The Yaesu FT-450 Expected to make its debut at Dayton Ham Fest 2007
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The Yaesu FT-450 provides world class performance in an easy to use, compact package. It employs state of the art IF DSP technology to bring an array of advanced features to the operator. This radio covers all the HF bands plus 6 meters.
9 x 3.3 x 8.5 inches 7.9 lbs. The FT-450 comes with MH-67A8J hand mic and DC power cord. It requires 13.8 VDC at 22 amps.
This new radio has been FCC approved and is expected late April 2007
MSRP List Price: $1200.00
Already Priced at : $969.95 by various dealers
Optional Internal: ATU-450 Antenna Auto Tuner $175
The FT-450 is a rugged, innovative multi-band, multimode portable transceiver for the amateur radio HF/VHF bands. Providing coverage of the 160-10 meter bands plus the 6 m, the FT-450 includes operation on the SSB, CW, AM, FM, and Digital modes, yielding the most comprehensive performance package available for field operation.
Designed for use from an external DC power source, the FT-450 provides 100 watts of power output from a 13.8-Volt external power supply.
The multi-function Liquid-Crystal Display includes various backlighting, which may be disabled for battery conservation. The display includes bar-graph indication of power output, ALC voltage, SWR, and modulation level.
Among the advanced features of the FT-450 are many incorporated only in large base-station transceivers. These include Dual VFOs; Split-Frequency operation; Digital Signal Processing (Bandpass Filtering, Noise Reduction, Notch, and Microphone Equalizer); IF Shift; Clarifier (“R.I.T.”); IF Noise Blanker; AGC Fast/Slow/Auto/Off selection; RF Gain and Squelch control; IPO (Intercept Point Optimization) and a receiver front-end Attenuator; VOX; Built-in Electronic Keyer; Adjustable CW Pitch; Built-in CTCSS Encoder/Decoders; and Time-Out Timer (TOT) functions; Computer Interface capability; and Cloning capability.
General FT-450 Specifications
Frequency Range: Receive: 30 kHz - 56 MHz
Transmit: 160 - 6 Meters
Emission Modes: A1 (CW), A3 (AM), A3J (LSB/USB), F3 (FM)
Synthesizer Steps (Min.): 10 Hz (CW/SSB), 100 Hz (AM/FM)
Antenna Impedance: 50 Ohms, Unbalanced (M)
Operating Temp. Range: -10 °C to +50 °C
Frequency Stability: ± 4 ppm from 1 min. to 60 min after power on.
@25 °C: 1 ppm/hour
Supply Voltage: Normal: 13.8 VDC ±10 %, Negative Ground
Current Consumption: Squelched: 1 A (Approx.)
Receive: 1.5 A
Transmit: 22 A
Case Size: 229 (W) x 84 (H) x 217 (D) mm
Weight (Approx.): 3.6 kg
RF Power Output: 100 W @13.8 V DC
Modulation Types: SSB: Balanced Modulator
AM: Early Stage (Low Level)
FM: Variable Reactance
FM Maximum Deviation: ±5 kHz (FM-N: ±2.5 kHz)
Spurious Radiation: -50 dB (1.8-29.7 MHz)
-70 dB (50 MHz)
Carrier Suppression: >40 dB
Opp. Sideband Suppression: >50 dB
SSB Frequency Response: 400 Hz-2600 Hz (-6 dB)
Microphone Impedance: 200-10k Ohms (Nominal: 600 Ohms)
Circuit Type: Double-Conversion Superheterodyne
Intermediate Frequencies: 1st: 67.899 MHz
2nd: 24 kHz
Sensitivity: SSB/CW AM FM
1.8 MHz-28 MHz 0.2 µV 2 µV -
28 MHz-30 MHz 0.2 µV 2 µV 0.5 µV
50 MHz-56 MHz 0.16 µV 1 µV 0.25 µV
(SSB/CW/AM = 10 dB S/N, FM = 12 dB SINAD)
Image Rejection: 70 dB
IF Rejection: 60 dB
Selectivity (-6/-60 dB): SSB/CW: 2.2 kHz/4.5 kHz
AM: 6 kHz/20 kHz
FM-N: 9 kHz/25 kHz
CW-N: 500 Hz/2.0 kHz
AF Output: 2.2 W (@4 Ohms, 10% THD or less)
AF Output Impedance: 4-16 Ohms
ACCESSORIES & OPTIONS
MLS-100 External Speaker
SP-2000 External Speaker
FP-1030A DC Power Supply
MHG-1 Carrying Handle
ATU-450 Antenna Auto Tuner $175
MMB-90 Mobile mounting bracket $45
Power ConnectionsThe FT-450 is designed use from an external DC power source.
External DC power source operation
The DC power connector for the FT-450 must only be connected to a DC source providing 13.8 Volts DC (±10%), and capable of at least 22 Amperes of current.
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