Yaesu FT-450D being discontinued

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KE0GXN, Jul 31, 2020 at 5:14 PM.

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  1. KE0GXN

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  2. W9RAC

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    No kidding, great rig with a purpose. RAC
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  3. K9KQX

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    and i just got a minty one from an SK. its actually a pretty nice entry rig. The auto tuner is amazingly fast. wish my ftdx5k could think that fast to tune. In hind sight, I should have gotten a 450 instead of my ic-718 when i was first licensed.
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  4. KF5LJW

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    Unfortunately the virus kills more than just humans. Also kills jobs, companies, and products.
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  5. KA4DPO

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    I have to wonder if the virus has much to do with it. Yaesu is still turning out plenty of other models. I think the 450D has run it's course and they are probably bringing out new model to replace it.

    I guess it is a decent little rig, I just never warmed up to the dinky tuning knob.
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  6. KJ4VTH

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    FTDX1200 also canceled. That was a short lifespan.
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  7. W9WQA

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    when i got mine i tossed the dinky knob and installed a big solid aluminum knob. spins great. you dont have to live with what they ship...had three, put one on my dx394 too...
    did one on my g90...love big heavy knobs!!
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  8. WX7P

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    Hams love big heavy knobs.
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  9. WZ7U

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    Heh heh...
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  10. W9WQA

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    btw, when you pull the dinky knob with the flange on back you see a recess in the front panel
    that the new ,big ,heavy knob fits in, just like factory. ill have to get a pix, later...
    oh cant do pix ??
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2020 at 11:42 PM
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