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Author Topic: NEW from Yaesu: FTdx-1200 [160-6 meters @ 100w]  (Read 9295 times)
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« on: May 11, 2013, 08:38:42 PM »

The Yaesu FTdx-1200 transceiver has been F.C.C. approved. Availability is slated for May 29, 2013.

See details at Universal Radio link...

http://www.rffun.com/catalog/hamhf/1200.html#feature

List Price $2,400.00 -- Your Price $1,919.95

At 2013 Dayton for viewing?
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 05:02:58 AM »

The price is nuts!!!  I got the 3k and paid $2200 otd with rebat...  If you add the USB unit it's almost the same price.  Plus it doesnt have a receive antenna and no IF output!!  Not a good value.. At least right now. Lets see how the prices fall on the unit...  At $1400 it's a better deal..
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 06:49:09 AM »

I was down at HRO Virginia yesterday and they said that Yaesu would have them on display at Dayton/Hamvention.   
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 07:30:09 AM »

I wonder how it is gonna match up with the ICOM 7410 ?
It looks like a "little radio" vs the Icom
I like a larger radio myself.
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013, 08:06:34 AM »

Don't think Kenwood have anything to worry about with the TS590 yet.
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KD2CJJ
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 08:36:19 AM »

 I have used both and the 3k  is a better transceiver all around (+ and - for both but all around is better) but also costs significantly more.  If the 1.2k unit comes down to the 590 price and measures the same performance of the 3k with just reduce features,  then I would say this could be a 590 competitor maybe even a killer.  I see some left outs on the 1.2k which in my mind may hinder its competitiveness feature for feature (how could they not include USB on this radio in this day in age!!!).


 

Don't think Kenwood have anything to worry about with the TS590 yet.
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2013, 08:54:23 AM »

I have used both and the 3k  is a better transceiver all around (+ and - for both but all around is better) but also costs significantly more.  If the 1.2k unit comes down to the 590 price and measures the same performance of the 3k with just reduce features,  then I would say this could be a 590 competitor maybe even a killer.  I see some left outs on the 1.2k which in my mind may hinder its competitiveness feature for feature (how could they not include USB on this radio in this day in age!!!).





 

Don't think Kenwood have anything to worry about with the TS590 yet.
That is a Deal Breaker, for me!
How freaking stoopid of Yaesu !
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2013, 08:58:51 AM »

What has that got to do with getting help from an ELMER???

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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2013, 09:57:34 AM »

Good point..  Probably Station building or Misc... Thread should be moved.

What has that got to do with getting help from an ELMER???

Clif
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 08:33:35 PM »

Nice looking rig though a few things to note. Does it have direct frequency input?(without external keypad) The tuning rate of 1/5/10hz,is there a coarse 100hz or 1 khz step? Third order imd of -31db. Why doesn`t Yaesu include the mini din plug for linear use? The filters seem good but for the price why not get the `3000?
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2013, 05:58:11 AM »

The price is nuts!!!  I got the 3k and paid $2200 otd with rebat...  If you add the USB unit it's almost the same price.  Plus it doesnt have a receive antenna and no IF output!!  Not a good value.. At least right now. Lets see how the prices fall on the unit...  At $1400 it's a better deal..

I work at HRO Delaware on Saturdays. The consensus is that once all the FT-950 rigs are sold off, the price will drop to the FT-950 level.

When the FTDX-3000 was released, the price was $2,700. The second all the FT-2000 radios were sold off, the price is now roughly $2,300.

Of course, we really have little say on that, and it is up to Yaesu. So watch them not do this, and I look like a damn fool! LOL.

As of May 11, they were supposed to be selling them at Dayton. I do not know  if they had radio physically onsite, or they were taking order. Our store was scheduled to have them in the store by Memorial Day (tentatively).

One thing. We found out on May 10th. So Yaesu did a hell of a job keeping it quiet. We did not hear a peep.
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KA2FIR
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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2013, 09:57:52 AM »

Mike,

Where did you get the 3000 for 2200?

Mike KA2FIR
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WA4CM
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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2013, 01:46:31 PM »

Yes. It looks like the FTdx1200 is the next (last ?) in the series with the 5000 at the top end. With the first IF being 40Mhz, I think they are hoping for better performance from the roofing filters than the FT950 and FT2000 had.

I have theFT950 and the 3khz filter is nearly worthless.

But that being said - and slightly OT - I find the most current rigs, except for the SDR(s), to only just now approaching the overall performance of the Collins and Drakes of the past. Those first synthesized rigs with the high IF and broad band front ends were HORRIBLE. They would overload easily and had FAR to much internal noise. And the audio was not nearly as good.

Just my opinion.
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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2013, 07:46:32 PM »

Mike

Gigaparts has it for $2300.

73, Jim
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