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Categories | Transceivers: HF Amateur HF+6M+VHF+UHF models - not QRP <5W | Kenwood TS-990S Help

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K4BXN  Rating: 5/5 Apr 17, 2013 10:38  Send this review to a friend!
Ouch  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This is the best rig I have ever owned. But you have to take that with a grain of salt. I haven’t owned any “top-tier rigs”. My comparison with the TS990 is to my most recent rigs … TT Orion and Omni VII, the Flex SDR1000 and the Elecraft K3 + P3. While I enjoyed each of these in their own way, the TS990 is a step above.
The front of the TS990 may seem intimidating with all its buttons and knobs, it in practice is easy to get on the air and operating, controls are located logically. The RX is as good or better than my previous rigs. The panadapter shines. The built in antenna tuner works better than either the one in the K3 or the out board LDG tuner. Only good reports on the TX side of things (CW and SSB).
I am pleased and don’t regret for a moment the money spent on this fine rig.
But there is a down side … think I got a hernia lifting it onto the desk.
Product is in production.
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