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Yaesu FTdx 3000

FTdx3000

The FT DX 3000 - Building on the YAESU FT DX Heritage
 
The FT DX 3000 is member of the long line of top performing YAESU FT DX Series of transceivers. It inherits the design concepts of the FT DX 9000 and FT DX 5000 transceivers that have received high praise from all over the world by those pursuing the highest ideal of Amateur HF communication equipment.
 
The FT DX 3000 exhibits phenomenal multi-signal characteristics first demonstrated in the top-rated FT DX 5000. Using the two signal dynamic range measuring method with 10 kHz signal separation, the FT DX 3000 performance is 108.5 dB, IP3 +37 dBm. With frequency separation of only 2 kHz between the desired signal and an interfering signal, the dynamic range measures 106 dB and IP3 +33 dBm. 
 
With all its features and amazing performance, the FT DX 3000 is a terrific rig for home or for a DXpedition at a truly affordable price.


Heathkit HW-101

FTdx3000

The HW-101 born was out of three previous models, the SB-100, SB-102, and the HW-100. Like the previous models, it covered the 80 through 10 meter amateur radio bands on Single Side Band or CW at 100 watts, and was one of the most popular of Heathkit's ham radio products. It was a dependable and well designed radio that was sold in kit form for $399. It was often a ham radio operator's first introduction to Single Side Band (SSB) mode of communications. Even at a cost of $399.95, it was quite a bit more afforadable than other factory built transceivers that were currently on the market. The Collins KWM-2, one of the most popular ham radio transceivers ever, cost $1,250 in 1959. The HW-101 was released in time for the Christmas market in 1970 and was in production for thirteen years. Although actual production figures are sketchy, it is estimated that Heath sold between 30,000 and 40,000 of these units.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Receiver

  • Sensitivity......................................................Less than .3 microvolt for 10 dB signal plus noise-to-noise ratio for SSB operation
  • SSB Selectivity..............................................2.1 kHz minimum at 6 dB down, 7 kHz minimum at 60 dB down (3.395 MHz filter)
  • CW Selectivity...............................................(with optional SBA-301-2 CW Filter Installed) 400 hZ minimum at 6 dB down,2 kHz at 60 dB down
  • Audio Power Output......................................2 watts with less than 10% distortion

    Transmitter

  • DC Power Input..............................................SSB: (A3J emmission) 180 Watts P.E.P (normal voice , continous duty cycle
  • RF Power Output............................................100 watts on 80 through 15 meters, 80 watts on 10 meters (50 ohm non-reactive load)
  • Output Impedance..........................................50 ohm to 75 ohm with less than 2:1 SWR
  • Oscillator Feedthrough or Mixer Products.....55 dB below rated output
  • Harmonic Radiation........................................40 dB below rated output
  • Transmit Receive Operation............................SSB: PTT or VOX, CW: Provided by operating VOX from a keyed tone, using grid block keying