Yaesu FT-450D being discontinued

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KE0GXN, Jul 31, 2020.

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  1. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Did you not read my post? o_O

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  2. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I should have added that today, almost all the parts used in rigs and TVs and microwave ovens and everything else are not made in U.S.A. They're made all over the world, largely in China (but also Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Mexico, et al).

    If we want to be really smart, instead of being American-centric, we'd negotiate like crazy with the places actually making all the parts to get the best deals possible on them.

    I'm waiting for the first American company to make electric motors and generators that don't use neodymium, which all comes from China.:)
     
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  3. KE0GXN

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    It has served me well, my first and only HF radio to date.....I have worked the world with that little box!

    Oh well, maybe someday I will replace with a “big rig”, till then I’ll keep putting out RF with it into the atmosphere and see who I can reach!!
     
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  4. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    That's the spirit :)

    And don't let the internal speaker be an issue - just use an external one :)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  5. KC3RN

    KC3RN Ham Member QRZ Page

    True, but it still says "Icom" on it. That, for me, is a turn-off. Sad to see the FT-450D go away. I use mine daily, and really like it.
     
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  6. W5TTW

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    They're not going away. There will be thousands of them available on the used market market for many years to come.
     
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  7. W5TTW

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    Yeah, we're in agreement that the FT450 speaker is horrible. Did I miss something?
     
  8. W7EDC

    W7EDC XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Was just a matter of time before the 7300 made it into another thread.
     
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  9. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    About a Yaesu, no less.
     
  10. AE1N

    AE1N Ham Member QRZ Page

    YAESU's NEWEST

    OUR NEW YAESU.png
    ---Layne AE1N
     
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