Kenwood TS-590SG UPGRADED 70th Anniversary Limited Edition

Kenwood TS-590SG UPGRADED 70th Anniversary Limited Edition
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£1699.95 ( £1416.63 EXC. VAT )
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**No Longer Available**

Order a new TS-590SG Special Edition and you will recieve a Prism Embroidery 
cover worth £37.95, an SO-3 TCXO worth £104.29 AND an VGS-1 Voice Guide and Storage Unit worth £84.71. 

The total price should be £1937.85 but this is all yours for £1699.95 saving a huge £237.90!

PLUS you'll also still recieve the famous money-can't-buy Kenwood jacket!

This special edition is ONLY available at ML&S.


SO-3 TCXO (Hi-stability
crystal controlled oscillator)

Included FREE! 

VGS-1 Voice Guide
and Storage Unit
Included FREE!

You may have read elsewhere that these units will be badged Trio - this is for 70 units produced for the Japanese home market only. The correct versions for the UK will be badged Kenwood. 

JVCKENWOOD Corporation is pleased to announce that, to commemorate KENWOOD’s 70th anniversary, it is producing a limited edition of the TS-590SG – the renowned HF/50MHz transceiver noted for its exceptional RX performance and operating ease. This Special Black version of the TS-590SG, identified by a special serial number, will go on sale this September, with overseas availability limited to 230 units in the US market, and 150 units in Europe.

Based on the current TS-590SG HF/50MHz transceiver, this Special Black version features a distinctive front panel, main dial and glass screen. As a special deluxe model, it thus offers the highest levels of performance, functional versatility and quality in this product category – a reputation already established by the current model. We feel confident that this limited edition will more than satisfy the high expectations of our customers with an eye for elegant design.

A total of only 470 units of the Special Black TS-590SG will be made available worldwide, with a special serial number (unique for each market) applied to the rear panel.


Frequency range (Transmitter)
  • 160m band 1.8 ~ 2.0 MHz(K), 1.81 ~ 2.0 MHz(E)
  •  80m band 3.5 ~ 4.0 MHz(K), 3.5 ~ 3.8 MHz(E)
  • 60m band 5.1675 MHz, 5.25 ~ 5.45 MHz(K), 5.25 ~ 5.45 MHz(E)
  • 40m band 7.0 ~ 7.3 MHz(K), 7.0 ~ 7.2 MHz(E)
  • 30m band 10.1 ~ 10.15 MHz
  • 20m band 14.0 ~ 14.35 MHz
  • 17m band 18.068 ~ 18.168 MHz
  • 15m band 21.0 ~ 21.45 MHz
  • 12m band 24.89 ~ 24.99 MHz
  • 10m band 28.0 ~ 29.7 MHz
  • 6m band 50.0 ~ 54.0 MHz

Frequency range (Receiver)
  • 0.13 ~ 30 MHz, 50 ~ 54 MHz
  • VFO: Continuous 30 kHz ~ 60 MHz

  • A1A(CW), A3E(AM), J3E(SSB), F3E(FM), F1B(FSK)

Frequency stability
  • ±5 ppm, -10 °C ~ +50 °C, with SO-3: ±0.5 ppm, -10 °C ~ +50 °C

Antenna impedance
  • 50 Ω

Antenna tuner load range
  • 16.7 Ω ~ 150 Ω

Supply voltage
  • DC 13.8 V ±15 %

  • Negative ground

Current Drain
  • TX 20.5 A or less
  • RX (No signal) 1.5 A or less

Operating Temperature
  • -10 �� ~ +50 ��

  • Without projections W270 × H96 × D291 mm
  • With projections W280 × H107 × D335 mm

Weight Approx.
  • 7.4 kg

TX Output Power (AM)
  • Max 100 W / Min 5 W, (Max 25 W / Min 5 W)

  • SSB: Balanced, AM: Low Power, FM: Reactance
Equipped with 500 Hz/ 2.7 kHz Roofing Filter as standard
1st IF frequency (11.374 MHz) down conversion* is employed when receiving on 15, 20, 40, 80 or 160 meter bands. Included as standard directly after the 1st Mixer and Post Amp that compensates for conversion loss is a BW 500 Hz and 2.7 kHz 6-pole MCF, which determines adjacent receptivity realizing superb dynamic range performance that was not possible using up conversion. Even when an interfering signal approaches the reception frequency, a virtually flat dynamic range is maintained. You can capture a clear signal even in reception conditions where strong 
adjacent interfering signals become problematic.
* Down conversion is selected automatically when receiving in CW/ FSK/ SSB modes if the final passband is 2.7 kHz or less.
Advanced AGC control through digital signal processing from the IF stage onward
It would be no exaggeration to say that Kenwood's receive audio, which enjoys a reputation for being non-tiring even in long contests, is determined by IF AGC control based on unique DSP algorithms. This series features all of the IF DSP AGC technology developed with the TS-990S. A remodeling of the AGC circuitry has realized superb AGC performance covering from small to large inputs. Even if interference signals slip between the Roofing Filter and the IF DSP filter that determines the final selection, level optimized AGC control enables operation without the need for awareness of Roofing Filter bandwidth.

Morse code decoder function
Received morse code displayable* by scrolling on 13-segment display unit. Moreover, characters are shown* in a dedicated window on the ARCP-590G (freeware).
* Proper decoding may not be available due to reception conditions, etc.
Programmable functions
Frequently used and special functions can be assigned to the programmable function (PF) keys. With 
the TS-590SG, in addition to the PF keys, functions can also be assigned to the MULTI/CH knob's Push 
SW. Quick settings are made possible by assigning level setting functions such as keying speed. The 
RIT/XIT/CL keys can also be used as programmable function keys.
New Split function enabling quick setting
In addition to conventional split frequency setting methods, the TS-990's proven split setting functionality has been included. A long press of the SPLIT key, when making a 2 kHz upsetting, will enable quick setting by pressing "2" on the keypad. Furthermore, in simplex operation with just XIT on, the XIT frequency can be changed with TF-SET. The keypad keys are band-direct keys. Each band has 3 memories, enabling quick call-up of usually-used frequencies.

Other features
  • Antenna output function (shared with DRV connector)
  • LED backlight with selectable color tone
  • FIL A/B configurable independently with VFO A/B (convenient during Split operation)
  • Front or rear PTT selectable for Data PTT
  • Switching from HI CUT/LO CUT to WIDTH/SHIFTpossible for reception bandwidth changing in SSB mode
  • Interference/noise removal features
  • Heavy-duty design is capable of withstanding grueling conditions typical of contests or long hours of hard operation with two of 60mm fan cooling system
  • Built-in preset-type high speed operation automatic antenna tuner
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