Yaesu FT2DR Dual band digital transceiver

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Introduced in early 2015, the Yaesu FT2DR covers from 500kHz to 999.990MHz, continuous reception for Short-wave, FM/AM broadcasts, analog TV stations, audio aircraft, public service channels, etc. (Cellular band blocked). Additional features include GPS with tracking, APRS operation, image transmit, etc.

Frequency range

RX-range
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-range
144 / 430 MHz
HAM bands
6m  2m  1.25m  70cm 
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

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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 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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
Accessories
-

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Reviews

One Fine Little Radio...

Yaesu FT2DR, Dual band digital transceiver

Being newly licensed (04/2017), in the the AR world, I wanted my 1st purchase to be NEW, and not outdated within the next few years.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.

Written by KE0MWN on Jul 30, 2017

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Aquired
Mint condition in 2017
USD 369.95

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Price Condition Year User
USD 369.95 Mint / New 2017 KE0MWN
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