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HF/50 MH
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RANSCEIVER
FT-2000
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ANUAL
VERTEX STANDARD CO., LTD.
4-8-8 Nakameguro, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo 153-8644, Japan
VERTEX STANDARD
US Headquarters
10900 Walker Street, Cypress, CA 90630, U.S.A.
YAESU UK LTD.
Unit 12, Sun Valley Business Park, Winnall Close
Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0LB, U.K.
VERTEX STANDARD HK LTD.
Unit 5, 20/F., Seaview Centre, 139-141 Hoi Bun Road,
Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
VERTEX STANDARD ( AUSTRALIA ) PTY., LTD.
Normanby Business Park, Unit 14/45 Normanby Road
Notting Hill 3168, Victoria, Australia

Summary of Contents

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    4-8-8 Nakameguro, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo 153-8644, Japan VERTEX STANDARD US Headquarters 10900 Walker Street, Cypress, CA 90630, U.S.A. YAESU UK LTD. Unit 12, Sun Valley Business Park, Winnall Close Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0LB, U.K. VERTEX STANDARD HK LTD. Unit 5, 20/F., Seaview Centre, 139-141 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong VERTEX STANDARD ( AUSTRALIA ) PTY., LTD.

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    . . . BOUT ANUAL The FT-2000 is a leading-edge transceiver with a number of new and exciting features, some of which may be unfamiliar to you. In order to gain the most enjoyment and operating efficiency from your FT-2000, we recommend that you read this manual in its entirety, and keep it handy for reference as you explore the many capabilities of your new transceiver.

  • Page 3: Ipo (intercept Point Optimization)

    Congratulations on the purchase of your Yaesu amateur trans- try and Band Change, Speech Processor, IF Monitor for Voice ceiver! Whether this is your first rig, or if Yaesu equipment is modes, CW Pitch control, CW Spot switch, Full CW QSK, already the backbone of your station, rest assured that your adjustable IF Noise Blanker, and all-mode Squelch.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    ABLE OF ONTENTS General Description ............. 1 Advanced Interference-Suppression Features: Accessories & Options ..........4 RF Front End ............. 53 Supplied Accessories ..........4 Using the VRF (Variable RF Front-end Filter) ..53 Available Options ............. 4 Interference Rejection Before You Begin ............5 (Signals Off Frequency by Just a Few kHz) ....

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    ABLE OF ONTENTS CW Convenience Features ........81 Operation on Alaska Emergency Frequency: CW Spotting (Zero-Beating) ........81 5167.5 kHz (U.S. Version Only) ......100 Using CW Reverse ..........82 VFO and Memory Scanning ........101 Audio Peak Filter ........... 83 VFO Scanning ............

  • Page 6

    & O CCESSORIES PTIONS UPPLIED CCESSORIES Hand Microphone ( MH-31 1 pc A07890001 AC Power Cord 1 pc T9017882: USA T9013285: Europe T9013283A: Australia Spare Fuse (10 A) 1 pc Q0000099 4-pin DIN Plug 1 pc P0091004 5-pin DIN Plug 1 pc P0091006 1/4-inch 3-contact Plug...

  • Page 7: Ac Input Voltage Selection

    EFORE EGIN AC P ONNECTING OWER Before connecting the AC power, check the label on the After making certain the AC voltage for which the trans- rear panel which indicates the AC mains voltage for which ceiver is set matches your mains voltage, connect the AC your transceiver is currently set.

  • Page 8

    EFORE EGIN XTENDING THE RONT In order to elevate the front panel for easy viewing, the front left and right feet of the bottom case may be extended. Pull the front legs outward from the bottom panel. Rotate the legs counter-clockwise to lock them in the extended position.

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    EFORE EGIN ESETTING THE ICROPROCESSOR ESETTING EMORIES Use this procedure to reset (clear out) the Memory chan- nels previously stored, without affecting any configura- tion changes you may have made to the Menu settings. 1. Press the front panel’s [ POWER ] switch to turn the transceiver off.

  • Page 10

    NSTALLATION AND NTERCONNECTIONS NTENNA ONSIDERATIONS The FT-2000 is designed for use with any antenna system providing a 50 Ohm resistive impedance at the desired operating frequency. While minor excursions from the 50-Ohm specification are of no consequence, the transceiver’s Automatic Antenna Tuner may not be able to reduce the impedance mismatch to an acceptable value if the Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) present at the Antenna jack is greater than 3:1.

  • Page 11

    NSTALLATION AND NTERCONNECTIONS ROUNDING The FT-2000 transceiver, like any other HF communications apparatus, requires an effective ground system for maximum electrical safety and best communications effectiveness. A good ground system can contribute to station efficiency in a number of ways: It can minimize the possibility of electrical shock to the operator.

  • Page 12

    NSTALLATION AND NTERCONNECTIONS ONNECTION OF NTENNA AND OWER ABLES Please follow the outline in the illustration regarding the proper connection of antenna coaxial cables, as well as the AC power cable. Use a short, thick, braided cable to connect your station equipment to the buried ground rod (or alter- native earth ground system).

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    NSTALLATION AND NTERCONNECTIONS ONNECTION OF ICROPHONE AND EADPHONE FT-2000 O Page 11 PERATING ANUAL...

  • Page 14

    NSTALLATION AND NTERCONNECTIONS EYER OMPUTER RIVEN EYING NTERCONNECTIONS The FT-2000 includes a host of features for the CW operator, the functions of which will be detailed in the “Operation” section later. Besides the built-in Electronic Keyer, two key jacks are provided, one each on the front and rear panels, for convenient connection to keying devices.

  • Page 15

    NSTALLATION AND NTERCONNECTIONS VL-1000 L INEAR MPLIFIER NTERCONNECTIONS Be sure that both the FT-2000 and VL-1000 are turned off, then follow the installation recommendations contained in the illustration. Please refer to the VL-1000 Operating Manual for details regarding amplifier operation. Please do not attempt to connect or disconnect coaxial cables when your hands are wet.

  • Page 16

    NSTALLATION AND NTERCONNECTIONS NTERFACING TO THER INEAR MPLIFIERS RF OUT RF IN FUSE The TX/RX switching in the linear amplifier is con- trolled by switching components in the transceiver. The relay circuit of the FT-2000 used for this switching is capable of switching AC voltage of 100 Volts at up to 300 mA, or DC voltages or 60 V at 200 mA or 30 V at up to 1 Amp.

  • Page 17

    ONNECTOR INOUT IAGRAMS DC IN SERIAL OUT SERIAL IN DOWN FAST MIC GND (as viewed from front panel) (as viewed from rear panel) (as viewed from rear panel) BAND DATA PACKET RTTY +13V TX GND DATA IN SHIFT BAND DATA A RX OUT PACKET PTT BAND DATA B...

  • Page 18

    & S RONT ANEL ONTROLS WITCHES POWER Switch TUNE Switch Press and hold in this switch for one second to turn the This is the on/off switch for the FT-2000’s Automatic transceiver on, after first setting the rear panel Antenna Tuner. [ POWER ] switch to the “I”...

  • Page 19

    Microphone Connector phone. This 8-pin jack accepts input from a microphone uti- KEYER Switch lizing a traditional YAESU HF-transceiver pinout. This button toggles the internal CW keyer on and off. DIM Switch While activated, the “ ” icon appears in the dis- Press this button to lower the illumination intensity of play.

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    & S RONT ANEL ONTROLS WITCHES IPO ( I ) Switch AGC Switch NTERCEPT OINT PTIMIZATION This button may be used to set the optimum front end This button selects the AGC characteristics for the re- characteristics of the receiver circuit for a very strong- ceiver.

  • Page 21

    & S RONT ANEL ONTROLS WITCHES NB Switch SPOT Switch This button turns the IF Noise Blanker on and off. This button turns on the CW receiver spotting tone; by Press this button momentarily to reduce a short-dura- matching the SPOT tone to that of the incoming CW tion pulse noise;...

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    & S RONT ANEL ONTROLS WITCHES RF PWR Knobs DELAY Knobs MIC Knob VOX Knob The inner [ MIC ] knob adjusts the microphone input The inner [ VOX ] knob sets the gain of the VOX cir- level for (non-processed) SSB transmission. cuit, to set the level of microphone audio needed to activate the transmitter during voice operation while DVICE...

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    & S RONT ANEL ONTROLS WITCHES SUB SQL Knob [ F7 ( P.BACK )] key Press and hold in this button for 2 seconds to activate This knob sets the signal level threshold at which Sub the recording feature of the internal Digital Voice Re- (VFO-B) receiver audio is muted, in all modes.

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    & S RONT ANEL ONTROLS WITCHES CLAR NAR ( Narrow ) Switch SPLIT Switch In the SSB/CW modes on the Main band (VFO-A), Pressing this button to activate split frequency opera- this button is used to set the bandwidth of the DSP tion between the Main band (VFO-A), used for recep- (digital) IF filters to a user-programmed bandwidth (de- tion, and the Sub band (VFO-B), used for transmis-...

  • Page 25

    & S RONT ANEL ONTROLS WITCHES [ A B ] Switch RX Indicator/Switch This button, when pressed, engages the Main band Press this button momentarily to transfer data from the (VFO-A) receiver; the LED inside this button will glow Main band (VFO-A) frequency (or a recalled memory Green when the Main receiver is active.

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    & S RONT ANEL ONTROLS WITCHES CLAR BAND Keys CLAR Knob These keys allow one-touch selection of the desired This knob tunes the Clarifier offset frequency up to Amateur band (1.8 ~ 50 MHz). 9.999 kHz. What’s more, these keys may be used for direct entry VRF Knob of a desired operating frequency during VFO opera- This knob tunes the passband of the VRF (Variable RF...

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    & S RONT ANEL ONTROLS WITCHES NOTCH Switch WIDTH Knob The outer [ WIDTH ] knob sets the overall bandwidth This button turns the Main band (VFO-A) receiver’s of the IF DSP filter for the Main (VFO-A) receiver. IF Notch Filter on and off. The center (12 o’clock) position establishes the “de- When the IF Notch Filter is activated, the peak posi- fault”...

  • Page 28

    & S RONT ANEL ONTROLS WITCHES CLAR CONTOUR DNR Knob RX Indicator/Switch CONTOUR Knob This is the button that turns the Sub (VFO-B) receiver The inner [ CONTOUR ] knob selects the desired Main On and Off. When this button is pressed to make the band (VFO-A) receiver’s CONTOUR filter response.

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    & S RONT ANEL ONTROLS WITCHES ( VFO-A ) BAND Switch ( VFO-B ) MHz Switch Pressing this button allows you to select the Main When the [ A/B ] button is pressed, and the Orange lamp (VFO-A) operating band (Amateur bands) using the to the right of the [ SUB VFO-B ] knob lights up, press- [ SUB VFO-B ] knob.

  • Page 30

    NDICATIONS ( L ISPLAY & C ENTER Receiver Configuration Indicators SHIFT ANT ( 1, 2, RX ) : Indicates the peak position of the DSP IF filter. Indicates the antenna selected for operation by the front panel [ 1/2 ] and [ RX ] antenna switches. This indicator appears when the Main band (VFO-A) ATT ( OFF, –6 dB, –12 dB, –18 dB ) : receiver’s (short duration) Noise Blanker is activated.

  • Page 31

    NDICATIONS ( C ISPLAY ENTER This indicator appears during transmission on the Main This indicator appears while the voice recorder is re- band (VFO-A) frequency. cording the receiver audio, and/or the memory is re- cording your CW or voice message. BUSY PLAY This indicator appears whenever the Main band (VFO-...

  • Page 32

    NDICATIONS ( R ISPLAY IGHT Sub ( VFO-B ) Receiver S-Meter LSB, USB, CW, AM, FM, RTTY, PKT Displays the strength of signals received on the Sub Displays the currently-selected operating mode for the band (VFO-B). Sub (VFO-B) receiver. FAST This indicator appears when the [ SUB VFO-B ] knob’s This indicator appears during transmission on the Sub band (VFO-B) frequency.

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    ANEL RX ANT OUT Jack DC OUT This BNC jack provides output of the receiver signal This is DC power output lead from the internal AC lines from the Antenna jacks which are connected to power supply. Connect this pigtail to the DC IN Jack “RX”...

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    This 6-pin MINI-DIN Jack accepts a cable connected This RCA input jack may be used to provide manual to a YAESU G-800DXA/-1000DXA/-2800DXA An- transmitter activation using a footswitch or other switching device. Its function is identical to the [ MOX ] tenna Rotator (listed models are current as of early 2009).

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    ANEL REM ( REMOTE ) Jack EXT ALC Jack This RCA input jack accepts negative-going external By plugging in the optional FH-2 Remote Control Key- ALC (Automatic Level Control) voltage from a linear pad to this gold-plated jack, direct access to the FT- amplifier, to prevent over-excitation by the transceiver.

  • Page 36

    ASIC PERATION ECEIVING ON MATEUR ANDS Before turning on main power, please verify the following items once more. Have you made all ground connections securely? See page 9 for details. Do you have your antenna(s) connected to the rear-panel Antenna jack(s)? See page 10 for details. Is your microphone (and/or key or paddle) connected? See pages 11 and 12 for details.

  • Page 37

    ASIC PERATION ECEIVING ON MATEUR ANDS Here is the typical start-up procedure for normal operation: [ POWER ] Switch Main [ RX ] Button Sub [ RX ] Button CLAR [ AF GAIN ] Knob [ BAND ] Button Sub [ AF GAIN ] Knob Press the Sub [ RX ] button to 1.

  • Page 38

    ASIC PERATION ECEIVING ON MATEUR ANDS [ ANTENNA ] Button [ MODE ] Button [ FAST ] Button ( VFO-B ) [ BAND ] Button ( VFO-B ) [ MHz ] Button CLAR Sub [ SQL ] Knob [ SQL ] Knob ( VFO-A ) [ BAND ] Button [ A/B ] Button Main Tuning Dial knob...

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    ASIC PERATION ECEIVING ON MATEUR ANDS 10. Rotate the Main Tuning Dial knob to tune around the If you want to navigate quickly, so as to effect rapid band, and begin normal operation. frequency change, there are several techniques : : : : : available: DVICE Clockwise rotation of the Main Tuning Dial knob...

  • Page 40

    ASIC PERATION ECEIVING ON MATEUR ANDS ( 5 MH 60-M AND ( U.S. PERATION ON ETER VERSION ONLY The FT-2000 includes the capability for transmission and reception on the five spot frequencies assigned to the Amateur Service in the United States. To operate on the 5 MHz band: 1.

  • Page 41

    ASIC PERATION ECEIVING ON MATEUR ANDS CLAR ( C ( VFO-A ) LARIFIER PERATION ON The [ TX CLAR ] , [ RX CLAR ] , [ CLEAR ] buttons and [ SUB VFO-B ] knob are used to offset either the receive, transmit, or both frequencies from their settings on the Main band (VFO-A) frequency (the Clarifier does not affect the Sub band (VFO-B), however).

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    ASIC PERATION ECEIVING ON MATEUR ANDS LOCK You may lock the setting of the Main Tuning Dial knob, to prevent accidental frequency change. [ LOCK ] Button To lock out the Main Tuning Dial knob, just press the [ LOCK ] but- ton that is located to the right of the Dial.

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    FT-2000 O Page 41 PERATING ANUAL...

  • Page 44: Dual Receive

    ONVENIENCE EATURES ECEIVE The FT-2000 is capable of simultaneous reception on the same amateur band, using the Main (VFO-A) and Sub (VFO-B) receivers, in what is called the Dual Receive mode. Especially useful for DX work, here is the operating procedure for Dual Receive operation.

  • Page 45: Using Headphones For Dual Receive, Sideband Diversity Reception

    ONVENIENCE EATURES ECEIVE Using Headphones for Dual Receive Sideband Diversity Reception To take advantage of dual reception, you will want to con- Here you receive a single AM signal through the two re- nect stereo headphones to the PHONES jack. Like the ceivers, each receiving the opposite sideband.

  • Page 46: Bandwidth Diversity Reception

    ONVENIENCE EATURES ECEIVE Bandwidth Diversity Reception This mode involves receiving the same signal through two different bandpass filters. The frequency and mode of both the Main band (VFO-A) and Sub band (VFO-B) are the same. The Main band (VFO-A) can be set up for a wide bandpass, using the [ WIDTH ] knobs, and the Sub band (VFO-B) for a narrow bandpass, resulting in a spatial per- ception of the channel.

  • Page 47: P.back Feature From The Optional Fh-2 Remote Control Keypad

    ONVENIENCE EATURES P.BACK ( A ( VFO-A ) R UDIO LAYBACK FROM ECEIVER Once engaged by the operator, the FT-2000 begins the automatic recording of the last 15 seconds of incoming receiver audio on the Main band (VFO-A). This capability is especially useful for confirming a callsign that may have been difficult to copy due to noise or QRM, etc.

  • Page 48

    ONVENIENCE EATURES “MY B ” O ANDS PERATION When operating on an Amateur Band, it is possible to use the [ BAND ] buttons to engage the use of the [ SUB VFO-B ] knob for Amateur band selection. The “My Bands” feature allows you to select several Amateur bands, and make only those bands available for selection via the [ SUB VFO-B ] knob.

  • Page 49

    ONVENIENCE EATURES TACK PERATION The FT-2000 utilizes a triple band-stack VFO selection technique, that permits you to store up to three favorite frequencies and modes onto each band’s VFO register. For example, you may store one frequency each on 14 MHz CW, RTTY, and USB, then recall these VFOs by successive, momentary presses of the [ 14 ] MHz band button.

  • Page 50

    ONTROL UNCTIONS When using a YAESU model G-800DXA, G-1000DXA, or G-2800DXA rotator (not supplied), it is possible to control it from the front panel of the FT-2000. 1 Press and hold in the [ ENT ] button (one of the [ BAND ] button) for two seconds.

  • Page 51: Keyboard Frequency Entry

    ONVENIENCE EATURES REQUENCY AVIGATION ECHNIQUES Keyboard Frequency Entry DVICE If you attempt to enter a frequency outside the operat- You may enter operating frequencies, for either the Main ing range of 30 kHz ~ 60 MHz, the microprocessor (VFO-A) or Sub (VFO-B) bands, using the front panel will ignore the attempt, and you will be returned to band/frequency selection keys.

  • Page 52

    58 ) EE PAGE EE PAGE On the 1.9 - 28 MHz Amateur bands, Yaesu’s powerful The IF Notch filter is a high-Q notch filter that can signifi- VRF (Variable RF Filter) preselector circuit provides ex- cantly reduce, if not eliminate, an interfering carrier. The cellent suppression of out-of-band interference, with a Q (sharpness) of the filter may be adjusted using the Menu.

  • Page 53

    ONVENIENCE EATURES IPO ( I NTERCEPT OINT PTIMIZATION The IPO feature allows the operator to optimize the characteristics of the receiver front end, depending on the current noise level and the strength of incoming signals. Press the [ IPO ] button several times to set the Receiver Configuration Indicator desired characteristic of the receiver front end, per the chart below.

  • Page 54

    ONVENIENCE EATURES RF G AIN ( SSB/CW/AM M ODES The RF Gain controls provide manual adjustment of the gain levels for the receiver RF and IF stages, to account for noise and/or signal strength conditions at the moment. 1. The Main [ RF GAIN ] knob should, initially, be ro- Main [ RF GAIN ] Knob tated to the fully clockwise position.

  • Page 55

    DVANCED NTERFERENCE UPPRESSION EATURES RF F RONT The FT-2000 includes an unmatched array of RF selectivity-enhancing features. Please study the material below carefully, so as to understand the various features completely. VRF ( V RF F SING THE ARIABLE RONT ILTER The VRF system is a high-performance RF front-end preselector that has high Q factor and low insertion loss.

  • Page 56

    EJECTION ( S NTERFERENCE IGNALS REQUENCY BY UST A EW KHZ R.FLT ( R OOFING ILTERS Narrow-band Roofing Filters of 15 kHz, 6 kHz, and 3 kHz bandwidths are provided in the first IF, right after the first mixer. These filters provide protection fort the 2nd mixer, DSP, and other circuitry that follow and can dramatically improve reception on a very crowded band (during a contest, etc.).

  • Page 57

    EJECTION ( S NTERFERENCE IGNALS WITHIN CONTOUR C ONTROL PERATION The Contour filtering system provides a gentle perturbation of the IF filter passband, so as to suppress or enhance certain frequency components, thus enhancing the sound and/or readability of a received signal. 1.

  • Page 58

    EJECTION ( S NTERFERENCE IGNALS WITHIN IF SHIFT O PERATION ( SSB/CW/RTTY/PKT/AM M ODES IF Shift allows you to vary the DSP filter passband higher or lower, without changing the pitch of the incoming signal, so as 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.

  • Page 59: Using If Shift And Width Together

    EJECTION ( S NTERFERENCE IGNALS WITHIN WIDTH ( IF DSP B UNING ( SSB/CW/RTTY/PKT M ANDWIDTH ODES The IF Width tuning system allows you to vary the width of the DSP IF passband, so as 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.

  • Page 60

    EJECTION ( S NTERFERENCE IGNALS WITHIN IF N PERATION ( SSB/CW/RTTY/PKT/AM M OTCH ILTER ODES 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. 1.

  • Page 61

    EJECTION ( S NTERFERENCE IGNALS WITHIN ( DNR ) O IGITAL OISE EDUCTION PERATION The Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) system is designed to reduce the level of random noise found on the HF and 50 MHz bands, and it is especially effective during SSB operation. By rotating the [ DNR ] knob, any of sixteen different noise- reduction algorithms can be selected;...

  • Page 62

    EJECTION ( S NTERFERENCE IGNALS WITHIN NARROW ( NAR ) O IF F OUCH ILTER ELECTION Main band ( VFO-A ) “One-Touch Narrow” Operation Pressing the [ NAR ] button provides one-touch, mode-spe- [ WIDTH ] Knob WIDTH Indicator cific selection of a narrow IF DSP filter set- ting that does not depend on the setting of the [ WIDTH ] knob.

  • Page 63

    EJECTION ( S NTERFERENCE IGNALS WITHIN ( NB ) O IF N OISE LANKER PERATION The FT-2000 includes an effective IF Noise Blanker, which can significantly reduce noise caused by automotive ignition systems. Main band ( VFO-A ) NB Operation Main Band ( VFO-A ) “NB”...

  • Page 64

    OOLS FOR OMFORTABLE AND FFECTIVE ECEPTION AGC ( A UTOMATIC ONTROL The AGC system is designed to help compensate for fading and other propagation effects, with characteristics that can be of particular value on each operating mode. The basic objective of AGC is to maintain a constant audio output level once a certain minimum threshold of signal strength is achieved.

  • Page 65: Sloped Agc Operation

    OOLS FOR OMFORTABLE AND FFECTIVE ECEPTION AGC ( A UTOMATIC ONTROL SLOPED AGC Operation In traditional AGC systems, the audio output from the transceiver becomes essentially fixed once the threshold for AGC action is reached (usually several dozen dB above the no-signal noise SLOPED floor).

  • Page 66

    SSB/AM M RANSMISSION [ MOX ] Button [ METER ] Switch [ MODE ] Button CLAR [ MIC ] Knob Main Tuning Dial knob [ RF PWR ] Knob 1. The operating mode is selected using the [ MODE ] 4.

  • Page 67

    SSB/AM M RANSMISSION DVICE When performing tests (such as the setup of the [ MIC ] ALC meter deflection may be caused by excessive drive or [ RF PWR ] knobs), be sure to check the frequency power, but also by reflected power detected in the an- tenna system.

  • Page 68

    SING THE UTOMATIC NTENNA UNER The Automatic Antenna Tuner (hereinafter referred to as the “ATU”) built into each FT-2000 is crafted to ensure a 50-Ohm load for the final amplifier stage of the transmitter. We recommend that the ATU be used whenever you operate on the FT- 2000.

  • Page 69

    SING THE UTOMATIC NTENNA UNER ATU O BOUT PERATION Figure 1 depicts a situation where normal tuning via the ATU has been successfully completed, and the tuning data has been stored in the ATU memory. The antenna system as seen by the transmitter is shown. In Figure 2, the operator has changed frequency, and the “...

  • Page 70

    SING THE UTOMATIC NTENNA UNER ITHIUM ATTERY EPLACEMENT The memories for the ATU are backed up by a common Lithium backup battery (type CR2032 or equivalent). After two or more years of heavy use, you may notice that the tuner memories are not being maintained, and that you have to re-tune when returning to a frequency on which you had previously stored tuning data.

  • Page 71

    NHANCING RANSMIT IGNAL UALITY ROCESSOR ( SSB/AM M SING THE PEECH ODES The Speech Processor is designed to increase “talk power” by increasing the average power output via a sophisticated compression technique. The result is improved intelligibility when conditions are difficult. 1.

  • Page 72

    NHANCING RANSMIT IGNAL UALITY SSB T ANDWIDTH ( SSB M DJUSTING THE RANSMITTED For transmission on SSB, a default bandwidth of 2.4 kHz is provided. This bandwidth provides reasonable fidelity along with good talk power, and is typical of the bandwidth used for decades during SSB transmission. However, the bandwidth may be varied by the operator, so as to provide different levels of fidelity or talk power, according to your preferences.

  • Page 73

    NHANCING RANSMIT IGNAL UALITY QUALIZER ( SSB/AM/FM M ARAMETRIC ICROPHONE ODES The FT-2000 includes a unique Three-Band Parametric Microphone Equalizer, that provides precise, independent control over the low-, mid-, and treble-ranges in your voice wave-form. You may utilize one group of settings for when the speech processor is off, and an independent group of settings for when the speech processor is on.

  • Page 74: Voice Memory

    RANSMITTER ONVENIENCE EATURES EMORY ( SSB/AM/FM M OICE ODES You may utilize the Voice Memory capability of the FT-2000 for repetitive messages. The Voice Memory system includes four memories capable of storing up to 20 seconds of voice audio each. The maximum that any memory can hold is 20 seconds.

  • Page 75: Voice Memory Operation From The Optional Fh-2 Remote Control Keypad, Memory Operation

    RANSMITTER ONVENIENCE EATURES EMORY ( SSB/AM/FM M OICE ODES Voice Memory Operation from the optional FH-2 Remote Control Keypad You may also utilize the Voice Memory capability of the FT-2000 from the optional FH-2 Remote Control Keypad which plugs into the rear panel’s REM jack. When using the FH-2 Remote Control Keypad, you may record five memories with up to 20 seconds of voice audio each.

  • Page 76: Monitor

    RANSMITTER ONVENIENCE EATURES TX/RX S : SSB/AM/FM M UTOMATIC WITCHING USING OICE ONTROL ODES Instead of using the microphone’s PTT switch or the front panel [ MOX ] switch to activate the transmitter, the VOX (Voice Operated TX/RX Control) system provides hands-free, automatic activation of the transmitter, based on voice input into the microphone.

  • Page 77

    VFO frequency will appear in stations may also be using Yaesu transceivers with capa- the small display window. bility similar to that of your FT-2000. On the DX side of...

  • Page 78: Vfo Tracking Feature

    RANSMITTER ONVENIENCE EATURES PLIT REQUENCY PERATION A powerful capability of the FT-2000 is its flexibility in Split Frequency operation, using the Main (VFO-A) and Sub (VFO-B) frequency registers. This makes the FT-2000 especially useful for high-level DX-pedition use, as the Split opera- tion capability is very advanced and easy to use.

  • Page 79: Quick Split Operation

    RANSMITTER ONVENIENCE EATURES PLIT REQUENCY PERATION Quick Split Operation The Quick Split feature allows you to set a one-touch offset of +5 kHz to be applied to your radio’s transmit frequency on the Sub (VFO-B), compared to the Main (VFO-A) frequency. 1.

  • Page 80

    CW M PERATION The powerful CW operating capabilities of the FT-2000 include operation using both an electronic keyer paddle and a “straight key” or emulation thereof, as is provided by a computer-based keying device. ETUP FOR TRAIGHT TRAIGHT EY EMULATION PERATION Before starting, connect your key line(s) to the front and/or rear panel KEY jack(s), and be sure the [ KEYER ] button on the front panel is turned off for now.

  • Page 81: Full Break-in (qsk) Operation

    CW M PERATION SING THE UILT LECTRONIC EYER Connect the cable from your keyer paddle to the front or rear panel KEY jack. 1. Press the [ CW ] mode button to en- [ KEYER ] Button [ A ] Button gage CW operation.

  • Page 82: Selecting The Keyer Operating Mode

    CW M PERATION SING THE UILT LECTRONIC EYER A number of interesting and useful features are available during Electronic Keyer operation. Setting the Keyer Weight (Dot/Space:Dash) Ratio The Menu may be used to adjust the Weight for the built-in Electronic Keyer. The default weighting is 3:1 (a dash is three times longer than a dot or space).

  • Page 83

    DX station. From the DX side, if a dozen or more operators (also using Yaesu’s SPOT system) all call precisely on the same frequency, their dots and dashes merge into a single, long tone...

  • Page 84

    CW C ONVENIENCE EATURES CW R SING EVERSE If you experience a difficult interference situation, where an interfering station cannot readily be eliminated, you may wish to try receiving using the opposite sideband. This may throw the interfering station’s frequency in a direction that may lend itself more readily to rejection.

  • Page 85: Audio Peak Filter

    CW C ONVENIENCE EATURES UDIO ILTER Press and hold the [ CONT ] switch for 2 seconds to acti- [ CONT ] Button CONTOUR Indicator vate the APF (Audio Peak Filter) which provides a very narrow audio bandwidth. DVICE When APF is engaged, the peak position of the APF is depicted graphically in the CONTOUR indicator (but, “...

  • Page 86: Message Memory

    CW C ONVENIENCE EATURES ONTEST EMORY EYER The FT-2000 in capable of the automatic sending of CW messages (as you might do in a contest). Two techniques for message storage are available: you may either send the desired message contents using your keyer paddle (“Message Memory”), or you may input the text characters using the Main Dial Tuning knob and [ SUB VFO-B ] knobs (“Text Memory”).

  • Page 87: Transmitting In The Beacon Mode

    CW C ONVENIENCE EATURES ONTEST EMORY EYER CW M HECKING THE EMORY ONTENTS [ BK-IN ] Button 1. Be sure that Break-in is still turned Off by the [ BK-IN ] button. 2. Press the [ MONI ] button to enable the CW monitor. 3.

  • Page 88: Text Memory

    CW C ONVENIENCE EATURES ONTEST EMORY EYER TEXT Memory The four channels of CW message memory (up to 50 characters total) may also be programmed using a text-entry tech- nique. This technique is somewhat slower than when you send the message directly from your keyer paddle, but accuracy of character spacing is ensured.

  • Page 89: Contest Number Programming, Decrementing The Contest Number

    CW C ONVENIENCE EATURES ONTEST EMORY EYER CW M HECKING THE EMORY ONTENTS 1. Be sure that Break-in is still turned Off by the [ BK-IN ] [ BK-IN ] Button button. 2. Press the [ MONI ] button to enable the CW monitor. 3.

  • Page 90

    CW C ONVENIENCE EATURES EYER ( U ONTEST EMORY FH-2 R SING THE OPTIONAL EMOTE ONTROL EYPAD You may also utilize the CW message capability of the FT-2000 from the optional FH-2 Remote Control Keypad, which plugs into the rear panel’s REM jack. Message Memory Five memory channels capable of retaining 50 characters total are provided (using the PARIS standard for characters and word length).

  • Page 91

    CW C ONVENIENCE EATURES EYER ( U ONTEST EMORY FH-2 R SING THE OPTIONAL EMOTE ONTROL EYPAD CW M ESSAGE EMORY ROGRAMMING SING YOUR ADDLE HECKING THE EMORY ONTENTS 1. Set the operating mode to CW. 1. Be sure that Break-in is still turned Off. 2.

  • Page 92

    CW C ONVENIENCE EATURES EYER ( U ONTEST EMORY FH-2 R SING THE OPTIONAL EMOTE ONTROL EYPAD TEXT Memory The five channels of CW message memory (up to 50 characters total) may also be programmed using a text-entry tech- nique. This technique is somewhat slower than when you send the message directly from your keyer paddle, but accuracy of character spacing is ensured.

  • Page 93

    CW C ONVENIENCE EATURES EYER ( U ONTEST EMORY FH-2 R SING THE OPTIONAL EMOTE ONTROL EYPAD CW M 6. When the message is complete, add the “}” character HECKING THE EMORY ONTENTS at the end to signify the termination of the message. 1.

  • Page 94

    FM M PERATION ASIC PERATION 1. Press the [ AM/FM ] button several [ MOX ] Button times, until the imbedded LED glows orange, to select the FM operating mode. UICK OINT When the [ AM/FM ] button glows red, it indicates AM operation. 2.

  • Page 95

    FM M PERATION EPEATER PERATION The FT-2000 may be utilized on 29 MHz and 50 MHz repeaters. 1. Rotate the Main Tuning Dial knob to the output fre- [ MOX ] Button [ AM/FM ] Button quency (downlink) from the repeater. 2.

  • Page 96

    EMORY PERATION ONVENIENT EMORY FUNCTIONS The FT-2000 contains ninety-nine regular memories, labeled “01 01” through “99 99,” nine special programmed limit memory pairs, labeled “P-1L 1U” through “P-9L 9U,” and five QMB (Quick Memory Bank) memories, labeled “C-1 C-1” through “C- C- C- C- C- P-1L P-1L P-9L...

  • Page 97

    EMORY PERATION QMB ( Q UICK EMORY The Quick Memory Bank consists of five memories (labeled “C-1 C-1” through “C-5 C-5.”) independent from the regular and PMS memories. These can quickly store operating parameters for later recall. QMB Channel Storage 1.

  • Page 98: Memory Storage, Memory Channel Recall

    EMORY PERATION TANDARD EMORY PERATION The Standard Memory of the FT-2000 allows storage and recall of up to 99 memories, each storing frequency, mode, and a wide variety of status information detailed previously. Memories may be grouped into as many as six Memory Groups, and additionally you get nine pairs of band-limit (PMS) memories along with five QMB (Quick Memory Bank) memories.

  • Page 99: Checking A Memory Channel's Status, Erasing Memory Channel Data

    EMORY PERATION TANDARD EMORY PERATION Checking a Memory Channel’s Status Before programming a channel into memory, you can check the current contents of that channel without the danger of over- writing the channel accidentally. 1. Press the [ A M ] button momentarily. [ A M ] Button The data stored in the currently-selected memory chan- nel will be displayed in the Sub band (VFO-B) fre-...

  • Page 100: Moving Memory Data To The Main Band (vfo-a), Memory Tune Operation

    EMORY PERATION TANDARD EMORY PERATION Moving Memory Data to the Main Band (VFO-A) You may transfer the contents of the currently-selected memory channel into the Main band (VFO-A) register, if you like. 1. Press the [ V/M ] button, as necessary, to go to the Memory mode.

  • Page 101: Memory Groups, Memory Group Assignment, Choosing The Desired Memory Group

    EMORY PERATION EMORY ROUPS Memory channels may be grouped into as many as six convenient batches, for easy identification and selection. For ex- ample, you might want to set aside memory groups for AM BC stations, shortwave broadcast stations, contest frequencies, repeater frequencies, and PMS limits, or any other groupings you like.

  • Page 102

    ( U.S. V PERATION ON LASKA MERGENCY REQUENCY 5167.5 ERSION Section 97.401(d) of the regulations governing amateur radio in the United States permit emergency amateur communica- tions on the spot frequency of 5167.5 kHz by stations in (or within 92.6 km of) the state of Alaska. This frequency is only to be used when the immediate safety of human life and/or property are threatened, and is never to be used for routine communications.

  • Page 103

    EMORY CANNING You may scan wither the VFO or the memories of the FT-2000, and the radio will halt the scan on any station with a signal strong enough to open the receiver’s squelch. VFO S CANNING 1. Set the VFO to the frequency on which you would like to begin scanning.

  • Page 104

    EMORY CANNING EMORY 1. Set the transceiver up in the memory mode by pressing [ V/M ] Button [ A/B ] Button the [ V/M ] button, if necessary. [ SUB VFO-B ] Knob 2. Rotate the Main [ SQL ] knob so that the background noise is just silenced.

  • Page 105: Memory Scan

    ROGRAMMABLE EMORY CANNING To limit scanning (and manual tuning) within a particular frequency range, you can use the Programmable Memory Scan- ning (PMS) feature, which utilizes nine special-purpose memory pairs (“P-1L P-1U” through “P-9L P-9U”). The PMS P-1L P-1L P-1U P-1U P-9L P-9L...

  • Page 106: Packet Operation, Basic Setup, Basic Setup

    ACKET PERATION Packet operation is easily accomplished on the FT-2000 by connecting your TNC (Terminal Node Controller) to the transceiver, per the illustration. “Packet” operation also applies to SSB-based AFSK data modes, such as PSK31, etc. DATA DATA PACKET ② ④...

  • Page 107

    RTTY ( R ADIO ELETYPE PERATION Most RTTY operation today is accomplished using a TNC or other computer-based system that utilizes AFSK tones. As such, the previous discussion on LSB-mode “Packet” operation will apply for Baudot operation, as well. For RTTY opera- tion using a Terminal Unit (TU) or the “FSK”...

  • Page 108

    AFSK-B ISCELLANEOUS ASED ODES The FT-2000 may also be used for a host of other SSB-based Data modes. Please set up your system using the illustration as a guideline. LINE IN or MIC IN LINE OUT or MIC OUT COM PORT PACKET ②...

  • Page 109

    BOUT THE RANSVERTER UTPUT ERMINAL You may connect an after-market transverter to the rear panel’s TRV (Transverter) jack. The output, at 28 MHz, is approxi- mately –10 dBm (0.1 mW) at 50 Ohms. Transceiver V/U ANT TX GND RF IN ETUP PERATION 1.

  • Page 110: Menu Mode Reset

    The Menu system of the FT-2000 provides extensive customization capability, so you can set up your transceiver just the way you want to operate it. The Menu items are grouped by general utilization category, and are numbered from “001 AGc 001 AGc 001 AGc 001 AGc...

  • Page 111

    ROUP UNCTION VAILABLE ALUES EFAULT ETTING 001 AGc FST DLY 20 ~ 4000 msec (20 msec/step) 300 msec 002 AGc FST HLD 0 ~ 2000 msec (20 msec/step) 20 msec 003 AGc MID DLY 20 ~ 4000 msec (20 msec/step) 700 msec 004 AGc MID HLD 0 ~ 2000 msec (20 msec/step)

  • Page 112

    ROUP UNCTION VAILABLE ALUES EFAULT ETTING MODE-CW 054 A1A F-TYPE OFF / buG / ELE / ACS MODE-CW 055 A1A F-REV nor / rEU (REV) MODE-CW 056 A1A R-TYPE OFF / buG / ELE / ACS MODE-CW 057 A1A R-REV nor / rEU (REV) MODE-CW 058 A1A CW AUTO...

  • Page 113

    ROUP UNCTION VAILABLE ALUES EFAULT ETTING SCOPE 107 SCP 1.8 FIX 1.800 - 1.999 MHz (1 kHz/step) 1.800 MHz SCOPE 108 SCP 3.5 FIX 3.500 - 3.999 MHz (1 kHz/step) 3.500 MHz SCOPE 109 SCP 5.0 FIX 5.250 - 5.499 MHz (1 kHz/step) 5.250 MHz SCOPE 110 SCP 7.0 FIX...

  • Page 114

    AGC G DISPLAY G ROUP ROUP 001 AGc FST DLY 007 diSP COLOR Function: Sets the delay time for the AGC FAST mode of Function: Selects the Display color when the optional Data the Main band (VFO-A) receiver. Management Unit (DMU-2000) is connected. Available Values: 20 ~ 4000 msec (20 msec/step) Available Values: bL1 / bL2 / bL3 / ub1 / ub2 Default Setting: 300 msec...

  • Page 115

    DISPLAY G KEYER G ROUP ROUP 014 diSP QMB MKR 018 tEy BEACON Function: Enables/Disables the QMB Marker (White ar- Function: Sets the interval time between repeats of the row “ ”) to display on the Spectrum Band Scope when beacon message.

  • Page 116

    KEYER G GENERAL G ROUP ROUP 023 tEy CW MEM3 026 GEnE ANT SEL Function: Permits entry of the CW message for message Function: Sets the method of antenna selection. register 3. Available Values: bAnd / rEG Available Values: tyP1 / tyP2 Default Setting: bAnd Default Setting: tyP2 bAnd:The antenna is selected in accordance with the...

  • Page 117

    GENERAL G ROUP 034 GEnE TRACK 038 GEnE SNB LVL Function: Sets the VFO Tracking feature. Function: Adjusts the Sub band (VFO-B) receiver’s IF Available Values: OFF / bAND / FrEq Noise Blanker level, when the Noise Blanker is engaged. Default Setting: OFF Available Values: nAin(MAIN) / 0~100 OFF:...

  • Page 118

    S IF SFT MODE-AM G IF S ROUP ROUP HIFT 044 S-iF LSB SFT 052 A3E MICGAIN Function: Sets the center frequency of the Sub band (VFO- Function: Sets the microphone gain for the AM mode. B) receiver’s IF filter in the LSB mode. Available Values: Ur (VR) / 0 ~ 100 Available Values: –1000 ~ +1000 Hz (20Hz/step) Default Setting: 30...

  • Page 119

    MODE-CW G ROUP 054 A1A F-TYPE 058 A1A CW AUTO Function: Selects the desired keyer operation mode for Function: Enables/disables CW keying while operating the device connected to the front panel’s KEY jack. on SSB. Available Values: OFF / buG / ELE / ACS Available Values: OFF / 50 / On Default Setting: ELE Default Setting: OFF...

  • Page 120

    MODE-CW G MODE-DAT G ROUP ROUP 063 A1A FRQDISP 066 dAtA DATA IN Function: Selects the data input path to be used on the Function: Selects the frequency Display Format for the CW mode. PKT mode. Available Values: dir / OFSt Available Values: dAtA / PC Default Setting: OFSt Default Setting: dAtA...

  • Page 121

    MODE-FM G MODE-RTY G ROUP ROUP 074 F3E MICGAIN 078 rtty R PLRTY Function: Sets the microphone gain for the FM mode. Function: Selects normal or reverse Mark/Space polarity Available Values: Ur (VR) / 0 ~ 100 for RTTY receive operation. Default Setting: 50 Available Values: nor / rEU (REV) When this menu is set to “Ur (VR),”...

  • Page 122

    MODE-SSB G RX AUDIO G ROUP ROUP 084 J3E MIC SEL 090 rout AGC SLP Function: Selects the microphone to be used on the SSB Function: Selects the gain curve of the AGC amplifier. modes (LSB and USB). Available Values: nor / SLP Available Values: Frnt / dAtA / PC Default Setting: nor Default Setting: Frnt...

  • Page 123

    RX DSP G ROUP 092 rdSP CNTR LV 098 rdSP PKT SHP Function: Adjusts the gain of the Contour filter. Function: Selects the passband characteristics of the DSP Available Values: –40 ~ +20 dB filter for the PKT mode. Default Setting: –15 dB Available Values: SOFt / ShAP Default Setting: ShAP 093 rdSP CNTR WI...

  • Page 124

    RX DSP G SCOPE G ROUP ROUP DVICE 104 rdSP SSB SHP This group’s adjustment has no effect, if the optional DMU- Function: Selects the passband characteristics of the DSP 2000 Data Management Unit is not connected. filter for the SSB modes (LSB and USB). 107 SCP 1.8 FIX Available Values: SOFt / ShAP Default Setting: ShAP...

  • Page 125

    SCOPE G TUNING G ROUP ROUP 112 SCP 14.0 FIX 118 tun DIALSTEP Function: Setting of the Tuning Dial knob’s tuning speed Function: Selects the scan start frequency of the FIX mode Spectrum Scope while monitoring on the 20 m amateur except the FM and FM-PKT modes.

  • Page 126

    TX AUDIO G ROUP 125 tAUd EQ1 FRQ 131 tAUd EQ3 FRQ Function: Selects the center frequency of the lower range Function: Selects the center frequency of the high range for the parametric microphone equalizer. for the parametric microphone equalizer. Available Values: OFF / 100 ~ 700 Hz (100 Hz/step) Available Values: OFF / 1500 ~ 3200 Hz (100 Hz/step) Default Setting: OFF...

  • Page 127

    TX AUDIO G TX GNRL G ROUP ROUP 137 tAUd PE2 FRQ 143 tGEn BIAS This Menu item does not work. Please do not change Function: Selects the center frequency of the middle range for the parametric microphone equalizer when the speech this setting.

  • Page 128

    PECIFICATIONS General Rx Frequency Range: 30 kHz - 60 MHz (operating) 160 - 6 m (specified performance, Amateur bands only) Tx Frequency Ranges: 160 - 6 m (Amateur bands only) Frequency Stability: ±0.5 ppm (after 1 minute @+77 °F [+25 °C]) ±1.0 ppm (after 1 minute @+14 °F ~ +122 °F [–10 °C ~ +50 °C]) Operating Temperature Range: 14 °F ~ +122 °F (–10 °C ~ +50 °C)

  • Page 129

    PECIFICATIONS Receiver Circuit Type: Main (VFO-A); Triple-conversion superheterodyne Sub (VFO-B); Double-conversion superheterodyne Intermediate Frequencies: Main (VFO-A); 69.450 MHz/450 kHz/30 kHz (24 kHz for AM/FM), Sub (VFO-B); 40.455 MHz/455 kHz Sensitivity (RF AMP 2 “ON”): SSB (2.4 kHz, 10 dB S+N/N) 6 μV (0.1 - 1.8 MHz) 0.2 μV (1.8 - 30 MHz) 0.125 μV (50 - 54 MHz)

  • Page 130

    NSTALLATION OF THE PTIONAL ILTER (YF-122C YF-122CN) 1. Turn the front panel [ POWER ] switch “off,” then turn the rear panel’s [ POWER ] switch “off.” 2. Disconnect the all cables from the transceiver. 3. Referring to Figure 1, remove the three screws from each side of the transceiver, and three screws from the top edge of the rear panel.

  • Page 131

    This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

  • Page 132

    Copyright 2009 Printed in Japan VERTEX STANDARD CO., LTD. All rights reserved No portion of this manual may be reproduced without the permission of VERTEX STANDARD CO., LTD.

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