New pictures of the TS-990(s) at the Hamvention at Dayton
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