Today I’ve been in Montichiari ham fest and visiting the DAE’s stand I’ve been able to play a little with the new Kenwood TS-990S.
Had also a few pleasant minutes talking to Ing, Marco Mascherpa, italian Kenwood representative.
Well the very first impression is that the new top of line Kenwood product is defintly a very large radio, but not larger than what I expected. Command access looks easy to access and the main display is really attractive and informative.
Could not make many tests with reception due to large queue of interested hams waiting for me and also because the ambient QRM was very loud.
I’ve taken a small movie close to the Kenwood ts-990s display.
note the Florence HamFest cards on the desk.
Here embedded the Official TS-990S Kenwood presentation
Just added a new gadget for my Shack. the Behringer Micro Mix, an amplified audio mixer to optimize audio output management.
With this 4 ways mixer I can connect up to 4 radios and use a single external speaker, can mix volumes, and with an Y cable I’ve also connected my new Yamaha CM500 headsets.
Mixer output is Mono so is perfect for ham radio usage.
Got used for 20 euros.
During the last year edition, visitors were almost one thousand with 84 expositors.
Along to the flea market, has been reserved a space for local Amateur Radio Associations, including AMSAT, local ARI Sections and some DX Peditions crew like the guys from II0MZ Antartica.
Well this year looks like it will be more ham radio events scheduled, as member of the organization team I’m really pleased to see so much interest and enthusiasm around this event.
If you are interested on joining or simply visiting the HamFest we can reserve you a place to stay in Florence at a reasonable price.
This could be an interesting opportunity to mix ham radio with a Florence Tourist Tour.
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