So Where Is the FTDX-101D??

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KA4DPO, Jan 4, 2019.

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  1. KA4DPO

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    The much anticipated FT-101D is nowhere to be found. I have been looking for it, it was supposed to be released in September of 2018 but no dice.

    I did see a block diagram and it looks like an interesting design, similar in some ways to the TS-890, i.e. a hybrid analog/SDR design. My guess is that, if it ever does materialize, it will be a pretty decent radio. Unfortunately, Yaesu has not published any specs on it that I can find.

    So does anyone know approximately when this rig might hit the street?
  2. US7IGN

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  3. KA4DPO

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    Thank you. That was interesting but still no specs. He also kind of hesitated about the receiver, then just said "it sounds nice".
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  4. WD8T

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    Actually he said it has a "really, really beautiful sound".
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  5. ND6M

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    Vapor ware,............ask again next year
  6. M0DPX

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    Typical of martin lynch to not mention a price ! there is no way they have the radio in store for people to PLAY with, and they are not saying how much it will cost when on sale.:p
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  7. KA4DPO

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    I stand corrected but my 40+ year old R4B has a really, really beautiful sound too. That video didn't tell me anything about the FT-101D's ability to hear and separate weak signals in the presence of strong ones. I would really like to see some published specs.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2019
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  8. KK4CUL

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    It is a beautiful radio. I wonder if it will be extremely menu driven like the FT-450/FT-950, FT-817/857/897, FT-891?
  9. US7IGN

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    Who will buy now 5000 and 9000?
  10. N2SUB

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    Is it only Yaesu radios that are menu driven? I haven't found a radio that isn't extremely menu driven, including the K2 that I built myself. Is that really a fair criticism?
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