Yaesu FTdx5000 Desktop HF/VHF Transceiver

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The Yaesu FTdx5000 was announced in November 2009. The transceiver features an impressive 112 dB dynamic range and an IP3 (3rd Order Intercept Point) of +40 dBm (CW, 500 Hz). Newly designed roofing filters are selectable between 300 Hz, 600 Hz, 3 kHz, 6 kHz and 15 kHz. DSP features are powered by two 32-bit processors from Texas Instruments (TMS320C6727B) both running at 300 MHz. Each VFO has its own DSP processor. RF output comes from a pair of VRF150 FETS yielding 200 W.
Besides the main display there is a large multi-functional analogue meter (same as in the FTdx-9000) and three sub-displays to indicate sub-frequency, graphical wave and menu functions.

The Station Monitor SM-5000 is optional with the FTdx5000.

Frequency range

RX-range
0.03-60 MHz
TX-range
10-160 m + WARC / 50-54 MHz
HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  6m 
Stability
±0.5 p.p.m. TCXO
Tuning steps
-
Filters
15 / 6 / 3 kHz, 600 Hz (300 Hz optional)

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Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   RTTY  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
Triple conversion Super-heterodyne + DSP
IF-frequencies
1st: Main: 9 MHz, Sub: 40.455 MHz
2nd: Main: 30 kHz (SSB/CW), 24 kHz (FM/AM), Sub: 455 kHz
3rd: Main: 30 kHz (SSB/CW), 24 kHz (FM/AM)
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   RTTY  
RF-Output
200 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains
Current drain RX
-
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
462 × 135 × 389 mm (18.19 × 5.31 × 15.31 in) (w/o knobs)
Weight
21.00 kg (46.3 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 2009 and 201x in Japan

Other features

Memories
-
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
DSP
Dual-RX
RS-232 computer interface (no USB!)
Accessories
-

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Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Yaesu FTdx5000 Operation manual - part 1
Yaesu FTdx5000 Operation manual - part 2

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Fantastic Transceiver

Yaesu FTdx5000, Desktop HF/VHF Transceiver

In my 50+ years of ham radio experience, this rig is the best. The experience gets better and better as I learn to use the rig. The stereo split ability for dxing is really great. On cw I can narrow the DSP filter to 100Hz with minimal impact on the fidelity of the signal. The DSP noise reduction really works well. The rig the FTdx5000 replaced, IC-7600, isn't even close in performance. For comparison, here is a list of "modern" rigs I have owned and used regularly: ICOM IC-7600, IC-756 Pro, Icom-765, TenTec Omni V!+, TS-830S. Nearly everything that needs a knob, has a knob for easy access without cycling through a menu system. But when needed, the menu system is easy to use and Instruction Manual is clear and easy to follow. With 200 W output, my amplifier is gathering dust. A couple nit picks: 1.No clock, 2.MS-5000 scope not very useful (really inadequate after using Icom band scopes). 3.Narrower SSB roofing filter (maybe 2.4 KHz) would be better. 4.The engagement of split mode and return to normal function is much more complex than necessary. In this respect, my Icom rigs were far superior. No rig is perfect, and we all have our personal preferences, but in my experience, this is the best transceiver, even with the nits above.

Written by w3na on Nov 24, 2013

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Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 2013
USD 4500.00

Prices

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Price Condition Year User
USD 5499.95 Mint / New 2010 universal-radio
USD 4500.00 Mint / Used 2013 w3na
EUR 4500.00 Mint / New 2014 PA1EC
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