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New Product Spotlight: Yaesu FT-710 AESS HF/50 MHz Base/Portable Transceiver

October has pleasantly turned into “new transceiver” month at OnAllBands!  And there’s nothing that gets us more excited than talking about the features and capabilities of a freshly minted SDR rig, especially when it comes from a leading manufacturer like Yaesu.

Available from DX Engineering, the new Yaesu FT-710 AESS HF/50 MHz Transceiver with SP-40 Speaker, has a compact design that makes it perfect for portable ops as well as base station service. Before we get into the nuts and bolts of the 160 through 6 meter FT-710, what exactly does AESS mean? In a hobby teeming with acronyms, that’s a new one.

AESS stands for Acoustic Enhancement Speaker System—a welcome addition for a transceiver of this size (9.4″ W x 3.1″ H x 9.7″ D). Generally, compact rigs have little to crow about regarding their audio capabilities. The AESS system produces high-fidelity audio that is generated by digital processing. The mid-low frequency enhancement speaker and the side speaker combine to create dramatic high-fidelity audio output. The result is an expansive and clear receive audio from a rig weighing just under ten pounds.

Other features include:

  • 5 to 100 watts (CW/SSB); 5 to 25 watts AM
  • 4.3-inch, high-resolution TFT color multifunction touchscreen display
  • Intuitive management of settings and functions
  • Easy navigation thanks to an ergonomically designed front panel and large control dials
  • Real-time spectrum scope display that employs the FTDX series SDR 3D scope 3-Dimensional Spectrum Stream to visualize changes in signal strengths within the bands
  • Multi-signal receiving characteristics enabled by powerful front-end and a low-noise oscillator system
  • QRM rejection with all interference functions (high-speed DSP) accessible from the DSP dial
  • Filter display shows pass-band AF spectrum information as well as the operating status of all interference-reducing functions
  • Quick Memory Bank stores dedicated memory channels that are easily recalled with the touch of a button
  • Up to 10 memory channels
  • Preset mode functions, most suitable for FT8 operation, are available with up to five preset parameters
  • Built-in high-speed automatic antenna tuner with 100 channel memory (support for connecting an FC-40 Remote Auto Antenna Tuner is supplied on the back panel)
  • CW operation with CW Zero-In Display, CW Auto Zero-In, CW Reverse, CW Keying Signal Form Shaping, and Contest Memory Keyer
  • SD memory card slot for recording and saving transceiver settings, memory contents, and screen capture images, as well as for updating firmware

The Yaesu FT-710 AESS comes with:

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