Yaesu FT-DX3000 HF/50 MHz 100W Transceiver
- Customer Reviews
Rugged 100 Watt Output Power
The new FTdx3000 HF+50 MHz 100 Watt Transceiver is another exciting new product that is certain to capture the hearts of determined DXers and Contesters as well as casual operators looking for solid communications. Using the newest down conversion and sharp edged crystal roofing filter technology, this fabulous radio attains outstanding receiver performance inherited from Amateur Radio’s leading HF radio; our proud FTdx5000. The market has been waiting for a reasonably priced transceiver that takes a major performance leap forward – the FTdx3000 is that feature filled compact radio package.
The Yaesu FTDX3000 transceiver provides ultimate weak signal receiver performance in crowded, strong signal environments. General coverage receive is available from 30 kHz to 56 MHz. Power is adjustable 5 to 100 watts for the amateur bands from 160 to 6 meters. A built-in 4.3-in TFT wide full colour high resolution display provides superior operability and visibility for the FTDX3000D user. A High Speed 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. Other refinements include: USB interface, 9 MHz IF output, RX-only antenna input, RTTY/PSK encoder/decoder, High speed antenna tuner and a specialized 50 MHz amplifier.
Read what Mike M0AZE said about his recent FTdx3000 purchase from ML&S:
I was made very welcome and 'looked' after in the proper customer service sense on Saturday, never pressured and allowed to explore all of the wonderful delights out on show. I bought a new Yaesu FTDX 3000, initial reaction it has everything I'd hoped for.
A very big thank you has to go to every one there, some I don't know their names, from the coffee maker to Tony who spent time on the phone with me on Friday to Steve the technical man (star of YouTube and looks better in the flesh) to Richard your Sales Manager. The 270 mile round trip was worth it, even the M25 was a doddle both ways.
Congratulations on a super new store and I wish you and everyone at ML&S all the best and continued success.
Mike - M0AZE, March 2015"
Read what David G7LJV said about his recent FTdx3000 purchase from ML&S:
Many thanks for your advice, assistance and patience in helping me (finally) choose the right radio!
Unsurprisingly, the FTDX-3000 is absolutely superb and in performance terms is significantly better than any radio I have previously owned. It is also remarkably logical and easy to operate, although I have yet to absorb every page of the weighty user's manual!
Whilst I never thought I would spend so much on a transceiver (parsimonious is my middle name), the Yaesu is worth every penny (even if the price reported to my wife had the decimal point moved one place to the left).
Finally, in this age of disposable consumerism, it is refreshing and reassuring to receive such excellent customer service - thanks Richard!
David - G7LJV, April 2013"
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FT DX 3000 Brief Description:
The Amazing Crystal Roofing Filter performance has been proven in the FT DX 5000
The Down conversion 9 MHz 1st IF frequency receiver construction can realise narrow 300 Hz (optional), 600 Hz and 3 kHz bandwidth roofing filters.
Implementing the extra sharp Crystal Roofing Filters provides superior close-in dynamic range and affords the best receiver performance possible.
Outstanding Receiver performance is the heritage of the FT DX 5000
The Essential elements in receiver performance are the RF amplifier and the 1st mixer.
The RF Amplifier has optimized NF points, and the over-sized wide range RF transformer exhibits minimum saturation in strong signal processing. The optimized devices were selected to guarantee superior multi-signal RX performance.
The desired maximum performance has been realized in the development of the FT DX 3000 receiver circuitry. This new radio has the high dynamic rance IP3 performance that was realized and proven in the FT DX 5000.
IF DSP provides effective and optimized QRM rejection
The 32 bit high speed floating decimal DSP (max 2800 MIPS) provides effective cancellation/reduction (DNR) of the random noise that is frequently found on the HF Frequencies.
Auto-Notch (DNF) that automatically eliminates the dominant beat tone
CONTOUR and APF; very effective receiver noise reduction tools in the HF band operations.
Yaesu original DSP QRM and noise reduction are also provided with the new FT DX 3000.
Large and Wide Colour LCD Display
The high-resolution (480 x 272 dots) 3.5-inch wide colour LCD displays the operating information and the status of the transceiver functions.
The various FT DX 3000 functions are displayed on this LCD and provide the operator with easy to read operating information.
High Speed Spectrum Scope built-in
Although the FT DX 3000 only has one receiver, a high speed Spectrum Scope is built into the radio.
When in Auto Mode, the Spectrum Scope display is updated in real time.
The maximum bandwidth of the scope is 1 MHz, and the minimum span width setting is 20 kHz. The best desired span is selectable for the high-resolution display. The current band activity can be monitored in real time.
AF SCOPE display and RTTY/PSK encoder/decoder (optional)
The optional AF SCOPE and optional RTTY encoder/decoder functions have been developed for the FT DX 3000.
The wave form of the AF SCOPE signal can be displayed on the TFT LCD. Also, the RTTY/PSK text may be displayed on the LCD.
Independent Frequency Display
The Main operating frequency is the most important display in the radio, with VFO-A frequency located just above the main dial.
The newly-developed LCD has a wider viewing angle and higher contrast for convenient and effortless viewing.
- Built-In Specialised Receiver amplifier for 50 MHZ
- Three antenna connectors are provided, with the possibility of assigning the "ANT-3" connector to "RX-Only"
- Signal output for an external receiver
- 9 MHz IF output
- High Speed Automatic antenna tuner built-in
- Optional µ-tune unit available
- USB Interface
The FTDX3000 requires 13.8 VDC at 23 amps. This radio comes with the MH-31B8 hand mic, DC cable spare fuses and plugs. 14.4 x 4.5 x 12.4 inches 22 lbs. (10 kg).
5MHz(60m) band is not activated as delivered from the factory. If you'd like to activate then please download the following instructions.
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