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Reviews Categories | Transmitters: Commercial/Military/Marine adaptable to ham use | Kenwood TK-90 Help


Reviews Summary for Kenwood TK-90
Kenwood TK-90 Reviews: 2 Average rating: 4.5/5 MSRP: $2500
Description: Programmable 100 W channelized commercial grade HF transceiver with hardware ALE. Has capability for remote head, computer control, and GPS port.
Product is in production.
More info: http://international.kenwoodusa.com/Brochures/tk90_k.pdf
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KW1O Rating: 5/5 Dec 27, 2012 06:49 Send this review to a friend
#1 HF Mobile  Time owned: more than 12 months
I've had a Kenwood TK-90 now for a year in my 4WD pickup. I just ordered another one as my Christmas present for a combination base and Manpack radio setup. The TK-90 is going to replace a Motorola ALE radio that sounds like a 1950's tube set compared to the TK-90. The TK-90 is dead on frequency and voice tone is perfect. Even Codan users are surprised at how good this $1300 ALE radio sounds (radio, ALE, and 2.7K filter). It works just fine with a LDG KT-100 tuner. The complete mobile installation was under $2000 with remote kit, tuner, etc. With the KMC-32 mic you can program 4 stations for one button calling - you can't make a radio any simpler to use. My other HAM only radio is a TS480SAT. If you like a Kenwood TS480SAT for general HAM use you will love the TK-90 for an ALE radio. For Mobile HF operation, ALE is the way to go!

 
KR4K Rating: 4/5 Oct 22, 2009 04:41 Send this review to a friend
Excellent HF ALE Value  Time owned: more than 12 months
Probably the best value in a commercialized HF ALE radio. Wish it was available in USA, but it is not FCC certified.

HF receiver performance equivalent or better than my TS-2000. The ALE is a basic MIL-STD capability, but you can receive a call from someone using PC-ALE. Receive reports of excellent audio. Has direct frequency entry from keypad microphone. Superb rugged mobile rig for commercial use, MARS, or other regular frequency use. KPG-102D programming software and cable are a must.
 


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