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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: HF Amateur HF+6M+VHF+UHF models - not QRP <5W | Yaesu FRDX-400SD & FLDX-400 Help

Reviews Summary for Yaesu FRDX-400SD & FLDX-400
Yaesu FRDX-400SD & FLDX-400 Reviews: 2 Average rating: 3.5/5 MSRP: $360 & 300
Description: Munsen-Yaesu HF Twins.
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KC9FJE Rating: 4/5 Oct 7, 2004 16:21 Send this review to a friend
HUGE rigs  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This set is my first Hf rig. being that i was used to useing my neighbors 706's and 746's it was an odd transition. after messing around w/ some buttons and nobs i realized the manuals came w/. being that i only had 20ft of wire conected to the receiver I wasnt expecting much to come through but i had quite a few dx stations on 20 and 40m comin through. One thing i dont like is the fact one section takes over half my deskspace..... now i just need to upgrade so i can use the 240 watt xmtr :D .
JAMES_BENEDICT_EX_N8FVJ Rating: 3/5 Dec 23, 2000 23:11 Send this review to a friend
Rare, Average Performer  Time owned: more than 12 months
The Munsen-Yaesu twins were received from Central America and could have been the first pair in the USA. The radios were FCC certified and the front panels were in English. The receiver covered 160 thru 2 meters including WWV and 11 meters. Four mechanical filters (not Collins) resulted in SSB, CW, AM and FM reception. Front panel features included noise limiter, squelch, variable delay AGC, notch filter, 100 and 25Khz calibrators and a xmit monitor control. A solid state FET VFO provided good stability and the mechanical filters were reasonably selective.
The transmitter allowed dual receive, transceive and split operation with the matching receiver. Features included VOX, semi break-in CW and a frequency spot check switch. The modes are SSB, CW, AM and a FSK option. The transmitter made use of a mechanical filter (not Collins) and a solid state FET VFO for high stability. The power input is rated 240 watts SSB PEP, 120 watts CW and 75 watts AM. Frequency coverage is 80 thru 10 meters. The receiver is reasonably selective. The sensitivity is average at best. 6 and 2 meter built-in solid state converters were poor in performance. Beam antennas and preamps are in order for this radio on these bands. Both units have built-in power supplies. The cabinets are simular to the FT-401 and make use of a cast aluminum front panel and trim. The case is steel with removable top covers. These radios are large and stunning in appearance.

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