New Yaesu Mobiles Coming -- FTM-3207DR and FT-2980R!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W4LKO, May 16, 2017.

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  1. W4LKO

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  2. KT5OT

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    hope they do something with the awful recieve and intermod these rigs have!
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  3. AD0MI

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    nice, the 3207DR may find a place in my shack. Due to the stupidity of repeater coordination around here, almost every single Fusion repeater is on UHF.
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  4. AD0JA

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    My FT2900R has worse RX than any of my TH-F6a handhelds. Very disappointing. This was after I replaced the IF filters as previously wide band receive was totally deaf.

    WOW, 80w from 75w, I'm sure that's a huge difference...NOT.

    What's the use in having a radio that can hit everything, but can't hear it?
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  5. N0YPD

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    I wish they would skip the wide band receive and just concentral improvements on the operating ham bands. I for one don't want or need wide band receive on my ham equipment.
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  6. W2JKT

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    I have both a 2900R and a 3200DR and neither of them is "totally deaf," and neither of them exhibit "awful receive and intermod."

    There was a small number of 2900's made with a faulty WFM IF filter, which is a $1 part from Yaesu and takes a few minutes to replace. This faulty filter caused receiver insensitivity and poor receive SINAD. (Kenwood D710's also had this problem in a small number, as they both use the same WFM IF filter).

    Is it really necessary to blow things completely out of proportion, all the time?
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  7. KM4NYI

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    I have a 2900R, and it's a fantastic performing radio on receive and transmit. Built like a tank, works great, easy to operate........the new model adding a little more "punch" is about the only improvement I can think of for the venerable 2900.
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  8. KD9ERS

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    I also have the 2900R, it's a great rig. I hear very well on it and it's great on simplex. Love the little work horse!
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  9. KJ6TQ

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    This could be a game-changer for linking repeaters via UHF!!! I'm curious what the FTM-3207DR price will be.
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  10. K2JBC

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    I purchased a 2900R a few months ago. It is very inconstant with the output.
    Even when cool I get varying wattage. Could be full 75W or as little as 55-60W.
    Any other radio on the same antenna system is consistent.
    The receive is fine and I use it on NBEMS for ARES digital nets as well as phone.

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