Yaesu FT-5DE handheld radio dual band C4FM
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- True dual band operation 2m + 70cm
- Wide reception range 0.5-999 MHz
- C4FM + FM / Wires-X
- GPS + Bluetooth + IPX7 protection
- Colour touch screen
- Yaesu FT-5DE
- Dual band antenna
- SBR-14LI LiIon battery 2200mAh
- SAD-25 Charger
- SHB-13 Belt clip
- SHB-26 Quick Release Holster
- USB cable
Technical description FT-5DE
The FT-5D is a true dual-bander: two separate receivers for 2m and 70cm! This allows operation in any combination such as V+U, U+V, V+V etc. You can also use mixed C4FM and traditional FM on both VFOs, so you are always prepared for anything. Of course, the FT-5DE can also use the well-known AMS - Automatic Mode Switching. The receiver works broadband in AM, FM and WFM, the frequency range is from 500 kHz to 999 MHz. The transmitter is limited to the amateur radio bands (without modification). The maximum transmit power is 5 W, reducible in 4 steps to 0.3 W.
As usual for Yaesu C4FM radios, the FT-5 is equipped with a GPS receiver with up to 66 receive channels. This allows the popular APRS, but also the exchange of position data via C4FM digital voice operation.
The touch-sensitive colour display is used for convenient input, making display and configuration of all parameters so much easier. The robust housing is IPX7 protected and with its rubberised corners can withstand even a small drop. As with the predecessor, a Bluetooth module is built in, which enables operation with a headset also via VOX. A slot for a microSD memory card is available for the many memories and as a backup for the settings.
Application description FT-5DE
The FT-5DE is your constant companion when it comes to amateur radio. As a true dual-bander, this handheld radio allows you to monitor two frequencies simultaneously - no matter on which band: V+U/U+V, V+V, U+U - anything goes. In addition, you can listen to digital voice (C4FM) or traditional FM at the same time. And the automatic detection and switching of modulation (AMS) helps in unexpected cases.
The FT-5DE's wide reception range is very practical: whether medium wave or short wave or FM broadcasting, from 500 kHz to 999 MHz, all possibilities in AM, FM and WFM are available. So you can listen to the latest news even when you're on the move. The transmitter offers a full 5 Watt of transmitting power to reach even distant stations, but you can also reduce the transmitting power to save electricity. Speaking of power: the SBR-14LI rechargeable battery is supplied with a capacity of 2200 mAh, which is enough for a whole day's hiking.
Operation is greatly simplified by the touch display, so settings in the menu can also be made quickly. A new function from Yaesu is the so-called Touch & Go. Here, several frequencies are stored in a primary memory group (PMG), which can be accessed super fast with a dedicated key. When this key is pressed, the activity on all these frequencies is displayed in a bar chart, one touch of the bar and you have set this frequency. Very practical.
The built-in satellite receiver uses navigation satellite systems such as GPS (Navstar), Beidou, Glonass and Galileo. So you are always well informed about your own position. This information can then be transmitted via APRS or C4FM. The Bluetooth function connects to an optional headset or hands-free kit for maximum convenience on the move. The bandscope shows the activity on up to 79 channels around the currently set frequency, so you can quickly orientate yourself and find contact even in an unknown region.
|TX Power [W]||5 W|
|Supported Bands||2m, 70cm|
|Number of Memories||1000|
|Antenna Connector||SMA socket|
Yaesu has been developing and manufacturing radios for the commercial and amateur radio markets for many decades. The Japanese manufacturer has developed into one of the leading and best-known suppliers, the devices are characterised by high quality and a wide range of functions at a fair price.
The FT-5DE is the "High End" handheld radio from Yaesu, which also supports the most modern Digital Voice Standard with all functions for C4FM. It is intended as the successor to the FT-3DE.