Are there any Bluetooth capable rigs?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W4ZD, Dec 18, 2019.

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  1. W4ZD

    W4ZD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Seems to me this would be a useful feature... less wires. At a minimum, one could utilize BT headphones, speakers, and mics. Ya can't get away from wires completely (obviously) but every little bit helps.

    So, Are there any Bluetooth capable rigs?
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  2. KD8DEY

    KD8DEY Ham Member QRZ Page

    The New Yaesu mobiles can be ordered with optional bluetooth
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  3. AJ6LB

    AJ6LB Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Well with a Flex radio you could have the radio sitting out in the garage and control it with your iPad and AirPods from your couch. Or even in another country. That seems even better than just bluetooth. That's no wires.
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  4. KD8DEY

    KD8DEY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Can the be rebooted remotely when they suffer a blue screen??
  5. KD4UPL

    KD4UPL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Besides Yaesu FTM-100 and FTM-400 there is the Icom IC-5100 and the Kenwood TH-D74A. I think some of the Yaesu HTs include it also, VX-8 maybe. Also the Yaesu FTM-10. There may be others.
  6. KQ9J

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    A Bluetooth wireless headset/mic interface for HF rigs would be great. Do chores around the house, make coffee in the morning, and not miss your turn on the net or round table. You could even go to the bathroom. This feature should be built in to rigs in my opinion.
  7. KP4SX

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    Combined with FT8 it would be great!
  8. N2RJ

    N2RJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Kenwood TH-D74A does bluetooth and it can also record to an SD card.
  9. N2RJ

    N2RJ Ham Member QRZ Page

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  10. K0UO

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    Based on hands-free operation laws every mobile rig should be Bluetooth capable by the manufacturer, but they are lagging behind.

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