SDR rig, which is probably a huge mistake on Kenwood's part...
  5. S58DX

    S58DX Ham Member QRZ Page

    If figures are right, that will be hell of a receiver ;)
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  6. N0ISY

    N0ISY Ham Member QRZ Page

    The main feature that makes the Kenwood TS-990 a great radio is on the TS-890. The large trapazoid above the main knob on the 990 is on the screen on the 890. Find your notch, bandwidth, high and low slope. With no monitoring of incoming signals by ear. No listening to instantly notch, change band width and change high or low bandedge. Other radios have up to 4 trapazoids that move but theres no received signal to just turn the dials to. It's a listening game. No other radio has it- NONE. The 990 and the 890 have it. Other radios give you your bandwidth numerically and your trapazoids move left or right but are empty. Or you can see your contour move on the top of a one colored trapazoid. It takes a while because you can see the signal you want to get rid of but you must listen to see if you get it. On the two Kenwoods it's a 1to 3 second deal, it's like playing a video game. I'm not knocking other rigs to hard, after monthes of practice one can learn where to turn your filtering by ear pretty quickly. But the X90's can be learned in minutes. Kenwood still lacks the progressive tuning knob of Icom. I have the 990 but the rit/xit being on the bottom instead of the second radio tuner is how I like my rit/xit so I gotta have a new 890. The Yaesu 101D looks as if it has a recieved signal in two trapazoids, Yaesu is catching on. I don't do SDR, pushing arrow buttons is not my idea of operating a ham radio. I hope all brands have this feature soon, it's the best thing since digital frequency readout.
    Not so pertinent to the original post but it does deal with filtering...... and doing it real quick.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2018
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  7. KN4RA

    KN4RA Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's okay. LOL I like the new picture. I will have this rig. :)
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  8. K7RPM

    K7RPM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm going to inject my $.02 but from a different angle: User Interface. I played with a 7610 for an hour or so while a HRO a few weeks ago. There was a lot of stuff I could not figure out how to do without delving into the manual. On the other hand, I've owned a TS_590s for several years and I can see by looking at the 890s controls I would be very much at home in from of this radio. Almost no learning curve.
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  9. NY7Q

    NY7Q Ham Member QRZ Page

    A real meter !
  10. WF4W

    WF4W Ham Member QRZ Page

    i cant tell if its a real meter or a digital representation of one. I'm leaning towards a graphical meter as it would be tough to design an LCD screen with a cut-out for a meter...
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