*NEW* Yaesu FTM-300DR/E

Expected in the United States mid April and weighing in at around $540 comes this new radio from Yaesu. To me at first look it appears (display) to be very much like the FT-3DE handheld with some added watts and features. Below we’ve got a brief description of the radio and some initial odds and ends about it.

  • 50W Stable High-Power with Heavy Duty Heat Sink including FACC – Dual Band Opearation (V+V, U+U, V+U, U+V) and Simultaneous C4FM monitoring
  • 2-inch High-Resolution QVGA Full-Color TFT Display and Demountable Front Panel Controller
  • Memory Channel Band Auto Grouping Function (AIR, VHF, UHF, GEN)
  • High-Speed & High-Resolution Band Scope Function up to 63 channels centered around the current VFO frequency
  • Heavy Duty-Heat Sink with FACC*
  • 3W Audio Power Speaker with two individual terminals for the external speakers – Built-in Bluetooth unit which enables hands-free operation with the SSM-BT10 or a commercially available bluetooth headset**
  • WiRES-X Portable Digital Node/ Fixed Node with HRI-200
  • AMS (Automatic Mode Select) which automatically selects the communication mode by detecting the communication mode of the receiving signal
  • Multi-Color Status Indicator showing the operation mode (C4FM/ FM – TX/ RX)
  • Digital Group ID (DG-ID) function (Just by setting matching two digit DG-ID “00” – “99”, designated link and communication with multiple transceivers can be configured.)
  • Digital Group Monitor which automatically checks if the members having the matching DG-ID are within the communication range and display their call-sign if they are in the range
  • Built-in 66ch High precision GPS receiver and External GPS device connectivity
  • Real-time Navigation displays the position data, distance and direction of other stations in real-time
  • Backtrack Feature (navigation function to a pre-registered point)
  • Snapshot Feature with the optional microphone MH-85A11U
  • Voice Recording Function for received and transmitting voice and audio data
  • Micro SD Card Slot (up to 32GB)
  • Large-capacty 1104 channel memory
  • DTMF Encode/ Memory
  • Time-out Timer (TOT)

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