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WA6BFH
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« on: August 21, 2005, 11:31:36 AM »


I have been looking around for better specific information on the Yaesu FT-2000.

Has anybody found any good information etc?
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2005, 02:00:04 PM »

I don't know if this ever made it past a prototype.  I've never seen an FT-2000; it seems to be the missing link between the FT-1000MPMKV and the FTDX-9000.

Give Chip Margelli a call and ask him, maybe he's seen one!

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K6AER
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2005, 08:29:29 PM »

The FT-2000 is real and was presented at the Tokoyo ham show. I'll post pictures in the articals section.
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2005, 05:51:19 PM »

Remember that the FTDX-9000 was rumoured to have two versions?  Yaesu reps told me (about a year and a half ago) that the lower powered version would be called the FT-2000 and the higher powered version would be called the FTDX-9000.  The '2000' nomenclature is intended to suggest it is the successor to the FT-1000, and the '9000' nomenclature is intended, frankly to be "bigger than a 7800".

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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2005, 10:13:16 AM »

The FTDX-9000 already has three advertised versions, per the QST ad in the September '05 issue.  The 200W version with TFT display; a 200W "contest" version without the TFT (much cheaper!); and a 400W version, which is higher priced.  All three model numbers are given in the ad.

No mention of the FT-2000.

No rhyme or reason to model numbers, either...Yaesu had dozens of rigs out before they emerged with the "FT-ONE" about 20 years ago.

I see the FT-2000 on some JA websites regarding the recent Tokyo show, but all the text is in Japanese...

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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2005, 01:05:24 PM »

The FT-2000 does appear to be headed to market.  I talked with a dealer who told me that there may be slight cosmetic changes on the final version compared to the prototype displayed in Tokyo recently.

The prototype has IF DSP, two roofing filters, a newer display with added features, and 6 Meters.  The dealer said that it sounds like the IF DSP will likely be in place of filter method currently used in the Mark V series.  The radio will come in a 100 Watt version, similar to the FT-1000MP Mark V Field, and a 200 Watt version.

It does appear that the FT-2000 will be the replacement for the current FT-1000MP Mark V series; however, the prices will be $1,000 to $1,300 higher than the current models (makes sense when you look the price of the IC-756 Pro III).  The dealer is also not expecting to see the radios in the US for at least a year.  At the current prices it looks like the current Mark V series is a pretty good value....

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WA6BFH
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2005, 03:13:13 PM »


I don't think of the FT-1000 as any bargain. It requires an external transverter to get to even 6 Meters. They obviously were thinking of marketing this radio to those who are content to stay only on the HF bands.

As I.F. frequencies go higher, I would hope we would start to see more radios that have at least some of the 17 remaining higher bands!
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