NEW! Kenwood TS-890S

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

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  1. KA4DPO

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    OK Kenwood, any time now. Not even a brochure or a news blog on the Kenwood page. I am beginning to wonder if this is for real or just hamfest candy to draw a crowd.
     
  2. KD2ACO

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    In situations like this I always ask, “August... what year?” :p
     
  3. NL7W

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    Speaking of August... render unto Caesar what is Caesar's, and unto God things that are God's. ;)

    So far, I like the TS-890 rendering I've seen to-date.
     
  4. KD2ACO

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    Yessiree! That radio looks like it will be fantastic. I already sprang for a 7610 or the Kenwood would be on my list. I truly love Kenwood engineering.
     
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  5. NL7W

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    Agreed!

    Icom's 7610 engineering is rather nebulous to me. I fail to understand much of their feedback derivation when it comes to ALC/TGC levels, etc. They've failed to adequately expose these circuits and their workings to my satisfaction. I'm sure Icom pleases many appliance operators, but not me. Much like years gone by, let's see if modern Kenwood engineering will produce adequate technical documentation and service manuals.
     
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  6. KD2ACO

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    The 7610 is a good performer. It doesn’t have the power overshoot issues of many earlier radios. I bought it for the close signal performance and noise handling. I do like the audio performance of my TS820 better... but what the hey? Modern radios are pretty spectacular in many ways.
     
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  7. KA4DPO

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    I agree that modern radios really are pretty spectacular especially compared to the stuff we had 40 and 50 years ago. I do wish that Kenwood would release a brochure or even just a teaser to let us know they are serious.
     
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  8. AC9SF

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    Nice. Looks like a Kenwood version of the 7610.
     
  9. KS2G

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    See attached New Product Preliminary Information brochure from March, 2018.

    As you can see from the specifications and features, Kenwood is VERY serious. ;)
     

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  10. KS2G

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    Also looks a lot like the Flex 640/6600 ... but it's a VERY different radio from the SDR's. ;)
     
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