Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KK4SIJ, Oct 9, 2019.
But only in Bo Diddley’s pawn shop.
???? Maybe the 1000 but the ftdx9000 is worth about $3-4k. I bought an ftdx5000 recently for $2500 (pristine condition).
I agree, ftdx9000 $2500 to $4000 with the price dropping.
The problem is finding somebody who wants to buy it, it's a giant heavy radio you better not have back problems!!! With all the other people getting new SDR radios, I've even seen the Icon 7800 selling for $2000, I still have one of those it doesn't match up to the 7610 for most applications. Did I say, "Theuse radio market price is dropping", it's a great time to be a ham
I'm curious. just What are "dmu? rxu? 20/30mtu? 40/80mtu?" And what are "pep options/upgrades?"
HMMM. This is QRZ; I'm not sure I should have to go to another site to figure things out. Since ALL are (apparently ) discontinued, the value of the unit is diminished. And the "listing" still does NOT explain what an "MTU" actually does, or is needed.
They're Yaesu-isms for expensive, if effective, add-ons.
"The Ultimate Low-Band DXer RF Preselection Filter: YAESU’s Exclusive µ-Tuning! On the lower Amateur bands, the signal voltages impinging on a receiver can create noise and Intermodulation effects that can cover up weak signals you’re trying to pull through. So YAESU’s engineers developed the µ (Mu) Tuning system for the FTDX9000, and it’s now available as an option for the FT-2000/D. Three modules are available (MTU-160, MTU-80/40, MTU-30/20), and these modules may be connected externally with no internal modification required! When µ-Tuning is engaged, the standard VRF (Variable RF Preselector) system is bypassed, but the fixed Bandpass Filters are still in the received signal path.
The µ-Tuning filters utilize a stack of large 1.1” (28 mm) Ni-Zn Ferrite cores, driven through a silver-plated coil assembly by a precision stepper motor. The resulting high Q (typically over 300) provides a very steep resonance peak near your operating frequency. The peak may be adjusted away from your frequency, for even greater protection from a specific station, and a graphical depiction of the µ-Tune filter alignment appears on the front panel of the transceiver. "
Looks like everything is discontinued except the mic.
That is a bummer for a <10 year old radio.
Planned obsolescence? I'm happy with 50 yr old radios. A lot of this crap is useful only on receive. Yeah, I can hear it, but can I work it? Doubtful.
It's worth precisely what someone will give you for it.
No more, no less...