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Peek at new Yaesu FTM-350 APRS Mobile rig

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Moleculo, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Moleculo

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    Yaesu was showing of their new FTM-350 mobile APRS rig at the Japan Ham Fair 2009. Here is a site witt the pictures and descriptions:

    Japan Ham Fair 2009


     

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    I just got the latest HRO catalog and noticed that this rig is shown in it. Universal Radio also has it listed with complete known specs and pictures. Some things of interest other than the APRS functionality is the optional Bluetooth hands free kit. The price of the radio, gps module and other accessories are not listed yet. It looks like a pretty nice rig from the pictures.

    Yaesu FTM-350R FTM350 Mobile Transceiver
     
  3. Robb

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    Wow, nice large readout for those of us with not-so-good eyesight. A band scope too? I wonder how much this puppy is going to sell for...

    Built-in barometer too?
     
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    I would expect a price similar to the Kenwood TM-D710A
    around the six-hundered dollar area.
     
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    Hey, they copied the radio from Kenwood, why not the price? :)
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    Details from Yaesu site

    FTM-350R - A Totally New Advanced Dual Band Mobile Radio

    Two Separate Receivers with Individual Volume Control

    GPS / APRS® / Bluetooth® Features

    144/(220)* /430 MHz 50 W FM Dual Band Transceiver

    DTMF Microphone Included

    *220 MHz 1W (USA Version only)



    Lots of Reliable Power Output

    50 Watts of Reliable Power on both 2 m and 70 cm. 220 MHz 1W (USA Version)

    Yaesu's renowned high quality Die Cast Aluminum Chassis design allows stable continuous high power operation when you need it most.

    Fantastic Large and Flexlible LCD Display

    Incredibly flexible Dual Band Display. You can easily set your own individual preference for Dual Receive and Full-Duplex operation. 5.2"x1.6" (130x40 mm) Large dot matrix (264x64 dots) LCD display for comfortable viewing - night or day.

    Numerous useful displays are available with the optional FGPS-1 GPS Receiver and Antenna. (Optional FGPS-2 External GPS Receiver and Antenna + CT-133 (cable) + CT-136 (adapter) are also available.)

    Choose your favorite LCD display color - 8 vibrant Color Options!

    Loads of APRS® Flexibility

    Complete with TNC and compatible with various APRS® information and functions - Receive WX info from other APRS® weather stations, exchange messages (max 67 characters using the APRS® function, etc

    Dual Speakers on Control Head

    Built-in Dual Speakers on the rear of the Control Head with Independent Volume Controls for maximum flexibility

    Control Head Separation with Ease

    The Display Control Head is designed for easy separation from the main RF Power Unit - 10 foot control cable included. Optional 20 foot control cable available.

    Band Scope

    High-speed Band Scope included for rapidly checking band activity.

    Bluetooth® Capabilities

    The optional Bluetooth Unit (BU-1) provides hands-free radio operation with our Optional Bluetooth headset BH-1A (stereo) or BH-2A (monaural).

    SmartBeaconing™ Included

    SmartBeaconing™ from HamHUD Nichetronix is able to modify its own beacon rate in response to the motion of the vehicle that carries. Since the APRS network has limited bandwidth, SmartBeaconing™ transmits an optimal amount of position information with a minimal amount of QRM to other network users - making FTM-350R users some of the most "efficient" on the network.

    Read more about this very useful feature at HamHUD - SmartBeaconing™

    Cross-Band Repeat Capability

    For emergency work, or to extend the range of a hand-held unit, the FTM-350R includes Cross-Band Repeat capability.

    Huge Memory Channel Management Capability!

    500 Independent memory channels with memory name tag function (up to 8 characters) for each L and R band (1000 channels total), + 9 PMS (Programmable Band Limit Memory Scan) channels for each L and R band (18 channels in total), + a rewritable preferred channel for each L and R band, + 31 channels specifically allocated for the Smart Search function

    Special Features when communicate with other FTM-350R & VX-8R/DR

    Available to display your friend APRS® stations (FTM-350R and VX-8R / DR) with their directions, distances and other info

    Packet Compatible

    1200 / 9600 bps packet port (8-pin mini DIN)

    Wideband Receiver

    Wideband Receive:
    L-band: 0.5 MHz – 1.7 MHz (AM Broadcast band)
    76 MHz – 108 MHz (FM Broadcast band)
    108 MHz–250 MHz / 300–1000MHz
    R-band: 108–250 MHz, 300 MHz–1000 MHz
    (USA : Cellular Blocked)

    Listen to FM Broadcast Stations in Stereo

    Built-in stereo decoder for FM Broadcast: Listen to FM Broadcast in Stereo with dual speakers on the rear of the control head!

    Optional FPR-1 Monitor Unit

    Optional FPR-1 Monitor Unit receives your transmission out to about 1,000 ft (300 m) depending on transmit power and other conditions. Give to others to hear your transmissions during emergencies, special events, and so many other operations so that they can follow the situation.

    DTMF Microphone Included

    The front panel Built-in Microphone activates PTT transmission. A MH-48A6JA / conventional hand microphone with DTMF is also included with the radio.

    DTMF Autodial

    DTMF Autodial (Memory) with 16 digits/9 memories

    "Line In" input permits playing your favorite stereo music from other devices.

    Barometric Pressure Sensor

    Built-in Barometric Pressure Sensor - The radio can monitor and display your altitude and pressure.


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