Yaesu FT-101E

Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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The Yaesu FT-101E was also sold as the Sommerkamp FT-277 in Europe.

Frequency range

RX-range
10-160 m
TX-range
10-160 m
HAM bands
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Stability
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Tuning steps
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Filters
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Receiver

Modulations
AM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
0.3 µV (10 dB S/N)
Selectivity
AM/SSB/CW: 2.4 kHz (-6 dB), 4 kHz (-60 dB)
CW with optional filter: 600 Hz (-6 dB), 1.2 kHz (-60 dB)
Receiver system
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IF-frequencies
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Image rejection
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Audio output
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Transmitter

Modulations
AM   CW   SSB  
RF-Output
100 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50/75 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
12V DC or mains
Current drain RX
600 mA
TX
Max 21 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
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Weight
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Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1975 and 1978 in Japan
MPN
YAESU-FT-000101E

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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Accessories
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Yaesu FT-101E, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

just three words.i love it

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Aquired
Good condition in 2010
USD 0.00

Trusty transceiver.

Yaesu FT-101E, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

Having been involved in Amateur Radio for almost six decades, I have yet to find a resonably priced rig that would tempt me to trade my 101E. Surely, it may not be as convenient to use as a 21st century, all singing , all dancing rig. After all, you do need to "plate and load" the rig before transmitting. However, for a CW op, like myself, with the narrow filter fitted it is a VERY useable machine, even today.
The main disadvantage that some op's would find, would be the lack of the WARC bands. I do not find this to be a disadvantage, as I can--and have--worked the world on this rig.
One huge advantage is that routine maintenance is easy! No surface mount devices, Hi!
Altogether, a very satisfactory piece of equipment that has given me almost three decades of reliable and efficient service.

Written by tontu on May 4, 2011

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Aquired
Mint condition in 1983
GBP 120.00

Ripper

Yaesu FT-101E, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

Great unit to use. I think this is the best rig in it's age bracket. Quite a few years under the antenna since these were made but it still performs well and holds its own against the modern plastics. Gets good signal reports and other operators say the audio is crisp and clear. This one won't be leaving the shack in a hurry.

Written by MrBones on Mar 18, 2013

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Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2013

What's it worth

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. We collect prices paid by real hams over the years to help you estimate the current value of the Yaesu FT-101E. Just bought or sold this model? Let us know what you traded it for and help other ham operators!

Based on historic data, today's value of the Yaesu FT-101E might be around:

  • USD 215.00
  • AUD 84.00
  • GBP 1.00
Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
1983 GBP 120.00 Used / Mint tontu
1987 USD 350.00 Used / Mint M. Eric Carr
2010 USD 300.00 Used / Good robertmhicks
2011 AUD 140.00 Used / Fair MrBones
2012 USD 300.00 Used / Mint KK4IBG

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