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HF + 50 MHz with 100 Watts Output on all Bands
High Performance 33 MIPS* Digital Signal Processing (DSP) in all Modes with one touch control
New Design MOSFET PA Finals
Built-in High Speed Auto Antenna Tuner including 50 MHz (Antenna Tuner works on both RX & TX)
Auto Notch/Noise Reduction Control
Omni-Glow Dual Display with Twin VFO Knobs
Simplified Tuning with Shuttle Jog Control
Digital Voice Memory System
Separate FET RF Amplifier for High & Low Bands
Quick Memory Bank (QMB) Instant Frequency Memory System
High Resolution DDS Tuning
Built-in Electronic Keyer (Message Memory Keyer)
Built-in RS-232C Level Converter
And more !


Yaesu's engineers have dedicated themselves to the enhancement of Signal-To-Noise ratio in designing the FT-920. Since recovered audio is the most important consideration at both ends of the communication circuit, the FT-920 is particularly optimized for noise reduction, wide dynamic range consistent with excellent sensitivity, audio tailored to the operators own voice pattern, and ease of operation. The result is an efficient transceiver design without a peer in its price class.

Leading edge features bring you the ultimate in transceiver performance
from HF through the 50 MHz

Ergonomically designed for maximum operating efficiency.

Controlled by 16-bit CPU, the FT-920 provides the ultimate in operating ease thanks to efficient, high-speed control data transfer.

Advanced human engineering and ease integration into your station
make the FT-920 a pleasure to use!

The most advanced visual display engineering available in the amateur radio industry.

Informative Display Multi-Function Panel selections:

Receiver Accessories

Convenience Features for Interconnection with Accessories

Operating Enhancements

Outstanding Features bring Flexible Operation to the CW Specialist!

Full Break-in and build-in Electronic Keyer - Thanks to the very quick switching time of the DDS system, the FT-920's QSK (full break-in) system provides outstanding waveform shape even at high speeds. The built-in electronic keyer circuit features keying speeds of 6 ~ 60wpm, plus independent dot:space and dash:space ration control.

New Design Digital Signal Processing (DSP) System features Industry-leading 33.3 MIPS
(Million Instructions Per Second) Processing Speed for
Leading-Edge Digital Operating Enhancement!

Two-Parameter Noise Reduction System improves signal-to-noise ratio!
Building on the success of the FT 1000MP's EDSP system, Yaesu's engineers embarked on an ambitious project to optimise two parameters in DSP noise reduction technology-response time and feedback coefficient to provide the best DSP-based noise reduction system in the industry. After thousands of hours of on the air measurements and circuit evaluations, the FT-920's NR (Noise Reduction) feature includes a total of 32 steps of adjustment, whereby these two parameters are modified and re-combined so as to provide the best degree of noise suppression consistent with low distortion of the desired signal. This adaptive filter actually "form fits" itself around the incoming signal, while rejecting random noise, providing you with the best chance ever of pulling out those weak ones.

Dual-control DSP Passband Tuning combines with IF Shift for Outstanding Interference Rejection
Once the IF crystal filters have established the operating bandwidth, and the IF SHIFT control has determined the best center frequency of the passband, the DSP Dual Passband Tuning controls are used to provide a very tight shape factor and lower overall noise level The DSP Low-Pass Filter provides 22 steps of adjustment (over the range 1.0~4.5kHz on SSB, 500Hz~2.25kHz on CW) of the upper-frequency limit, while the High Pass Filter provides 42 steps of adjustment (100Hz~1.9kHz on SSB, 50Hz~950Hz on CW) of the low-frequency cutoff The ergonomically designed passband tuning controls include tabs which prevent confusing overlap, and the improved interference reduction provided by this feature lets you hear only that rare DX!

Automatic Seeking DSP Notch Filter Cuts out annoying carriers or beat notes!
An additional and highly-beneficial feature of the DSP system is the automatic, seeking Notch filter This advanced circuit detects the presence of one or more carriers in the (voice mode) passband, then generates a very narrow notching action to eliminate the offending tone. The notch depth is in excess of 35 dB.

Contest-ready High-quality Digital Voice Recorder!
Long hours of SSB contest operation can quickly weaken an operators voice But unique in this price class of transceivers is the FT-920's DSP-based Digital Voice Recorder (DVR). On transmit the DVR can store as many as six repetitive "CQ Contest" type messages with a total recording time of 44 Seconds (partitioned into messages of maximum lengths of 16 seconds (one message), 8 seconds (two messages). or 4 seconds (three messages) On receive. use the DVR to record and playback interesting or important messages for later reference The high sampling rate for the DVR brings you exceptionally clear voice signal quality. with simple front-panel access to the recording and playback keys.

Exceptional Transmit Audio and Talk Power via DSP Mic Equalization and Digital Speech Processor!
The power of DSP-based audio pattern synthesis is yours with the FT-920's Microphone Equalization feature via the Menu system. the operator may choose, from among four distinct response contours, the one which best matches his or her voice. The transceiver then can focus all available transmitter power into the audio spectrum which you, yourself are generating, so as to improve your signal on the other end of the communications circuit. In addition to the Mic Equalization feature, the FT-920 sports an exciting new Digital Speech Processor. which increases your talk power by a high-technology digital compression technique, which boosts the average power output from your transceiver with very low distortion. The Digital Speech Processor and DSP Mic Equalization combine to give you the most comprehensive array of transmit signal-enhancing toots available in any HF transceiver today!

DSP-based Transmit Voice Monitor!
For easy monitoring and adjustment of your speech quality characteristics (important when adjusting the Digital Speech Processor and/or Mic Equalization), the DSP Transmit Monitor circuit includes a front panel level control for setting a comfortable monitoring level.

Fast-acting DSP VOX Circuitry!
The FT-920's VOX (Voice-Operated T/R Control) utilizes the high speed of the DSP system to monitor the microphone input for activation of the transmitter Much faster than analog VOX systems, the FT-920's VOX provides lightning-fast changeover from receive to transmit, important in contest applications.

Convenience during FM Operation provided via DSP Tone Systems!
During FM repeater operation on 10 and/or 6 meters, CTCSS Encoding and Decoding tone systems are provided via the DSP circuits. And when you need to generate DTMF tones on FM, the front panel keypad doubles as DTMF generation for repeater control applications.

Frequency Ranges:RX:
100 kHz ~ 29.99999 MHz
48.0 MHz ~ 56.0 MHz
160 ~ 6 Meters amateur bands only
Operating Temperature Range:
-10C ~ 50C
Frequency Stability:
10 ppm
2 ppm (w/optional TCXO-7)
Frequency Accuracy:
< 7 ppm (FM < 500 Hz)
< 3.5 ppm (FM < 460 Hz w/optional TCXO-7)
Emission Modes:
LSB, USB, CW, FSK, AM, FM (option)
Frequency Steps:
10Hz / 100Hz / 1Hz for SSB & CW
100Hz / 1000Hz / 10 Hz for AM & FM
Antenna Impedance:
50 Ohm Unbalanced
Power Consumption (Approx.):
RX (no signal) 2.0A
RX (signal present) 2.5A
TX (100W) 22A
Supply Voltage:
DC 13.5 V 10%, negative ground
Dimensions: (W x H x D):
410 x 135 x 316 mm (w/o knobs)
Weight (approx.):
11.5 kg


Power Output:
Adjustable up to 100W (25W AM carrier)
Modulation Types: SSB:
J3E Balanced, filtered carrier
A3E Low-level (early-stage)
F3E Variable Reactance
J1D, J2D Audio Frequency Shift Keying
Maximum FM Deviation:
2.5kHz (narrow), 5.0kHz (wide)
FSK Shift Frequency:
170, 425 and 850 Hz
Packet Shift Frequency:
200 Hz
Harmonic Radiation:
at least 50 dB below peak output (HF)
at least 60 dB below peak output (VHF)
SSB Carrier Suppression:
at least 40 dB below peak output
Undesired Carrier Suppression:
at least 50 dB below peak output
Audio Response (SSB):
no more than -6dB from 400 to 2600Hz (DSP off)
3rd-order IMD:
-31dB @ 100W PEP, or better (14 MHz)
Microphone Impedance:
500~600 Ohm


Circuit Type :
Double-conversion Superheterodyne (Triple-conversion for FM)
Intermediate Frequencies :
68.985 MHz, 8.215 MHz (455 kHz for FM)


100 kHz ~ 150 kHz (IPO ON) - - -
150 kHz ~ 250 kHz (IPO ON) 5 uV 40 uV -
250 kHz ~ 500 kHz (IPO ON) 4 uV 32 uV -
0.5 MHz ~ 1.8 MHz (IPO OFF) 2 uV 16 uV -
1.8 MHz ~ 24.5 MHz (IPO OFF) 0.2 uV 2 uV -
24.5 MHz ~ 28.0 MHz (IPO OFF) 0.13 uV 1.3 uV -
28.0 MHz ~ 30.0 MHz (IPO OFF) 0.13 uV 1.3 uV 0.25 uV
48.0 MHz ~ 54.0 MHz (IPO OFF) 0.13 uV 1.3 uV 0.25 uV


Selectivity (-6dB / -60 dB): SSB, CW:
2.5 kHz / 5.0 kHz
500 Hz / 1.8 kHz w/optional CW filter YF-116C
6 kHz/14 kHz w/optional AM filter YF-116A
12 kHz/25 kHz w/optional FM unit FM-1
Squelch Sensitivity:
<2 uV (@ SSB, CW, AM 1.8~56 MHz, IPO OFF)
0 < 0.32 uV (@ FM 28 ~ 56 MHz, IPO OFF)
IF Rejection:
<70dB (HF), <50dB (VHF)
Image Rejection:
<70dB (1.8 MHz ~ 56 MHz)
IF Shift Range:
1.2 kHz
AF Notch Rejection:
35 dB or better
Clarifier Tuning Range:
9.99 kHz
Maximum Audio Output:
1.5W (@ 4 Ohm, THD 10%)
Audio Output Impedance:
4~8 Ohm


Impedance Range:
16.7 Ohm ~ 150 Ohm unbalanced (1.8 ~ 28 MHz)
0 25.0 Ohm ~ 100 Ohm unbalanced (50 MHz)
Frequency Range:
160m ~ 6m amateur bands
Matching Time:
< 30 seconds
Matched SWR:
< 1.4:1
Specifications subject to change, in the interest of technical improvement, without notice or obligation.