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Reviews For: Yaesu FTdx-101D

Category: Transceivers: HF Amateur HF+6M+VHF+UHF models - non QRP <5W

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Review Summary For : Yaesu FTdx-101D
Reviews: 55MSRP: 4000
The FTdx-101D is utilizing the latest SDR Technology and classified as our High-End HF line, the FTDX series, which amateurs have come to know represents quality, A Few Of The Remarkable Features Of The New FTdx-101D Are: YAESU High-Class HF/ 50MHz 100W Transceiver SDR Technology and Waterfall Display Large Touch Panel precision color display Active Band Monitor enables rapid band changes with LED illumination of the operating band Independent control of the Main and Sub Bands allows effortless operation for the serious contester needing to move quickly between the amateur bands High-Q VC Tuning Front-End Main tuning dial for Main and Sub Band frequency control includes an Outer Dial for clarifier, VC tuning, fine tuning or custom settings Hybrid SDRs (Narrow Band SDR & Direct Sampling SDR) 2kHz RMDR 123dB+ 2kHz BDR 150dB+ 2kHz 3rd IMDR 110dB+ 400MHz HRDDS (High Resolution Direct Digital Synthesizer) 2kHz Phase Noise -150dBc/Hz VC-TUNE (Variable Capacitor Tune) signal peaking 3DSS (3-Dimensional Spectrum Stream) visual display Narrow band SDR & Direct Sampling SDR Emphasizes Basic Performance and Hybrid SDR Functionality Includes Digital Processing Generated Real-Time Spectrum Scope In addition to the Narrow band SDR receiver, that boasts overwhelming Basic Performance, the Hybrid Configuration Digital Processing with Direct Sampling SDR permits inclusion of the superb Real-Time Spectrum Scope. *300Hz and 1.2kHz roofing filters (Optional) PC control software performed remote operation of the transceiver from a remote location via the LAN or the Internet is available.
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K7ERQ Rating: 2019-06-13
OUTSTANDING! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Yaesu has really "Hit one out of the park".
I highly recommend you have the ALL Narrow CW and SSB Filters installed by Yaesu before you take delivery. The VCT 101 for second receiver also.
A vast improvement over the FTdx9000D, FTdx5000!
Top Quality Construction. Built like a tank.
Receive Audio is outstanding. Same for Transmit.
I keep wondering, how will Amateur gear keep getting better, well it has with the FTdx101D.
Thanks Yaesu.
N3RTD Rating: 2019-05-25
Best radio I ever used Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I own one, Love it!!!! Get unsolicited audio reports every-time I use it. Its features are amazing. The receiver is absolutely excellent. The Noise reduction is excellent which isn't a surprise to Yaesu owners. It is easy to control operate and the menu system is amazingly simple. It is a completely new menu setup and is easy enough even for people who do not want it to be(sarcasm is abvious), a lot of people detract and post reviews just because it is a Yaesu and they do not like the brand. I may start doing bad reviews on Icom for the same reason( not!!!! I am honest) well enough of a rant. Great radio, best I ever used and I have used some of the best. Including and not limited to an Orion II, Omni 7, FTDX3000, FTDX5000 (used one, don't own one) The following I used in store but do not own, TS890, TS590SG , IC7300,IC7610, now I know using one in store isn't the same as owning and operating it for a good period of time, but right out of the box the FTDX101D was impressive and impressed me more than all of those. I have used it for a few days now and intentionally placed it in high QRM environments and also been listening in on the CW contest going on right now, it is amazing. I am now selling off some of my gear because I don't need them anylonger, only keeping one back up rig. Firmware will take care of any bugs that people may report, I haven't had real cause to complain about anything yet, except the Auto Notch is programed a little too aggressive, which causes a very slight distortion on ssb reception, not that noticeable but it is there. Firmware will fix this really quick. So far that is the only thing.
The Noise Blanker actually gets rid of power line noise , it has a great many settings and when setup properly will mitigate most noise issues. The VC tuning is amazing also. Too many things really to comment on. All I can say is , as always Yaesu gives you a whole lot more for far less money than all others. For 3699.89 brand new on the market is 900 dollars cheaper than the IC7610 was when it first came out. And before the lie propagates from some of the icom reviewers on youtube, there are 28 outputs of different types on the yaesu and 25 on the IC7610, so when they say there are less outputs on the 101d they are mistaken. Yaesu has for both receivers a rx out and an IF out , The icom doesn't work well for outputting to a secondary receiver , Rate my Radio did a video on youtube complaining about it. So for those of is who like to hear facts and performance opinions based on facts here you go. And yes it is only my opinion expressed here.
N5YY Rating: 2019-05-14
I LIKE IT !!! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I started writing this review and found myself getting unnecessarily wordy. Suffice it to say this radio is replacing my FTdx 5000. This new radio surpasses every radio I have ever used. I love it!
The displays are highly functional and entertaining, the controls are laid out well, and the radio is very easy to set up.
AA6VB Rating: 2019-05-05
Works Fine When Adjusted Properly Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
A local ham just acquired an FTDX101D.

He spent some time reading the manual and adjusting all settings properly. His amplifier is properly tuned. As a result, his SSB and CW signals were perfect. No sign of splatter or key clicks.

I would be interested in hearing reports from other amateurs who have adjusted their rigs properly.
W1BG Rating: 2019-05-04
Prone to cause splatter Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
One of our locals recently purchased this rig. While it is indeed very nice looking, with his initial on-air use the first couple of days his signal was splattering more than 8 kHz wide. Obviously he was overdriving the audio, but my point is that no matter how hard you drive it, it should not transmit (or splatter) outside of the defined TX passband of the rig. Once proper EQ'ing was performed the splatter problem is greatly improved, though still there to some degree if he crowds the mic or gets excited and begins talking loud. I look forward to other *listeners* reports.