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Kenwood TS-590S Extended TX Mod

Discussion in 'Kenwood' started by Moleculo, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Moleculo

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    This is the extended transmit mod for the new Kenwood TS-590S. All you have to do is open up the rig and find resistor R900 and remove it. The location of the resistor is shown in the attached pic.


     

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  2. TonyV225

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    HA HAAAAAA!!! VERY C:):)L
     
  3. SharpShooter

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    This mod worked perfect.

    NOTE: The way I removed the resistor was by taking a small pair of diagonal cutters.

    Position the cutter across the center of the resistor.

    NOT to deep....DON'T touch the board !

    Just lightly squeeze the cutters.

    The resistor will break like glass !

    I just flipped the radio over blew out the tiny particles.

    Reassemble and reset the radio.

    With this method:

    NO damage....NO heat....NO damage to the pads or board.
     
  4. Mudfoot

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    Ouch! Sounds like a circumcision.

    :D
     
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  5. TonyV225

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    Snip the pee pee :cry:



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    So how much does this mod expand the tx?
     
  7. John Harris

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    I was told the MARS Mod had been done on my rig. I still don't have transmit capabilities between 30 and 32 MHz. Verified the resisitor is gone and did a reset. Still will not transmit above 30 MHz. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  8. Mustang 131

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    That's normal. My 440/140's did the same.
     
  9. John Harris

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    I am wanting to hook up a 2 meter transverter, but unless I can open up between 30 and 32 I will be missing part of the 2 meter band, any ideas?
     
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    What kind of transverter?
     
  11. John Harris

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    One from the Transverter Store, I think Austria. I did a little more digging and found one that works from 26 to 30 mhz.
     

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