This radio is far from being complete. They draped the back panel so no vision of the back and unit in a large glass cage.The price point will be between $5000 and $10000. Their target competition is the FT5000 so they think it will be a lot closer to the $5000 mark. The receivers are about complete. They have no knowledge on the transmitter because to be honest they have not finished that part yet. So there is no word on bandwidth. The front panel will be changing before it is released. That whole left side including the s meter is a LCD panel that they said has already been greatly enhanced but could not get it in time for the demo. In my opinion this radio is far from complete and they did make the comment that the decided price point will dictate the final outcome of the radio. It seems they were convinced that the price had to be closer to the FT5000 to be successful. I think we will be lucky if they will take orders by this time next year.
This radio was an "empty" box at Dayton. I am very disapointed in Kenwood.
Hello, From this video on Youtube I can see towards the end of video that the SSB TX Bandwidth is actually adjustable up to 10 - 4000 Hz. That is great news !! I was afraid they would end up on 3kHz only. Way to go Kenwood !LA4AMARoar
Hello Roar,This video is also on the blog at http://essb-bandwidth.blogspot.com/2013/02/ts-990-close-up-and-personal.htmlAnd watching it very close I see 10Hz to 5kHz, nice! I wonder if the TX will match the RX?
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