We have been told by the Italian Kenwood importer, that during the upcoming Florence HamFest on next 6th April, will be presented the new Top-Line Kenwood HF transceiver the TS-990s.
Right in these days has been announced the final price in Italy thas is aprox 7500 Euros !
A detailed pictured of the new Kenwood TS-990
More Pictures of the new Kenwood TS-990 transceiver start appearing on the web.
Just found one and enhanced for better details reading.
Search google for latest Kenwood TS-990 pictures
No it is not ! but…while inspecting some hi-res pictures of the announced Kenwood TS-990 I’ve noticed a detail that immediately reminded me to the April Fool’s day….
At the top of the TS-990 display, date displayed is 1st April 2012
I’m sure is not a Kenwood late April Food Joke, but it’s certainly a funny detail !
You can display some Hi-Res pictures of the Kenwood TS-990 by searching on Google Images or just in the back cover page of the June 2012 QST !
The only pictures present on the web of the new Kenwood TS990 are the same as the one published on QST, we’ll have to wait for some pictures of the new TS-990 from Dayton visitors.
Looks like a new Kenwood transceiver is going to be announced and presented in Dayton next week. The Name should be TS-990
and it will be also presented in HAM RADIO 2012 in Friedrichshafen, Germany (June 22-24), and at Ham Fair 2012 in Tokyo, Japan (August 25-26).
The final release date for the Kenwood TS-990S is however Winter 2012 so don’t expect to use it before Christmass 2012 !
Lot’s of curiosity is around the final TS-990 aspect, since there is no real official picture of the product and what is currently available on the net is commonly considered a fake.
What is sure is that the TS-990 or TS-990S will have a dual TFT display and dual receiver and will be an HF+50MHz top of the Line Kenwood Amateur Radio product.
Kenwood TS-990 – official press release
Kenwood TS-990 -current picture
Price range is expected to be somewhere > 4000 USD