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The Yaesu FT-530 2m/70cm HT has many first-time features such as: the LCD display and translucent keypad have selectable back-lighting modes and provide dual frequency readouts and indicators for most programmable functions. Flexible, in-band dual receive lets you listen to two, 2 meter signals at the same time. Other standard features include: Auto On-timer with 24 hour clock, 82 memories, VOX, backlit keypad, DTMF paging and extended receive (2m 130-174 MHz). The innovative Automatic Tone Search displays the incoming CTCSS frequency. Two VFOs are supplied for each band. Four transmit power levels are provided (up to 5W with optional battery).

General characteristics

HAM bands
2m  70cm 
Frequency stability
± 5 p.p.m.
Tuning steps
5 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 50 kHz
Memories
82 channels in 1 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
110-180 / 300-500 / 800-950 MHz
Modulations
FM  
Sensitivity
VHF ≤ 0.158 µV
UHF ≤ 0.18 µV
(12 dB SINAD)
Selectivity
12 kHz @ -6 dB, 30 kHz @ -60 dB
Filters
?
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 15.25 (VHF) / 44.775 (UHF) MHz
2nd: 455 kHz
Image rejection
?
Audio output
0.3 W

Transmitter

TX-range
144-146 / 430-440 MHz (Europe and Asia)
144-148 / 430-450 MHz (USA)
Modulations
FM  
RF-output
5 W max

Connections

Antenna
BNC
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
5.5-16 V DC
Current drain RX
16-190 mA
TX
1.6 A max

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
55 × 134 × 33 mm (2.17 × 5.28 × 1.30 in) with FBA-12
Weight
530 gr (1.2 lbs) with FNB-27 and antenna
Form factor
Handheld
Manufactured
Between 1992 and 199x

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Twin RX
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
4307
MPN
YAESU-FT-000530

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Yaesu FT-530 User Manual PDF - 2.99 MB, submitted by RigReference
 
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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-530 is around:

  • EUR 104.00
  • USD 39.00 ~ USD 85.00
  • GBP 7.00

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These estimates are based on the following prices:

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2019 EUR 105.00 Used / Good eBay
2019 USD 86.00 Used / Good eBay
2019 USD 129.00 Used / Good eBay
2010 USD 100.00 Used / Good N8WLF
1994 USD 400.00 New / Good Ivan Taylor

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