TS-Control for Kenwood

Now available on the Mac AppStore!

Software Defined Radio Client for Kenwoods TS-890 Transceiver

TS-Control for Kenwood is an innovative Software Defined Radio (SDR) client designed specifically for macOS users, allowing comprehensive control and operation of your TS-890 Transceiver. 

This app is your gateway to operating your transceiver seamlessly, both locally and remotely via the internet.


It has never been easier to operate your TS-890 Rig.
Many fully integrated features – not just remote control.
Works with your TS-890 and the integrated LAN Interface.
No extra Soft- or Hardware needed


FT8 integrated

TS-Control comes with integrated FT8 and FT4. No Cables, Audio drivers, settings – just do FT8!

In addition, a similar Tool for RTTY and WE-Fax is also integrated.

Integrated Logbook

With auto-logging, ADIF Im- / Export, duplicate Search, filtering.

Call Lookup integration.

LOTW, QRZ.com, ClubLog, eQSLcc and CloudLog integration.

Several additional Tools

Several additional Tools are also integrated like CW-Keyer, DX-Cluster, PSK-Reporter, BandPlan Alerts and much more…

Doing CW on the road

The impossible made possible: Using TS-Control you can operate in CW from anywhere via keyboard or even Paddle.

You can either generate CW using the Keyboard and Macros and even add a CW-Paddle to your Mac via USB. 

A CW Decoder is also integrated.


TS-Control for Kenwood can be used with the TS-890

  • The Transceiver needs to be connected to your local Network via LAN cable
  • No USB cable needed or supported
  • No extra Hard- or Software is needed
  • A Mac which runs at least Mac OS 14 (Sonoma)

Questions and answers:


I have paid for this App and like to use it on another Mac. Do I have to pay again?


No, once paid for a Mac App it can be used on several Macs which are using the same Apple ID.


I have paid for this App and like to use it on my iPad, is that possible ?


No, this App has been developed and designed for the Mac with features that are only possible on a desktop computer like a Mac.


I have more than one TS-890 Transceiver. Can I use the App for multiple Transceivers?


Yes, you can use the App with multiple Transceivers but you can only use it with one at a time.


Why is only the TS-890 supported?


First, the supported Transceiver needs to offer certain features for the communication to the App. This is only the case of the TS-890 and TS-990. And finally, I have to own the Transceiver for development, testing and support. I bought an TS-890 to develop this App and to be able to provide support for it. I don’t own an TS-990 so I can’t support it.


Can I use external Software like fldigi or wsjt-x along with TS-Control for Kenwood?


Yes, the App includes a Radio-Server feature which can be used to interface with any App that supports network CAT such as RigCtl / Hamlib or Kenwood CAT over the network and selectable Audio devices.


Are the nice analog Meters supported?


No and there are no plans to support them. The reason is, they don’t provide any additional benefit or advantage.


Where can I buy TS-Control for Kenwood?


The App is only available on Apple’s Mac AppStore


Where can I get support in case of issues?


For this, all of my Apps have a “Contact Developer” button in the “Information & Support” section of the Settings Menu.


Is there a Manual for the App?