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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: VHF/UHF+ Amateur Base/Mobile (non hand-held) | FDK Multi 2000 Help

Reviews Summary for FDK Multi 2000
FDK Multi 2000 Reviews: 3 Average rating: 3.3/5 MSRP: $$300
Description: A click dial Two meter SSB FM VXO 10 watt radio
There were several different models. The first
model USB only only one 600 Kc split one way
Duplex D. Second model USB only 600Kc split
- and + called Duplex D, Duplex U. Third model
same as second model with USB and LSB
Product is not in production.
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VE3SWS Rating: 4/5 Feb 24, 2015 11:13 Send this review to a friend
Very good rig for SSB 2 Meter Digital Modes  Time owned: more than 12 months
I use my ITC (FDK) Multi-2000 for 2 meter WSPR on SSB. It is very stable and works well. I have had 2 way decodes on WSPR digital mode at 800 km with this radio. I've also used it for APRS. It has wonderful audio tone (both TX and RX) on 2 meter FM. I recently received SSTV from the International Space Station (RS0ISS) on this rig with perfect clarity. It is inconvenient to tune the frequencies using the analog dials it has, but that is about the only problem I have with the rig. Also, it is missing CTCSS. Otherwise it works fine for FM repeaters, SSB phone and SSB Digital.
PA3EMY Rating: 3/5 Dec 1, 2008 07:51 Send this review to a friend
nice oldie  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I bought one on ebay. I had to repair/allign a few things. I use it for local chats.

You can not compare it to the modern rigs but it is still usable. Especially for fixed channel use. Scanning the band requires fidling with 4 knobs.

The FM filter is too wide for the 12.5 KHz raster we use over here. It does not like strong stations 100 KHz away either. The FM IF filter is a small ceramic filter. Replacing it may help.

I did not use it on SSB So I can to comment on that. It does have a decent xtal filter though.

It is a nice collecors item that is still usable.
ZL3MH Rating: 3/5 Jan 4, 2006 01:19 Send this review to a friend
Good very old 2m transciever  Time owned: more than 12 months
This is the first of the SSB-FM rigs on
Two meters. They were very reliable but
they where tuned up for around 146.000
Mhz ( We have 4 Megs in ZL on 2m )
They had no varcap tuning like the
FT221 and the Dial was hard to use
but they worked and I still use mine
today. They were called the Clock Work
Orange after the film and if you own
one you will see why. There where
lots of these units sold in Australia
and New Zealand. 73 Murray ZL3MH

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