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The Yaesu FT-221R is a 2 meter multi-mode transceiver that operates in SSB, CW, FM and AM modes. Power output is: SSB 12 watts PEP, CW 14 watts, FM 14 watts and AM 2.5 watts. Frequency coverage is 144 to 148 MHz in eight 500 kHz ranges. It has a built-in 100 kHz crystal calibrator, noise blanker, speaker and three way analog meter (S Meter/Power Out/FM Discriminator).

General characteristics

HAM bands
2m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
Continuous
Memories
11 channels in 1 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
144-148 MHz
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
AM: 1.0 µV (10 dB S/N)
FM: 0.75 µV (20 dB QS)
SSB/CW: 0.5 µV (10 dB S/N)
Selectivity
AM/SSB/CW: 2.4 kHz (-6 dB), 4.1 kHz (-60 dB)
FM: 12 kHz (-6 dB), 24 kHz (-60 dB)
Filters
?
Receiver system
Single (AM/CW/SSB) / Double (FM) conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 10.7 MHz
2nd: 455 kHz
Image rejection
60 dB
Audio output
2 W at 10% distortion / 4 ohms

Transmitter

TX-range
144-148 MHz
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
RF-output
SSB: 12 W PEP / CW/FM: 14 W / AM: 2.5 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
12-14.5 V DC or mains
Current drain RX
0.6 A
TX
3 A max

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
280 × 125 × 295 mm (11.02 × 4.92 × 11.61 in)
Weight
8.50 kg (18.8 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1976 and 1977 in Japan

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Noise Blanker
VOX
Tone burst generator (1500-2000 Hz adjustable)
100 kHz marker generator
Accessories
YC-221 Digital frequency display
RigReference ID
4259
MPN
YAESU-FT-000221R

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New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Yaesu FT-221R is around:

  • EUR 199.00 ~ EUR 2.00
  • USD 199.00 ~ USD 199.00

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2020 USD 200.00 Used / Poor eBay
2020 EUR 200.00 Used / Mint Augusto
2018 USD 200.00 Used / Good Richard
1972 EUR 200.00 Used / Mint Augusto

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