Posted by: GW7AAV | May 14, 2010

New Kenwood rigs

Dave Clausen W2VV has some nice photographs of two new Kenwood rigs taken at Dayton Hamvention on his Flickr page.

HF/50MHz All-Mode Transceiver – TS-590S (tentative naming)
Featuring a 32-bit floating-point DSP, the TS-590S will offer advanced receiver performance and an extensive range of features that make it ideal for beginner and seasoned DX’er alike. The radio’s exceptional ease of operation, true to the Kenwood tradition, will be especially welcome for contest and mobile applications.

144/430MHz Dual Band FM Portable – TH-D72 (tentative naming)
The APRS® capability found on Kenwood’s TH-D7* and TM-D710 has been upgraded for the TH-D72. Thanks also to the internal GPS unit, APRS operations will be more enjoyable than ever. The TH-D72 also offers EchoLink® memory compatibility and a mini-USB connector for enhanced computer connectivity. This transceiver is sure to make ham radio operations easier and more fun for all.

* For overseas model/Discontinued model

Although these rigs look great they do not seem to be destined to set the market alight.  Sorry Kenwood, I love your gear but no-one is going to be killed in the rush to buy them.


  1. “but no-one is going to be killed in the rush to buy them.”

    Then don’t get in my way!!!

    • You may have noticed from my later posts I kind of changed my mind. At least were the TS590-S is concerned. It is high on my wanted list but if I ever get one is in the hands of my XYL Helen GW7AAU. At least with Helen being a ham there is hope. Maybe someone willlend me one to review for the blog. Oh well! Back to dreaming.

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