Let the Speculation Begin

Kenwood took out a full page back cover ad in this month’s QST hinting at a new HF rig being unveiled at Dayton.  What could it be?  Another super multi-kilobuck uber contester rig?  A KX3 competitor?  A fun little rig like the Yaesu FT-817?  Inquiring minds want to know!


6 Responses to “Let the Speculation Begin”

  • Ulis K3LU:

    My bet is a high end, elite class, or more expensive desktop than the 590. Something with a panoramic display.

  • Cai W6CAI:

    I know I’m over-analyzing this, but the photo they chose for the ad might imply the new rig would be a mobile one, maybe an update to the TS-480 line. I wish Kenwood would make a rig to compete with the Yaesu FT-817/857/897 (I say that as a FT-857D owner, I think Kenwood does controls and interfaces better than Yaesu).

  • Charlie - WA2ONH:

    Price, Size and Availability: a Kenwood TS-990S update
    Posted on April 5, 2012 by k4swl

    LINK: http://qrper.com/2012/04/price-size-and-availability-a-kenwood-ts-990s-update/

  • I’ve always thought Kenwood made cleaner controls and interfaces than Yaesu and Icom. I love my Yaesu FT-897, but Kenwood would never put cheesy knobs on its HF rigs like this rig has and the thing with scrolling through softkey menus with the F button and the MEM knob is a real pain.

  • A 990 would make sense. It’s out of my price range though. I’ll pick one up on eBay in maybe 2022 :-)

    Kenwood’s getting their HF mojo back!

  • Bob Hinkle KK8ZZ:

    Contact at a major ham dealer confirms $5000 class rig…. Kenwood needs to replace the OLD TIRED TS-2000 with a refreshed radio at a less than $2000 price… it would beat the heck out of the Icom 9100…. de KK8ZZ

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