Yaesu Donates FT DX 5000 Transceiver to W1AW
Thanks to the generosity of Yaesu, W1AW, the Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station, now boasts Yaesu’s premier transceiver -- an FT DX 5000 and SM-5000 Station Monitor. Dennis Motschenbacher, K7BV, Executive Vice President for Yaesu’s Amateur Radio Sales Division, visited ARRL Headquarters on August 26 to present the radio. ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, accepted the radio on behalf of the station. Sumner also serves as W1AW trustee.
“Yaesu is thrilled to continue its long support of the ARRL by donating our new premium class FT DX 50000 transceiver,” Motschenbacher said. “We understand this transceiver scored some of the best receiver performance numbers every measured during ARRL Lab product testing, so ARRL Headquarters guests will now be able to slip into one of the W1AW operating studios to get on the air and spin the knobs on one of the best of the best radios ever manufactured for the enjoyment of Amateur Radio.”
W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, thanked Yaesu for their donation of the FT DX 5000 transceiver to W1AW: “This radio is installed in Studio Three and is available for use to Amateur Radio operators visiting W1AW. The Yaesu Quadra amplifier, DMU-2000 and Yaesu SM-5000 Station Monitor are all attached and make for an excellent operating spot. The FT DX 5000 certainly complements the station.”
Motschenbacher, who worked at ARRL HQ before moving to Yaesu, remarked that returning to Newington to make the presentation “was a wonderful personal experience for me. I was so happy to see many old friends inside HQ, friendships made during the four and half years I spent with ARRL before joining Yaesu. It didn’t take me long to see that the staff is very busy supporting its membership and Amateur Radio as a whole!”