The CW from the current production runs of the FTdx-5000
is very clean! No short dit and no difference with internal or
external keyers. No key clicks.
The only issue some people have is that you can't hear between
the dits at high speed QSK CW operation!
You still can hear between CW letters at any speed and,for me that works
just fine and the CW signal is very clean...
I had an FT-1000MP before this 5000 and the 5000 has much cleaner CW.
If I were you i'd go for it, which I did! I love mine and I am 99% CW.
On Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:58:32 -0400 "Ed Hughes" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I have 2 Mark Vs and have been thru all the "key click"
> problems. I was thinking about a 5000, gezzz why can't Yaesu fix
> their CW
> bugs ?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Floyd Sense" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 3:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [Yaesu] Yaesu Digest, Vol 100, Issue 6
> > Yes - I owned an FTDX-5000D for a very short time and now own a
> > competitor's rig. Feel free to email me for lots of details, but
> > is some advice:
> > 1. If you plan to use the 5000 for CW work, ask the dealer if he
> > guarantee that the "short dits" problem is fixed on the unit he
> wants to
> > sell you. Make sure he'll take the rig back and pay the return
> > if you find that the problem is still present. He may not be able
> > make the guarantee. Do not assume that the fix has been factory
> > installed as alluded to in the ARRL review.
> > 2. If you purchase the 5000 and plan to use if for CW, be sure to
> > carefully at the CW waveforms in both QSK and semi-break-in modes.
> > NOT DEPEND ON WHAT YOU HEAR ON THE RIG'S MONITOR TO JUDGE THE CW
> > WAVEFORMS. The monitor signal appears to be almost unrelated to
> > real signal being transmitted. Listen to the keyed CW signal on
> > separate receiver while sending a string of dits. If it has the
> > dits problem, it will be VERY apparent. If you don't have an
> > oscilloscope capable of looking at the transmitted RF waveform,
> > approach is to listen to the signal on a separate receiver and
> feed the
> > audio to any audio editing program via your sound card. Then
> > carefully at the dit and dah lengths compared to the spaces and
> > the waveforms in both QSK and semi-break-in modes. Look for
> things like
> > overshoot at the leading edges or distortions in the leading edge
> of the
> > waveform. If you see those things, you WILL have key clicks. If
> > see problems in the waveforms, return the rig and get a refund.
> Or, you
> > can wait until Yaesu has a complete fix, and pay the round-trip
> > to California to have the fix installed.
> > The SM-5000 is interesting in its shortcomings. The speakers are
> > excellent as everyone has reported. The scope takes last place
> > every other I've seen, including that in the Orion II. The
> contrast and
> > brightness is exceptionally poor, and the designer's idea of
> > differs from every other. Otherwise, the transceiver is a joy to
> > and the receiver behaves as advertised.
> > 73, K8AC
> >> Message: 2
> >> Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 06:06:38 -0400
> >> From: K8RI<email@example.com>
> >> Subject: [Yaesu] FTDX5000MP
> >> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> Message-ID:<4DB001AE.email@example.com>
> >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
> >> Anyone have experience with the FTDX5000 series yet?
> >> I'm looking for information to help me make up my mind between
> >> FTDX5000MP and a competitors rig.
> >> Both run about the same price. I'd like a real time band scope,
> but they
> >> seem sorta scarse.
> >> I like the features of the 5000MP and think it'd work with second
> >> software and my computer to provide a good real time band scope.
> >> operation and operation on my network is desirable as well,
> >> having to purchase extra hardware.
> >> I run SO2R with one station in the den here in the house and one
> out in
> >> my shop with a 6-pack at the base of the big tower. Wiring in the
> >> tower gets a bit more complicated. Hence another reason for the
> >> to operate off the network.
> >> 73
> >> Roger (K8RI)
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