Size & Lightweight
The FT-450D comes -
complete with an Automatic Antenna Tuner - is a compact 9”W x 3.3”H x
8.5”D (w/o knobs) weighing only 8.8 pounds. This lightweight package is
designed to be used as a desktop radio at home or in portable
applications. The FT-450D can also be used mobile with the MMB-90
convenient mobile bracket accessory. Besides home or mobile operation,
this easy to pack radio is a DXpeditioner or Emergency Service Provider
dream come true - compact, lightweight, high performance receiver, and 100
watts output on 160 through 6 meters Amateur Radio bands.
100 Watts RF Ouput 160 - 6 Meters
Enjoy a cool 100
watts RF output on all HF bands 160-10 meters plus the 6 meter band. The
rugged FT 450D aluminum die-cast chassis with its quiet, thermostatically
controlled cooling fan provides a solid foundation for the power amplifier
during long hours of field or home use...including the challenges of
The FT-450D can be
powered by any convenient 13.8 VDC 22 amp external power source.
Large Easy-to-Read LCD Display
You will love the
FT-450D 9-segment Black-Nega type LCD frequency display with
Larger-Than-Normal easy to read characters.
Illuminated Key Buttons
Ease of operation
enhanced through the use of easy-to-find illuminated front panel buttons.
Classically Designed Main Dial & Knobs
The FT 450D is
equipped with classically designed Main Dial and Knobs giving it the
desirable "Big Radio" feel.
400 MHz built-in IF DSP
Fast and robust IF DSP
IF Roofing Filter
The FT-450D includes
a 10 kHz bandwidth Roofing Filter in the 67.899 MHz 1st IF, right after
the 1st Mixer. This filter provides narrow-band selectivity to protect the
following IF and DSP stages – a feature rarely found in rigs in this price
IF Shift & Width
The FT-450D IF Width
and IF Shift features are the primary tools you will use for best
After narrowing the bandwidth (Width) and/or adjusting the center of the
passband (Shift), the Contour control (see details of this feature below)
may also yield additional signal-enhancement benefits on the net residual
bandwidth. What’s more, the IF Notch Filter (see details of this feature
below) may also be utilized in conjunction with the three other filter
systems to significant advantage.
The IF WIDTH tuning system allows you to vary the width of the DSP IF
passband to eliminate interference. Moreover, the bandwidth may actually
be expanded from its default setting, should you wish to enhance incoming
signal fidelity when interference on the band is low. The IF WIDTH is
varied in steps: SSB - 1.8/2.4/3.0 kHz. AM - 3.0/6.0/9.0 kHz. FM -
2.5/5.0. CW - 0.5/1.8/2.4 kHz. kHz.
The IF SHIFT tuning system allows you to vary the DSP filter passband
higher or lower, without changing the pitch of the incoming Signal to
reduce or eliminate interference. Because the carrier tuning frequency is
not varied, there is no need to re-tune the operating frequency when
eliminating the interference. The total passband tuning range for the IF
Shift system is ±1 kHz. Rotate the [SHIFT] knob to the left or right to
reduce the interference. You may observe the position of the passband in
the “SHIFT” indicator of the DSP Graphic Display portion of the LCD front
panel main display.
The Contour filtering
system provides a gentle shaping of the IF filter pass band to suppress or
enhance particular frequency components, thus improving the sound and/or
readability of a received signal. The DSP Contour filter is a unique
capability of the receiver, providing either Nulling or Peaking of tunable
segments of the receiver passband to suppress interference or excessive
frequency components on an incoming signal, or to peak those tunable
frequency segments. The amount of Nulling / Peaking and the bandwidth over
which it is applied are adjustable via the Menu. The peak position of the
contour filter is graphically depicted in the “CONTOUR” indicator of the
DSP Graphic Display portion of the LCD front panel main display. SPECIAL
FILTERING NOTE: The steep slopes of the DSP filtering can, when adjusted
aggressively, impart an unnatural sound to an incoming signal. Often, a
narrow bandwidth is not the key to improving copy. The incoming signal
itself may have undesirable or excessive frequency components. By
judicious use of the Contour filter, the “shoulder” of the passband
response may be altered, or components removed from within the passband,
allowing the desired signal to rise above the background noise and
interference in a manner not obtainable with other filtering systems.
The IF Notch filter
is a highly effective system that allows you to slice out an interfering
beat note or other carrier signal from inside the receiver passband. You
may observe the graphically depicted peak position of the IF Notch filter
in the “NOTCH” indicator of the DSP Graphic Display portion of the LCD
front panel main display.
DNR - Digital Noise Reduction
The Digital Noise
Reduction (DNR) feature utilizes eleven (11) different mathematical
algorithms to analyze and suppress different noise profiles encountered on
the HF/50 MHz bands. You get to choose the selection that provides the
best noise suppression. The DSP’s Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) system is
designed to reduce the level of random noise found on the HF and 50 MHz
bands. It is especially effective during SSB operation. Any of eleven
different noise-reduction algorithms can be selected. Each of these
algorithms was created for dealing with a different noise profile. You
will want to experiment with the DNR system to find the best setting
according to the noise currently being experienced that concurrently will
allow the signal to rise up out of the noise.
Manual Notch Filter
The FT-450D Manual
Notch Filter is a highly-effective system that slices out an interfering
Lots of receiver
frequency verstility provided by an easy to engage Clarifier
IPO/ 20 dB ATT Built-in
The FT 450D includes
all the gain you will need all the way up to 50MHz. For lower HF bands
where too much gain can lead to receiver issues, you can easily adjust the
gain from the front panel.
TX Watch Monitor
When in split frequency
mode, depressing the TXW button lets you listen to the frequency you have
selected for transmitting.
Digital Voice Recorder
Record and playback
up to 20 seconds of audio!
Digital Microphone Equalizer
Custom set your rig
to match your voice characteristics for maximum power punch on the band.
The FT 450D comes
packed with all the CW operating features one could ever ask for!
• Narrow CW IF Filters
selectivity provided by 300Hz, 500Hz, and 2.4kHz CW IF Filters. Nothing to
• Built-In Electronic Keyer
The Built-In Electronic
Keyer speed is adjustable from 4 to 60 WPM. You will also be able to
select your favorite CW weight - Dot-Dash Ratio.
• Spotting (Zero-Beating)
The FT 450D Spotting
feature will help you get right on frequency with the station you want to
• Memory Keyer
Load up the 3 memory
channels with information you repeated have to send.
• Sidetone Generator
The CW sidetone
volume and tone are menu adjustable to fit your favorite settings.
• Beacon Function
The FT 450D CW Beacon
allows up to 118 characters using the CW mMssage Keyer's 3 memories.
• CW Training Feature
Random Morse code is
generated for code practice via the built-in sidetone generator.
A jack located on the
back panel provides control circuitry for your high power linear
The FT 450D includes
a TCXO for incredible frequency stability. No option to buy!
Dedicated Data Jack for FSK-RTTY operation
The rear panel of the
FT 450D has a jack dedicated to FSK-RTTY and digital mode operation....it
could not be easier to get on the air with these modes!
CAT System (D-sub 9 pin): Computer
The FT 450D CAT System
allows uploading of factory provided firmware updates as well as computer
control of the radio.
Versatile Memory System
Up to 500 memory
channels can be set and separated into as many as 12 Memory Groups.
My Band / My Mode Functions
Use the FT 450D My Band
/ My Mode functions to recall your favorite operating environments
The FT 450D includes
a number of very useful and versitile Scan function settings.
CTCSS Operation (FM)
We did not forget to
include CTCSS operator for 10 and 6 meter FM operation.
Important Feature For Visual Impaired
The FT 450D provides
Digital Voice Announcement - Select Frequency, Mode, Meter Reading