Archivi categoria: C4FM (4-level FSK)

Dayton Hamvention 2016 New HT D-STAR – Elecraft KX2 – DV4mobile – FT-891

Dayton Hamvention®, the world’s largest amateur radio gathering, celebrate its 61st show on May 20-22, 2016.

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YAESU FTdx-100 SSB/CW 120W (50 AM) HF Vintage Transceiver (1967)
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Tactical – Pro2 Speaker Rack 4US Shallow and 4UD Deep

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Dayton Hamvention 2016 News:  JVCKewood Coming Soon an HT with APRS Digital DV D-STAR Transceiver – Tribander 144/220/430 MHz, Builtin GPS unit and Color TFT Display.

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Kenwood USA Corporation (HT prototipo/tentative)- The evolved tribander Main features:   Wide band multi mode RX with SSB/CW reception with IF filter – DSP-based voice processing – APRS-compliance – DIGITAL compliant with voice/digital mode D-STAR networks – Compliant with Bluethooth and Micro SD and Micro-USB – Built-in high-performance GPS unit – IP54/55 Weatherproof – Color TFT Display (transflective type). (! See official data & news)

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The Elecraft booth at Hamvention 2016 display the new KX2 HF radio, an ultra-portable transceiver with a fit in your pocket size (13 oz / 0.3 Kg!) Operate on 80 -10 meter ham bands – All modes: SSB, CW, and Data PSK31/RTTY with or without a PC (four sub-modes) – The KX2 Size: 2.8”H x 5.8”W x 1.5”D; only 13 oz (0,3 kg).

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Quick Specs – Up to 10 W on 80-15 m, 8 W on 12 and 10 m (typ.) – Software-defined-radio (SDR) architecture – Switchable preamp and attenuator – Easy-to-use Passband Tuning (PBT) for shift/width/hicut/locut; Roofing filters automatically track DSP filter settings – Simultaneous dual receive over up to +/- 23 kHz for split-DX operation – (Internal wide-range ATU option).

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Dayton Hamvention 2016 – New DV4mobile Tribander 144/220/430 MHz all mode DMR, D-Star, C4FM (System Fusion) disponibile entro Q4 2016, al 2017 sviluppi software prevedono anche per i modi digitali P25, dPMR, NXDN e NEXEDGE.

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The new DV4 mobile for D-Star, C4FM, DMR (It will transmit all mode, it can be link directly to a Reflector like a DV4home when there’s no available repeater). – With subsequent software updates 2017, the radio will also support P25, dPMR, NXDN and NEXEDGE.

Yaesu USA Booth display the new FT-891 HF/50MHz Transceiver (is an FT-857 style replacement!)  FT-891 FCC ID: K6620651X50 of 24 Mar. 2016 – Mobile HF/50MHz Transceiver 100 W  160 – 6m all mode – 32-Bit IF DSP – Detachable Display.

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Frequency Range Tx: 1.8 – 54 MHz (Amateur bands only) Rx: 30 kHz – 56 MHz – Receiver type: SSB/CW/AM Triple-conversion Superheterodyne, 1st IF 69.450 MHz, 2nd 450 kHz, 3rd 24 kHz (FM: Duble conversion)  3 kHz Roofing filter – Weight: 1.9 kg (4.18 lb).

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Icom IC-7300 – Ein kleiner Clip von mir mit der Remote Software RS-BA1 verbunden mit dem IC7300 – video 19/5/2016  by PA5HR.

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Link to: Video di Bert con il remote software RS-BA1 e IC-7300

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. – (tnx)

Kairos Multi-protocol Soft DSP Radio Dual-mode Digital/Analog & IP Net

KAIROS is a multi-protocol transceiver/repeater that implements all mod-demodulation and filtering processes via Software by a DSP (Digital Signal Processor), following the “soft radio” concept. Dual-mode analog and digital modulation – IP Multicast & Simulcast – Soft Diversity vectorial treatment of two or more incoming signals – RF linking in DMR and analogue modes – SIP and AMBE +2 Gateway & SIP/RTP-IP network for wide range applications & utilityes!

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It allows to manage multiple protocols at the same time to perform, for es., a dual mode in real time, according to the incoming radio (or IP) signals. (soft & hardware platforms is based on a Linux O.S. core). KAIROS Series ETSI / FCC  / CE certified – Designed and manufactured in Italy by  Radio Activity Srl – 20128 Milano IT.

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KAIROS, thanks to the “soft radio” designin, approaches this problem, with the same techniques adopted in the most diffused digital communication systems like GSM, GPRS, WiMAX, LTE etc. – It is equipped of 2 coherent indipendent receivers that, connecting then to 2 different antennas, realizes a “soft space diversity” reciving system. – When operates in digital, KAIROS manages the 4FSK modulation, it is the standard mod for DMR & P25, and can also manage, on request, the GMSK constellation and many generic FSK standards like the POCSAG groups.

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The KAIROS rtx is dual mode analog/digital with the automatic switch between the Analog / DMR services. – The old FM rtx may operate with the new digital one through the same network.
KAIROS can run a “DMR Gateway” agent to interface Analog and DMR radio systems to several external networks. – The DMR Gateway Agent traslates Voice (full duplex audio stream from/to) and Data streams. (this runs in the Kairos engine without the need of external PC) [Note] (More info: …see the official data of Radio Activity pdf)

Link to: Downloda the offcial broshure of Kairos’s (in ENG) pdf

italiano Come si potrà leggere dal link qui sotto, IW7DZR, Giacomo e IW0RED, Marco dell’Associazione CISAR stanno già provando con test applicativi apparati KAIROS UHF nel campo radioamatoriale. – In digitale il DSP incorpora e gestisce mod-demod 4FSK per modi DMR e P25 e in dual-mode anche FM analogica – Kairos supporta reti Multicast e Simulcast per realizzare reti Multisite tipo professionale. – Il software fornito gestisce anche un ricevitore in “diversity” con due antenne per il trattamento vettoriale di più segnali in ricezione. – Fa parte del gruppo test anche Artem, R3ABM,  che ha elaborato il software CronosAgent  per applicarlo sotto BM (BrandMeister) !! Attendiamo altre news.

Link to: Kairos test-report IW7DZR & IW0RED on CISAR web (IT)

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 [Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. – (tnx)

Yaesu FT-991 Firmware Update DSP (Ver.01.05) 01/12/15 – QST Nov. Review

FT-991 HF, 50, 144, 430 MHz All Mode – The Yaesu USA Update now the Firmware MAIN Ver. 02.08 of 9/11/2915 Now update software MAIN Ver.02-08 and DSP Ver.01-05 TFT Ver.02-01 of 12-01-2015 (1 Dec. 2015)
[Note] Please read the Yaesu Upgrade Manual & Firmware Informations Main: V.0208  DSP V.0105 etc……
QST magazine reviews the FT-991 on November, 2015 !

[Note]: Please read the Yaesu Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceding to the Yaesu multiple software installations and employees by different types of transfer software .exe!-

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[Note] The FT-991 CAT commands will not work the same after updating to V02-08. – The original CAT “CN” command was only able to set the tone frequency of ENC/CTCSS. – The V02-08 expands the parameter to other than ENC/CTCSS tone frequency; it includes setting the DCS code also.
Please refer to the CAT Oper. Reference Book (v.1508-C0)

Link to: Yaesu USA – FT-991 official Web-page (files ENG)

QST-logoQST reviews the FT-991 on November, 2015, a overview of the quad-bands  multimode transceiver. – Reviewed by Norm Fusaro, W3IZ Assistant Manager, Field  Services & Radiosport Department. – The ARRL labs including 20/5/2 kHz offset: 103/86/75 dB RMDR (Reciprocal Mixing Dinamic Range) figure on 14MHz band, 3kHz roofing filter & 500Hz DSP BW. (see the reviews on QST by login ARRL membrers)

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The three rows of rectangular labels at the bottom of the screen are touch-sensitive buttons.

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx).

DV4mini Hotspot: a link with a simplex frequency (UHF) and a repeater through the Internet.

DV4mini Hotspot for the 70 cm band and can use it with a D-STAR or DMR or C4FM * transceivers – The DV4mini is a very small but also very capable USB Stick that can expand any PC into a Hotspot for the D-STAR and DMR modes (C4FM * Fusion is in development) – (trial beta ver. 18.8 or later uncheck “C4FM Gateway” only DN & VW mode) – Please read official data and the User manual! (link below)

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DV4mini  allows linking with DCS, XRF and REF refectors for D-STAR as well s DMR refectors (trial beta ver. 18.8 or later unckeck C4FM Gateway!). With the DV4mini it has become possible to create a hotspot with minimal resources and thus get access to the (Digital Voice) DV network.
[NoteRefector is a server connected to the Internet or Ham Net and is linked to a number of digital Ham Radio repeaters. If one of these repeaters is active it will send the voice data stream to the refector- (Xrefectors are the second generation of D-STAR reflectors… etc) – (DCS (Digital Call Server) is the most modern D-STAR refector system and in worldwide use, each as 26 rooms) – (DMR refectors consist of several regional servers, ach other via a superordinate network one Hytera & one Motorola) (System Fusion supports WIRES-X internet linking – .. node station requires external optional HRI-200 !)

The DV4mini is a great UHF digital hotspot. It’s support D-Star, DMR and C4FM* !! Very promising technology in process.

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The DV4mini will be connected thru the USB interface with a PC or a single board computer (es: Raspberry PI 2 Mod. B also a keyboard, mouse and HDMI display) and the required software will be installed: V.1.4 DV4mini Controll Panel.

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Frequency 420-450MHz – Modulation types: D-Star GMSK (Gaussian 2FSK) – DMR PLUS 4FSK Raised Cosine – C4FM Fusion DN & VW 4FSK, in process* – Power output: 0.03 mW to 10 mW. – RX -120dBm – Read more to the official web-page.

Link to: Download the DV4mini User Manual ver. ENG .Pdf 

I believe not now, it’s available for Windows, Linux and Raspian ! (Raspberry Pi 2) – For those interested in digital communications, like D-Star, DMR and C4FM there’s a new dongle who will be coming out soon (… they are saying it will be available for international shipping next week). [Note]!! DV4mini Library (in C) licensed under GPL 3.0 — USB Stick DV4mini Copyright:
The rights for the DV4mini stick and its software are reserved with DG8FAC Stefan, DG1HT Torsten, and (>) DJØABR Kurt

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

FT-991 & FTDX-1200 The FTRestore by VK2BYI a Windows desktop app

Yaesu FT-991 and FTdx-1200 – New Desktop Applicaztion ©FTRestore – The Yaesu FT Radio Menu Configuration & Channel Memory Restore a Desktop Utility © by Chris Fredericks, VK2BYI (… first release Ver.1.1.0) – Link below !

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FTRestore – Details of the Regular Memory Channels and the PMS Memory Channels can be uploaded from the transceiver into a worksheet grid control where they can be modified as required, before being saved in a Microsoft Excel compatible file.  Details of the Menu Settings can also be uploaded, saved and downloaded.

The FTRestore is free to use although we may ask for a small donation sometime in the future to help Chris  (..link below)

You can download the application and documentation via the following links for FTRestore Ver.1.1.0 (9.46 MB) and or later; Relaesa Notes (65.54 KB); Documentation v1.1.0 PDF (1.77 MB) –
Un eccellente lavoro di Chris, che vive a circa 29 km da Sydney, Australia, si è ritirato dal lavoro professionale in Aprile 2014, dopo 42 anni di lavoro tecnico e sviluppatore. ( ! grazie VK2BYI) 

Link to: FTRestore VK2BYI for Instruction PDF & Software

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Please be aware that this software has not been developed as a commercial exercise, and is free. – [Note] Chris, not offer no warranty or guarantee of support and all use is at your own risk.

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (..tnx to all)

The FT-991’s in Stock in Europe – FT-991 ora è disponibile in Europa

The Yaesu FT-991 HF 50MH VHF UHF Transceiver in Stock in Europe. – The transceiver offers full-fledged support for all modes and include C4FM Digital (4FSK) – Rear panel USB port allows connection to a PC with a single cable (CAT control, Audio interface, PTT/SHIFT control) … at long last!

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The new FT-991 is capable of using only 2, C4FM digital modes:
1) V/D mode = communicates Voice & Data simultaneously and using 6.25 + 6.25 kHz bandwidth – [DN] is displayed on the LCD – the station location info is contained within the tx digital signal;
2) Voice FR mode (Full Rate) = trasmits digital voice using the full 12.5 kHz bandwidth – [VW] is displayed on the LCD – the location info is not included in the tx signals;
[Note] Data FR mode (Full Rate) = high speed data communication mode is not supported in the FT-991!  (Data Full Rate by C4FM is not possible).

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The new digital mode C4FM (4FSK) spectrum on 29.460 MHz (experimental test in USA) measure about 15 KHz wide in the HF bands!! (Q: Voice is voice, whether it is digital or analog modes? … used only in the FM phone bands?)

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FT-991 Software Update – Yeasu USA latest version & dates
MAIN Firmware Version 01-13 update 03/20/2015;
DSP  Firmware Version 01-02 update 03/20/2015;
Enhanced the effect of APF (Audio Peak Filter) to increases the level in CW mode;  Improved and optimized (by Yaesu USA)

Link to: Yaesu USA web site for official data and news (ENG)

[Note] Please read the official FT-991 Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceeding!

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

Samhoo will launch its DMR SPH6000’s, SPH2000’s & SPM6000’s in the IWCE 2015

SPH6000 Series – Samhoo Sci & Yech Co., LTD, Guangdong, China will launch its DMR Portable SPH6000 serial, SPH2000 serial and DMR Mobile SPM6000 serial DMR & PDT Radio, in the International Wireless Communications Expo IWCE 2015 – Las Vegas NV (Exhibits Mar. 18-19 2015)

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Sempre più produttori cinesi si tuffano nel mercato DMR e PDT Radio – Digital Trunking Radio!Samhoo dichiara, nella sua brochure, il suo successo nello sviluppo e produzione di apparati Digital PMR radio, DMR, TETRA e PDT per ogni tipo di impiego, con un team dedicato da oltre 10 anni. (…read more)

Samhoo Sci & Tech Co.,LTD (Samhoo) DMR Portable SPH6000 serial, SPH2000 serial and DMR Mobile SPM6000 serial, which all fully compliant with ETSI DMR Tier 3 & Tier 2 & PDT (optional), and be available in UHF (350-400MHz, 400-470MHz) and VHF (136-174MHz) bands (rlease soon).
All working mode: DMO, RMO, TMO (optional) – Voice + Data services, and multi-level Encryption – GPS and worldwide position tracking – IP67 & MIL-STD-810G, etc.

Full specs can be found in this PDF document: Samhoo PDF
Las Vegas Convention Center IWCE 2015 – (Las Vegas, NV)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

Yaesu FT-991HF/V/UHF – Software Update Main V01.13 and DSP V01.02

Yaesu FT-991 -Yaesu USA Update the Firmware MAIN Ver.01.13 and DSP Ver.01.02 of 20/03/2015 – See link below – [Note]: Please read the Yaesu Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceding to the Yaesu “classic” multiple software installations! – Caution: it does wipe all the settings including the memory channels. – See the Video by KC8VWL below.

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FT-991 Firmware MAIN V0113 DSP V0102 Update 20/3/2015

Link to: Yaesu USA FT-991 Firmware Information (ENG)

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Yeasu FT-991 internal view MAIN Unit VHF/UHF & HF 50MHz

FT-991: Triple conversion with 1st IF frequency of 69.450 MHz for all bands – 1st IF stage 3 kHz roofing filter, not only in HF but also in VHF and UHF bands – IPO, AMP1 and AMP2 for the HF/50MHz bands – The RF AMP for 430 MHz uses HEMT NE3509 devices – ! See pic & video below –

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FT-991 full color TFT LCD display with Spectrum Scope and Waterfall Capability. – The TFT Display provides useful information about function status and setting at a glance, intuitive layout makes touch operation a pleasure.

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italianoFT-991 – il display a colori “touch” sembra facile da usare ed è intuitivo anche per i numerosi settaggi, che ora si presentano sullo schermo, di volta in volta, con tante icone e a gruppi come si vede dalle foto. – Forse, data la dimensione di soli 3″ del TFT LCD, per molti di noi, ci vorranno gli occhiali per “toccare” quella esatta !

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Those waiting on Yaesu to replace the old quad band FT-847 will enjoy…! – Those waiting on Yaesu to release a replacement for the small FT-817 will just have to keep waiting..! –

FT-991 – Video … Eric, KC8VWL talks about some of the merits of the brand new Yaesu FT-991 HF through UHF transceiver.  (Universal radio a video 5.1 mins of 2 feb 2015)

FT-991 Final Stage with Ample Power Reserves: Push-pull arrangement of RD100HHF MOS-FET devices for HF/50 MHz range, output power 100 Watts. For the VHF & UHF bands uses the MOS-FET RD70HUF2 device which incorporates two MOS-FET in a single package, ouput of 50Watts

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FT-991 the PA UNIT with 2xRD100HHF1 for HF/50MHz

Link to: Yaesu FT-991 Information Brochure (5.19 MB) ENG

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

CS7000 MULTIPROTOCOL RADIO by USA – Expected Delivery Is April 2015

CS7000 Made by Connect Systems Inc. Agoura Hills, CA – USA – This radio is defined for the Amateur Market and will have an introductory price of $249. – Capable of doing DMR, NXDN, dPMR, P25, ANALOG, D-STAR, AND FUSION Protocols. – (Read the features for CS7000 first version) See the DMR Repeater Intereactive Map (via VA3XPR), link below.

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CSI CS7000 Expected Delivery is April 2015 or before (! Click to enlarge pic)

The first version will ship with ANALOG, Digital Mobile Radio (DMR – TDMA), and D-STAR protocols with future firmware updates allowing other protocols – CSI web-page 10/2/2015: Expected Delivery is April 2015.

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Connect Systems Inc. (CSI) CS7000 Specimen

CS7000 Preliminari information, by first Withe Paper from Jerry Wanger CEO – The primary microprocessor is a STM32F405VGT6. – This is an ARM Cortex M4 32 bit high speed microprocessor – The second microprocessor is a DVSI 3000R. This microprocessor uses a TMS320F2811 core and is dedicated to executing the AMBE and AMBE +2 Vocoder formats and other algorithms – (! read official source)

Link to: White Paper by Jerry Wanger CEO for the CS7000
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ink to: Connect Systems Inc. Agoura Hills, CA US web-page

DMR Repeater Map via VA3XPR – DMR  information page

Below is an interactive map, which shows all of the DMR repeaters connected to the DMR-MARC network around the world. Zoom the map out to see DMR repeaters outside!

Link direct toDMR Repeater Health Status (in the world)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

Yaesu FT2DR C4FM/FM 144/430 MHz Dual Band Digital Transceiver

FT2DR – Yaesu Introducing a New Digital Portable C4FM – FM 144/430 MHz Dual Band Transceiver – Easy operation with large touch panel display – Builtin High Sensitivity 66 ch GPSS – Dual watch & Dual Monitor – Shipping early 2015!

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Yaesu FT2DR with large touch panel display (coming soon)

FT2DR System Fusion compatible – FM digiatal operation with AMS (Automatic Mode Select) – New 1.7-inch high resolution touch screen display – 700 mW Loud and Clear voice technology –  Modulation F1D F2D F3E F7W – 5W @ 7.4V – Weight 310 g  – Receiver frequency range = A (Main) Band 1.8 – 30MHz / 76 – 108 MHz / 137 – 174 NHz / 222 – 420 MHz (GEN1) / 470 – 774 MHz (UHF) – B (Sub) Band idem A)  not SW Band & FM Broadcast.

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New Yaesu FT2DR Digital & Analog VHF UHF (coming soon)

FT2DR include: a built-in High Sensitivity 66 ch GPS with antenna – 1200 bps/9600 bps APRS® function – Dual watch (V/V U/U/ V/U) – Dual Monitor (C4FM Digital / C4FM Digital) – GPS Logging / Recording capabilities – Water resistant (IPX5 Rating) & microSD Card Slot. Read the official web-page for complete information

Link to: Yaesu Usa VHF/UHF Handhelds web-page (ENG)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)