Yaesu FT450-D | KI5BJB

Yaesu FT-450D
An owner review of the Yaesu FT450-D
by Matthew Moyer // #KI5BJB

I really have no issues with this rig. It definitely does not lack tuning features. It has good sound, scans easily and also very good for tuning in and filtering shortwave and long wave audio.”

About the radio…
The Yaesu FT450-D base station is exceptional in general terms, and great value for money, Matthew has told us. Matthew believes the radio is aimed mostly at the enthusiast, with an exceptional range of settings and features. He thinks this radio is exceptional in terms of quality. Matthew purchased the radio new for 719.95 USD at a regional retail in 2018. He believes the radio was manufactured in 2012. Matthew says that this radio operates in the following modes: AM,FM,USB,LSB,CW,Other. It also operates on the LW,MW,HF / Shortwave,VHF,UHF,broadcast frequency bands, and that the Yaesu FT450-D base station isn’t a Software Defined Radio / SDR. He uses a HAM Radio antenna for this radio.

Radio: Yaesu FT450-D base station

General Opinion: exceptional
Value for Money: great
Price Paid: 719.95 USD new
Year of Manufacture: 2012
Operating Modes: AM,FM,USB,LSB,CW,Other
Operating Bands: LW,MW,HF / Shortwave,VHF,UHF,broadcast
Software Defined Radio: This radio isn’t an SDR.
Features and Settings: exceptional
Overall Quality: exceptional
Power Output (Watts): 100
Power Source: AC

Antenna Used…
Type: a HAM Radio antenna
Detail: Jetstream JTV 680

Ratings (%): Usability 95. Features 95. Looks 90. Performance 95. Price 80.

About the reviewer…
Matthew was born in 1969 and lives in the United States of America. He first became interested in radio in 1972 through shortwave / broadcast radio, and is a member of the following radio clubs / societies: ARRL . He is a licensed HAM / Amateur radio operator. (KI5BJB) Matthew’s favourite radio ever is this radio!. More information about the author  is available at Matthew’s profile page: bcrlivestream.com/user/KI5BJB

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Yaesu FT450-D

719.95 USD new
9.1

Usability

9.5/10

Features

9.5/10

Looks

9.0/10

Performance

9.5/10

Price

8.0/10
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