Gathering info on new Yaesu FT5D HT

Discussion in 'VHF/UHF - 50Mhz and Beyond' started by W7ESR, Aug 16, 2021.

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  1. W7ESR

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  2. N0KEW

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    How about that. It’s an ft3 but with a super cool high vis orange ptt button. How about that.
  3. W4KYR

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    Why did they skip over the FT4D?

    Not enough chips to go around?

    Does the FT5D have a built-in camera? Or is that still optional?
  4. VK4JJY

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    I’m exited about the zero new features, and maybe fixing the audio which they never acknowledged was a mess on the FT3D.
    I’m exited because I was born and raised on a stupid farm, eating nothing but moron seeds.
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  5. N1ZZZ

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    They do say it has 1W of audio power, so I am going with the higher audio being the key feature over the FT3D. I don't have a fusion radio yet, and there are plans for a Fusion repeater in my area, so I'll take a good look at this radio when it's released.
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  6. DL2JML

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    Probably because the number 4 is considered to bring bad luck in several Asian countries, including Japan.
  7. WA9SVD

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    I (or anyone?) can hardly expect much in the way of "quality" from a speaker in a small H-T.:( Increasing the audio power may actually make the radio sound WORSE, IF the speaker can actually handle that much audio.. The only advantage MIGHT be if using an external speaker.
  8. KA9JLM

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    I have found 1/2 watt speakers in Claimed 1 watt audio output radios.

    Yes the speakers do fail when someone running HF type audio Blasts in on FM.

    Does the new radio transmit on Aircraft AM ?
  9. N0KEW

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    Bro this cracked me up. Thank you.

    now. Look at the cool new high viz orange ptt and tell me that’s not worth like a hundred more bucks.
  10. N0KEW

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    I wonder if you can order one via Winlink tho.

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