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DX Engineering Taking Reservations for the New Yaesu FTDX10 SDR Transceiver

Yaesu has announced the release of the much-anticipated FTDX10 HF/50MHz 100W SDR Transceiver. The company says its latest hybrid SDR rig will be available in early December 2020.

DX Engineering is taking reservations for the FTDX10 right now at Click here for complete reservation details.

Why You’ll Want to Be First in Line

Right off the bat you’ll notice the FTDX10’s impressive 5-inch color TFT display with touch-panel functionality for ease of use, and its compact size (10.47″ W x 3.58″ H x 10.35″ D). Features include 15 separate band pass filters; QRM rejection with IF DSP; support of CW operation with multiple functions such as CW zero-in, auto zero-in, reverse, decode, and keying signal form shaping by the FPGA; RTTY (FSK)/PSK encode/decode function; high-speed automatic antenna tuner with a large capacity 100-channel memory; and RF & AF transmit monitor. Here’s more of what you can expect:

Hybrid SDR Configuration

Like the FTDX101 series, the new FTDX10uses the Yaesu Hybrid SDR configuration—Narrow Band SDR and Direct Sampling SDR. The Narrow Band SDR receiver emphasizes excellent receiver performance, while the Direct Sampling SDR provides a digital processing real-time spectrum scope.

Narrow Band SDR with Three Types of Roofing Filters and Phenomenal Multi-Signal Receiving Characteristics

Like the FTDX101 series, the Down Conversion-type receiver configuration with the first IF at 9MHz has been adopted. It makes it possible to incorporate excellent narrow bandwidth crystal roofing filters that have the desired sharp “cliff edge” shape factor. Thanks to the Narrow Band SDR with the latest circuit configuration including 500Hz, 3kHz, and 12kHz roofing filters and low-noise oscillator, the RMDR (Reciprocal Mixing Dynamic Range) reaches 116dB or more, the close-in BDR (Blocking Dynamic Range)reaches 141dB or more, and third IMDR (third-order Intermodulation Dynamic Range) reaches 109dBor more in the 14MHz band at 2kHz separation.

250MHz HRDDS (High Resolution Direct Digital Synthesizer) Provides Quiet and Clear Reception

The local circuit of the FTDX10uses 250MHz HRDDS method like the FTDX101 series. Thanks to its characteristics that improve the C/N (carrier to noise) ratio and the careful selection of components in the design, the phase noise characteristic of the local signal achieves an excellent value of -145dB or less in 14MHz at 2kHz separation.

3DSS (Three-Dimensional Spectrum Stream) on the 5-inch Full-Color TFT Display with Touch-Panel Functionality

The 5-inch full-color panel shows the 3DSS display. By touching the frequency display, the numeric keypad is displayed and the active band and frequency adjustment can be set by direct input. Frequency setting and adjustment can also be performed by turning the MAIN dial or touching the scope display. Similar to the FTDX101 series, the MULTI display, RX operation status display, Center, FIX, and Cursor modes are available.

Front Panel Designed for Superior Operating Efficiency

The MPVD (Multi-Purpose VFO Outer Dial) is a large multi-purpose ring around the outside of the VFO dial that enables control of Clarifier, C/S (custom selection function), and recall of memory channels.

Remote Operation with optional LAN unit (SCU-LAN10)

Remote operation of the transceiver is possible with the optional SCU-LAN10 Network Remote Control System and SCU-LAN10 software. In addition to controlling the transceiver basic operations, the versatile scope displays enable sophisticated operations such as monitoring the band conditions on a large display at a location away from the Ham shack by connection to a home LAN network.

The FTDX10 comes with a hand microphone (SSM-75E series), DC power cable with fuse, spare fuse, 6.3mm three-contact plug, and operating manual.

Yaesu Accessories
If you really want to be ready when you start amassing QSOs with your FTDX10, check out these accessories available from DX Engineering: FC-40 Automatic Antenna Tuner (for Long Wire Antenna), ATAS-120A Active-Tuning Antenna (Automatic Type), ATBK-100 Antenna Base Kit, YH-77STA Lightweight Stereo Headset for use with HF transceivers, Yaesu microphones, FH-2 Remote Control Keypad, and SCU-LAN10 Network Remote Control System.

The FTDX10 has not been approved by the FCC and may not be offered for sale or lease, or be sold or leased, until approval by the FCC has been obtained.

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