Yaesu Announces FT-25R and FT-65R Handheld Transceivers

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W4LKO, Feb 7, 2017.

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  1. KA0HCP

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    Unfortunately Yaesu has been blowing sunshine up amateurs behinds for years with similar statements.

    Mil-810 is a testing procedure guideline, not a certification. Its up to the military procuring agency to set the passing standards. Yaesu does not tell us anything about what tests were actually performed, number of units tested, the results and what they consider 'passing". ;)

    p.s. The current standard is Mil-810-G, issued in 2008. Yaesu is two revisions and 17 years behind in using outdated standard "E".
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2017
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  2. AD5KO

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    This is an Alinco DJ-A10, it's a commercial portable I have used on the job. It performs very well and has great 1 watt audio, and the color of the display can be changed. Take a close look at it and compare it to the new Yaesu's. Look familiar? For sometime I have suspected that Yaesu has been sold to a Chinese company just like Alinco, but I hope I am wrong, although these new Alinco radios do perform very well. BTW, the flashlight is on the top and it does FM radio too, also notice the orange button...

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  3. KG5EXW

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  4. WD9EWK

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    If you go by the FCC certification, almost all amateur transceivers are certified as scanners, if they cover non-amateur spectrum above 30 MHz. The transmitters are not required to meet formal FCC certification, but do have to comply with the requirements listed in FCC Part 97. I remember seeing something on a web page that explained that the FT-70DR was going to be a dual-band HT with System Fusion. (and the D in the model number seems to be Yaesu's way to indicate "digital")

    For example, go to:


    Enter K66 as the grantee code, and 20515X20 as the product code. This is for the FT-70DR mentioned previously. Or use the same K66 grantee code, and 20665X20 as the product code for the FT-65R. Both have certification grants that only describe these radios as receivers.

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  5. AF7XI

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    Honest question:

    My simple Baofeng UV82HP is dual watch (two channels at once, either or both UHF/VHF). What other brand/model does this? Otherwise I love the FT-60.
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  6. AD5KO

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    Ok, thanks Patrick... I am responding on my phone. 73.
  7. AD5KO

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    I had a baofeng uv82. It was surprisingly good for $28.00 and not a bad design.

    Ft-60 great little radio.

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  8. WD9EWK

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    Many radios, actually.

    Of the radios I have, two Wouxuns (KG-UV8D and KG-UV9D) and some Kenwoods (TH-D72A, TH-D74A, TH-F6A). It's actually a feature in a fair number of HTs, if they have two VFOs on the display. Granted, the Baofeng probably costs less than almost all of these, but this is something found in many other HTs and mobile radios.

  9. AF7XI

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    $28 bucks? I hope my UV82-HP is somehow better because I paid something like $65! Regardless, it is pretty good for a Baofeng.
  10. AD5KO

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    It was when they first came out and it was the 5watt version. :)
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