HF/6m Base Station

Be witness to the evolution of KENWOOD's pride and joy - the TS-590S HF transceiver - pushing performance and technology to its utmost limit, with the receiver configured to capitalize on roofing filter performance and IF AGC controlled through advanced DSP technology.

Enter the TS-590SG. A new generation of high performance transceiver, with the type of high level response to meet DX'ers needs.

Supplied With

D.C. CableYes
FuseYes, 1 x 25 Amp, 1 x 4 Amp
Instruction ManualYes
Line FilterYes
MicrophoneYes, MC-43S-type
PlugsYes, 1 x 7-pin DIN, 1 x 13-pin DIN
Screw SetYes

Applicable Standards

CE MarkedYes
Factory Quality Certification and LocationISO 9001. Manufactured in Singapore
RoHS EU Directive CompliantYes
WEEE EU Directive CompliantYes

Amateur Radio General Features

Antenna Socket2 x SO-239 for HF/50MHz.
1 x RCA (Receive-only, up to 30MHz).
AttenuatorYes, On/Off setting stored in memory for each band
Built-in Auto ATU1.8 MHz to 50 MHz coverage (3:1 Impedance Range approx.)
COM PortYes, 1 x USB-B
1 x D-Sub 9-pin male
Compatible with External TNCYes
Connector for External ATUYes
Connector for Remote/Linear AmpYes
CTCSS Encoder/DecoderYes, 42 tone frequencies, plus tone-scan function. "Cross Tone" allows different RX/TX tones.
Digital Noise LimiterYes
Direct-access Band ButtonsYes, Direct-access Band Buttons: Yes 10 buttons for Amateur bands 1.8 - 50 MHz plus 1 button for General Coverage. 3 band-memories per button
Direct Frequency EntryYes
"DRV" Low Level Drive Output TerminalYes, RCA jack - 1 mW output covers 1.8 to 50 MHz bands plus the 135.80-137.70 kHz LF band.
DSP Functions32bit Floating-Point IF DSP.
Lo-cut/Hi-cut, Shift/Width and IF Filter A/B.
Auto/Manual Notch (Wide/Narrow).
Noise Blanker (Digital/Analogue).
Beat Cancel function BC1/BC2.
Noise Reduction function NR1/NR2.
Front Panel KeyPadYes
FSK Reverse ModeYes
High Frequency StabilityYes
Internal VOXYes, Adjustable 10 levels. Delay time adjustable 150 - 3000 ms. Anti-VOX function. Data VOX function on USB and Com ports.
Key BeepYes - adjustable + OFF
Key LockYes
Loudspeaker Socket3.5 mm
Memory Channels with Alpha-tagging120 Memory Channels
Menu System for individual set-upYes, Dual menus, A & B, for instant switching between configurations.
Plus "Quck Menu" system for individual customization.
Microphone Socket8-pin "Chrome" type
Multiple Scan FunctionsYes
Packet Cluster Tune FunctionYes, With TM-D710E, TM-D700E or TH-D72E
PC Programmable MemoriesYes
PC Radio Control ProgramYes
Power-On MessageYes
Pre-amplifierYes, On/Off setting stored in memory for each band
Programmable Function KeysYes, 2 Front panel keys.
In addition the MC-43 & MC-47 microphones' UP/DWN buttons are programmable - the MC-47 also has 4 dedicated PF keys.
Receiver Hi-cut/Lo-cut DSP Slope FiltersYes
Receiver Noise BlankerYes
Receiver Notch Filter FunctionYes - DSP Auto Notch & Manual Notch (Wide/Narrow)
Remote Operation via the InternetVia ARHP-590 Radio Host Program. Free download from
RX FunctionsDSP AGC with Selectable Time Constant.
RX DSP Equalizer.
RF Gain, AF Gain, Squelch Level.
Selectable Squelch ConfigurationYes
Sky Command 2Yes, In conjunction with a Kenwood TM-D710E, TM-D700E or TH-D72E ("Transporter") plus a TM-D710E, TM-D700E or TH-D72E (Commander").
Speech ProcessorYes
Time-Out TimerYes
Transfer-Set (TF-Set) FunctionYes
Transverter Display FunctionTS-590S display shows transverter frequency. Now up to full power available in transverter mode
Twin Cooling FansYes
TX FunctionsSpeech Processor (Adjustable In/Out Levels.
Changeable TX Filter Bandwidth.
TX Audio Monitor.
TX DSP Equalizer settings per Mode
VOX (Adjustable Gain and Delay Time settings).
MIC Gain Control.
CAR Level Setting.
Adjustable Power Output.
Variable LCD BrightnessYes, Ajustable to 4 levels and off
Wide/Narrow Deviation SelectionYes

Amateur HF Specifications

HF Output Power100 W SSB/FM/CW/FSK, 25 W AM
50 MHz RF Output Power100 W SSB/FM/CW/FSK, 25 W AM
5 W Minimum Output for QRP operationYes
Antenna Impedance - 50 OhmYes
Antenna Tunable Range (160 - 6 m Bands) - 16.7 Ohm to 150 OhmYes
Audio Output Impedance - 8 OhmYes
Audio Output PowerMore than 1.5 W (8 Ohm, 10% distortion)
Continuous RX: 130 kHz - 60 MHzYes
Current Drain (approx.)TX - 20.5 Amps
RX (No signal) - 1.5 Amps
DC Power Requirements13.8 V ± 15%
Frequency Stability± 5 ppm, -10°C to + 50°C (± 0.5 ppm with optional TCXO)
Microphone Impedance - 600 OhmYes
ModesA1A (CW), J3E (SSB), A3E (AM), F3E (FM), F1D (FSK)
Notch Filter AttenuationAuto Mode - More than 60 dB
Manual Mode - More than 70 dB
Operating Temperature Range-10 °C to + 50 °C
Receiver Beat EliminationMore than 40 dB
Receiver CircuitrySSB, CW, AM, FSK - Double Superheterodyne
FM - Triple Superheterodyne
Receiver Frequency Range0.13 MHz - 60 MHz (VFO from 30 kHz)
Receiver Intermediate Frequency - 1st/2nd/3rd IFRX1 - 11.374 MHz/24 kHz/ -
RX2 - 73.095 MHz/10.695 MHz/24 kHz (except FM)/455 kHz (FM)
Receiver SelectivitySSB - More than 2.2 kHz @ -6 dB/Less than 4.4 kHz @ -60 dB
CW/FSK - More than 500Hz @ -6 dB/Less than 1.2 kHz @ -60 dB
AM - More than 6 kHz @ -6 dB/Less than 12 kHz @ -50 dB
FM - More than 12 kHz @ -6 dB/Less than 25 kHz @ -50 dB
Receiver Sensitivity - 0.13 - 0.522 MHzSSB/CW/FSK - Less than 0.5 µV
AM - Less than 6.3 µV
Receiver Sensitivity - 0.522 - 1.705 MHzSSB/CW/FSK - Less than 4 µV
AM - Less than 31.6 µV
Receiver Sensitivity - 1.705 - 24.5 MHzSSB/CW/FSK - Less than 0.2 µV
AM - Less than 2 µV
Receiver Sensitivity - 24.5 - 30 MHzSSB/CW/FSK - Less than 0.13 µV
AM - Less than 1.3 µV
Receiver Sensitivity - 28 - 30 MHz (FM)Less than 0.22 µV
Receiver Sensitivity - 50 - 54 MHzSSB/CW/FSK - Less than 0.13 µV
AM - Less than 1.3 µV
FM - Less than 0.22 µV
Receiver Spurious ResponseImage Ratio - More than 70 dB
IF Rejection - More than 70 dB
Receiver Squelch SensitivitySSB/CW/FSK/AM.
0.13 - 0.522 MHz - Less than -92 dBm 5.6µV
0.522 - 1.705 MHz - Less than -82 dBm 18µV
1.705 - 30 MHz - Less than -102 dBm 1.8µV
50 - 54 MHz - Less than -106 dBm 1.1µV
28-30 MHz - Less than -121 dBm 0.2 dB µV
50-54 MHz - Less than -121 dBm 0.2 dB µV
RIT Frequency Range± 9.999 kHz
Transmitter Carrier SupressionMore than 50 dB
Transmitter Frequency Range1.8 MHz - 50 MHz, plus 136 kHz low-level output. A dealer expansion adds TX on 5 MHz (where permitted) and 100 - 522 kHz TX
Transmitter Frequency Response400 - 2600 Hz (within -6 dB)
Transmitter Maximum Frequency DeviationFM - Less than ± 5 kHz (Wide) & less than ± 2.5 kHz (Narrow)
Transmitter Modulation MethodSSB/FM/AM - Balanced/Reactance/Low-power
Transmitter Spurious RadiationHF - Less than -50 dB
Transmitter Spurious Radiation - 50 MHzLess than - 60 dB
Transmitter Unwanted Sideband SupressionMore than 50dB
XIT Frequency Range± 9.999 kHz
DimensionsW x H x D = 270 x 96 x 291 mm without projections
Weight7.4 kg

CW Features

Built-In Memory KeyerYes, 4-Channel message memory, approx 50 characters per memory. Auto-repeat function. Interupt playback to insert text function. Dot-dash reverse function.
CW AutotransmitYes
CW AutotuneYes
CW Pitch ControlYes, Pitch adjustable 300 Hz - 1000 Hz
CW-Reverse ModeYes
Full Break-In/Semi Break-InYes, Semi Break-In delay adjustable 50 ms - 1000 ms
Iambic Modes A and B Built-inYes
Microphone Paddle ModeYes
Side Tone MonitorYes, With 10-step volume control
Terminal for CW paddle keyYes, 6.3mm/1/4" 3-conductor socket
Terminal for straight key/external electronic keyerYes, 3.5mm/1/8" 2-conductor socket