Yaesu FTDX101 price drop!

There has been a sudden upping of the UK cashback offer on the Yaesu FTDX101D. Infact it has been doubled from the original cashback offer of £170 to £340!! Taking the price after cashback down to £2659.95.


This makes this quite an exceptional saving over the list price for a big base HF station rig.


Check out here for further detail: Yaesu FTDX101D

Steve, G1KQH, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from England. Contact him at [email protected].

4 Responses to “Yaesu FTDX101 price drop!”

  • Paul GW4AMZ:

    100% agreed. It also comes with a desk mike and the usual 3 year warranty. Sold my FTDX101 and re bought mainly for the warranty

  • Chris Hart, CT7AMT:

    Not always a good thing. Makes you want to wait to see what their best offer is. It will also leave a lot of recent purchasers angry that they missed out.
    Not good marketing. Best thing would be to figure out what the best price would be and sell at that price. No more cashback offers, just settle the price and stick to it. Sack the marketing guys!
    I am not impressed.

  • Stephen Walters G7VFY:

    I have never really like the chaotic menu system on Yaesu radios. I had a look at the FTdx101 when it first came out. I did not like the dreadful mock, 1980’s HiFi styling and the user interface was hopeless. In my opinion they did not do enough (or maybe any) user interface testing, and it really shows.

    I have a IC-705 and an X5105, and sold my FT-817 to justify the cost.

    If I ever need to buy a big HF base radio, it will be a TS-890 or whatever replaces the TS-990 as there is little difference between manufacturers as far as performance is concern, but a vast amount in terms of useability.

  • Chris Hart, CT7AMT:

    I agree with Stephen above. Sorry to make a second post, but this is a different topic. I have an 817 on the shelf and it never gets used. When I go portable I use an IC-703. It’s a bit heavier and it needs a separate battery. I never gave it much thought, but Stephen is right, it’s ergonomics. The Japanese are usually good at that (they copied the Americans) but now I analyse my failure to ever get the 817 out is because I need retraining each time. I have three Icom radios and an Alinco DX-70. They are all easy to operate.
    It took that post above from G7VFY to make me think about why the Yaesu is collecting dust. I think I’ll flog it.
    Nobody likes menus, it is the curse of the microprocessor, giving us more options than we know what to deal with. I hate my oven and my microwave. I need retraining every time I use them over and above the basic.
    Perhaps I am in the springtime of my senility. 73

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