It’s been a week or so since I got my new radio. As pictured it’s the Yaesu FT-60R. And I am loving it.
There are a few minor things that the Icom IC-E90 I had the edge on, but nothing to do with the radios performance. The Icom had a seperate power switch meaning the volume remained where you left it. Also it could receive FM broadcast bands.
Right now I have that out the way, how am I finding the rig. I have had only a few QSOs so far, but the reports have been good.
It’s also built solidly which is why I went for this radio. I have heard it’s so strong, some shops where you can buy it they have one they throw across the shop to prove it’s strength to customers (but I am not going to try that yet with mine).
Over the Christmas period I shall give it a good use. On Christmas eve it will travel with me to my nans, and will keep it on Christmas Day.
I have also ordered a cable as the radio has 1000 memories, so I don’t intend to program them manually.
|Type||Amateur VHF/UHF transceiver|
|Frequency range||144-146 / 430-440 MHz (Europe)
144-148 / 430-450 MHz (USA)
RX 108-520 / 700-999 MHz (cellular blocked in the US)
|RF Power output||Hi: 5/5 W
Mid: 2/2 W
Lo: 0.5/0.5 W
|Sensitivity||0.16 uV (12 dB SINAD – 140-150 MHz)
0.2 uV (12 dB SINAD – 420-470 MHz)
|Selectivity||12 KHz (-6 dB), 35 KHz (-60 dB)|
|Voltage||Nominal: 7.2 VDC (battery pack), 6-16 VDC (external)|
|Current drain||RX: 45-125 mA
TX: Max 1.5 A
|Impedance||50 ohms, SMA|
|Dimensions (W*H*D)||58*109*30 mm|
|Other||1000 memories with alpha-tags.
CTCSS & DCS.
Emergency Automatic ID (EAI).