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Yaesu FT-70DR Full Review

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VA2PV, Dec 16, 2018.

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  1. N2MTB

    N2MTB Ham Member QRZ Page

    My battery lasts throughout my 8 shift at work. .....set the battery saver option,goofs.
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  2. OK1RP

    OK1RP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Exactly! The setting 0.6 (not o.06) to 0.8s is good setting for acceptable battery lasting.
    73 - Petr, OK1RP
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  3. W2MIX

    W2MIX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I stand corrected, 0.6 is correct. Thanks! It's a great low cost feature packed radio and has a useful place with my 3-FTM400's, HRI-200 and FT2DR (especially with the new PDN firmware).
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2019
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  4. KD4BEE

    KD4BEE Ham Member QRZ Page

    I read your comment about the inability or impossibility to charge while the radio is on so I did some testing because that was a big issue for me. I ran the battery down (didn't take long) and left it on while plugging in the charger. Low and behold, after a little while, it was fully charged! So, I'm happy about that. Overall for the price that I paid while it was on sale, I'm very happy with it.
    73 de KD4BEE
  5. CX3BZ

    CX3BZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I would like to program the memories in this handheld in order to work crossband satellite frequencies.

    I have found the instruction for split function.
    I've learned that it has 2 memory modes, cross band and offset, offset mode does not work for cross band, you must use cross band memory mode.

    The issue is I can't find the memory mode instructions or procedure to enter the required frequencies.

    Thanks in advance

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