MemSet590 -- Managing TS-590S memory settings with a spreadsheet
- The memories in the Kenwood TS-590S can be very useful in all kinds of
operational situations, but setting them up through the front panel can
be a slow process -- after a dozen or so, you rapidly lose the will to
Well, when writing some Excel VBA code recently to handle serial I/O
ports, it occurred to me that it should be possible to communicate
between the radio and an Excel spreadsheet. The result is MemSet590.
With MemSet590, you can set up an Excel spreadsheet with 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
can click on the Download button, to transfer all the radio's memory
settings to the spreadsheet.
Working with the spreadsheet is very simple. No knowledge of Excel is
required -- you simply fill out the boxes. You will choose most of the
settings 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.
MemSet590 is a .XLS program that runs under Microsoft Excel. To install
1. Create a dedicated folder on your PC -- for example, C:\MemSet590.
2. Go to the TS-590S Resources Page:
3. Scroll down to the "TOOLS" section, then click on the "MemSet590"
link, to download the MemSet590 zip file.
4. Unzip this file into your dedicated folder. This folder will now
contain a .PDF documentation file and the MemSet590 .XLS file.
5. Read the .PDF documentation for an explanation of how to run the
MemSet590 isn't a program that you will run very often, but when you
need it, it will save a large amount of time and effort. I hope you find
(And it has arrived just in time for U.S. users to set up their new 60m
(And just what you need for V4!)
P.S. I am now working on a version of the program for the Kenwood
TS-2000. Unfortunately I don't have access to a 2000 at the moment, so I
will be looking for some beta testers who do have the hardware. If you
would like to help, please contact me off list: g3nrw-radio@...
The TS-590S Resources Page: