How To Connect the Kenwood TS-590S to the SDR-IQ Receiver
These brief notes explain how to connect the Kenwood TS-590S transceiver to an RFSPACE SDR-IQ software defined radio receiver. This lets you control receiver tuning from either the TS-590S or the SDR-IQ – the two units tune in step.
The SDR-IQ also provides an outstanding graphics interface that displays a wide spectrum of received signals, allowing “point-and-shoot” operation – you just click on a signal on the display, and both the SDR-IQ and the TS-590S will immediately jump to that frequency.
The control of the TS-590S and the SDR-IQ is implemented by Simon Brown’s SDR-RADIO software . To see how the SDR-IQ and TS-590S work together, take a look at the video at . The software shown in the video is actually SpectraVue, but SDR-RADIO works in essentially the same way.
A good knowledge of how to operate both the TS-590S and the SDR-IQ individually is assumed in this HOWTO.
The procedures described here have been specifically tested with Windows XP Home + SP3. The procedures for other versions of Windows should be similar.
All interconnections between the TS-590S and the SDR-IQ are external to the units. There is no need to open either of the boxes.
This HOWTO is in five parts:
- Part 1: Connecting the Hardware
- Part 2: Setting up the Hardware and Software
- Part 3: Preparing to Transmit
- Part 4: Other Hardware Configurations
- Part 5: References