[AMRadio] Swan 600

manualman at juno.com manualman at juno.com
Sat May 31 13:23:13 EDT 2014

The Kenwood 599 twins are still popular today. There were three models.
The Kenwood R-599/T-599, R-599A/T-599A, and R-599D/T-599D.  The "A" and
"D" were basically the same except for cosmetic changes. They sound
fantastic on AM. Transmitters were all solid state except for the driver
(12BY7) and the final (pair of 6146B's).

Pete, wa2cwa

On Sat, 31 May 2014 11:29:19 -0500 Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op at sbcglobal.net>
> I didn't know they ever made a set of "twins!" I knew a guy with a 
> set 
> of Kenwood twins, the 599 series. They were certainly pretty. I was, 
> apparently, thinking of the 700 series. It ran about 500 W PEP input 
> , 
> but was unforgiving to slow or careless tuning as it did it all with 
> sweep tubes.
> Kim N5OP

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