NEW handy YAESU FT-3D dualbander - GPS - C4FM !

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by IW2BSF, May 16, 2019.

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  1. IW2BSF

    IW2BSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    NEW YAESU FT-3D handy !

    It looks like coming soon in June ..... nice display with a "sexy" black look, hi

    4 power levels (5W, 2.5W, 1W, 300mW)

    Dualbander 2 meters and 70 cm and C4FM Wires-X - GPS

    73 de IW2BSF - Rudy

  2. IW2BSF

    IW2BSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    As Yaesu phased out the FT1XD recently and slashed the prices of the FT2D, the FT3D is poised to take the spot as the flagship model in the Yaesu handheld lineup.

    Bluetooth is an interesting addition to the FT3D, a feature that the rival Kenwood THD74 already has.

    Main features:

    320 x 240 dot matrix full color TFT LCD display

    4 power output levels: 5W / 2.5W / 1W / 0.3W

    Wide-range RX coverage with continuous reception from 0.5MHz – 999.99MHz (A Band)/ 108MHz – 580MHz (B Band)

    Built-in high-sensitivity 66 channel GPS receiver

    1200/ 9600bps APRS Data modem

    Automatic Mode Select (AMS), Digital Group ID (DG-ID) operation, Smart Navigation

    WiRES-X Portable Digital Node Function

    2,200mAh High-Capacity Li-ion Battery Pack (SBR-14LI) as standard

    Voice Recording Function for the received and transmitting voice and audio data which can be saved as an audio file on the micro SD card

    Simultaneous AM/FM broadcast Reception while monitoring two frequency channels

    Micro SD Card Slot

    Size (W*D*H) 2.44*3.94*1.28” / 62*100*33mm, 9.95oz / 282g
  3. M0TCH

    M0TCH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Video from Dayton here.
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  4. IW2BSF

    IW2BSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    great tnx !
  5. W4LAC

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    I'm disappointed in the initial release of the FT3D, with version 1.01 firmware. Anxiously awaiting the first updated firmware release. Issues I'm seeing include some of the SD Card menu items not selectable unless you power off and back on (this is intermittent). But the biggest issue is that WIRES-X is not working. It looks like the handshake is occurring, but it never establishes a connection.
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  6. IW2BSF

    IW2BSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    STRANGE .....

    more than anything else, it is NOT clear why someone speaks well of others very badly with low and bad audio .... low quality or poor quality control by Yaesu?

    very serious if true, given the very high price of this radio!

  7. W4LAC

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    The audio volume is not quite as good as the FT-70D, and it's leaning towards the treble side, for sure. It needs more volume, and tone quality, IMHO. But the audio volume is not a deal-breaker for me. Could be for some, though. The WIRES-X issue is a big concern for me, however, since that's primarily the reason I got the radio. Also seeing some intermittent issues with menu items being selectable on the SD Card menu. A colleague is telling me that his FT3 has issues with remembering the squelch settings when the radio is turned off, And yet another colleague is telling me that he can't find a bluetooth headset that will work with the FT3. GigaParts agreed to swap mine for a new one tomorrow, so I'll be patient a bit longer and wait for the first firmware update.
  8. IW2BSF

    IW2BSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    hi....not so good this !! at this moments NO FW update for this radio ?
  9. K8HIT

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    "Leaning towards the treble side" is being very polite. It hurts my ears!

    Color display looks good until you use it. Then you realize thin grey lines that turn red (or so I'm told by xyl) are really hard to see for men over 40 where red/green vision deficiency is common.

    Same archaic menu as FT2 including most of the bugs.

    Bluetooth is weak and noisy, even when used with yaesu headset.

    Touch screen is better than FT2.

    I have emailed tech support with many observations, not one reply.
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  10. IW2BSF

    IW2BSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    not so good this !!! sound like the support service by the china Anytone ! :)

    This new and high cost radio by yaesu has i see more BUGs & problems too ..... :-( 73

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