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Author Topic: Second Receiver for the TS-900SG?  (Read 1570 times)
KW4CQ
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« on: July 23, 2015, 07:04:04 AM »

Since there is no topic category listed specifically for discussions on Transceivers (really too bad there isn't), I'll tender my question here:

Is there any truth to the rumor that Kenwood may be coming out with a second receiver option (hopefully owner plug-in) for the TS-590SG?

Sorry.  I mistype'd the 590SG as 900SG in the Subject box above.  I couldn't correct it.  I meant TS-590SG of course.
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KU3X
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2015, 08:02:08 AM »

I have not heard that rumor but I would not get my hopes up.
The TS590SG provides you with a jack, on the back of the radio, so you can use another radio for a second receiver. It's a multi function jack so you have to address
it in the menu, but a second receiver is do-able.
I thought about doing just that and using my TS480SAT for a second receiver.
By the way, The original TS590S does not have that feature.

Barry
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N4KZ
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2015, 11:05:56 AM »

In the TS-590SG literature, Kenwood says the DRV connector can be menu-configured to provide a signal for a second receiver. If you were to connect an SDR receiver or transceiver, you'd have a second receiver for the 590SG with a panadapter. Sweet. If my original 590S had offered that option, it would still be sitting in my shack instead of somebody else's.
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KI6LZ
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2015, 11:18:24 AM »

Too bad the DRV output is just an antenna split with 3 db loss, also 3 db loss to rig.
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W8JX
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2015, 05:05:46 AM »


Is there any truth to the rumor that Kenwood may be coming out with a second receiver option (hopefully owner plug-in) for the TS-590SG?



No. It would be counter productive to 990 concept.  If you do the numbers game though it seems far more likely a new rig is under consideration. There is room for a 490 and a 890 and a 2090 in current numbering. Time will tell.

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N8CBX
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2015, 06:59:22 AM »

I have a TS-900
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