TS-890S
Firmware update information
Last updated : March 12, 2020

The TS-890S firmware has been updated from Version 1.02 to Version 1.03 as follows.
TS-890S owners can update the transceiver’s firmware by using a USB flash drive(or a PC connected via a USB cable) as detailed below.
 
Updated items : (Version 1.02 1.03) [March 12, 2020]  
The following features are updated.
1. Reduces the minimum volume of the TX monitor.
2. Reduces TX/RX switching noise in CW full break-in operation when using the optional 270Hz roofing filter.
3. Revises the expanded memory channels (E0~E4) default values according to the band plan.(K-type for USA and Canada only)
 
         
The following symptom is revised.
1. When using with the WSJT-X software, "Fake It" function may not work correctly.
 
         
Updated item : (Version 1.01 1.02) [January 30, 2019]  
The following symptom is revised.
1. The position of the bandscope RX frequency marker becomes incorrect when transmission is started under certain conditions.
 
         
Updated items : (Version 1.00 1.01) [September 28, 2018]  
The following symptoms are revised.
1. "Split Transfer A" function might not work correctly when using the TS-890S as a sub-receiver.
2. When using the PC control command "SF" with parameters out of range, the operating mode may not be indicated on the screen correctly.
3. Modulation signal distortion may increase under certain conditions.
 
Applicable units :
The firmware update is applicable to the following units.
Model: TS-890S
Serial numbers: From S/NO.B87XXXXX through S/NO.C03XXXXX approx.
Notes : You can find the serial number imprinted on the rear panel model name label; it consists of an 8-digit number beginning with "S/NO."
: You can check the firmware version of your TS-890S by pressing [M.IN] + Power ON. After startup, the Firmware Update screen appears and shows the firmware version.

Notes on usage
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Firmware updating procedure using a USB flash drive
1) Download the firmware file "TS-890_V103.zip" onto your PC.
2) Save the downloaded firmware file "TS-890_V103.zip" to a USB flash drive's root directory without extracting the zip file.
* You must store the firmware zip file in the root directory of the USB flash drive without extracting the zip file, otherwise the firmware cannot be updated.
3) Press and hold the [M.IN] key, then turn the transceiver ON. The transceiver starts up with the Firmware Update screen after the start screen appears. You can verify the current firmware version.
4) Insert the USB flash drive containing the firmware zip file in the USB-A connector on the front panel. The firmware updating progress bar appears on the screen. Upon completion of the firmware updating, "The firmware update is completed" appears on the screen.
5) Turn the transceiver OFF.
6) Remove the USB flash drive.
7) Turn the transceiver ON again.
The transceiver restarts with the new firmware enabled.
Firmware updating procedure using a PC connected via a USB cable
1) Download the firmware file "TS-890_V103.zip" onto your PC.
2) Connect a USB cable, extended from your PC, to the (USB-B) connector on the rear panel.
* The firmware cannot be updated even if a PC and the COM connector was connected using an RS-232C cable.
3) Press and hold the [M.IN] key, then turn the transceiver ON.The transceiver starts up with the Firmware Update screen after the start screen appears. You can verify the current firmware version.Upon detection of the transceiver by your PC, the transceiver is distinguished as a removable memory device named "TS-890".
4) Drag and drop the firmware zip file onto the "TS-890" removable memory device without extracting. The firmware updating progress bar appears on the screen. Upon completion of the firmware updating, "The firmware update is completed" appears on the screen.
5) Turn the transceiver OFF.
6) Turn the transceiver ON again.
The transceiver restarts with the new firmware enabled.

Notes:
: Depending on the number of CPUs being updated, the time necessary for updating may vary. It can take 20 to 30 minutes to update the firmware.
: If a message notifying you of an update failure appears during the firmware updating, refer to the Instruction Manual page 18-9.(Error Messages)
If you agree with the details listed above, click the following link to download the firmware file.
(The latest version includes all previous updates.)
TS-890S Firmware Version 1.03 (March / 2020)
TS-890_V103.zip : 102MB download