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Re: [RTTY] TS 590s on RTTY

To: "'Dave Barr'" <recordupe@verizon.net>, <rtty@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [RTTY] TS 590s on RTTY
From: "John Barber" <john@bordertech.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:08:33 +0100
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Hi Dave,
The TS590S works very well with just an A-B USB cable from PC to radio. You
don't need any other interface. Forget running conventional AFSK with audio
from the PC, as the radio has a built in sound card controlled via USB.
All the information you need is on the G3NRW resource pages at
I have used the 590S for 3 years and the 590SG for 6 months. The 590SG is my
main station and contest radio. The filtering is fine on RTTY even in CQWW
and other very crowded conditions.
The K3 is a great radio, but with options the price is high. You could buy 2
x TS590s for half the price of the K3 and for RTTY there is little
difference in the performance.

-----Original Message-----
From: RTTY [mailto:rtty-bounces@contesting.com] On Behalf Of Dave Barr
Sent: 25 April 2017 21:54
To: rtty@contesting.com
Subject: [RTTY] TS 590s on RTTY

I am planning to help a local ham get his TS 590S on digital.  I haven't
seen the rig yet, but have looked at the manual on line, which seems
Kenwoodishly lacking the needed details.  My questions:

Can the rig run RTTY with only a usp-usp cable between the rig and computer,
which the manual hints at?
Is TS 590 FSK true FSK or is it internally generated AFSK?
If AFSK is desired, must it be run through the 13pin din connection?
Are all filters available in all modes?
I prefer not using interfaces, other than small transformer-isolation boards
and ptt connection.

Thanks for any advice.  I have been spoiled by my K3.

73, Dave, K2YG
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