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Author Topic: New Yaesu on the horizon?  (Read 4475 times)
AF5CC
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« on: January 19, 2018, 08:25:22 AM »

I see that the FTDX9000 has been discontinued by Yaesu. Has anyone heard of rumors to replace it, or is the FTDX5000 considered its replacement?

73 John AF5CC
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K9MHZ
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 08:39:18 AM »

No clue here, but sounds interesting.  Always like seeing new stuff!
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DL8OV
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 10:48:52 AM »

Confirmed, the FT-9000 series are now history. Now it gets interesting, will the next Yaesu 'capital ship' be a conventional rig or a direct sampling SDR?

Peter DL8OV
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PU2OZT
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 11:56:18 AM »

Was wondering why this seller was behaving in a less greedy way  Huh

http://www.shoppingdobila.com.br/produto/20138/yaesu-ftdx-9000-delta-200watts

Oliver
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ZENKI
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2018, 01:43:46 AM »

Since its the 9000 that they have to replace, why not make it a 1kw plus killer radio?

Direct Sampling with a  12 inch Screen.   Make the radio with a ultra clean 1.5kw LDMOS amplifier with predistortion.  Even 1kw  would be OK. Palstar seems to have engineered a low IMD 1kw LDMOS amplifier. To make the Whole thing manageable build the power supplies into a dual speaker box that's separate from the radio.

Its hard to imagine any new  radio model today without a pan=adapter inbuilt display.
If Yaesu built this radio in a modular fashion,  ie removable front remote panel, separate power supplies box and the main radio box in modules it would make it easier to service or diagnose modules. Direct sampling architecture is very suited to modular lightweight construction.

However if they were logical they would  introduce a direct sampling FT5000 first with an enhanced external 10 inch direct sampling display that does more than just watching band activity.   Spectrum analyzer, Tracking generator, power meter, VNA etc etc all as optional firmware updates. This box could also be an antenna beam steering console.

Theres enough room in the market for  creativity when it comes to a new radio design with features that nobody else has. The one thing that Yaesu does have right is the inclusion of an inbuilt power  supply. Really its silly running a big home station transceiver on an external power supply these days with switch mode power supply designs. This is a failing in the IC7610 design. I wonder who will really take the IC7610 portable or mobile? A stupid design decision by Icom.


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VK3TEX
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2018, 03:44:56 AM »

Not a stupid design Zenki. It's smart, radio is lighter , cheaper and more compact and you use whatever brand supply you want. Less expensive modules to cool inside your radio and less headaches about power supply modules failing in radio and expensive repairs...

Your not as smart as you think you are Zenki, internal power supplies are being phased out of most high end HF base stations, his trend will continue into the future.

P.S .(look at the weight and expense of the IC 7851 an TS 990 for example.)

Les, VK3TEX.
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AA4HA
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 06:44:11 PM »

Since its the 9000 that they have to replace, why not make it a 1kw plus killer radio?

Direct Sampling with a  12 inch Screen.   Make the radio with a ultra clean 1.5kw LDMOS amplifier with predistortion.  Even 1kw  would be OK. Palstar seems to have engineered a low IMD 1kw LDMOS amplifier. To make the Whole thing manageable build the power supplies into a dual speaker box that's separate from the radio.

It would be such a great radio that each unit would cost $25,000 and they would sell ten of them.
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