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The new Yaesu FT-70D is a compact and very attractively priced YAESU System Fusion transceiver providing both conventional analog FM operation and the advanced C4FM Digital mode. The Yaesu FT-70D provides up to 5W of reliable RF power, and its large Front Speaker delivers 700mW of Loud Audio Output. Because C4FM has better BER (Bit Error Rate) characteristics than other digital modulations, the user can expect exceptional audio quality. The new digital Yaesu FT-70D includes our unique Automatic Mode Select (AMS) function. AMS detects the operating mode of the received signal as C4FM digital or analog FM, and then automatically and instantly switches the receiver to the appropriate mode. Users do not need to manually change between modes. The multi-colored LED Mode-Indicator displayed on the front allows the operator to easily see what mode the Yaesu FT-70D is in at any given moment. LED Mode-Indicator clearly and visibly shows the transmit/ receive mode by changing its color so that the operating mode of the transceiver is easily recognized at a glance. One of the other distinguishing features of the Yaesu FT-70D is Digital Group Monitor (GM) with DG-ID (Digital Group Identification) and DP-ID (Digital Personal Identification) now included in the Yaesu FT-70D, to simplify the GM operation. Simply put, the transceivers selecting the same DG-ID or DP-ID can communicate with each other. Between 00 and 99 DG-ID and DP-ID are selectable which provides loads of flexibility so that users can enjoy group communication with friends in GM mode in accordance to their individual operational needs.

General characteristics

HAM bands
2m  70cm 
Frequency stability
Tuning steps
5 / 6.25 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 50 / 100 kHz
1105 channels in 1 bank(s)


144-146 / 430-440 MHz (FT-70DE)
144-148 / 430-450 MHz (FT-70DR)
AM   FM   N-FM   DV  
140-150 MHz: 0.2 µV (12 dB SINAD)
420-470 MHz: 0.2 µV (12 dB SINAD)
12 kHz (-6 dB), 35 kHz (-60 dB)
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
Image rejection
Audio output
700 mW @ 10% THD into 16 Ω


108-580 MHz
FM   N-FM   DV  
0.2 / 2 / 5 W




Power requirements
7.4 V DC (1800 mAh Li-Ion battery)
Current drain RX


Dimensions (w×h×d)
60 × 98 × 33 mm (2.36 × 3.86 × 1.30 in)
255 gr (9.0 oz) inclusing antenna and SBR-24Li battery pack
Form factor
Between 2017 and 201x in Japan

Other features

Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
C4FM "System Fusion"
Mini USB port
IP54 dust/water protected
RigReference ID

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Yaesu FT-70D is around:

  • USD 162.00 ~ USD 98.00
  • CAD 153.00

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These estimates are based on the following prices:

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2021 USD 100.00 Used / Mint Daniel Kondlatsch
2020 USD 170.00 New / Mint Paul Terry Walhus
2019 USD 190.00 New / Mint Ivan Taylor
2019 CAD 170.00 Used / Mint Mike Caissie

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