I got home from work today, went out to the mailbox and there was a new June 2012 QST waiting for me. I had my hands full with everything else that I lug to and from work and on accident, dropped all my mail. When I looked down, the back cover of QST showed an advertisement for the new Kenwood TS-990S!
Talk about hamsexy! Click on the post pic for a bigger image. Just try not to drool all over your computer keyboard!
From the advertisement:
“Rising to the Occasion – Kenwood’s new TS-990S raises the bar on HF performance and DX operating ease in more ways than one. The dual display and dual watch function will give you the edge in DX contesting.”
“TS-990S Dual TFT Display & Dual Reciever – HF/50 MHz Transciever
- Frequency Range: HF+50 MHz
- Output Power: 5W – 200W
- Mode: SSB, CW, FSK, PSK, FM, AM
- Built-in Switching Power Supply
- Built-in Antenna Tuner
- COM port, USB A/B port & LAN port”
I checked Kenwood’s USA website, but nothing there…yet! You will find it here when they do update their site. I figure that they are waiting until after the Dayton Hamvention since that is where it is supposed to premier to full PR effect.
I can’t wait to see this when I go to Dayton up close and personal. With all the buzz about this rig, I suspect that there will be a mob of people around it, making it difficult to see. I hope Kenwood brings more than one with them to Dayton!
Let me know what you think about the new Kenwood TS-990S in the comments below.
Only 8 more days until Dayton! See you there!
73! de Nick N9SJA