The TS-890S Is Here

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KA4DPO, Aug 6, 2018.

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  1. KA4DPO

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    The TS-890S has been approved by the FCC so now it is just a matter of time before deliveries begin.:)
  2. K3EY

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    Did you put your order in? I recall you saying you wanted one.

    If so happy new radio and best of luck with it!
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  3. AC9SF

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    I will order one and put it right next to the 7610. May replace the 590SG, which I like a lot.

    If it wasn’t for Edison, we’d all be sitting around watching TV by candlelight.
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  4. W0VRA

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    OK, help me out here.

    In the Baofeng thread, I get the impression that the FCC does not have to approve radios used in amateur radio.

    In this thread, I get the impression that the FCC requires approval of radios used in amateur radio.

    What am I missing?
  5. WF7A

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  6. KK4CUL

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    I would guess the biggest thing is confidence for people looking to purchase them. A $35-$45 disposable HT isn't going to make people feel unsure about investing hard earned money into them. But if you drop a few grand on a high-end HF transceiver, you're likely to research the hell out of it. You're going to consider the manufacturer's reputation and similar radios. The Baofengs fly off the e-shelf because they are cheap and do ham, business band, FRS/GMRS/MURS, etc. I don't think that Kenwood would want the PR or returns involved from an FCC warning or recall. Just a guess, but I would wager that's a big part of it.
  7. W5WN

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    Price range?
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  8. WZ7U

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    You have to ask? You can't afford it. :D
  9. W5WN

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    I'm pretty sure that I can. It's just a matter if I would want to.;)
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  10. KA5DOB

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    I talked to a kenwood tech today and he said, the dealers will reveal the price and release date probably later this month or early September. I did watch a video with the UK Kenwood Sales Manger saying the 890's, Kenwood will start building them on August 1st which was a week ago. Shipment will start in September.

    Pricing, who knows, most hams and one dealer are guessing around $4000. I'm buying one and i'm glad I waited for Kenwood to make a move to design such a great receiver as this radio will have.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2018
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