SP DX Contest 2021 is coming on April 3, 2021
We would like to invite you to participate in the SP DX Contest this weekend (starts April 3 2021 1500 UTC, ends Saturday April 4 1459 UTC).
This contest has a long history, with the first contest held in 1933.
This is the biggest operating event of the year in Poland with typically over 1000 SP stations on the air on both CW and SSB. For some, it is a competitive event, for others it is a chance to make a QSO with old friends. And for others yet, it is their only contest experience of the year and an opportunity to be seen and heard and to have fun.
The success of this contest depends on the participation of DX stations like you, whether you are a veteran contester or just enjoy making casual contacts and giving SP stations an opportunity to work DX. It does not matter how much time you can spend and how many QSOs you can make, we would like to see you in our logs!
Please visit https://spdxcontest.pzk.org.pl/2021/
2021 SP DX Contest Committee
Warsaw, Aug 19, 2015 update
The story about FT-2000D
FT-2000 100 WATT & FT-2000D 200 WATT HF+6 TRANSCEIVERS
The FT-2000 and FT-2000D are the 2nd Generation in the proud lineage of the FTdx9000 Series! Featuring extensive DSP filtering, 100 & 200 Watts of power output respectively, and a host of outstanding ergonomic and performance features, the FT-2000 and FT-2000D are destined to be the centerpiece of your HF/50 MHz station!
The FT 2000 and FT 2000D are no longer in production however they are still supported by Yaesu.
|160 - 6 Meter Coverage, 100 or 200 Watts of Power!
The FT-2000 and FT-2000D provide a full 100 & 200 Watts of power output (AM: 25 W) on the 160-6 Meter Amateur bands, and the U.S. version includes a special memory bank containing the five 60-meter channels, as well.Extensive Receiver DSP Filtering!
The power of IF Digital Signal Processing (DSP) is yours to enjoy with the FT-2000/D. Variable IF Width and IF Shift allow precise interference rejection, and the receiver DSP also includes an Auto-Notch, Manual Notch, Digital Noise Reduction, and a continuously-variable passband Contour control.User-Adjustable Variable TX Bandwidth!
With the FT-2000/D, you have tremendous control over the fidelity and/or “talk power” of your SSB signal, thanks to the variable SSB bandwidth capability in the Menu. The default bandwidth is 2.4 kHz (300 – 2400 Hz @ -6 dB), but you also have selections of 50 – 3000 Hz, 100 – 2900 Hz, 200 – 2800 Hz, and 400 – 2600 Hz, allowing you to select the bandwidth best suiting your operating needs.3-Band Parametric Microphone Equalizer!
The power of DSP also provides tremendous benefits for transmission, as well as reception. The Three-Band Parametric Microphone Equalizer allows unmatched capability to tailor your speech characteristics: in each of the three bands, you may adjust the center frequency of the equalization, the frequency spread over which the equalization is applied, and the amplitude (peaking or nulling) within that equalization range. The result is sparkling, clear audio that will be the envy of everyone else on the band!Outstanding Strong-Signal-Handling Capabilities Derived from the FTDX9000!
Following in the renowned path of the FTDX9000, the FT-2000/D is crafted with a comprehensive design view that accounts for all aspects of the strong signal environment, and especially with optimization of weak-signal in a multiple-strong-signal environment.FTDX9000-Lineage Triple Roofing Filter System for Crowded Bands (Main Band VFO)
The first IF of the FT-2000/D features three roofing filters, I bandwidths of 15 kHz, 6 kHz, and 3 kHz, optimized by mode for best performance on today’s crowded bands. Especially useful during busy contest weekends, the Roofing Filters are positioned right after the first mixer, improving IP3 (3rd-Order Intercept Point) performance for all stages that follow.The Ultimate Low-Band DXer RF Preselection Filter: YAESU’s Exclusive µ-Tuning!
On the lower Amateur bands, the signal voltages impinging on a receiver can create noise and Intermodulation effects that can cover up weak signals you’re trying to pull through. So YAESU’s engineers developed the µ (Mu) Tuning system for the FTDX9000, and it’s now available as an option for the FT-2000/D. Three modules are available (MTU-160, MTU-80/40, MTU-30/20), and these modules may be connected externally with no internal modification required! When µ-Tuning is engaged, the standard VRF (Variable RF Preselector) system is bypassed, but the fixed Bandpass Filters are still in the received signal path.Unique Receiver Configuration Display
When operating at a frantic pace, it’s a comfort to have such comprehensive information available on the front panel’s huge display. The FT-2000/D’s unique "Receiver Configuration Display” calls out status for each step in the receiver’s RF and IF, and the fluorescent display also provides both graphical and numerical depiction of the bandwidth and the alignment of the various interference-rejection filters. And the high-resolution analog multi-meter allows you to monitor PO/COMP/SWR/ID/VDD/ALC both effortlessly and precisely.Dual Receive Capability for Effortless Split Operation
During Split operation, Dual Receive may be engaged so that you may listen to both sides of the pile-up (or watch a particular frequency on the same band for activity). One push of the appropriate [TX] or [RX] indicator will engage or disengage the receiver or transmitter on the Main or Sub VFO, and the [TXW] (TX Watch) button also lets you listen to your transmit frequency during casual Split operation. The Sub Receiver also has a slot for an optional Collins® Mechanical CW filter, if desired: choose the YF-122C (500 Hz) or the YF-122CN (300 Hz). The Sub Receiver is an analog type, with no DSP filters.Enhance Operation using External Display (option)!
A wide array of informative and useful displays, identical to those available on the FTDX9000D, can be obtained by adding the optional DMU-2000 Data Management Unit and an after-market display (not supplied). You get an Audio Scope (plus “Waterfall”) and Oscilloscope, Logging Page, Band Scope, World Clock with Sunrise/Sunset Terminator Display, Swept-frequency SWR display, Memory Channel listing, Rotator Control display with Great Circle Map, and a comprehensive Menu listing, as well. Enjoy the ultimate in operating ease by adding the DMU-2000!Five-Group, 99-Channel memory with 5-Channel Quick Memory Bank (QMB)
The 99 memories may be organized into up to five memory groups (up to 20 channels each), and with the addition of the optional DMU-2000 Data Management Unit, you can connect your keyboard (not supplied) and add memory labels (names), edit data, and perform backup and other functions, as well, using an external computer monitor (not supplied).A Host of Features for the CW Enthusiast!
The front and rear panels have their own key jacks, which may be set up independently for connection of a keyer paddle (for use with the internal keyer), a straight key or bug, or a computer-driven keying interface for use with contest logging software, etc.Five-Channel Digital Voice Memory and 15-Second Digital RX Recorder
For storage and playback of repetitive messages you have to transmit in a contest, the four-channel Digital Voice Recorder (5 channels when using the optional FH-2 Keypad) will quickly and efficiently let you store CQ, Contest Number, and “QRZ” messages. On receive, a running 15-second loop recorder lets you stop the recording and play back the just-received audio, so you can confirm a callsign, for example.Huge Precision Main Tuning Dual!
The front panel’s oversized 2.67” (68 mm) Main Tuning Knob is crafted using a brass JISC3604R alloy, for easy flywheel-effect frequency excursions or precision tuning of weak digital signals. The torque of the tuning knob shaft may be adjusted for just the amount of drag you prefer, and all it will take is one spin of the dial for you to know that you are in command of a serious radio!Built-in 100-Memory Automatic Antenna Tuner
The 100 memories of matching-point data allow you to tune around the bands without the need to re-tune as you go. The special antenna tuner memories ensure efficient operation, as well as lightning-fast matching at new operating frequencies, as needed.Personal Computer Control Softwre Available for Free Download!
Just go to the "Files" tab in this area, and look for the "PCC-2000-E" Zip File. Download it for free, and enjoy your "virtual front panel" of the FT-2000/D on your computer screen.And Much, Much More. . .
Flexible Connection Points for RTTY, SSTV, PSK31, JT65 (EME) and other Digital Modes; VOX (Automatic voice-operated TX/RX control); All mode Squelch; FM Mode: 50-Tone CTCSS Encode/Decode System; Band-Specific Repeater Shifts for 29/50 MHz FM; Wide/Narrow modes for AM and FM; Flexible, easy-to-use VFO/Memory command selections: A>B, A=B, V/M, M>A, A>M; Memory Channel Offset Tuning (MT); Versatile Scanning Capability; Versatile Menu Mode for customization of setup and features; Transverter Jack; Constant-level rear-panel sound recording jack; Comprehensive external RS-232C computer control (CAT) protocol; Optional FH-2 Keypad provides ease of control for CW or Voice Messages and Receiver Loop recording.
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FT-991 all photos
FT-991 US version v FT-991 EU version rear panel comparison. US version - VHF connector, EU version - N50 connector.
FT-991. Under lower (bottom) cover. Main board. [click to enlarge full size image]
FT-991. Under upper (top) cover front view. [click to enlarge full size image]
FT-991. Under upper (top) cover rear view. [click to enlarge full size image]
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