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Author Topic: 2010 New KENWOOD "Compact HF transceiver"  (Read 3878 times)
9A6DX
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« on: August 22, 2009, 06:55:22 PM »

Hello All,

Does anyone have any news(update)about this new radio?
Somehow it looks like the good old TS570. I was hoping to see more
TS950SDX like radio, but it is good to see that KENWOOD is back in business.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM96Wl7Alag


Thanks,

Nick, 9A6DX
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WB9QVR
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2009, 09:25:38 PM »

It's my understanding that Kenwood told those in attendance at Dayton this year that this new HF rig would replace the TS-570 and that a new higher-end rig would come later.  I also read comments from some folks who went to Huntsville that the design had evolved a bit beyond the TS-570 class.  It would seem, though, that it still isn't a replacement for the TS-2000 (note that this new rig covers 160-6m only).

It will be interesting to see what the final feature set, performance and price point of this new rig will be, especially in light of Icom's announcement of the IC-9100 which appears to be a competitor to the TS-2000/X.
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K3WACKY
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009, 02:31:05 PM »

I was told at Dayton by a Kenwood rep that the new radio would be basically a TS-570S (HF/6M) with roofing filters.

At the recent Japan Hair Fair 2009, someone took a picture of a new Kenwood radio. It looked like a TS-570 (flat face) but it was a prototype so no info was available. The pic is on the web here

http://onjapan.net/2009/hamfair/img_3643.jpg
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2009, 08:09:16 PM »

Hi,

Video of the new model with a release in 2010.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_GCvYfbKgA

73 james
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K7AAB
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2009, 06:00:58 PM »

http://onjapan.net/2009/hamfair/img_3643.jpg
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WA8YXM
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010, 07:28:17 AM »

You Tube Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_GCvYfbKgA
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KI6PDQ
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2010, 02:47:44 PM »

Can it be possible that Kenwood abandoned the launch of those transceivers? Why is it taking so long? Any clues? News updates? Rumors? Anything. I'll wait for your comments. Thanks.
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WX7G
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2010, 07:43:35 PM »

Kenwood is not keeping up with Icom and Yaesu. Is the rumor true that Kenwood is going to exit the amateur radio market?
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KS2G
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2010, 05:01:26 AM »

Kenwood has been concentrating on VHF/UHF for the past few years, and the word is that they're FINALLY ready to jump back into the HF fray.

They showed a mock-up of a new HF transceiver at the big hamfair in Japan -- as seen in the YouTube video.

The speculation is that they'll either show it again at Dayton as a "look at things to come" (as they did in 1998 with a mock-up of what became the TS-2000) -- or perhaps actually announce that it will be available later this year or early 2011. Whatever the case, it appears that the rig will be a successor --and modest improvement-- on the recently-discontinued TS-570 series. (Great radios for the price, but not "competition grade" rigs.)

The further rumor is that the new rig will be the prelude to a new "high end" radio --perhaps another year or two down the road-- that will be either a "DX/Contesting" successor to the long-discontinued TS-870, or perhaps a new "DC-to-light" successor to the aging TS-2000.

Stay tuned.

73,
Mel - KS2G
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