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Updated 2 April 2017

MemSet590: a spreadsheet tool to manage TS-590 memories

by Ian Wade, G3NRW

MemSet590 manages memory settings in the Kenwood TS-590SG and TS-590S transceivers. MemSet590 is a .XLS program that runs under Microsoft Excel.
With MemSet590 you set up an Excel spreadsheet containing the settings for all the 110 memories in the radio, then click on the Upload button to transfer these settings to the radio. In the opposite direction you click on the Download button to transfer all the radio’s memory settings to the spreadsheet. This can save a large amount of time, and is certainly much quicker than setting up the memories from the radio’s front panel.

Working with the spreadsheet is very simple. No knowledge of Excel is required — you simply fill in the boxes. Most of the settings such as Mode, FM Deviation, Tone Frequencies and so on are set up through dropdown lists, so very little typing is necessary. There is comprehensive error checking to make sure you don’t attempt to upload invalid data to the radio. Also, you can print out the spreadsheet on a couple of sheets of paper, to give you a hardcopy record of all the settings.

SUPPORTS THE U.S. 60m and UK 60m CHANNELS

MemSet590 now contains memory settings for the U.S. 60m channels, following ARRL’s Recommended Practices for 60m.

When using these channels for narrow-band digital transmission, be sure to set the modulating audio center frequency to 1.5kHz. This will ensure that the transmitted signal is in the center of the channel, as required by Part97.
Similarly MemSet590 now contains a collection of 18 memory settings for the UK 60m allocation that came into force on 1 January 2013.

MemSet590 Software and User Guide v1.3 ~~~ First create a MemSet590 folder (for example, C:\MemSet590), then download the zip file into it.

 


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