Yaesu FT3D – new flagship VHF/UHF handheld to be realeased at Dayton

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by YO9IRF, May 15, 2019.

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  1. YO9IRF

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  2. KA3UXU

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    Looks great. de KA3UXU
    Last edited: May 16, 2019
  3. KD2QQL

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  4. K8SQB

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    I have no idea why I buy a new HT just before Dayton... Shoulda known something would be coming. Well, it's still a good 'un. I'll wait to see the reviews on this.
  5. N0YPD

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    Anyone coming out with a new dual band mobile.? Would be nice
  6. W4EAE

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    I love my FT2D, but here is what I would like to see from the FT3D:

    The option of a bigger battery.
    A better speaker with more power.
    Keep the capactive touch screen. A smartphone style touch screen will make it too easy to accidentally mess things up.
    Bluetooth that can use the basic comms standard and not require a bespoke $200 Yaesu headset

    If at least two of my 'wants' are met, I will probably buy one around Christmas when I expect the price will fall. I would never pay $500 for something that I could easily drop and run over with my car.

    I do wonder why Yaesu would make a radio with broad band recpetion and only have FM and AM codecs. If you offer 160m-10m reception, why would you not have an SSB filter? This can be done in software for pennies.
  7. KA2IRQ

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    Got my attention! After a long absence from ham radio, my only VHF/UHF gear is analog, which still all works great, but I'm looking into new digital going forward. In my area, the Yaesu system outnumbers all others combined, so that's the choice.

    Looking forward to the price drop. Maybe I'll get the 400 in the meantime.
  8. KN4DQE

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    If they had D-Star or an option for it, instead of (or in addition to C4FM) I'd consider it...
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
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  9. KD2QQL

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    id pay $150 for that, especially since yaesu's warranty process is NOT EASY!!! i have a brand new mobile yaesu with a broken knob, i need to mail it in and wait weeks? for a $100 radio . im good
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