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


Supplied Accessories

MH-67A8J Microphone

Available Options

YH-77STA Stereo Headphone

MH-31A8J Microphone

MD-200A8X Microphone

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 Connections

The 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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