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Ham Fair Tokyo 2015 JVCKENWOOD – YAESU – ICOM Booth’s Virtual Tour!

Ham fair Tokyo 2915 – a new video from the Icom Booth of the new IC 7300  【ハムフェア2015】アイコム新HFトランシーバーIC-7300を解説  by hamlife.jp (report molto interessante)

Ham Fair Tokyo 2015 JVCKENWOOD Booth【ハムフェア東京2015 JVCケンウッドブース】Video tour by JI1ETUjr 22/8

Ham Fair Tokyo 2015 YAESU Booth【ハムフェア東京2015 ヤエスブース】Video tour by JI1ETUjr 22/8/2015

Ham Fair Tokyo 2015 ICOM Booth【ハムフェア東京2015 アイコムブース】Video tour by JI1ETUjr 22/8/2015 (The new Model IC-7300 & another main exhibition is IC-7851)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

The FT-991’s in Stock in Europe – FT-991 ora è disponibile in Europa

The Yaesu FT-991 HF 50MH VHF UHF Transceiver in Stock in Europe. – The transceiver offers full-fledged support for all modes and include C4FM Digital (4FSK) – Rear panel USB port allows connection to a PC with a single cable (CAT control, Audio interface, PTT/SHIFT control) … at long last!

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The new FT-991 is capable of using only 2, C4FM digital modes:
1) V/D mode = communicates Voice & Data simultaneously and using 6.25 + 6.25 kHz bandwidth – [DN] is displayed on the LCD – the station location info is contained within the tx digital signal;
2) Voice FR mode (Full Rate) = trasmits digital voice using the full 12.5 kHz bandwidth – [VW] is displayed on the LCD – the location info is not included in the tx signals;
[Note] Data FR mode (Full Rate) = high speed data communication mode is not supported in the FT-991!  (Data Full Rate by C4FM is not possible).

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The new digital mode C4FM (4FSK) spectrum on 29.460 MHz (experimental test in USA) measure about 15 KHz wide in the HF bands!! (Q: Voice is voice, whether it is digital or analog modes? … used only in the FM phone bands?)

C4FM-spectrum

FT-991 Software Update – Yeasu USA latest version & dates
MAIN Firmware Version 01-13 update 03/20/2015;
DSP  Firmware Version 01-02 update 03/20/2015;
Enhanced the effect of APF (Audio Peak Filter) to increases the level in CW mode;  Improved and optimized (by Yaesu USA)

Link to: Yaesu USA web site for official data and news (ENG)

[Note] Please read the official FT-991 Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceeding!

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

FTDX-1200 & FTDX-3000 Now Adj. RF Power SSB With CAR Knob – Analog or SDR RTX?

FTDX-1200 Update Ver. 01.09 and FTDX-3000 Update Ver. 01.19  (08/07/2014) now adjusts the TX RF Power output for SSB & CW modes with the [PROC/CAR] knob on front panel.

After loaded new firmware, the Menu item now gives “177 TX GNRL” option to selects: TX PWR or PROC CONTROL. (Default setting: TX PWR) – New firmware includes additional improvements of functions and optimization.

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[!] Read more on the official Yaesu USA Change Information.
[!]In Italia invece ad oggi non ho rintracciato le necessarie istruzioni e le integrazioni al Manuale  scritte in italiano !
[!] But the Yaesu updating procedure could be is more complex ….compared to other OEM’s!

Link to: Web of YAESU ©USA – Home Page (ENG)

italianoAggiornamenti Yaesu – Nuove versioni del firmware per FTDX-1200 update MAIN V.01.09 e per FTDX-3000 update MAIN V.01.19 sono sul Sito-web di  Yaesu USA –
Dopo aver caricato i nuovi software, il passo del menù “177” prevede ora l’opzione per il controllo continuo della potenza TX RF output anche  in SSB. Oppure del livello del Processore, con l’uso diretto della manopola [PROC/CAR] così come avveniva prima solo per il modo modo CW.  Le altre istruzioni in modo diverso dalla SSB rimangono invariate. Yaesu dichiara che, nei nuovi firmware, sono inclusi altri miglioramenti di funzionamento e altre ottimizzazione.

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But the Yaesu updating procedure could be is more complex compared to other OEM’s!

Manufacturers such as designing in 2014 for us amateurs? -New SDR Direct Sampling Radio with latest digital technoIogy will advance very rapidly! Are the Manufacturers Japanese ready to tackle a software project of this magnitude?!
It makes logical sense that Icom’s, Yaesu’s next product should be a stand-alone SDR. – The superheterodyne with IF-DSP architecture has reached a point of maturity beyond which little, if any improvement is possible! – 
(..as recently has written my friend Adam, VA7OJ)

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Multi-conversion or Direct Sampling SDR (come si differenziano qui in sintesi visiva)

Receiver Architectures type (see picture):
1
) Multi-Conversion a.k.a. “superheterodyne”: most every Kenwood, Icom, Ten-Tec, Elecraft, Yaesu amd Hilberling.
2) SDR Direct Sampling a.k.a “wideband” with ADC (Analog to Digital Converter), FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array and Massive DSP Power (built-in): FLEX-6000 Series – HPSDR – ANAN – Perseus – Elad FDM-DUO and now AOR Ltd Japanese manufacturer (for now…!?)- More…… We are the leader in SDR 

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Yaesu FTdx-1200 Up-conversion & FTdx-3000 Dow-conversion superhet block diagram

FTDX-1200 – Triple-conversion Superheterodyne – New 1st Mixer and new IF 40.455MHz / 455kHz / 30kHz (24 AM-FM) Plus New Color display & new menu managements
FT-950 – Old Triple-conversion Superheterodyne – IF 69.450MHz / 450MHz / 30kHz (24 AM-FM) (production end)

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 [Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

Ham Radio Exhibition 2014 News & Hilberling HPA-8000B 1kW Amplifier

Ham Radio 2014 International Amateur Radio Exhibition  in Friedrichshafen and the first photo-gallery. – Hilberling GmbH showed the  HPA-8000B 1kW Linear Amplifier 1.8 – 70MHz, availability to end November 2014.

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LDMOSFET Amplifier 1kW RF-Output FM – AM – SSB –  CW – All Ham Radio Bands 160m – 4m (1.8–70MHz ) PA 50V Power Supply – 4 Antenna Connectors – Two Transceiver Imputs  – Fully Automatic Control (CAT & Remote).

HPA-8000B inside view (pic link to Hilberling)

 HAM Radio 2014: About 200 exhibitors at the 39th Amateur Radio Exhibition from June 27 to 29 in Friedrichshafen.
Qui una prima Foto Gallery che mostra alcune novità, qualche curiosità ed altre cose interessanti, comprese quelle già note negli ultimi mesi. – (… galleria sperimentale….test 1!)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only.

FTdx-5000 Firmware Update V.0124 V.0546 PCC-5000 V.0103 – FTdx-3000 Firmware Update V.0115 PCC-3000 V.0101 & more

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FTdx-5000 New Firmware • Main CPU Ver. 0124 • EDSP Ver. 0546 • PCC-5000 Ver. 0103 updated on 09/04/2013 by YAESU USA on its web-site. -Main update point: Addition of CW APF BW Control S.NARROW / NARROW / MEDIUM / WIDE, with new menu 112 RDSP etc.
FTdx-3000 New Firmware • Main CPU Ver. 0115  • TFT Ver. 0107 • PCC-3000 Ver. 0101 updated on 08/31/2013 by YAESU USA on its web-site. – Main update point: Provides an [OFF] selection for six parametric filters etc.

YAESU FTDX-5000 Software Update and Version info 09/04/2013

APF Width Function: • Select the Bandwidth of the Audio Peak Filter. • Available Values: S.NARROW / NARROW / MEDIUM / WIDE – • A new item 112 RDSP is added to the MENU MODE list and numbers of all the following menu items are increased by one. • Refer to FTDX5000 Series Additional Useful Menu Mode to see the complete new MENU list • Now has the added capability to use PCC-5000 Personal Computer Controller Window latest version 0103.

[Note] “The Main Ver. 0124 and EDSP Ver. 0546 must be installed together. They cannot be combined with any previous version MAIN or EDSP software” –
italianoEntrambi gli aggiornamenti Main Ver. 0124 e EDSP Ver. 0546 devono essere installati allo stesso tempo entrambi (attenzione: sempre uno alla volta…con la solita lunga trafila di stop and go !!) perché  il nuovo non funzionerebbe con le diverse versioni precedenti del software.
 -(Leggere le istruzioni fornite da Yaesu Musen Co.)

[Note] When you download the [FTdx5000_9-04-13.zip] update file, the new Menu List pdf and the Software Procedure 9-04-2013 pdf  are contained in it folder (un.zip & read) – Please read the  Yaesu FTDX-5000 Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceeding and PCC-5000 Reference Manual and User Manual (see link below)

Link to: Official Yaesu USA Sofware Information released 09/04/2013 ENG
Link to: Official Yaesu USA FTdx-5000 main-page (Files, Manuals, Software) ENG

HB9ZS has just updated (10/Set./2013) his program to handle 177 menu items.
Link to: HB9ZS FT-5000 Utilities and Memory Saver – Fine Swiss utility! ENG

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YAESU FTDX-3000 Software Update and Version info 08/31/2013 

The update provides an [OFF] selection for six parametric filters. The update adds the capability to use the new PCC-3000 CAT Computer Controller Window 1st Ver. 0101. –  See the FT DX3000 Review at Nevada Radio UK …. Video below! – Please read the  Yaesu FTDX-3000 Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceeding and PCC-3000 Reference Manual (see link below).

[Note] “The MAIN V01-15 and TFT V01-07 must be installed together. They cannot be combined with any previous version MAIN or TFT software.”

[Note] There are four (4) different Software installations (Yaesu still uses the multiple software systems installations! on the FTdx-3000, not use a unified software environment) – Each one must be followed carefully. – Installing the wrong type software may cause difficulties. !! You are only doing the Main-CPU and TFT updates. You are NOT doing the DSP or the FFT updates.

PCC-3000 Personal Computer Controller will be displayed on the PC Screen

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In addition, the PCC-3000 Reference Manual (ENG) only indicates the operation mode. Please refer to the FTdx-3000 Operation Manual of for a detailed explanation. – Like PCC-950 and PCC-450 etc..
[Note] Il pulsante [SCOPE] il pulsante [AUTO] e quello [SELECET], nonchè le 4 frecce di navigazione NON sono disponibili all’uso nel pannello software del PCC-3000, come  lo schermo del Bandscope.

Link to: Yaesu FTdx-3000D  Main-page (go… to all Files, Manuals, Software) (ENG)

Link to: Yaesu USA FTDX3000 Update Firmware Information 08-31-13  (ENG)
Link to: Yaesu USA TDX3000 Firmware Upgrade Manual ver.130717 (ENG)
Link to: Yaesu PCC-3000 Software V1.01 and Reference Manual 08-31-13 (ENG)

FTdx-3000 Double-conversion Super-heterodyne – (Down-conversion type) 1st IF 9.000MHz, a 2nd IF 30kHz SSB, CW, PSK/FSK (24kHz for AM/FM);
FTdx-1200 Triple-conversion super heterodyne – (Up-conversion type)  1st IF 40.455 MHz, 2nd IF 455 kHz  3td IF 30kHz SSB, CW, PSK /FSK (24 kHz for AM, FM).

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Con l’aggiornamento del Firmware FTdx-3000D Ver. 01-14 Main-CPU e la Ver. 01-07  TFT rilasciate in data 07/Luglio/2013 è stata introdotta la funzione:  Full Screen spectrum scope display che è ricompresa anche nella Ver. 01-15 ultima per chi non avesse già fatto l’upgrade allora.

Fullscrenn-spectrum• Viene aggiunta una funzione a schermo pieno del campo di applicazione dell’analisi di Spettro sul Main Display TFT.
• Lo “schermo intero” viene memorizzato premendo il tasto “SELECT” per più di un secondo.(! ogni volta che si memorizza, il precedente contenuto viene sovrascritto e sostituito)
(please click the picture to enlarge)

[Note by iØgej] The spectrum scope size increase is very poorly done. – Comparisons to the screens one finds on the Icom 7700 – 7600 or the Kenwood 990 or FlexRadio’s … are light years ahead. – You may be able to get the same size increase by placing a “magnifying glass” on the screen (still…. we did not!)

Video – YAESU FT DX3000 Review at Nevada Radio UK

[Note] All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders. – This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – all images and versions above is for illustration only (tnx)

 

FTDX-1200 the Complete Test Report by VA7OJ, Adam: MDS, NPR, RMDR, DR3, Image & 1st IF Rej. + Trasmitter Tests

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FTDX-1200 the Complete Test Report by VA7OJ, Adam: MDS, NPR, RMDR, DR3, Image & 1st IF Rej., AGC Impulse response & Complete Trasmitter Tests: Power output, CW keying evelope, Keying sidebands, ALC compression test, Trasmitter 2-tone IMD, Trasmitted composite noise – !! – Great job done by my friend Adam! [Note] 08/16/2013…..!! Take a look at the HRO and Universal: The Sale Price now did drop-in USD 1599.99 !

Small extracted from the larger report 07/25/2013 (© 2013 A. Farson VA7OJ)

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4.3.  As one would expect of a high 1st IF (“up-conversion”) superhet architecture, image and 1st IF rejection are superb (> 110 dB). These figures are unachievable with an in-band (“down-conversion”) 1st IF design.

pdf_logoLink to: Downloada the FTdx-1200 Test Report by VA7OJ, Adam (pdf)

Test A2: Reciprocal mixing dynamic range (RMDR): In this test, a strong “undesired” signal is injected into the receiver’s RF input at a fixed offset Δf from the operating frequency. (etc. see the complete pdf!)

Test Conditions: SSB mode, 2.4 kHz filter (IF DSP), preamp off (IPO), ATT off, DNR off, NB off, DNF off, Notch off, Contour off. AGC Slow, negative offset. Roofing filter: 3 kHz (R3). RMDR in dB = input power – MDS (both in dBm). The RF input power Pi is increased until the receiver noise floor increases by 3 dB, as measured at the audio output (etc. see the complete pdf!)

Δf  kHz 2 / Pi dBm -38 / RMDR dB 82 — Δf  kHz 5 / Pi dBm -30 / RMDR dB 90

4.1 It will be seen from Tables 2 (RMDR) and 3 (DR3) that at 2 kHz spacing, the measured 82 dB RMDR value values is slightly higher than measured DR3. This indicates that although the measurement is phase-noise limited, there is still a measurable component due to front-end non-linearity.
!! At 5 kHz spacing, RMDR and DR3 are 90 dB and 81 dB respectively, indicating a fairly rapid fall-off in phase noise between 2 and 5 kHz offset. (…… etc. see the complete pdf!)

4.6. As mentioned in the test descriptions above, no trace of ALC overshoot or spikes was observed at any time.  (…… etc. see the complete pdf!)

4.8. Overall, it is felt that the FTDX-1200 is a very good performer and an excellent buy in the mid price range

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SCU-17_USB-Interface-2SCU-17 USB-2 Interface Unit – The FTDX-1200 can be connected to a PC with a USB cable through the use of an optional SCU-17 Interfeace Unit. This unit will support CAT, USB Audio In/Out, TX control (PTT, Key, Shift), and Firmware updates.
External control (CAT) is possible using Serial Port (built-in) or the optional SCU-17 USB Interface Unit

Link to: SCU-17 Interface Unit  the Op. Manual ENG/JPN EAK21X700 (.pdf )

Detailed specifications: please see the official Yaesu Musen Co. LTD or Yaesu USA  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.

FTdx-3000D Firm. Ver.0114 & Ver.0107 adds Full Screen Spectrum Scope & Up. SPLIT operation – Latest Test by VA7OJ!

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FTDX-3000 New Firmware – Main CPU Ver. 01-14 and TFT Ver. 01-07 has just been posted 07/01/2013 by YAESU USA on his web-site. – Yaesu adds the “Full Screen” function of the Spectrum Scope for FTdx-3000, like FTdx-1200 & Up. the SPLIT Operation – Please read the  Yaesu FT3k Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceeding! – Download the latest Test Report of the FTdx-3000 NPR & DR3 by VA7OJ, link below.

italianoFTdx-3000D -Funzione a Schermo intero per lo Spettro Scope. (….come già nell’ FTdx-1200)

FTdx-3000_adds-full-screen-functionYaesu USA ha gli ultimi aggiornamenti del Firmware FTdx-3000D con la Ver. 01-14 Main-CPU (+utility FSW018_V101) e la Ver. 01-07 TFT (+utility TFW) rilasciate in data 07/Luglio/2013 (Yaesu, download dal settore files)
1) Full Screen spectrum scope display on the TFT Display
• Viene aggiunta una funzione a schermo pieno del campo di applicazione dell’analisi di Spettro sul Main Display TFT.
• Lo “schermo intero” viene memorizzato premendo il tasto “SELECT” per più di un secondo.(! ogni volta che si memorizza, il precedente contenuto viene sovrascritto e sostituito)
2) Split-Operation – change the TX  temporarily MAIN DIAL or RX [CLAR/VFO-B]
• Durante il funzionamento in “SPLIT” la frequenza TX può essere regolata temporaneamente con il MAIN DIAL, tenendo però pressato il tasto [TXW].
Altrettanto in questo modo la frequenza RX varierà girando però la manopola [CLAR/VFO-B] !! Setting of the TX/RX for SPLIT operation: accendere ON  [POWER] mentre si tiene pressato il tasto [SPLIT] per attivare questo modo di settaggio  con la variazione temporanea in Operazioni Split ….!! e… viceversa!

!! Si sta procedendo ad aggiornare solo 2 dei 4 firmware incorporati, con differenti software utility (Trasfer..) e 4 files a differenti  estensioni (SLF – dat – bin etc), nel Transceiver (Yaesu utilizza ancora qui il sistema  “multiple software systems installations”! rispetto alla Icom e Kenwood che usano, invece, un software a sistema unico di sviluppo). Quindi ignorare i passaggi ripetitivi (spegni, collega cavi, accendi, carica 1, ripristina e poi ancora, etc. etc.) previsti per il DSP e per la FFT (att. diverso da TFT!!) [..alla fine si rimane senza dita da pigiare contemporaneamente hi!!]

[Note] La funzione schermo intero richiede l’installazione delle Ver. xxxx_V0114.SFL ( MAIN CPU) e Ver. xxxxx_V01-07_xxxxx.bin (software x TFT). Per il funzionamento e le caratteristiche di cui sopra, si prega di fare riferimento ai fogli aggiuntivi per le nuove funzioni Spectrum & per VFO SPLIT a cura di YAESU MUSEN CO.,LTD & Yaesu-USA #EH046H500 (!! n. 2 pagine .pdf incluse nella stessa cartella (.zip) FTDX3000_Update_July1)

[Note] There are four different Software installations (Yaesu still uses the multiple software systems installations! on the FTdx-3000, Icom and Kenwood instead use a unified software environment) – Each one must be followed carefully. – Installing the wrong type software may cause difficulties.
!! You are only doing the Main-CPU and TFT updates. You are NOT doing the DSP or FFT updates, just ignore those instructions at this time on the Upgrade Manual & FTdx3000 Additional useful functions sheet (n. 2 pages pdf  included in the same zip folder … FTDX3000_Update_July1 (.zip))

[Note] The rig has to be started in different ways for each of these two updates to work!  The Yaesu “Firmware Upgrade Manual” has the update procedure for all of the Firmware-Modules & extention type (MAIN .SFL – DSP .dat – TFT .bin – FFT .dat), and for all Trasfer-Softwares (!! FSW018 – FW-DSP – TFW – FW-FFT !!) – See this Yaesu complex procedure step-by-step! – [… already running out of fingers when  try to reset, etc. etc. !]

Link to: Yaesu USA (Main V0114 Tft V00107) Update Information (ENG)
Link to: Yaesu USA FTDX3000 Latest Firmware Upgrade Manual (ENG)
Link to: Yaesu FTdx-3000D  >Files, USB Driver, Manuals, Software (ENG)

!! Additional Yaesu Musen Co., Ltd Useful functions sheet, n. 2 pages pdf are included in the same zip folder … FTDX3000_Update_July1 (.zip) by Yaesu USA web-site, files, download)!!

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FTdx-3000 Double-conversion Super-heterodyne – (Down-conversion type) 1st IF 9.000MHz, a 2nd IF 30kHz SSB, CW, PSK/FSK (24kHz for AM/FM);
FTdx-1200 Triple-conversion super heterodyne – (Up-conversion type)  1st IF 40.455 MHz, 2nd IF 455 kHz  3td IF 30kHz SSB, CW, PSK /FSK (24 kHz for AM, FM).

Test Report: FTdx-3000, S/N 2K020095 © by Adam, VA7OJ/AB4OJ

– Using NPR notched noise to evaluate dynamic receiver performance

NPR_va7oj-labsNoise Power Ratio (NPR) Testing of HF Receivers – Using notched noise to evaluate dynamic receiver performance – (…. To put the impact of the NPR test into perspective, a -9 dBm Ptot level at 5.6 MHz BRF is equivalent to 1200 simultaneous SSB signals at -43 dBm each, i.e. S9 + 30 dB!) etc. etc…. by Adam Farson, VA7OJ/AB4OJ- (!! updated now in Giune, 2013 – see the link below)

Link to: Latest  NPR Test & 2 kHz DR3 of FTdx-3000 by Adam, VA7OJ

Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official Yaesu Musen Co. LTD or Yaesu USA  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.

FTdx-1200 Up-conversion – FT’s cocktail a mixture of radios! Yaesu User Manual EN – FFT1 & SCU-17

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FTdx-1200 HF/50MHz Up-conversion in stock – The FTdx1200 Operating Manual (13.4MB by Yaesu Usa) see link below – Optional SCU-17 USB Interface & FFT-1 Unit Download the Istruction Manula EN/JP below – This medium-price HF Transceiver it has a mixture of Yaesu radios (FT’s cocktail?! see below) – In the FTdx-1200 the VFO-A & VFO-B frequency and status are displayed only on the TFT Display & Spectrum Scope sweep function has two modes. Optional FFT-1 adds other features & Decoder. (Click the pictures to enlarge!)

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Yaesu Musen Co. will show the FTDX-1200 at Friedricshafen HamRadio 2013

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On the FTdx-1200 the Band Scope can be switched to a “full-screen” display by simply pressing the SCOPE key, and a signal spectrum can be viewed in detail on the Full TFT screen.

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FT’s cocktail: FT-950 Triple-conversion, IPO & RF amps (*FT1.2k uses two 2SC3356 on *FT3k two 2SC3357!) & Roofing filtes (MCF) /FT-2000 1st IF Sub Receiver /FTdx-3000 a wide 4.3-in TFT Display, new Menu System, IF-DSP based on the TI TMS320C6727B (@300 MHz)Data management & additional ingredients may be SCU-17 and FFT-1 Units ! – FTdx-1200 Spectrum scope sweep function has two modes available & No receive audio is generated during high sweeping (appr. 300 msec)
[Note*] FTdx-1200 2SC3356 NPN Silicon Transistor Total Power Dissipation PT 200 mW / FTdx-3000 2SC3357 NPN Silicon Transistor Total Power Dissipation PT** 1.2 W (** with ceramic substrate, see the Data Sheet) –
[Note] !! A cocktail is an “alcoholic” mixed drink that contains three or more ingredients !! (wikipedia)

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  • FTDX1200続報! 税込定価239,400!発売は早ければ6月か!(..Japan)
  • FTDX3000 定価 340,200円 – メーカー 八重洲無線 (…Japan)
  • FTdx-1200 List: USD $2400.00  / Discount Price: $1879,95 (…HRO US)
  • Yaesu FFT-1 $189,95 / Yaesu USB Interface  SCU-17 $194,95 (..HRO US)
  • FTdx-3000 Discount Price (EU) €2.505,00 incl. 19% VAT (..Difona DE)

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I don’t understand what Yaesu’s engineers are thinking!!
If I understand the specs correctly, you need to buy an optional interface (SCU-17) before you can perform firmware upgrades! Reading the brochure thoroughly I saw that the pretty Spectrum Scope (ASC) is not in real-time. The brochure says that the audio is muted during the sweeping that takes 300 msec (!!…. no receive audiois generated during sweeping, but as sweeping is done at an extremely high speed….etc.)

Optional SCU-17 USB Interface Unit ! The SCU-17 USB Interface supports CAT, USB Audio in/out, TX control (PTT, Key, Shift) and Firmware update functions! Optional FFT-Unit adds AF-FFT (Audio Frequency Fast Fourier Trasform) scope function demonstrates the AF characteristics of the TX/RX signal. , RTTY/PSK31 Encode /Decode, CW Decode and CW Auto Zero-in. – See the Yaesu Istruction Manual (..link below)

[Note] The SCU-17 can be used for digital modes interface for all the current Yaesu HF transceivers via RS-232 Port and utility software – System Setup: FTdx-1200 – FTdx-3000 – FT-450D – FT-950 – FT-2000 – Ftdx-5000 – FT-817ND – FT-857D – FT-897D & hoter – Read please the SCU-17 Istruction Manual EN/JP (..link below).

[Note-2] Install the Virtual COM Port Driver on the PC before using the SCU-17 USB interface unit – See on the Yaesu web-site for details and istruction manual.

Link to: Download the Operating Manual EN Ver. (EXP) EH058H100
Link to: Download the SCU-17 USB Interface Unit Istruction Manual

Link to: Download the 16-page FTDX1200 Brochure (EXP) B9200652
Link to: Download the FT-950 Brochure 2007.0910 (U/E) B9200576 

A quick look at the Yaesu FTdx-1200 at Dayton Hamvention 2013

FTdx-1200_remote_Dayton-2013 FTdx-1200_SCU-17_Dayton-2013 FTdx-3000D_Dayton-2013

FT-950 Triple-conversion Super-heterodyne – (Up-conversion type)
1st IF of 69.45 MHz, a 2nd IF of 450 kHz, and a 3rd IF of 30 kHz (24 kHz for FM)

FTdx-3000 Double-conversion Super-heterodyne – (Down-conversion type)
1st IF 9.000MHz, a 2nd IF 30kHz (24kHz for AM/FM)

FTdx-1200 Specifications: Frequency Ranges: RX 30 kHz – 56 MHz (operating) 1.8MHz – 54 MHz (specified performance, amateur bands only) TX 1.8MHz – 54 MHz (amateur bands only) – Circuit Type: Triple-conversion super heterodyne Up-conversion –  Modulation Type: A1A(CW), A3E(AM), J3E(LSB,USB), F3E(FM), F1B(RTTY), G1B(PSK) – Power Output: 5 – 100 Watts (2 – 25 Watts AM carrier) – Intermediate Frequency: IF 40.455 MHz/ 455 kHz /30kHz (24 kHz for AM, FM, PACKET-FM) – Roofing Filters: 3 kHz, 6 kHz and 15 kHz  four-pole ( MCF) Monolithic Cristal Filter design at 40.455MHz. –  and more.

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official Yaesu Musen Co. LTD or Yaesu USA  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.

 

FTdx-3000D FT-950 FT-2000/D the new Firmware Upgrades – FTdx-3000 Video

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Yaesu FTDX-3000D (*), FT-950, FT-2000 Transceivers: the firmware upgrades are available from the end of February 2013 (02/25/2013 YAESU USA website – before downloading, please read the Yaesu original “Important Notes”!) – See the summary informations, the links, the new Video “Probando el notch, contour, nb, ipo (amp), width, r.filters, ect.” and pictures below !

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Yaesu FTdx-3000D Firmware, new update Main CPU Ver. 0111 and TFT Ver. 0106 flash programming for the Transceiver. !!! (*) Note: FTdx-3000D now update Main Ver. 0112 03/29/2013 see the new page radiocronache >link)
Before installing new firmware, please verify your current version firmware with the following procedure:
(1st) press and hold the [POWER] key to turn ON the Transceiver, (2nd) while pressing and holding the [SCOPE] key, [GEN] key. [50] key, and [ENT] key on the FTDX-3000 front panel. The versions of each firmware will be displayed on the TFT main screen.

[Note] The rig has to be started in different ways for each of these two updates to work! The Yaesu “Firmware Upgrade Manual” (PDF) has the update procedure for all of the Firmware-modules (MAIN .SFL – DSP .dat – TFT .bin – FFT .dat), and for all Trasfer-softwares (!! FSW018 – FW-DSP – TFW – FW-FFT !!) not just the two module updates we got, so save that PDF file for future use!

[Note] Improvements etc. Ver. 0111 MAIN CPU and Ver. 0106 TFT
* Correct minor bug and implement improvements
* MENU #104 SSB TX BPF now includes 3000WB
* When VFO is in LOCK during split operation, holding the TXW button will permit tuning the VFO frequency. – (*) to see also new firmware Ver.0112 (03/29/2013 link below)

italianoL’ultima voce dovrebbe consentire ora di bloccare sì il VFO (esempio A), ma adesso si permette in modo SPLIT (tenendo premuto il tasto TXW) di sintonizzare ancora il VFO (esempio il B), … una buona cosa quando si sta cercando di ascoltare le stazioni chiamanti nel Pile-Up … ora questo sarà di aiuto all’operatore ! (*) risoluzione di ulteriori problemi con il Firmware V.0112 (29.3.13) il link e più sopra.

Link to: Yaesu USA (Main V0111 Tft V00106) Update Information ENG
Link to: Yaesu FTdx-3000D  Files – USB Driver – Manuals – Software ENG

[Note] Yaesu USA write !! This software is for use with transceivers for use in Japan only. It cannot be used with transceivers for use overseas ( !! see the Pag. 1 Important Notes, 4th par., of the FTdx-3000 Firmware Upgrade Manual .pdf edition of the 02/02/2013) (….perhaps it … a linotypist error?!)

YAESU FTdx-3000D Video by WP4 MPV Monitoriando Sur Africa el 10 de Enero del 2013 en la banda de 17m 18.150 como a las 21:30 UTC con un Deltaloop de cable. Probando el notch, contour, nb, ipo(amp), width, r.filters, ect. [Note] Para la grabacion use un telefono galaxy 3 perdonen la calidad de audio y video.

Yaesu FT-950 Firmware Update (!! There are two versiono of the EDSP software Ver.1x.xx or Ver.2x.xx !!)

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FT-950 Update Software – [Note] If your radio displays EDSP version [V1x.xx] or [V2x.xx] choose the correct version EDSP software for your radio (02/21/2013 YAESU USA website – before downloading, please read the Yaesu original Information and “Important Notes”!) –

If you already have EDSP V11.54 or V20.47, and MAIN V1.18 software versions, it is not necessary to update the FT-950 again! – The software versions can be displayed on the radio:
While holding the three buttons [GEN]+[50]+[ENT] turn the radio on. – The software version will be displayed in the VFO-A window for 5 seconds, then the radio will start up in normal operation.

Link to: Yaesu USA FT-950  Update Software Information 2/21/2013 ENG

Yaesu FT-2000 / 2000D Update Software  EDSP Ver. 11.54 and Main CPU Ver. 0158

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FT-2000’s Transceiver – If the CT-119 programming cable or 8-pin mini-DIN PGM-SW (P0091526) is not available you will need a serial cable RS-232C, DB9F to DB9F straight cable. – Please follow original instructions !

The software versions can be displayed on the radio: While holding the three buttons [GEN]+[50]+[ENT] turn the radio on. The software version will be displayed in the VFO-A window for 5 seconds then the radio will start up in normal operation.
[Note] image & version up is for illustration only! (02/25/2013 YAESU USA website – before downloading, please read the Yaesu original Information and “Important Notes”!)

Link to: FT-2000/D Update Software Information 2/25/2013 ENG

[Note] All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders – This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – all images and versions above is for illustration only!

 

FTdx-5000 Update Software Main V.0123 – SP1NY OLED’s display replacement tutorial

FTdx-5000’s Update Software Main Ver.0123 released 10/22/2012. The Yaesu USA information PDF (link) –  SP1NY OLED’s sub-display replacement DIY (do it yourself) tutorial – Step-by-step procedure to replace the faulty OLEDs (EL) on the FTDX-5000 Front panel – See the Software Info (link),  QST review PDF (link) below.

FTDX-5000 OLED change DIY tutorial and more info.

On the FTdx-5000’s three EL “OLED” Electro Luminescence displays maximize your operation with useful and tactical supportive information. –
[Issue]:) OLED subdisplay broken (see the picture) one vertical white line or plus lines appear in them! – More people had the same issue (see the FTdx-5000’s Yahoo Group). – It seems that it’s an mortality of the OLED driver chip that is integrated into the ribbon connector of the display or so.

Step-by-step procedure to replace the faulty OLEDs – (! other by link below)

  
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 On the first OLED one line starts faint and then become brighter and brighter. In the mean time second one showed up with it’s full brightness and thikness.
On the second OLED first line starts with almost full brightness then after about two weeks second one appeared dummy and thick, increasing brightness, day by day then starts slowly dimming or so – [Note] !! These events are reported for information only!

Link to: FTDX-5000 OLED change DIY tutorial (many items) by SP1NY

FTDX-5000 Yaesu USA Update Software with Main Ver.0123 (10/22/2012)

You need a serial cable from your computer to the serial port on the FTdx-5000’s. – If you use a USB port to serial interface adapter, make sure it is the FTDI chipset or so. – Update Software in the FTdx-5000 it takes a little practice for the many “DIY” steps procedures. – By the way, each update has all the previous updates, so you only have to do the latest one. – The tricky part is throwing the programming switch inside the back of the Transceiver!

!! Please see the versions list on the PDF Yaesu and be sure to read the entire package before doing anything.

The latest versions are listed below with the release dates (! partial list).
・ MAIN Software Version 0123 (10/22/12)
・ EDSP Software Version 0537 (7/20/11)
・ OEL (OLED) Software Version 0110 (3/23/10)
・ SM-5000 Software Version 0107 (3/23/10)
Link to: Official Yaesu USA Sofware Information released 10/22/2012
Link to: HB9ZS FT-5000 Utilities and Memory Saver – Fine Swiss utility!

FTDX5000’s QST Review –  Both receivers cover from 0.03 to 60 MHz. Receiver A is double conversion, with the first IF at 9 MHz and the second DSP IF at 30 kHz for SSB and CW and 24 kHz for AM and FM modes. Receiver B is a tripleconversion design, with the first and second IFs at 40.455 MHz and 455 kHz, respectively, and the DSP third IF identical to the second IF in the main receiver

Link to: Download the December 2010 QST review here (link-ML&S !)

[Note] All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders –  These events and news are reported for information only!