Rod, K8RR walks you through the set up and features of the Yaesu FTdx-101MP

Yaesu FTdx-101MP HF+50 MHz 200W Transceiver

Radio enthusiasts know the iconic model number “101” which comes from the legendary and best-selling FT-101 series produced by Yaesu in the 1970s.

“The Legend Continues” as this all new HF transceiver carries the tradition of high quality known of the original 101 series. This transceiver is certain to satisfy the demands of a wide variety of Amateur Radio enthusiasts.


brings new excitement and surprising advances in a particularly attractive package. Its unique hybrid narrow-band SDR configuration achieves unsurpassed critical dual receiver performance. The Direct Sampling SDR section provides astounding visual awareness of activity across the band as well as detail around the operating frequency on each receiver.


The large, precision color touch-panel display also features gorgeous dual multi-function meters, dual frequency readouts and multi-functional touch controls, plus the exclusive 3DSS – Three Dimension Spectrum Stream waterfall and panadapter scope.

The entire class-leading screen of the FTdx-101MP may be displayed on a user supplied external digital monitor! Ergonomically arranged transceiver controls are centered about a large, tactile and weighted VFO. The Main knob is enhanced with the MPVD; Multi-Purpose VFO Outer Dial which controls the sub receiver VFO, clarifier, VC-Tune RF Preselector, VFO fine tuning and a user defined Custom Selection function.

A welcome feature, each function of the identical Main (A) and Sub (B) receivers have separate independent front panel controls; AF and RF gain, Shift, Width, Notch, Contour, Digital Noise Reduction and APF. Built for the serious contester, dual LED push-buttons comprise the Active Band Indicator for each receiver, enabling effortless and rapid independent band changes.

Adjustments of mode-specific settings and levels are displayed and accomplished quickly with the press-and-turn Multi-function selector. Every important control is strategically placed and readily available for maximum flexibility and ease of operation with this remarkable transceiver.

Some of the impressive features and specs of the amazing Yaesu FTdx-101MP:

  • High-Class 160 thru 6 Meters 200 Watt Transceiver for all modes; SSB, AM, FM, CW, RTTY and Digital
  • Superb and astonishing close-in dynamic range performance (120 dB RDR at 2 kHz spacing, 14 MHz, 500 Hz)
  • Hybrid SDR technology: Direct Sampling and NBW (narrow bandwidth) SDR
  • 9 MHz IF roofing filters with excellent Shape Factor built-into MAIN and SUB receivers: 12 kHz, 3 kHz, 600 Hz plus 300 Hz in the MAIN** 
  • High-Q VC-Tune Front-End RF Preselectors built-into MAIN and SUB receivers for maximum attenuation of -70 dB
  • 400 MHz HRDDS (High Resolution Direct Digital Synthesizer)
  • Ultra-low phase noise 1st Local Oscillator
  • Completely independent dual receivers with general coverage receive
  • Yaesu renowned interference reduction system with 32 bit IF DSP and digital noise reduction (DNR) and DSP Auto Notch (AN)

Inputs and Outputs:  

  • SPS-101 Separate External Speaker and Power Supply combination is included, 95-264 Vac, 5A max., DC cable attached
  • USB B port rear panel; supports audio interface and transceiver CAT control
  • 2 USB A ports on front panel support mouse and keyboard
  • RS-232 CAT interface (DB-9M)
  • SD Card slot, front panel
  • External Digital Display DVI-D Port, rear panel
  • 2 External Speaker ports (A and B receivers)
  • 2 Antenna Ports + 1 RX antenna (UHF female, SO-239)
  • 2 Receive Out Ports (RX OUT A and RX OUT B)
  • 2 IF Outputs (IF OUT A and IF OUT B)
  • Dimensions (WHD): 16.535 x 5.118 x 12.677 in. (420 × 130 × 320 mm)
  • Weight (approx.): 26.4 lbs. (12 kg) – transceiver only (does not include speaker power supply unit)

**Optional roofing filters, 300 Hz for the SUB receiver and 1.2 kHz for MAIN and SUB receivers are available only by transceiver special order with installation and calibration by Yaesu only, extra charges apply. Standard model FTdx-101MP web ordered and shipped from DX Engineering stock cannot be upgraded by the user but can be sent to Yaesu at a later date. Call DX Engineering for details and to order your stock or custom built Yaesu FTdx-101MP.

Sale Price:$4,398.95

https://www.dxengineering.com/parts/ysu-ftdx-101mp

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