CQDX.ru received an additional information about main features of TS990 transceiver from the reliable source.
200W RF output
Outstanding Rx performance
Band Independent Dual Rx
Dual TFT Color Display
built-in filters for main band
built-in Switch Mode Power Supply (European type)
built-in Antenna Tuner
Dimensions: W x H x D: 460mm x 165mm x 385mm. As you see the 990’s wider than the Icom IC-7800 from the dimensions.
Also Kenwood has just released (April 18, 2012) the following information about the TS-990:
New Amateur Radio Product to be Exhibited Prior to Worldwide Launch
JVC KENWOOD Corporation is proud to announce that the prototype of a state-of-the-art Amateur transceiver scheduled for worldwide launch under the Kenwood brand in the winter of 2012 will be unveiled as a reference exhibit at Dayton Hamvention 2012 to be held in Dayton, Ohio, USA (May 18-20). It will also appear at events in Germany and Japan.
Reference exhibit model: TS-990 HF/50 MHz Transceiver
Featuring a dual TFT display and dual receiver, the TS-990 is a top-of-the-range flagship model in the Kenwood Amateur radio line-up.
Prior to the launch of the TS-990, a prototype will be displayed as a reference exhibit at Dayton Hamvention 2012 in Dayton, Ohio, USA (May 18-20), at HAM RADIO 2012 in Friedrichshafen, Germany (June 22-24), and at Ham Fair 2012 in Tokyo, Japan (August 25-26).
* Please note that as this product is under development, published information is subject to change without notice.
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