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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: HF Amateur HF+6M+VHF+UHF models - not QRP <5W | Yaesu FT-2000/2000D Help

Reviews Summary for Yaesu FT-2000/2000D
Yaesu FT-2000/2000D Reviews: 211 Average rating: 4.4/5 MSRP: $2.995
Description: HF/VHF-Transceiver (160 - 6 m) with 100 Watt output or 200 Watt with external power supply. Successor of the very popular FT-1000MP (Mark-V/Field). RF and LF scope. High dynamic range front end. 6 KHz and 12 KHz Roofing Filters. IF-DSP. Sub receiver.
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DO5DGH Rating: 4/5 Nov 4, 2013 07:14 Send this review to a friend
A Great Workhorse  Time owned: more than 12 months
Since end of 2008 I run my FT-2K with a 160m u-Tune-Kit w/o any problems. It´s true, the 3/6 KHz Roofing Filters are worse. A fine solution for the OEM Filters you will fine here:

All over it is a rig for everyday use. A great workhorse! Because of the lack of Roofing Filters my rating is 4/5.

PS. For all Hams which have problems with blowing Pre-Amps while heavy RFI is beaming though shack - doing something wrong. These guys should think about a new or rather correct rig up of their radio station.

N4URW Rating: 5/5 Oct 24, 2013 07:21 Send this review to a friend
Best by far  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I have owned the 100 watt version of the FT-2000 and I upgraded to the "D" model, 200 watt version a few months back before they discontinued them. I have to say that this is one of the best HF radio's that I have ever owned. I even rank it above the ICOM 7600 in which I owned for a short time and went back to Yaesu. I think it is a top-notch radio with the increased power to 200 watts. I am able to run my AMP with very little power. I am a Yaesu fan and always will be. They continue to set the bar high in communications.
2E0DLM Rating: 5/5 Sep 15, 2013 08:56 Send this review to a friend
Good radio. 100%  Time owned: months
1st Class for the money. Excellent Transmit and good Receiver. Need to read the user manual thoroughly for setting up the radio, Transmit Audio especially and AGC. DSP works well but I do wonder is there is any receive loss with it on very weak signals. My contour setting is +8.
Mine is standard but with the 11.54 and 1.56 firmware. 1.56 is the penultimate version. I still use a BHI noise gate on the audio when necessary. In my opinion the FT3K noise floor is lower then the FT2K but the RF gain in my opinion is lower as well and the FT3K has only 1 receiver. Backward Step from Yaesu?. Better radio? Maybe if you pull out 3 times the money and then it will be mainly bells, whistles, gongs and dancing girls. Just my opinion. In conclusion the FT2000 is the best radio that I have ever had and I will keep it. It deserves a 5 rating on value and performance. It seems to me that radio amateurs are getting like Hi-Fi buffs inasmuch as a lot of them listen to the equipment instead of the incoming and outgoing performance. Great radio the FT2K. Love it. MIKE. 73 M0MPT.
OE5RBO Rating: 5/5 Aug 8, 2013 02:55 Send this review to a friend
Satisfied  Time owned: more than 12 months
I think the FT2000 was for long time the best "bang" for given money. Got my first FT2000 in 2011 and will keep it the next years.

In fact I do not understand how the FT3000 should be an acceptable alternative for the 2000 - because the 2nd receiver is missing!
And, what really hit me: Yaesu did not added a transverter-connector like available in FT2000.

I found the FT2000 (100W Version) a compact radio, showing nearly every needed option. Even that it did not reached a good rating at Sherwood: I personally do not have the antennas to get a problem on the receiver´s IM-performance.
Several times i received comments on my good audio without asked and the available setup-options are exceeding my demands.

So i think that this radio will be a keeper in my shack.
W3BJ Rating: 5/5 Jun 10, 2013 12:27 Send this review to a friend
Great radio  Time owned: more than 12 months
I cant figure out what Yaesu was thinking by doing away with the 2000. They replaced it with the 3000 which has single rx, no built in power supply and about 1/2 the paramenters. The rx and tx audio cant be any better than the my 2000, maybe the DSP and signal procesing is upgraded, but no where near the radio the 2000 was. Just made a deal to purchase another 2000
JG1RVN Rating: 5/5 Apr 24, 2013 01:09 Send this review to a friend
FT2000D with NS filter of AC0C : FB!   Time owned: more than 12 months
FT-2000D is improved by NS-FILTER. I was able to communicate with Europe by SSSP propagation on 50MHz. FT-2000D caught the weak European signal which was able to be inserted between the station of strong Tokyo surely. Dual RX with the 300Hz Collins filter is splendid. The knob which I want to operate is easily found in the front panel. The program of the DSP was improved frequently, and the operation feeling was improved markedly.
It is thought that there is different choice if I demand high-quality feel of a material. However, FT-2000D is very good choice if I buy a radio machine communicating with foreign countries routinely superior in a cost value.

JA1ML Rating: 5/5 Feb 24, 2013 15:03 Send this review to a friend
Great Rig  Time owned: more than 12 months
Very happy with my 2000, best radio ever. Nice features like the more expensive FTdx-9000 series at a price more affordable to me.
PY2EAK Rating: 0/5 Jan 27, 2013 06:09 Send this review to a friend
It breaks without reason and is not attended in Brazil  Time owned: more than 12 months
I bought my FT2000D about March, 2011, and I brougth it to Brazil correctly as it is allowed.It worked in my usual QSOs with European, Americans, and Asian amateurs in all the bands, giving good 200 watts and tuning very well my dipole and vertical antennas. As I live in a region with thundering storms, I use to ground carefully all the antennas before disconnecting the radios. I felt at that time – 2011 – that the FT2000D receivers were not so good, so, following one of the reviews here, I bought the mu-filters for the 40-80 and 20-30 bands, which come in some way “to be mounted”. I mounted and connected them, taking lots of space in the desk of my shack, and suddenly, two or three days after that, the receivers lost 50% of their sensitivity. I compared this with my old FT847, and my VX5000, and the rig was almost mute. I look for the Yaesu Co., because the rig was in the warranty period, and I found that Yaesu has not representative in Brazil. They did not answer my e-mails neither the one sent by the Chief Engineer in my University, so I contacted the dealer there. They were very attentive, but refused to repair the rig, asking me to send the rig to them, and they will send it to Yaesu. The bureaucracy and transportation to the States could cost between three and four thousand!! – so I decided to buy on IC – 7600 and look for some technician to repair it here. I got it repaired, but I found it lousy as compared with my other cheaper rigs.
N3YV Rating: 5/5 Jan 23, 2013 18:33 Send this review to a friend
I love Yaesu   Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I been thru some very good radios in the pass year from the TS-590 TS-870 FT-950 and they're all very good but I like ESSB and the FT-2000 can play there very well with everything I need to make sound like a million bucks and I was lucky to get one loaded with the AC0C R.filter and OMG what a beauty to listen too, also everything about it is just sweet and not too much menu to mess around with, super elegant in the shack,,,to me is the 007 of the radios with a license to kill !!!
WB4YAL Rating: 5/5 Jan 23, 2013 12:44 Send this review to a friend
5 Days and very impressed!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I just purchased my FT 2000D 5 days ago and I am IN LOVE! For years I have used my venerable old TS 850SAT with Narrow CW and sideband filters and a great receiver. But I got to try out an FT 2000 and just had to have one. Last Friday, I took the plunge. I bought the FT 2000D, SP 2000 and MD100 mic as well as the DMU 2000.
Here is what I like most about the FT 2000D:
1) Nice tuning knob
2) Well laid out controls
3) Dual In-band receive
4) A BEAUTIFUL looking rig!
5) Excellent Transmit audio and Receive Audio
6) 200 WATTS out

I know there are some who will say "200 watts is only 3 S units. Well, I did a side by side comparison with my TS 850 running 100 watts out to my 40 meter inverted vee on CW to a station I was working in EASTERN EUROPE. The station on the other end commented that my signal with POOR band conditions on 40 meters was Much more readable on the FT 2000D. I have had similar reports when I duplicate the test with CW stations that I work on bands where the conditions are poor to marginal copy. And the 75 watts Class A should drive my amp very well. Bottom Line: I think that I made a wise purchase and I am enjoying my new toy. I can't wait for the next CW contest to put it thru the paces!
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