Yaesu FT-60R Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

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The Yaesu FT-60R dual-band 2 meter/440 MHz HT boasts 5 watts output on both bands. It also features wideband receive from 108-520 and 700-999.990 MHz (less cellular).
An Emergency Automatic ID system will automatically cause your FT-60R to transmit your callsign and engage the mic if you are disabled and unable to press the PTT switch. Two programmable keys are provided for your convenience. There is even a password feature to prevent unauthorized use of your radio. Radio to radio cloning is possible with the optional CT-27A cable.
Other refinements include: One touch NOAA weather, nine DTMF auto dialer memories, die-cast weather resistant case, ARTS Auto-range transponder system. There is also a Mono-band and Memory-only operating mode.

Frequency range

RX-range
108-520 / 700-999 MHz (cellular blocked in the US)
TX-range
144-146 / 430-440 MHz (Europe)
144-148 / 430-450 MHz (USA)
HAM bands
6m  70cm 
Stability
better than ± 5 p.p.m.
Tuning steps
5 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 50 / 100 kHz
Filters
-

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Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM  
Sensitivity
0.16 µV (12 dB SINAD - 140-150 MHz)
0.2 µV (12 dB SINAD - 420-470 MHz)
Selectivity
12 kHz (-6 dB), 35 kHz (-60 dB)
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 47.25 MHz
2nd: 450 kHz
Image rejection
-
Audio output
400 mW @ 8 Ohm

Transmitter

Modulations
FM  
RF-Output
High: 5/5 W, Medium: 2/2 W, Low: 0.5/0.5 W

Connections

Antenna
SMA
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
Nominal: 7.2V DC (battery pack), 6-16V DC (external)
Current drain RX
45-125 mA
TX
Max 1.5 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
58 × 109 × 30 mm (2.28 × 4.29 × 1.18 in)
Weight
370 gr (13.1 oz)
Form factor
Handheld
Manufactured
Between 2004 and 200x

Other features

Memories
1000 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Alpha-tags. CTCSS & DCS. WIRES II. ARTS. Emergency Automatic ID (EAI).
Accessories
-

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Reviews

Yaesu FT-60R Review

Yaesu FT-60R, Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

I've only had this radio for a few months. I bought it because it used the same battery and accessories as the VX-170. I needed a 70cm handheld for my role supporting backup inauguration communications and was about to buy the VX-177 when I found this radio for not much more. It worked well for that event. I often find myself hitting the 0 key, which enables some sort of DTMF transmit function that really drives me crazy. I don't like it as much as the VX-170, but it does have a knob for the squelch.

Written by NE3R on Apr 4, 2009

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Aquired
Good condition in 2009
USD 189.99

FT-60R

Yaesu FT-60R, Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

Love mine. Very compact, direct entry keyboard and use my on a daily activity.

Written by N2OBS on Oct 26, 2009

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Aquired
Good condition in 2008
USD 150.00

FT 60R

Yaesu FT-60R, Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver

Great little hand held - replaced my old FT408R finally and really like the options and features on this unit - two bands, built in tone generation, storage...finally had to give up on my old brick...

Written by W6TMV on Jun 8, 2010

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Aquired
Good condition in 2007
USD 135.00
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Prices

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USD 150.00 Good / Used 2010 eBay
EUR 169.00 Good / New 2010 thiecom.de
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