Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W4LKO, Sep 29, 2021.
And it's here. Playtime tonight.
Sure; but look how many simple, no frills, solid dual-band radios are already out there. This radio is totally in the noise. (and I LOVE Yaesu products!)
I bought one, maybe in two weeks I receive him
I've had a couple of those. I bought an FT-70D and while it is decent, it devours battery life, unlike the FT-60. People I know who bought the FT-70D ended up buying an extra battery to be kept on a cradle charger and exchanged when the one on the radio got low. The FT-60 was my very first ham radio of any kind.
I much preferred the FT-8800. Dual band, dual receive, cross-band repeat. I have had three now. The first two were bought new and sold when money was tight. The third was bought used (but in great shape) and I will NOT get rid of it. Ever.
You need a rf choke inline with your radio.
Check out youtube on videos to cease rf in ham gear. Its ok its reacting to the electronics in your vehicle perfectly normal but there are ways to shunt the noise.
Why would this be the "new radio" on the market. Here is a couple questions that will help you sell none of these.
1.Are you giving up on FUSION?
2. Why have you have not made a decent 220 radio in decades, centuries, never? Can't add a 25 watt 220 band in this radio? You made the FTM350 with 2 watts on 220? Really? COmon Man!!!
So to reiterate, NO FUSION, NO 220Mghz, NO cellular to make a call or put wifi in it, nothing special or wait?. THis is a birthing defect of a radio. Jjunk for the money.
With all the C4FM dual mode repeaters going up has YEASU lost it's MIND?
1. are they giving up on Fusion ? arguably not given the recent launch of the Ft-5D and the continued marketing a number of higher priced mobiles with C4FM and the Ft991a featuring it...
2. 220 is a niche market - even more niche now region 1 has no Licenced (trunked) PMR in Band III as it's used for DAB broadcast radio , it;s like region1 folks ranting about how long it;s taken to get support for 4m / 70MHz in made for ham equipment ( rather than transverting from 10/11m kit for SSB or repurposing PMR kitt for AM originally and now FM )
You asked in an earlier post about noise while engine is running. Install one of these, I’ll bet your problem goes away.