Yaesu FT-DX1200 HF/50MHz Transceiver
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THE FT DX 1200 HF/50MHz Transceiver NOW WITH A MASSIVE 3-Year Warranty!
Continuing the Yaesu “FT DX” Legacy of Excellence established decades ago, the FT DX 1200 is designed for the casual operator as well as for use in competitive operating situations, whether you primarily operate in Contests, chase DX or enjoy Field operating. The High Frequency Design Technology it has inherited ensures “Best in Class Performance”.
The FT DX 1200 provides up to 100 Watts on SSB, CW, FM, and AM (25 Watts carrier) and a rugged state of the art highly balanced receiver circuit configuration for top performance on today’s crowded bands. Similar to the high-end “YAESU FT DX” series, it uses 32-bit high speed floating point DSP for renowned proven performance.
A built-in 4.3-in TFT wide full color High Resolution Display with loads of information provides superior operability and visibility for the FT DX 1200 user. A Spectrum Scope located just below the LCD display gives the operator all the information needed to place them at the right place on the band with the right receiver set-up to have a satisfying experience with a casual QSO chat or while digging out a rare desired weak signal contact.
Optional Accessories are offered to provide very desirable additional features that make the FT DX 1200 a flexible true high performance platform for all hams – no matter what mode they chose to operate.
The Yaesu FTDX1200 provides sophisticated operation on 160 to 6 meters with up to 100 Watts on SSB, CW, and FM (25 Watts AM carrier) and a rugged state-of-the-art highly balanced receiver circuit configuration for top performance on today’s crowded bands. It uses 32-bit high speed floating point DSP. Yaesu’s acclaimed superior DSP algorithm is highly effective in weak signal processing and enhancement. The 1st IF frequency is protected by selectable 3 kHz, 6 kHz and 15 kHz roofing filters that effectively attenuate interfering signals. The triple conversion circuit structure allows highly flexible gain distribution at each stage. This enables elimination of unwanted signals through filters at each stage as well as optimized gain distribution. A built-in 4.3-in TFT wide full color High Resolution Display with loads of information provides superior operability and visibility for the FTDX1200 owner. A High Speed Spectrum Scope located just below the LCD, displays the information needed to place them at the right place on the band with the right receiver set-up.
Sophisticated optional accessories offer additional features that make the FT DX 1200 a true high performance platform for all hams – no matter what mode they chose to operate. The FFT-1 supports advanced functionality, including the AF-FFT Scope, RTTY/PSK31 Encode/Decode, CW Decode and CW Auto Zero-in. The SCU-17 USB Interface supports CAT, USB Audio in/out, TX control (PTT, Key, Shift) and firmware update functions.
The FT-DX1200 is supplied with MH-31B8 hand mic, DC cord, spare fuses and manual
5MHz(60m) band is not activated as delivered from the factory. If you'd like to activate then please download the following instructions.
|160 through 6 Meters - SSB/CW/FM/AM/Digital |
With efficient dimensions of 14.4" x 4.5" x 12.3" (W x H x D) and weighing in at only 20.9 pounds, the FT DX 1200 is a solidly packed transceiver ready to give very high performance on all Amateur Radio bands from 160 to 6 meters.100 Watts of Solid Performance
The RF Final Amplifier produces a clean 100 watt (some modes less) transmit signal. A large heat sink is combined with the die cast aluminum chassis for efficient heat dissipation. A cooling fan located beside the final amplifier and the TX Low Pass Filter ventilates the heat away from inside of the transceiver cabinet. This large axial flow fan is mechanically isolated from the chassis to reduce vibration and noise. The speed of the fan is continuously controlled by the temperature of the PA amplifier; starting at 40 degree C.Antenna Tuner Included
High Speed Automatic Antenna Tuner included. The antenna tuner uses LC switching. It has a large capacity 100 channel memory; the tuning data is automatically memorized to reduce tuning time when changing frequency.Smooth Main Tuning Knob Feel
The Main Tuning Knob, made from marchined aluminum parts, has the solid feeling of a largre flyweheel, while being nimble and smooth in operation. Each user may set his/her favorite torque feeling of the Main Dial rotation.USB Capable
The FT DX 1200 can be connected to a PC with a USB cable through the use of an optional SCU-17 Interfeace Unit. This unit will support CAT, USB Audio In/Out, TX control (PTT, Key, Shift), and firmware updates.Remote Control From A Distant Location
External control (CAT) is possible using Serial Port or the optional SCU-17 USB Interface Unit. This feature means the FT DX 1200 can be remotely controlled from a distant location!Big TFT Full-Color Display For Superior Operability and Visibility
The FT DX 1200 presents a wide view angle, high contrast LCD 4.3 inch TFT impressive full color display that provides a convenient view of the radio’s working functions. Superior operability is realized with this convenient display. It permits excellent visibility from different viewpoints. Even with the many FT DX 1200 features and functions, the TFT display makes operation of the radio easy and comfortable.Superior Triple Conversion Receiver
The FT DX 1200 high performance triple conversion receiver circuit structure enables elimination of unwanted signals through filters at each stage as well as optimized gain distribution.Top Performing Receiver RF Front End
The receiver front end is exposed to strong signals directly from the antenna. Yaesu engineers carefully selected and tested active elements like the RF amplifier, but also passive circuit components and coils, so that no spurious or unwanted signals are created. By pressing the ATT key on the front panel, the operator picks from four selectable stages of attenuation to attenuate interfering strong signals. The effect of strong out of band interfering signals on the RF amplifier is further reduced by significant attenuation through 8 band pass filters in the FT DX 1200.Effective QRM and QRN Rejection
Effective QRM rejection is achieved from the FT DX 1200 IF DSP. The 32-bit high speed floating decimal point DSP, TMS320C6727B (maximum 2800 MIPS/ 2100 MFLOPS) made by Texas Instruments, is used for the IF section of the FT DX 3000. The signal is processed with the high speed 300 MHz clock frequency.Selectable Roofing Filers
Roofing filters of 3 kHz, 6 kHz and 15 kHz filters are fitted before the 40.455 MHz 1st IF. These filters reduce the later burden on the receiver mixer and improves the adjacent multi signal characteristics.Very Low Noise Floor - Terrific Signal to Noise Ratio
The S/N ratio (signal-to-noise ratio) of the local signal that is injected into the 1st IF mixer is one of the most important factors for improving the receiver properties in the ultra-multi-signal environment.Three IPO Settings - Best Signal Reception During Changing Band Conditions
3-step IPO settings permit the operator to select the most appropriate gain for best signal reception. This variety of selections provides superior receiver performance and the best possible communications with changing band conditions.High Quality Audio With Punch
The modulation circuit of the FT DX 1200 utilizes digital variation operational modulation, which creates ideal high quality transmission audio.Two Antenna Inputs
Two antenna connectors are available on the FT DX 1200 Rear Panel.For the CW Enthusiast
CW Zero-in DisplayOptional Fully-Automatic µ-Tuning Kit
The u-Tuning Kit that was developed for the FT DX 9000, is optionally available for use with the FT DX 1200. No other Amateur Radio transceiver manufacturer offers a comparable device that may improve your DXing performance in some challenging operating situations.
What else can i say! wow, this radio is fabulous. I have had so many complements on my audio quality. Easy to use, great to look at and hears so much better than my former radio. Can't thank ML&S for their service and hospitality, talking me through the radio. Thank you!
Fantastic value for money!
Fantastic radio this is awesome I also bought the ldg YT-1200 to go with it. great radio great service reccomended
Upgraded from a FT-897D and WOW what a difference. This is the radio to have. I opted for the FFT-1 as well, but this does not give you much extra functionality. Just go with the vanilla radio it works fine. I'm using mine without the SCU-17, it works great with my Signalink USB and CAT control via RS-232.
Yaesu FT-DX1200 just one word, AWESOME. and First class service by ML&S. i got the FFT-1 to well worth getting.
Great service from ML&S and WOW what a great radio well done Yaesu .
Excellent radio. First class service by ML&S.