Deciding on a new radio soon? Consider the Kenwood TS-590S, but think about the other good options out there.
Let's start by saying that this is not another rig review. You can get reviews from QST and CQ and plenty of opinions, educated and otherwise, on the internet. There are loyalties to brands that transcend individual models and that can lead to recommendations for one rig over another even though the well-meaning advice is wrong.
It has been said that if a dozen amateur radio operators are asked which radio or antenna is best, there will be a dozen different opinions! I have been asked for radio and antenna advice many times over my ham radio career, especially in the past couple of decades working in the Handiham office. It can be hard to stay open-minded when you prefer a particular manufacturer's products, but that is what I - and you - have to do when someone asks you for advice, especially if they are a newbie.
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