Yaesu to release 200W and 100W HF SDR Transceivers

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W4LKO, Aug 24, 2018.

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  1. KC2TE

    KC2TE Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is insane is a all out war,bet yaesu and icom they make a new radio and withing few weeks they come out with a new
    version, and those that they want to be on top , well they are throwing the money down the drain.there fore they making them rich
    and enjoying the war who is going to make more $$ in this insane war. BE WISE..

  2. DM2LI

    DM2LI Ham Member QRZ Page

    looks like a FTDX 1200 0r 3000 , hope the waterfall is better on these SDR radios , I wonder what the retailprice will be , but as one can see SDR radios are taking over , I wonder what Kenwood is doing about SDR , let the price-battle between Icom and Yaesu begin
  3. W4NNF

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    Knobs or lack thereof do not define an SDR. ;)
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  4. K7LZR

    K7LZR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Looks like a nice enough modern radio to preserve the FT-101x linage but no matter what they come up with it will NEVER be the same because it was as much the era as it was the equipment. I doubt that very many of the new rigs will gain a cult following of such magnitude
    as their forerunners of yesteryear.

    But I am glad to see that in 2018 amateur radio is still important enough to Yaesu, Icom, and Kenwood that they continue to produce new models :).
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  5. KK6GBY

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    Not a defining factor but a characteristic.
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  6. SV3IRG

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    YAESU still provides quality,case,knobs very good materials...like other Japan products....but isn't Kenwood,Icom etc...
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  7. W4NNF

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    Not really. The Flex M transceivers are most assuredly SDRs, but they do have knobs...Flex pasted a Maestro on the front. Why? That's what people want, SDR or not. ;)
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  8. K1FBI

    K1FBI Ham Member QRZ Page

    If there are 20 hams calling a DX station and running 100 Watts the 200 watt station has the advantage. (antennas being equal gain, distance, etc.)
    200 Watts with a high gain antenna will be giving 600 watts and a vertical station a run for the money.
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  9. KK6GBY

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    And from my perspective the addition of the Maestro created a departure from a "true" SDR which was meant to be PC controlled. And this is just my spin on things - nothing important.
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  10. KF5GTX

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    I just wish the FT-DX101D and FT-DX101MP had full duplex for satellites, plus everything the FT-847 has.

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