Yaesu FTDX10 – New product Announcement

FTDX10 - Compact HF/ 50MHz 100W SDR Transceiver

Yaesu FT DX 10
Yaesu FT DX 10

New Yaesu compact HF and 50 MHz 100W SDR Transceiver available in December 2020.
Functionalities of the top line models in a smaller form factor transceiver. FTDX10 is going to utilize the Yaesu Hybrid SDR Configuration.

FTDX10 Price has been announced by Yaesu Dealers in Europe and Canada but not yet in USA since still missing for FCC Approval.

FT DX 10 Features

  • 15 separate band pass filters
  • Effective QRM rejection with the IF DSP (IF SHIFT/WIDTH, IF NOTCH DNF, DNR, COUNTOUR)
  • High-quality and super stable final amplifier utilizing the new push-pull MOSFET RD70HUP2
  • Aluminum Heat Sink with 80mm low-noise axial flow cooling fan
  • High Speed Automatic Antenna Tuner with a large capacity 100-channel memory
  • RF & AF Transmit Monitor
  • Microphone Amplifier with Three-stage parametric Equalizer (SSB/ AM mode)
  • QMB (Quick Memory Bank)
  • Band Stack Function
  • Optional speaker – SP-30 designed for the new FTDX10
  • Optional roofing filter (300Hz) – XF-130CN available

Hybrid SDR Configuration

Like the FTDX101 series, the new FTDX10 utilizes the Yaesu Hybrid SDR configuration – Narrow Band SDR and Direct Sampling SDR. The Narrow band SDR receiver emphasizes excellent receiver performance, while the Direct Sampling SDR provides a Digital Processing Real-Time Spectrum Scope.

Narrow Band SDR

Narrow Band SDR with 3 types of Roofing Filters and Phenomenal Multi-signal receiving Characteristics

Like the FTDX101 series, the Down Conversion type receiver configuration with the first IF at 9MHz has been adopted. It makes it possible to incorporate excellent narrow bandwidth crystal roofing filters that have the desired sharp “cliff edge” shape factor. Thanks to the Narrow Band SDR with the latest circuit configuration including 500Hz, 3kHz and 12kHz roofing filters and low noise oscillator, the RMDR (Reciprocal Mixing Dynamic Range) reaches 116dB or more, the close-in BDR (Blocking Dynamic Range) reaches 141dB or more, and 3rd IMDR (third-order Intermodulation Dynamic Range) reaches 109dB or more, in the 14MHz band at 2kHz separation.


The New Yaesu FT DX 10 HF / 50 MHz Transceiver

High Resolution Direct Digital Synthesizer

250MHz HRDDS (High Resolution Direct Digital Synthesizer) affords Quiet and Clear Reception

The local circuit of the new FTDX10 uses 250MHz HRDDS method same as the FTDX101 series. Thanks to its characteristics that improve the C/N (carrier to noise) ratio and the careful selection of components in the design, the phase noise characteristic of the local signal achieves an excellent value of -145dB or less in 14MHz at 2kHz separation.

3-Dimensional Spectrum Stream

3DSS (3-Dimensional Spectrum Stream) on the 5-inch Full-Color TFT Display with Touch-Panel Functionality

The 5-inch Full-Color panel shows the 3DSS display. By touching the frequency display, the numeric keypad is displayed, and the active band and frequency adjustment can be set by direct input. Frequency setting and adjustment can also be performed by turning the MAIN dial or touching the scope display. Similar to the FTDX101 series, the MULTI display, RX operation status display, Center, FIX and Cursor modes are available.

Front Panel

Front Panel Designed for Superior Operating Efficiency

Front Panel Designed for Superior Operating Efficiency MPVD (Multi-Purpose VFO Outer Dial), is a large multi-purpose ring around the outside of the VFO dial that enables control of Clarifier, C/S (custom selection function) and recall of memory channels.

Remote Operations

Remote Operation with optional LAN unit (SCU-LAN10)

Remote operation of the new FTDX10 is possible with the optional SCU-LAN10 and SCU-LAN10 Network Remote Control Software. In addition to controlling the transceiver basic operations, the versatile scope displays enable sophisticated operation such as monitoring the band conditions on a large display at a location away from the ham shack by connection to a home LAN network.

FTDX10 HF/50MHz band 100W Transceiver

  • Hybrid SDR configuration utilizing a Narrow Bandwidth SDR, and a Direct Sampling SDR
  • Narrow Band SDR enables Phenomenal Multi-signal Receiving characteristics (2kHz RMDR 116dB+, 2kHz BDR 141dB+, 2kHz 3rd IMDR 109dB+) – Down conversion, 9MHz IF Roofing Filters produce Excellent Shape Factor
  • 250 MHz HRDDS (High Resolution Direct Digital Synthesizer) Ultra Low-Noise Local-Oscillator System
  • 15 Separate Powerful Band Pass Filters (BPF)
  • High-quality and Super-Stable Final Amplifier utilizing the new push-pull MOSFET RD70HUP2
  • 5-inch Full Color Touch Panel and 3DSS (3-Dimensional Spectrum Stream) Display
  • MPVD (Multi-Purpose VFO Outer Dial) enables Outstanding Operating Performance
  • Quick Memory Bank (QMB)
  • Supports CW operation with multiple functions such as: CW zero-in, CW Auto zero-in, CW Reverse, CW decode, CW keying Signal form Shaping by FPGA and others
  • RTTY (FSK)/ PSK Encode/Decode Function
  • Other practical features such as Optional RF Gain Selection by IPO. Automatic Gain Control, Quick Split Function – SD Card Slot
  • Remote Operation via Internet with optional LAN-Unit (SCU-LAN10)


FTDX10 Specifications


Frequency Ranges:

RX 30kHz – 75MHz (Operating)
1.8MHz – 29.699999MHz (Specified performance, Amateur bands only)*
*5.1675/5.332/5.348/5.3585/5.373/5.405MHz (US only), 5.351500-5.366500MHz (EU only)/ 5.25000-5.406500 (UK only)
50MHz – 53.999999MHz (Specified performance, Amateur bands only)
70MHz – 70.499999MHz (Specifed performance, UK Amateur bands version only) TX 1.8 – 54MHz (Amateur bands only)

Modulation Type:


Frequency Stability:

±0.5ppm (32°F to +122°F/0°C to +50°C, after 1min)

Supply Voltage:

DC 13.8V ±15%

Circuit Type:

Double-Conversion Superheterodyne

Intermediate Frequencies

1st IF 9.005MHz
2nd IF 24kHz

RF Power Output:

5W – 100W (CW, LSB, USB, FM, RTTY, PKT)
5W -25W (AM)

Case Size(W x H x D):

10.47 x 3.58 x 10.35(inch) / 266 x 91 x 263 (mm)

Weight (Approx.):

13lbs/ 5.9kg

FTDX10 Supplied Accessories:

  • Microphone SSM-75E
  • DC Power Cable w/Fuse
  • Operating Manual
  • 6.3mm 3-contact Plug

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    • The Yaesu specifications reports the Circuit type as stated. We believe the explanation should be found on the following Yaesu concept, used to explain FT101DX SDR Receiver “The Narrow band SDR receiver removes strong out of band signals by using a superheterodyne method, with narrow band roofing filters which significantly attenuates unwanted out of band frequency components, and the wanted signals within the passband are converted to digital by a high resolution 18-bit A/D converter and sent to an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) for signal processing.”

  1. This rig looks nice. However, it seems to be a cross between the 991A and the FTDX101D. I own both and love their performance, ease-of-use, and documentation. This transceiver should be a winner, too.

  2. This radio, like the FTSX-101D, is an IF sampling SDR back end attached to an analog front end.. The first filtering and down conversion stages are done in the analog domain using conventional mixers while the last filtering and down conversion stage is done digitally in an FPGA (firmware defined) at IF and a DSP CPU (software defined) at nearly audio sampling frequecies. This is very similar in concept to the FTDX-3000, -1200, FT-991, with the major exception that the frequency the DSP samples at is in the MHz rather than near-audio range, enabling much better overall performance. It’s downside is that it contains the complexity of both a digital radio and an analog one. Much more complex (parts-wise) to build than, say a purely digital Flex-6600, which has almost nothing inside it’s large cabinet.

  3. Does it have any memories to send a PSK, CW, and RTTY?
    And having a hand held remote to send these messages?
    Thank you.

  4. No SCU-LAN10 or Bluetooth and I just can’t get into the 3-D scope display! To me it is just a gimmicky distraction. The FTdx-10 really doesn’t do anything my FT-2000 can’t do. I am seriously contemplating switching to something like a ICOM 7610 due to more features and a much better scope display. Not worth the $2,000 dollar suggested retail price that I have heard floating around.

  5. I think i’ll wait for Kenwood to do something new, seems to be a lot of Icom 7610’s and Yaesu FTdx101’s second hand for sale but hardly any Kenwood ts890’s

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