Yaesu FT2DR

    Yaesu FT2DR - Front view
Type
Handheld Amateur VHF/UHF Transceiver 
Frequency range RX
0.5-1.8 / 1.8-30 / 30-76 / 76-108 / 108-137 / 137-174 / 174-222 / 222-420 / 420-470 / 470-774 / 774-999 MHz 
TX
144 / 430 MHz 
Frequency stability
Tuning steps
Filters
Receiver
Modulations
AM / FM / N-FM / W-FM 
Sensitivity
Selectivity
Receiver system
N-FM/ AM:Double-Conversion Superheterodyne
FM / AM Radio: Direct-Conversion 
IF-frequencies
Image rejection
Audio output
700 mW 
Transmitter
Modulations
FM 
RF-output
0.5 / 2 / 5 W 
Connections
Antenna
SMA 
Impedance
50Ω 
Electrical
Power requirements
7.2 V DC 2200 mAh Li-Ion (SBR-14LI) 
Current drain RX
TX
Physical
Dimensions (w×h×d)
62 × 110 × 33 mm (2.44 × 4.33 × 1.30 in) w/ SBR-14LI, w/o Knob and Antenna 
Weight
310 gr (10.9 oz) With SBR-14LI and Antenna 
Form factor
Handheld 
Manufactured
Between 2015 and 201x  
Other features
Memories
1245 channels in 1 banks  
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators 
Manufacturer
Yaesu 
Model
FT2DR
Features
1.7" touch screen display
System Fusion compatible
FM friendly digital operation with AMS
Large touch display
Loud and Clear voice technology
Digital Group Monitor (GM)
Image Data Transfer
GPS
1200 / 9600 bps APRS
IPX5 water resistant
MicroSD card slot 
Manuals, Diagrams and Brochures
 
None available  

Price History

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Reviews

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Reviewed by
KE0MWN
Review date
Jul 30th, 14:55
Purchased
New in 2017
  369.95
Performance
5 of 5
Build quality
5 of 5
Features
5 of 5
User friendliness
4 of 5
Value for money
5 of 5

One Fine Little Radio...

Being newly licensed (04/2017), in the the AR world, I wanted my 1st purchase to be NEW, and not outdated within the next few years. Although it's somewhat complicated (for me) to use at first, I have begun learning what all this radio has to offer.

The price was $419.95. With the $50.00 mail in REBATE from Yaesu, it was knocked down to $369.95. (I have to add, I received my check in the mail within 3 weeks!)

I bought the ADMS FT-2DR software when I bought the radio. This was much easier to use & understand, for me as a beginner than the Yaesu (online) software.

By adding the MFJ 1717S antenna, I increased the range & clarity of this radio dramatically. I would suggest the upgrade, if you are considering purchasing one of these.

From my ZERO experience with any other radio, I have to say I like this little HT. It is fairly easy to use right out of the box and helping me learn, and well as letting me "get out there". It is well built, a solid little radio, and performs better than some of the other radios I've heard on air.

As far as my "dislikes", the buttons on the left, are hard to use with my fat fingers, but still manageable. They are a bit small, but fit the radio. Also, the access ports on the left, there isn't much room to slip in the Micro SD card. Fat fingers, again?

Once I get a little more experience with this HT, I will come back and update this review.

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