Yaesu FT-450D compact yet superb HF/50MHz

Yaesu FT-450D compact yet superb HF/50MHz
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The new Yaesu FT-450D is the updated version of the original FT-450. Used by many
CDXC members operating DX-peditions from around the world, ML&S have introduced a very special price to tempt you into this excellent HF/6m base transceiver.

The FT-450D is a compact yet superb HF/50MHz radio with state-of-the-art IF DSP technology configured to provide World Class performance in an easy to operate package. Suitable for all applications; beginners, casual operators, enthusiasts, portable/field users and emergency service providers.

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  • Large, informative LCD Negative type Front Panel Display with convenient Control knobs and Switches. The display shows the Frequency, S-Meter, a Graphical indication of RF to IF settings, and the DSP Interference Elimination settings (Contour, Notch, DNR, WIdth and Shift).
  • Key, Mic & Phone jacks are provided on the front panel for handy access.
  • Compact Size & Lightweight.
  • Rugged aluminium die-cast chassis with large thermostatically-controlled cooling fan.
  • Operates anywhere using the built-in Automatic Antenna Tuner, or optional External Antenna Tuning systems.
  • 67.899 MHz 4 pole 10kHz Roofing Filter (MCF/Monolithic Crystal Filter) and 8 band-pass filters at the RF stages provide excellent suppression of out-of-band interference.
  • 20dB Att (Attenuator) and IPO (Intercept Point Optimization) feature allows optimisation of the receiver front-end characteristics, to improve receiver dynamic range.
DSP

  • Legendary Yaesu IF DSP system, well regarded among top and world-class DX operators.
  • Independent Fast IF Shift control.
  • Functions for eliminating interference together with IF Shift.
  • Contour Control Operation with Yaesu's unique CONTOUR filter.
  • Manual IF Notch.
  • Digital Noise Reduction (DNR).
  • IF Width Tuning.
  • 10-Preset Digital Microphone Equalizer selections.
  • DSP VOX Operation.
  • Two Voice Memories (SSB/AM/FM) stores up to 10 seconds of audio in each memory.
  • Digital Voice Announcement, announces Frequency, Mode and S-Meter readings.
CW

  • Selectable 300Hz/500Hz/2.4kHz CW IF Filters.
  • Built-in Electronic Keyer.
  • Keyer speed adjustable between 4 WPM and 60 WPM.
  • Weight (Dot:Dash Ratio) adjustable.
  • T/R recovery delay programmable (30 - 3000ms)
  • CW Beacon - Up to 118 characters using the CW message keyer 3 memory banks.
  • Pitch Adjustment (400 - 800Hz, in 100Hz steps).
  • CW Spotting (Zero-Beating) function.
  • CW Reverse - provides BFO injection from LSB side instead of default USB side.
  • Sidetone Generator.
  • Keying on SSB modes.
  • Keying using Up/Down keys on the microphone.
  • Training feature sends random Morse Code via the built-in sidetone generator.
Additional Features

  • Large, easy to read digital S-Meter with peak hold capability.
  • QMB (Quick Memory Bank).
  • Key Illumination.
  • Versatile Memory System; up to 500 memory channels may be separated into as many as 13 Memory Groups.
  • TXW, to monitor the Transmit Frequency when split frequency operation is engaged.
  • Clarifier.
  • Built-in TCXO for incredible ±1 ppm/hour stabiltiy (@ 25ºC, after warmup).
  • Dedicated Data Jack for DATA operation (FSK RTTY available).
  • CTCSS Operation (FM).
  • My Band/My Mode functions; recalls your favourite operating environments.
  • Lock Function.
  • CS Switch to recall a favourite Menu Selection directly.
  • TOT (TX Time Out Timer).
  • Various Scan functions.
  • CAT System (D-sub 9 pin) for Computer Programming.
  • Cloning Capability.
SPECIFICATIONSFT-450D
GENERAL 
RX Frequency Range30 kHz - 56 MHz (operating)
 160 - 6m (specified performance, Amateur bands only)
TX Frequency Range160 - 6m (Amateur bands only)
Frequency Stability±1 ppm/hour (@ 25ºC, after warm-up)
Operating Temperature Range-10ºC - +50ºC
Emission ModesA1A (CW), A3E (AM), J3E (LSB,USB), F3E (FM)
Frequency Steps1/10/20Hz (SSB & CW), 100/200Hz (AM & FM)
Antenna Impedance50 Ω, unbalanced
Power ConsumptionRX (signal present) 1.5A
 TX (100W) 22A
Supply Voltage13.8 VDC, ±10%
Dimensions (W x H x D, mm)229 x 84 x 217
Weight (approx, Kg)4.0
  
TRANSMITTER 
Power Output100 Watts (25W, AM Carrier)
Modulation TypesJ3E (SSB): Balanced
 A3E (AM): Low-Level (Early Stage)
 F3E (FM): Variable Reactance
Maximum FM Deviation±5.0 kHz / ±2.5 kHz
Harmonic RadiationBetter than -60dB (160 - 10m Amateur bands)
 Better than -70dB (6m Amateur band)
SSB Carrier SuppressionAt least 60dB below peak output
Undesired Sideband SuppressionAt least 60dB below peak output
Audio Response (SSB)Not more than -6dB from 300 to 2400Hz
Microphone Impedance600Ω (200 to 10kΩ)
  
RECEIVER 
Circuit TypeDouble-Conversion Superheterodyne
Intermediate Frequencies (IF)1st IF 67.899kHz  /  2nd IF 24kHz
Sensitivity (IPO Off, ATT: Off) 
SSB(BW: 2.4kHz, 10dB S+NN)
 0.25µV (1.8 - 2.0MHz)
 0.25µV (3.5 - 30MHz)
 0.20µV (50 - 54 MHz)
AM(BW: 6kHz, 10db S+NN)
 30% modulation @ 400Hz
 2.00µV (1.8 - 2.0MHz)
 2.00µV (3.5 - 30MHz)
 1.00µV (50 - 54MHz)
FM(BW: 10kHz, 12dB SINAD)
 0.50µV (28 - 30MHz)
 0.30µV (50 - 54MHz)
 ** There is no specification in frequency ranges not listed.
Squelch Sensitivity

(IPO Off, ATT: Off)
 
SSB/CW/AM 
 2.50µV (1.8 - 30MHz)
 1.00µV (50 - 54 MHz)
FM 
 0.32µV (28 - 30MHz)
 0.16µV (50 - 54MHz)
 ** There is no specification in frequency ranges not listed.
Selectivity (-6 / -60dB) 
Mode-6 dB-60 dB
CW-N0.25kHz or better0.7kHz or better
SSB2.2kHz or better4.5kHz or better
AM6kHz or better20kHz or better
FM15kHz or better30kHz or better
FM-N9kHz or better25kHz or better
Image Rejection80dB or better
IF Rejection80dB or better (160 - 10m Amateur bands)
 65dB or better (6m Amateur band)
Maximum Audio Output2.2W into 4Ω with 10% THD
Audio Output Impedance4 to 16Ω (8Ω: nominal)
Conducted RadiationLess than 4000 µµW
  
  
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice, and are guaranteed within the Amateur bands only.
 
(3 reviews)Write a review
Good for any licence level!!
Pete|10-03-2015
Been using my FT - 450D for a while now never been happier, if I can find my way around it then anyone can!! Even used it on a special event station where even the non Yaesu operators were impressed!!
Brilliant Radio
Clive|05-01-2015
If you want a radio with great functionality and portability, this is value for money Forget 'entry level' this is a good rig for field days as well
Marvelous Set
gary|28-11-2014
For what you pay its a match to the mid price radios, very impressed with this and as always great service from MLS.
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