21 March 2017

New Yaesu FT-70DR Handheld

So Yaesu have officially announced a new handheld digital radio:


System Fusion Compatible

FM Friendly Digital Operation with AMS (Automatic Mode Select)

Sophisticated C4FM Digital Functions : Digital Group Monitor (GM) / DG-ID, DP-ID Operation *1

*1 DG-ID: Digital Group Identification, DP-ID: Digital Personal Identification

5 Watts of Reliable RF Power inside a Compact body

700 mW Loud Audio Output and Clear Voice

Large Multi-Color Mode Indicator

Rugged Construction Meets IP54 (Dust / Water protection)

Huge 1,105 Channel Memory

Wide Band Receive Coverage 108 – 579.995 MHz

Versatile Scanning Capabilities: Programmed VFO Scan, Memory Scan, Priority Channel Scan

WX Channels with “Severe Weather” Alert (US version)

7.4 V 1,800 mAh Lithium Ion Battery pack (SBR-24LI) Included

Equipped with External DC Jack for DC Supply and Battery Charge

Equipped with Mini USB port for Convenient Memory Management and Software updates

Transceiver-to-Transceiver Cloning with Optional Cloning Cable (CT-27)

CTCSS/DCS Operation

RF Squelch

Automatic Power-Off (APO) Feature
Transmitter Time-Out-Timer (TOT)
Busy Channel Lock-Out (BCLO)

Frequency Ranges:
108 – 137 MHz (Air Band)
137 – 174 MHz (144 MHz HAM)
174 – 222 MHz (VHF1)
222 – 420 MHz (VHF2)
420 – 470 MHz (430 MHz HAM)
470 – 579.995 MHz (UHF band)
144 – 148 MHz
430 – 450 MHz

Circuit Type: Double-Conversion Superheterodyne
Modulation Type: F2D, F3E, F7W
RF Power Output: 5 W/2 W/0.5 W (@7.4 V or EXT DC)
AF Audio Output: 700 mW (@16 ohms 10 % THD: Internal speaker)
Case Size (W x H x D): 2.36” x 3.86” x 1.3” (60 x 98 x 33 mm) w/o Knob and Antenna
Weight (Approx.): 8.99 oz (255 g) with SBR-24LI and Antenna
Warranty: 3 Year

Price: Around $200

Available: April 2017