2 June 2018

NEW Yaesu FT-4X / FT-4V



Yaesu now appears to have finally entered the low price end of the handheld market (currently occupied firmly by the likes of Baofeng) and has introduced the FT4X priced at around £60-£65.


Yaesu FT 4XE Features:

• VHF/UHF Dual Band FM Handheld Transceiver
• Ultimate Compact Design, Measuring W 52 x H 90 x D 30
• One Watt of Powerful and Clear Audio Output from the 36 mm Front Speaker
• 5 Watts of Reliable RF Power within a Compact body
• Three Selectable TX Power settings (5 W (High)/2.5 W (Middle)/0.5 W (Low))
Over 15 hours Operating time with Supplied 1,750 mAh Li-ion Battery pack *1
• 3.5-Hour Rapid Charger (SBH-22) Included (Using SBR-28LI)
• QRK (Quick Recall Key): Two User Programmable Keys for Quick Access to Favourite Functions
• One-touch Alarm and Quick HOME Channel Access for Emergency Signalling
• VFO Scan, Memory Scan, Programmable memory scan (PMS), Memory bank scan, and Dual receive
• Large-capacity 200 memory channels
• 3 home channels and 10 pairs of PMS memory channels
• Selectable Frequency Steps (5/10/12.5/15/20/25/50/100 kHz)
• Split Memory (Two different frequencies (TX/RX)
• WX Channels with “Severe Weather” Alert
• VOX Operation with Optional VOX Earpiece Microphone (SSM-512B)
• PC Programmable with Optional Programming Cable (SCU-35)
• Transceiver-to-Transceiver Cloning with Optional Cloning Cable (SCU-36)
• FM Broadcast Receiver Equipped
• ARTS (Automatic Range Transponder System)
• DTMF Operation
• CTCSS/DCS Operation
• Busy Channel Lock-Out (BCLO)
• Battery Saver Function
• Automatic Power-Off (APO) Feature
• Transmitter Time-Out-Timer (TOT)



Frequency Ranges: RX 136 – 174 MHz
400 – 480 MHz
FM Broadcast 65 – 108 MHz
TX 144 – 146 MHz
430 – 440 MHz
Circuit Type: Direct-Conversion
Modulation Type: F2D, F3E, F2A
RF Power Output: 5 W/2.5 W/0.5 W
AF Audio Output: 1 W (Max power)
Case Size (W x H x D): 52 x 90 x 30 mm without Knob
Weight (Approx.): 250 g with SBR-28LI and Antenna



For slightly less cash (around £50) you can also get the single band FT-4V which is basically the same radio but only operating on VHF.

The radios can be bought in the UK from the likes of LAMCO - Website Link HERE