Yaesu to release a new 50W Dual-Band mobile radio, the FTM-6000R!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W4LKO, Sep 29, 2021.

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  1. K6ITR

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    Yaesu gave the sub-$300 analog dual-band mobile business to Baofeng, TYT, Wouxun, QYT, and any of many other brands that have jumped on the wagon. Judging by the fact that you can't get out the door with a 6000 for less than almost $350, (more if you want to use the Bluetooth functionality), Yaesu is apparently happy to let that business go. Too bad. Ten years ago when I got licensed, Yaesu actually had some affordable radios, and I bought them. Now they've saturated their product line with expensive, tech-heavy toys.
     
  2. HJ4AVG

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  3. K5CO

    K5CO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wow! a TWO band , SOLID STATE radio! what's coming next?
     
  4. KK6QMS

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    No cross band repeat. Bummer.
     
  5. K4AX

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    If I was buying a FM dual band rig these days in this price range I'd def go for a IC 2730A, seems like a lot more going on for the money. I have a couple of old FT 7800s which are basically like the 7900, great radios.
     
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  6. 2E0NYH

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    exactly and price will be what i lives or dies by

    ic 2730 is a steady seller in a similar space ( major name maker, detatchable face plate dual band / dual VFO 2m and 70cm FM unit with a full 50 w on max settings)
     
  7. 2E0NYH

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    i do like the 2730 ( i have one and it's a cracking bit of kit )
     
  8. KE0GXN

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    Meh…

    I am Yeasu fanboy, but dual receive is the only way to go IMHO. Not interested in these types of radios.
     
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  9. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Got an email from HRO that mine is on the way -- Woo Hoo !! Should be here tamale.
     
  10. K7DLX

    K7DLX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not even dual watch/VFOs? That's the first thing I look for in a dual band radio. Very important to me.

    No thanks, I'll pass.
     
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