The large display ensures outstanding visibility under all conditions. In addition to conventional amber and green, you can now select intermediate colors and change from amber to green in 10 steps.
The TS-590SG features 100 menu functions and intuitive operation with its combination of menu and arrow keys. The menu mode is shown in the 7-segment display unit, while relevant guidance information is scroll-displayed in the 13-segment display unit, making a variety of detailed operations possible.
In addition to conventional split frequency setting methods, the TS-990's proven split setting functionality has been included. A long press of the SPLIT key, when making a 2kHz up setting, will enable quick setting by pressing "2" on the keypad. Furthermore,in simplex operation with just XIT on, the XIT frequency can be changed with TF-SET. The keypad keys are now band-direct keys. Each band has 3 memories, enabling quick call-up of usually-used frequencies.
PC control of the transceiver and transceiver audio transmission have been made possible through a USB cable with the inclusion of a dedicated PC-control USB connection terminal.
*Delays may occur when using USB audio. We recommend using USB audio in situations where time lag is not an issue.
Using the ARCP-590G (radio control program), virtually all functions can be controlled via a computer. Changing various function settings and managing memory channels can all be done from your PC. The ARCP-590G also enables the recording and erasure of voice messages.
*Related freeware can be downloaded from the KENWOOD website.
The VGS-1 voice guide and storage unit enables voice guidance for frequency, key operation, settings, etc., and recording/ playback of messages. A Manual Mode, in which vocalization takes place only when buttons are pressed, has been added to the voice guidance. Either English or Japanese can be selected for the voice guidance language.
●Voice memory: max. 4 channels (recording time: 30 seconds each for CH1 & CH2, 15 seconds each for CH3 & CH4)
●Constant receiver recording: 30 seconds. (1 channel)
Different beeps sound in response to function circumstances, enabling intuitive comprehension of transceiver status.
Frequently used and other functions can be assigned to the programmable function (PF) keys. With the TS-590SG, in addition to the PF keys, functions can also be assigned to the MULTI/CH knob's Push SW. Quick settings are made possible by assigning level setting functions such as keying speed. The RIT/XIT/CL keys can also be used as programmable function keys.
The transceiver features a memory that can store up to 120*1 frequency memory channels, with each able to be given a memory name of up to 8 letters. Also included are the memory scroll function, which can be used to check memory data without changing operating frequency, memory channel copy, which enables the copying of memory data to another channel, single channel memory clear, memory lockout, memory shift, and the ability to change memory data/frequency temporarily. Other features include the Quick Memory function, which can store up to 10 channels*2 on the fly, and the capacity for temporary changes to memory shift and memory data.
*1: Including specified range memory and expanded memory channels.
*2: 3, 5 or 10 channels can be selected.
Program scan, memory scan, group scan, subtone scan and CTCSS scan are included among the many scan functions available. The transceiver also offers program slow scan, which automatically reduces the scanning speed around any frequency of special interest.