Why I can't own an FTdx5000

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KJ6VCN, Apr 25, 2012.

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  1. KJ6VCN

    KJ6VCN Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's more than just the price. For the longest time this was my dream radio... until just the other day when perusing the displays at HRO, I noticed something that I just can't forgive. And ever since then I don't think I could own one without this little oversight nagging at me.

    Take a look at this photo and see if you notice anything: http://yaesu.com/downloadFile.cfm?FileID=7161&FileCatID=156&FileName=FTDX5000Front%5FDetail2.JPG&FileContentType=image%2Fpjpeg. Found it yet? Here's a hint for you; it's not a problem with the design, that's perfect. Look at the part where is says "YAESU HF/50 MHz TRANSCEIVER FTDX5000". You'll have to see the picture I've linked. I didn't want to give it away in my post here.

    Call me OCD, but I can't have a $6000 radio with that kind of a design oversight. That would nag at me every day.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2012
  2. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Since you highlighted "transceiver" are you referring to it's spelling?
    ...Which is correct by the way.
    So it is late and you missed something or,
    it is late and I did!
  3. KJ6VCN

    KJ6VCN Ham Member QRZ Page

    See how it's spelled on the radio itself... I didn't want to give it away in the post.
  4. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ok I get it. Too funny!

    You better buy one. It may be worth a FORTUNE like a mis-struck coin or some improperly printed stamps are!!
  5. W4AFB

    W4AFB Guest

    Looks like the "S" is missing in the the word transciever
  6. 4X1SO

    4X1SO Ham Member QRZ Page

  7. K1OIK

    K1OIK XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    If you despise small errors, you put IN QUOTES an innaccuracy. If you quote you must quote accurately. Using as an excuse you did not want to give away an error as an excuse for inaccurate quoting is no different than the error you despise. You love the radio but won't buy it due to a missing letter says more about you than Yaesu
  8. KD8FYI

    KD8FYI Ham Member QRZ Page

    But he's not selling a six-thousand dollar radio, Burt.

  9. W3WN

    W3WN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Oh, lighten up Burt. This isn't English 101.

    And to be perfectly honest, if you're going to complain about his syntax, you should fix your spelling.

    In any event, the bolded area was more than sufficient to make his point. And I find it somewhat humorous... the notion that a $6K radio has a simple spelling error is worth a chuckle (yes, technically, it is an acceptable version of the word, but it's not the version in common use today)
  10. W3WN

    W3WN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for the chuckle. I may just use this in some form in my next club newsletter; if I do, I'll give you full credit for pointing it out.
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