Yaesu FTdx-400

Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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The FTdx400 was one of the flagship models of YAESU MUSEN Co., that was designed to provide the best performance for variety of user demands by means of tube that was the most stable electronic device at that era. In terms of SSB transceiver that consisted of tubes, FTdx400 was similar to the Heathkit SB-401 and Collins KWM-1/KWM-2 in general.

It was introduced to the market in Oct. 1967 with a catalog price of 118,000 Japanese Yen.

General characteristics

HAM bands
80m  40m  20m  15m  10m 
Frequency stability
≤ 100 Hz in any 30 minute period after warm up
Tuning steps
Continuous

Receiver

RX-range
10-80 m
Modulations
AM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
0.5 µV (20 dB S/N)
Selectivity
2.3 kHz (-6 dB), 3.7 kHz (-60 dB)
Filters
?
Receiver system
?
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
50 dB
Audio output
External speaker/headphones required

Transmitter

TX-range
10-80 m
Modulations
AM   CW   SSB  
RF-Output
SSB: 560 W (PEP input), CW: 500 W (input), AM: 125 W (input)

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50/120Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
?
TX
?

Physical

Manufactured
Between 1967 and 197x in Japan
Dimensions (w×h×d)
400 × 159 × 349 mm (15.75 × 6.26 × 13.74 in)
Weight
18.14 kg (40.0 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station

Other features

Memories
None
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
?
Accessories
?
MPN
YAESU-FTDX-000400

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  • EUR 75.00
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2012 EUR 125.00 Used / Fair Apae

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