TS-590SG
Firmware update information
Last updated : November 17, 2016
The HF/50MHz All-mode transceiver TS-590SG firmware has been updated from Version 1.03 to Version 1.04 as follows.
We are offering the firmware updating program to the TS-590SG owners.
You can update the TS-590SG firmware by connecting the TS-590SG to the PC by using a USB cable or an RS-232C cable.
The firmware updating program is not applicable for the TS-590S.
 
About virtual COM port driver
A virtual COM port driver needs to be installed onto the PC to use the firmware updating program with a USB cable.
  ATTENTION:Do not connect the transceiver to a PC using a USB cable before installing the virtual COM port driver.
 
Updated item : (Version 1.03 1.04) [November 17, 2016]
  Revises the following symptom.
 
1. The internal antenna tuner may not work correctly under certain conditions.
Updated item : (Version 1.02 1.03) [December 9, 2015]
  Revises the following symptom.
 
1. After changing the operating mode, the Split-frequency function might not work correctly.
Updated item : (Version 1.01 1.02) [July 28, 2015]
  Updates the following feature.
 
1. Enables NB1 and NB2 to be simultaneously set to ON.
When the Noise Blanker is set to OFF, pressing and holding the [NB(LEV)] key enables NB1 and NB2 to be set to ON at the same time. Then, pressing the [NB(LEV)] key again enables NB1 and NB2 to be set to OFF.
When NB1 and NB2 is set to ON at the same time, the Noise Blanker level cannot be adjusted. Adjust the Noise Blanker level once the Noise Blanker is set to OFF and NB1 or NB2 is set to ON.
(Please also update both of the Radio Control Program ARCP-590G and the Radio Host Program ARHP-590G for functional compatibility.)
Updated items : (Version 1.00 1.01) [January 29, 2015]
  Updates the following feature.
 
1. Enables output of the 475kHz band (472~479kHz) signal from the rear panel DRV (drive output) connector as well as 135kHz band.
  Revises the following symptom.
 
1. After changing the operating mode, DATA VOX might not work correctly.
Applicable models/units :
The firmware updating program is applicable for following models/units.
Models: TS-590SG K/E
Serial numbers: From S/NO.B4Axxxxx through S/NO.B6Bxxxxx approx.
Notes : You can find the serial number imprinted on the rear panel, just below the ANT1 or ANT2 connector; it consists of an 8-digit number beginning with "S/NO."
: You can check the firmware version of your TS-590SG by accessing Menu No.00.
The firmware version appears in the center of the LCD display.

Operating Environments
1. Operating System (OS)
Windows Vista® (Service Pack 2 or later)(32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows® 7 (Service Pack 1 or later) (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows® 8.1 (RTM or later) (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows® 10 (Version 1511 (Build 10586.0) or later) (32-bit or 64-bit)
Notes:
This software is designed to run on the above operating systems.
Applicable operating systems are subject to change without notice due to the end of the technical support by Microsoft Corporation or change of the product specifications.
2. Processor
Faster than the recommended CPU for each OS.
3. System Memory (RAM)
Larger than the recommended System Memory for each OS.
4. Free Hard Drive Space
100 MB or more of free hard drive space.
5. Runtime
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0).
6. Peripheral Devices
A display with resolutions higher than XGA (1024 x 768).
A keyboard and a mouse, or other pointing devices.
A USB cable (B type for the transceiver's USB port) or an RS-232C straight cable (D-SUB 9-pin female for the transceiver's COM port).

Notes:
If the transceiver is connected to a PC using a USB cable, ensure that the connection is directly in place. The firmware updating program may not behave properly if a connection is in place through a USB hub.
Download and install the virtual COM port driver to make a USB connection possible for command communications via a USB connector.
Attention
If you do not want to lose user data, save the data using the Radio Control Program ARCP-590G before updating the firmware and write the data back after updating the firmware.
Usage Notes
Users are required to obtain a license from JVC KENWOOD Corporation, in writing, prior to redistributing this software on a personal web page or packet radio.
Users may not revise, change, translate, merge, de-compile, or reverse engineer the software.
The quality and performance of the software is not warranted for the applicability of any users. JVC KENWOOD Corporation shall not assume liability for any defects, nor warrant anything other than is expressly provided in the agreement. The selection and introduction of the products as well as the results there from shall be upon the liability of the users.
JVC KENWOOD Corporation shall own all copyrights and other intellectual properties for the software and all manuals and documents attached to the software. The user shall be allowed to use, not to resell, the software by obtaining a license from JVC KENWOOD Corporation. While the media in which the software is stored is possessed by the user, the ownership for the software itself shall be reserved for JVC KENWOOD Corporation.
Installation:
1. Extract the downloaded file "TS-590G_V104E.zip" into a designated folder.
In the designated folder, a folder labeled "TS-590G_V104E" will be created.
2. In the folder labeled "TS-590G_V104E", the firmware updating program "TS-590G_V104_e.exe" and "TS-590G_e.chm" are automatically created.
Updating:
Click to read the firmware updating procedure.
Uninstalling:
Delete the folder labeled "TS-590G_V104E" manually using the Explorer or an alternative method.
If you agree with the details listed above, click the following link to download the firmware updating program.
(The latest version includes all previous updates.)
Latest update: TS-590SG Firmware Update Version 1.04 (November / 2016)
TS-590G_V104E.zip : 1.40MB download
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