HF/6m Base Station  

Key Features  

Frequency Coverage: Top band - 6 Metres (including 5 MHz by dealer mod.) TX, 30 kHz - 60MHz RX

100 Watts RF Output Power

6kHz, 2.7kHz and 500Hz Roofing Filters

100 Memory Channels, with alpha-tagging

1st-IF Down Conversion (1.8 - 21MHz WARC bands)

32-bit Floating Point DSP

Built-In USB and Serial COM Ports

Built-In Auto ATU (also covers 5MHz band)

Built-In CW Keyer with selectable Mode A/B Keying

Two-Colour LCD Display (Amber or Green)

135.7 - 137.8 kHz TX output (1 mW) from low-level "DRV" terminal

Sky Command II function with the new Kenwood TH-D72E portable

Supplied With 

D.C. Cable Yes

Fuse Yes, 1 x 25 Amp, 1 x 4 Amp

Instruction Manual Yes

Line Filter Yes

Microphone Yes, MC-43S-type

Plugs Yes, 1 x 7-pin DIN, 1 x 13-pin DIN

Screw Set Yes

Applicable Standards 

CE Marked Yes

Factory Quality Certification and Location ISO 9001. Manufactured in Singapore

RoHS EU Directive Compliant Yes

WEEE EU Directive Compliant Yes

Amateur Radio General Features

Antenna Socket 2 x SO-239 for HF/50MHz.

1 x RCA (Receive-only, up to 30MHz).

Attenuator Yes, On/Off setting stored in memory for each band

Built-in Auto ATU 1.8 MHz to 50 MHz coverage (3:1 Impedance Range approx.)

COM Port Yes, 1 x USB-B

1 x D-Sub 9-pin male

Compatible with External TNC Yes

Connector for External ATU Yes

Connector for Remote/Linear Amp Yes

CTCSS Encoder/Decoder Yes, 42 tone frequencies, plus tone-scan function. "Cross Tone" allows different RX/TX tones.

Digital Noise Limiter Yes

Direct-access Band Buttons Yes, 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 Entry Yes

"DRV" Low Level Drive Output Terminal Yes, RCA jack - 1 mW output covers 1.8 to 50 MHz bands plus the 135.80-137.70 kHz LF band.

DSP Functions 32bit 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 KeyPad Yes

FSK Reverse Mode Yes

High Frequency Stability Yes

Internal VOX Yes, Adjustable 10 levels. Delay time adjustable 150 - 3000 ms. Anti-VOX function. Data VOX function on USB and Com ports.

Key Beep Yes - adjustable + OFF

Key Lock Yes

Large Amber or Green-coloured Backlit LCD Display Yes

Loudspeaker Socket 3.5 mm

Memory Channels with Alpha-tagging 120 Memory Channels

Menu System for individual set-up Yes, Dual menus, A & B, for instant switching between configurations.

Plus "Quck Menu" system for individual customization.

Microphone Socket 8-pin "Chrome" type

MR-Shift Yes

Multiple Scan Functions Yes

Packet Cluster Tune Function Yes, With TM-D710E, TM-D700E or TH-D72E

PC Programmable Memories Yes

PC Radio Control Program Yes

Power-On Message Yes

Pre-amplifier Yes, On/Off setting stored in memory for each band

Programmable Function Keys Yes, 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 Filters Yes

Receiver Noise Blanker Yes

Receiver Notch Filter Function Yes - DSP Auto Notch & Manual Notch (Wide/Narrow)

Remote Operation via the Internet Via ARHP-590 Radio Host Program. Free download from www.kenwoodusa.com

RX Functions DSP AGC with Selectable Time Constant.

RX DSP Equalizer.


RF Gain, AF Gain, Squelch Level.

Selectable Squelch Configuration Yes

Sky Command 2 Yes, In conjunction with a Kenwood TM-D710E, TM-D700E or TH-D72E ("Transporter") plus a TM-D710E, TM-D700E or TH-D72E (Commander").

Speech Processor Yes

Time-Out Timer Yes

Transfer-Set (TF-Set) Function Yes

Transverter Display Function TS-590S display shows transverter frequency. Now up to full power available in transverter mode

Twin Cooling Fans Yes

TX Functions Speech Processor (Adjustable In/Out Levels.

Changeable TX Filter Bandwidth.

TX Audio Monitor.

TX DSP Equalizer.

VOX (Adjustable Gain and Delay Time settings).

MIC Gain Control.

CAR Level Setting.

Adjustable Power Output.

Variable LCD Brightness Yes, Ajustable to 4 levels and off

Wide/Narrow Deviation Selection Yes

Amateur HF Specifications

HF Output Power 100 W SSB/FM/CW/FSK, 25 W AM

50 MHz RF Output Power 100 W SSB/FM/CW/FSK, 25 W AM

5 W Minimum Output for QRP operation Yes

Antenna Impedance - 50 Ohm Yes

Antenna Tunable Range (160 - 6 m Bands) - 16.7 Ohm to 150 Ohm Yes

Audio Output Impedance - 8 Ohm Yes

Audio Output Power More than 1.5 W (8 Ohm, 10% distortion)

Continuous RX: 130 kHz - 60 MHz Yes

Current Drain (approx.) TX - 20.5 Amps

RX (No signal) - 1.5 Amps

DC Power Requirements 13.8 V ± 15%

Frequency Stability ± 5 ppm, -10°C to + 50°C (± 0.5 ppm with optional TCXO)

Microphone Impedance - 600 Ohm Yes

Modes A1A (CW), J3E (SSB), A3E (AM), F3E (FM), F1D (FSK)

Notch Filter Attenuation Auto Mode - More than 60 dB

Manual Mode - More than 70 dB

Operating Temperature Range -10 °C to + 50 °C

Receiver Beat Elimination More than 40 dB

Receiver Circuitry SSB, CW, AM, FSK - Double Superheterodyne

FM - Triple Superheterodyne

Receiver Frequency Range 0.13 MHz - 60 MHz (VFO from 30 kHz)

Receiver Intermediate Frequency - 1st/2nd/3rd IF RX1 - 11.374 MHz/24 kHz/ -

RX2 - 73.095 MHz/10.695 MHz/24 kHz (except FM)/455 kHz (FM)

Receiver Selectivity SSB - 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 MHz SSB/CW/FSK - Less than 0.5 µV 

AM - Less than 6.3 µV

Receiver Sensitivity - 0.522 - 1.705 MHz SSB/CW/FSK - Less than 4 µV 

AM - Less than 31.6 µV

Receiver Sensitivity - 1.705 - 24.5 MHz SSB/CW/FSK - Less than 0.2 µV 

AM - Less than 2 µV

Receiver Sensitivity - 24.5 - 30 MHz SSB/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 MHz SSB/CW/FSK - Less than 0.13 µV 

AM - Less than 1.3 µV 

FM - Less than 0.22 µV

Receiver Spurious Response Image Ratio - More than 70 dB

IF Rejection - More than 70 dB

Receiver Squelch Sensitivity SSB/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 Supression More than 50 dB

Transmitter Frequency Range 1.8 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 Response 400 - 2600 Hz (within -6 dB)

Transmitter Maximum Frequency Deviation FM - Less than ± 5 kHz (Wide) & less than ± 2.5 kHz (Narrow)

Transmitter Modulation Method SSB/FM/AM - Balanced/Reactance/Low-power

Transmitter Spurious Radiation HF - Less than -50 dB

Transmitter Spurious Radiation - 50 MHz Less than - 60 dB

Transmitter Unwanted Sideband Supression More than 50dB

XIT Frequency Range ± 9.999 kHz

Dimensions W x H x D = 270 x 96 x 291 mm without projections

Weight 7.4 kg

CW Features

Built-In Memory Keyer Yes, 4-Channel message memory, approx 50 characters per memory. Auto-repeat function. Interupt playback to insert text function. Dot-dash reverse function.

CW Autotransmit Yes

CW Autotune Yes

CW Pitch Control Yes, Pitch adjustable 300 Hz - 1000 Hz

CW-Reverse Mode Yes

Full Break-In/Semi Break-In Yes, Semi Break-In delay adjustable 50 ms - 1000 ms

Iambic Modes A and B Built-in Yes

Microphone Paddle Mode Yes

Side Tone Monitor Yes, With 10-step volume control

Terminal for CW paddle key Yes, 6.3mm/1/4" 3-conductor socket

Terminal for straight key/external electronic keyer Yes, 3.5mm/1/8" 2-conductor socket


Temperature-controlled Crystal Oscillator Yes

Voice Guide & Storage Module Yes


  • Product Code: TS-590S
  • Availability: In Stock

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