Some of the first Transceivers on the market in 1976.
Prior to these models - which were the first to use SSB, they were also the probably the first combined transmitter and receiver in one case.
20 Valves - the transceiver has 2 Television Sweep valves (6KG6) in the final PA stage to give over 200 Watts RF out.
The FT-DX-400 (above), and the FT-DX- 401B, below
The FT-101 ZD (Mk I, II and III)
Review of the Yaesu FT- 101ZD
by Harry Leeming (G3LLL)
'Ham Radio Today', October, 1986
Additions to complete 101ZD 'Line Up'
Yaesu YP-150Z - 150 Watt Dummy Load, and Wattmeter (The 'Z' indicates it is fitted with the optional mains-powered cooling fan).
Yaesu FV-101DM External VFO
The FV-l01DM digital memory VFO enables the owner of the FT-l01ZD to enjoy an astounding degree of control over his transmit and receive frequencies on any band selected by the FT-l01ZD. Twelve independent memories are instantly accessible, and each can be controlled from either the FT-l01ZD Main Tuning Dial or the Keyboard on the front of the FV-IOIDM; giving the operator essentially 12 separate VFOs. The Keyboard includes a standard numerical configuration for frequency entry, as well as control functions for step scanning in either 5 or 20 kHz steps and independent clarifier operation (over the entire band) for either transmit or receive. In addition to the independent Tuning Dial, the FV-IOIDM also has pushbutton scanning controls right on the front panel, which can scan the entire band in 10 Hz steps using any of the 12 VFO Channels or the clarifier. Twelve status indicating LEDs let the operator know the operating conditions at a glance. Four of the memory channels are protected from accidental changing by a separate memory write-activating button, allowing semi-permanent storage of favourite frequencies. Each of the remaining eight memory channels can be used to store frequencies tuned on the FT-101ZD with just the touch of a button, so all manner of split operation is a breeze, while the contester can suddenly be present on twelve different frequencies almost at once. The FV-101DM includes a beep tone generator to indicate keyboard contact, and the frequency display and dial lamp intensity are adjustable from the front panel DIM control. The FV-101M connects easily to the External VFO connectors on the back of the FT-101ZD, and requires connection to any standard line voltage between 100 and 234 VAC.
Oscillator Frequency: 4.9 - 5.6MHz Frequency Steps: 10Hz Output Voltage: 130mV @ 50Ω Output Impedance: 50Ω Dimensions: (WHD) 215 x 157 x 320mm Weight: 4.5kg
Yaesu YO-901 Multiscope Station Monitor
Yaesu Antenna Tuning Unit FC-902
The Yaesu FC-902 is an antenna tuner with inline watt meter and SWR meter. Bands covered include: 160 (L & H), 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 meters. It also features a three position antenna input switch. It is designed to match the Yaesu FT-902DM and works well with the Yaesu FT-101ZD.
Yaesu YR-901 CW and RTTY Terminal and (Below) YK-901 ASCII Keyboard
The Yaesu YR-901 CW/RTTY reader adds a new dimension to a transceiver. It decodes Morse code and Baudot RTTY. Automatic line resetting is provided, along with automatic letter spacing. The display may be switched between positive and negative display. Required video display not included. This device matches the FT-901DM and FT-902DM and the FT-101ZD.
A complete system would include the YR-901 Reader, YVM-1 Video Monitor and YK-901 ASCII keyboard [required only for transmit]
Yaesu SP-901 External Speaker
My Amateur Radio Station 2E0JJH, as at June, 2013
Having collected the whole Yaesu FT-101ZD Mk III 'Line Up', as well as my Kenwood TS-830 'Line Up' - I felt that really, in spite of loving these great old ladies, from almost 35 years ago, I really had to sell one of them to finance a really modern and up to date Transceiver...... Sadly, it had to be the Yaesu Line, and all the various accessories, and the Transceiver were put on Ebay, and sold within two days. I then purchased the Yaesu FT-950 Transceiver, together with an MFJ -949E Versa Tuner Antenna Tuning Unit, and to supply the required 13.8 Volts at 23 Amps, a Maas SPS-30 II Switch Mode PSU.
No more Buying and selling for a long while. (By order of the Station Manager) !! I am really happy with this station now !
See Pictures Below
The new Yaesu FT-950 Transceiver. Which was bought by selling off my Yaesu FT-101ZD MkIII 'Line Up'
My station as was in August, 2013
My Amateur Radio Station as at 17th December, 2013 The day I received my 'Full Amateur Licence as M0OBU
My final and complete 'Ideal Amateur Station, which will be in place, as it is for the forseeable future. .
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