KENWOOD Radio Control Program
ARCP-590 Version 2.02
Last updated : July 28, 2015

About this software
This is the control software for the TS-590S transceiver. It is used to control the TS-590S via a PC.
The transceiver data, such as the memory, the menu, and the Auto Mode frequency, can be edited and saved using a PC via this software, and the data can also be written to the transceiver.
The TS-590S transceiver can also be controlled with the KENWOOD NETWORK COMMAND SYSTEM via a network.
For the TS-590SG, please use the ARCP-590G.
About virtual COM port driver
A virtual COM port driver needs to be installed onto the PC to use the ARCP-590 with a USB cable.
  ATTENTION:Do not connect the transceiver to a PC using a USB cable before installing the virtual COM port driver.
Operating Environment
1. Operating System (OS)
Windows Vista® (Service Pack 2 or later) (32-bit)
Windows® 7 (Service Pack 1 or later) (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows® 8 (RTM or later) (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows® 8.1 (RTM or later) (32-bit or 64-bit)
This software is designed to run on the above operating systems.
This software also runs on Windows® 10 and Windows® 11. (Noted on June 23, 2022)
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.
USB 2.0 or RS-232C interface.
If the transceiver is connected to a PC using a USB cable, ensure that the connection is directly in place. ARCP-590 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.
Following are the equipment and software that are required to enable voice communications to be transmitted and received by the transceiver which is connected to a PC using a USB cable.
ARUA-10 software.
Sound function.
A speaker and a microphone.(Or a headset.)
7. Network function and available networking environment (LAN or high-speed broadband) is necessary when using the KENWOOD NETWORK COMMAND SYSTEM.
Usage Notes
If you are remotely controlling the Transceiver using this software via a network such as the Internet, you must conform to the radio laws and relevant domestic laws of the country and/or area where the Transceiver and relevant equipment are installed.
If any problem occurs while you are remotely controlling the Transceiver and relevant equipment, the responsibility of finding a solution to the problem is left solely to the user who remotely control the Transceiver and relevant equipment.
Users are prohibited to assign, rent, lease, redistribute, or resell the software.
Users are prohibited to revise, change, translate, merge, de-compile, or reverse engineer the software.
JVC KENWOOD Corporation does not warrant that quality and functions of this software comply with each user's purpose of use of this software, and unless specifically described in this document, JVC KENWOOD Corporation shall be free from any responsibilities to any defects and indemnities to any damages or losses. Selection and installation of this software shall be made by the User's designation. The User shall take for the use and effects of this Software.
JVC KENWOOD Corporation shall be free from any responsibilities for any incidental losses or damages, such as missing communications or a calling opportunity caused by a failure or performance error of this Software.
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.
Installing the ARCP-590
  Extract the downloaded file "" into a designated folder.
In the designated folder, a folder labeled "ARCP590_202" will be created.
Execute the "Setup.exe" in the folder labeled "ARCP590_202", and follow the instructions that appear on the display to install ARCP-590.

Administrator privileges are required when installing the software.
To update ARCP-590, execute the same procedure as used for installation, and follow the instructions that appear on the display to install the software. The latest update is written and installed over the currently installed program.
Uninstalling the ARCP-590
  Select "ARCP-590" in "Uninstall a program" in the Control Panel and follow the instructions that appear on the display to uninstall the software. Or double-click "Setup.exe", and follow the instructions that appear on the display to uninstall the software.
Administrative privileges are required to uninstall ARCP-590.
Always exit ARCP-590 before uninstalling the software.
If you agree with the details listed above, click the following link to download the ARCP-590 software.
(The latest version includes all previous updates.)
ARCP-590 Ver.2.02 12.8MB download
Update History
  Ver.2.02 (July 28, 2015)
Adds the TS-590S firmware Ver.2.01 compatibility.
Supports COM1 through COM256.
Adds a setting value of "Auto" for [Baud Rate] in the [Tool] - [Setup] dialog box.

Ver.2.01 (April 13, 2015)
Revises an error during remote-operation mode, when using certain non-English languages in the PC OS.

Ver.2.00 (January 29, 2015)
Adds the TS-590S firmware Ver.2.00 compatibility.
Adds Windows® 8.1 compatibility.

Ver.1.03 (December 06, 2013)
Enables to select "TX" or "RX" from "Tunable Frequency during Split TX" in the TX/RX pull-down menu.
Revised the help file.
Adds Windows® 8 compatibility.

Ver.1.02 (September 26, 2011)
Disables the pop-up message dialog box before logoff or shutdown of the PC.
Revises the help file.

Ver.1.01 (November 30, 2010)
Revises the PC control command "FT" processing for the TS-590S firmware Ver.1.01.

Ver.1.00 (October 15, 2010)
First Release
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