The Kenwood 590 has now been in my shack a couple of weeks and I must say it is a nice little rig. Keeping with the nice Kenwood audio I remembered from years ago. It is a pleasure to
listen to. I worked a few stations during the recent WPX contest and had no trouble making contacts. I have acquired a amp relay cable for it to pair up with the AL-811 and works quite well.
Think I will hang on to this rig for a while.
Not sure what has come over me ! I actually have a microphone hooked up to one of my rigs here on the desk. Yes I have even made a few SSB contacts the last week or so. The truth is I am having a really bad bout with arthritis right now and cannot use a key with my right hand or move my arm without severe pain. So in order to put a contact or two in my log I have called a few stations on 20 meters in the State QSO Parties. I heard S. Cook Islands, E51KTA on 20m this morning and logged him and left the frequency with a big head after he commented on how nice my signal was. Hey this could change my whole outlook on working SSB. We shall see…..
Made about 20 contacts in this contest and that is about the norm for me. I do not know how these guys can sit there and work the contest for as long as they do. I could never be a contester !