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Yaesu's engineers have dedicated themselves to the enhancement of Signal-To-Noise ratio in designing the Yaesu FT-920. Since recovered audio is the most important consideration at both ends of the communication circuit, the FT-920 is particularly optimized for noise reduction, wide dynamic range consistent with excellent sensitivity, audio tailored to the operators own voice pattern, and ease of operation. The result is an efficient transceiver design without a peer in its price class.

High-Tech Receiver Front End
The FT-920's receiver front end, adapted from the FT-1000D and FT-1000MP legacies, utilizes an up-conversion technique, with a 68.9 MHz first IF being produced by the four-FET doubly-balanced first mixer. Following the first mixer, a four-pole "roofing" filter protects the following stages.

This front-end architecture results in excellent image- and intermodulation-rejection characteristics for the receiver system.

New-Design MOS FET Power Amplifier
Utilizing rugged MRF255 FETs in the final amplifier, the FT-920 produces 100 Watts of clean output power from 1.8 MHz through 54 MHz! Built into an aluminum die-cast unibody chassis, the FT-920's thermal dissipation capability is unnmatched in its class.

High Speed DSP
The audio Digital Signal Processing (DSP) system of the FT-920 runs at a blazing 333 MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second), providing highly-effective filtering and noise reduction with a minimum amount of distortion or "artifacts" that can degrade reception. Noise reduction, bandpass filtering, and auto-notch filters are provided, in addition to a microphone equalizer to boost talk power and enhance audio quality.

Oustanding Digital Mode Features
Easy interfacing to digital modes is yours with the fT-920, and its flexibility for digital operation is beyond compare.Both AFSK and FSK connetinos may be accomplished, and the AFSK line is isolated from the microphone jhack, so you never have to worry about a "live mike" while you're on PSK31. PTT, fixed-level audio output, and squelch status lines are also available.

And for connection to a tape recorder, a convenient "AF OUT" RCA-type connector simplifies audio interconnection, independently from the TNC connections used for digital transceive operation.

CW Operating Flexibility
For CW experts, the FT-920 includes a CW Spot control, for precise alignment of your frequency to that of the station you're working. You also get a CW Tuning Meter, CW-Reverse sideband selection, a CW Pitch control, and a CW Message Memory electronic keyer, with storage and recall access from the front panel.

Advanced Multi-Function Display
The FT-920's Omni-Glow™ display includes a specially-engineered wide-angle lens, to ensure clarity of viewing over a very wide range of angles. The high speed digital metering includes a "peak-hold" feature, to allow easy monitoring of peak signal, power, or SWR values. You also get monitoring of the input DC voltage, speech processor compression level, DSP relative bandwidth, Clarifier offset, and a host of other information including tuning meters for both CW and FM modes.

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  6m  10m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
?
Memories
127 channels in 1 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
0.1-30 MHz
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
?
Selectivity
?
Filters
?
Receiver system
?
IF-frequencies
1st: 68.9 MHz
2nd: ?
Image rejection
?
Audio output
?

Transmitter

TX-range
10-160 m + WARC / 50-54 MHz
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
RF-output
SSB/CW: Max 100 W, AM: 25 W

Connections

Antenna
-
Impedance
16.7/150 Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC
Current drain RX
Max 2.2 A
TX
Max 22 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
410 × 135 × 316 mm (16.14 × 5.31 × 12.44 in)
Weight
11.50 kg (25.4 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 199x and 200x

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
DSP
RS-232C
Twin RX
Built-in auto-AT
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
4374
MPN
YAESU-FT-000920AF

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Yaesu FT-920 Brochure PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
Yaesu FT-920 Operating Manual PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
Yaesu FT-920 Schematic Diagram PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
Yaesu FT-920 Technical Overview PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
 
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Reviews & stories

Rating Title Submitted
Yaesu FT-920 7 years ago by N7RD
On a par with the big guns! 9 years ago by freddymcgavin
FT-920 EXCELLENT XCVR 9 years ago by w0glt
FT-920AF 9 years ago by rogerbellamy

New and second-hand prices

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. We collect prices paid by real hams over the years to help you estimate the value of a used Yaesu FT-920AF. 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 second-hand price of the Yaesu FT-920AF is around:

  • EUR 420.00
  • USD 66.00 ~ USD 288.00
  • GBP 199.00

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These estimates are based on the following prices:

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2016 EUR 440.00 Used / Mint zs6hda
2011 USD 900.00 Used / Good WD8FM
2010 USD 724.00 Used / Good eBay
2010 GBP 500.00 Used / Mint rogerbellamy
2002 USD 900.00 Used / Mint w0glt

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