On 4/21/2011 6:15 PM, email@example.com wrote:
> 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.
I'm glad to hear they have that fixed. I use a tetrode amp and that
overshoot would make me ...unpopular.
> The only issue some people have is that you can't hear between
> the dits at high speed QSK CW operation!
I can't hear between dits even if the receiver could.
> You still can hear between CW letters at any speed and,for me that works
> just fine and the CW signal is very clean...
To me that has always been QSK. <:-))
I used to be about 99% CW but now days with arthritis and tinnitus it's
mostly SSB or relatively slow CW down around 20 wpm. Something I don't
need the computer to copy.
It appears the latest issue 5000MPs are a better contesting/DXing rig
than the other one I'm looking at, but it's big, it's heavy, and does
not appear to be as flexible as the other rig. That's not a deal
breaker though. OTOH I would have to rebuild the hutch on top of my
desk as the MP version will not fit. I don't really care for the band
scope they have, but the other options of the MP (roofing filters and
high stability) are something I want.
Actually I run SO2R with stations in the house and shop (think I may
have said that) and what "I'd like" would be a 5000MP in the shop where
I do most of my operating and a 9100 in the house where I need the
> 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.
> Ted K2QMF
> 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>
>> 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<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>>> Subject: [Yaesu] FTDX5000MP
>>>> To: 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.
>>>> Roger (K8RI)
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