NEW Yaesu FTM-350 2m/70cm with APRS

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Re: NEW Yaesu FTM-350 2m/70cm with APRS

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Post by OLLIE » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:24 pm

I'll stick with my Kenwood. The Kenwood has more to offer outside of the Bluetooth and the optional speaker one can carry around with them. From the looks of it you have to buy a bunch of add-ons for this new Yaesu to even hook up to a GPS.
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Re: NEW Yaesu FTM-350 2m/70cm with APRS

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Post by cruiserlarry » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:41 pm

Just some information regarding 220 ability of recent handheld radios:

Yaesu VX-8R and VX-6R have 1.5w 220 capability
Yaesu VX-7R has 300mw 220 capacity
Kenwood FH-6A has full 5w 220 capability
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Post by DaveK » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:02 pm

cruiserlarry wrote:I was told they are trying to have it available before Christmas.

Did they mention what year?
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Post by charlie56 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:08 pm

Its on their website
$599.95
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Re: NEW Yaesu FTM-350 2m/70cm with APRS

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Post by cruiserlarry » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:32 pm

charlie56 wrote:Its on their website
$599.95
That's more expensive than I would have expected, given the idea that Yaesu was trying to create a less costly alternative to the Kenwood TM-D710A, which sells for $519.95-569.95 currently...I guess we'll have to see what the retailers sell it for, but most amateur equipment doesn't vary far from MSRP....
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Re: NEW Yaesu FTM-350 2m/70cm with APRS

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Post by Fetus » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:34 pm

That is pretty pricey with the included accessories. I may hold off a bit. I'd like to use it with other Yaesu radios with the ARTS feature.

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Post by Chazz Layne » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:38 pm

Oh now I'm really tempted, only $40 more than the Kenwood which I still haven't bought yet...
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Post by DaveK » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:48 pm

Chazz Layne wrote:Oh now I'm really tempted, only $40 more than the Kenwood which I still haven't bought yet...

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Post by OLLIE » Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:10 am

Chazz Layne wrote:Oh now I'm really tempted, only $40 more than the Kenwood which I still haven't bought yet...
..but to get the full capability that the Kenwood has out of the box you still need to buy about $200.00+ worth of additional accessories for the FTM-350. Additionally, some of those accessories aren't even available yet... :?
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Re: NEW Yaesu FTM-350 2m/70cm with APRS

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Post by Chazz Layne » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:36 am

OLLIE wrote:..but to get the full capability that the Kenwood has out of the box you still need to buy about $200.00+ worth of additional accessories for the FTM-350. Additionally, some of those accessories aren't even available yet... :?
I've come to expect this with Yaesu, same sort of thing happened when I picked up our FT-270s and my VX-8R. That reminds me, I need to post the FT-270s for sale...

I'm hoping by April everything will be available (and perhaps a little less expensive). The biggest sale point for me is not having to mount yet another external GPS (in addition to one for the carputer), though I also like the idea of having all Yaesu gear. I'm going to focus on mechanical and lift on the Disco first so I'll have time to work out any bugs before Indian Tour. :shock: :lol:
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