Radios are getting bigger and bigger!

I am probably the 10.000th blogger who posts about the new Kenwood TS-990s that was announced in Dayton last week.

What surprises me is the size of that thing and the amount of knobs and buttons on it. 120 buttons, 12 dual-function knobs, 2 single-function knobs and two VFO dials. And probably there are a huge number of menus to fiddle with as well. I wonder what the manual of this thing looks like.

Pricetag is “closer to 5.000 than to 10.000 US dollars”

Anyway, specs are not known yet, but here are some pictures of probably the most wanted gadget in HAM Radio world at this time.