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Yaesu FT-60R Dual Band Handheld 5W VHF / UHF Amateur Radio Transceiver

4.6 out of 5 stars 107 customer reviews
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  • Dual Band VHF/UHF 2 Meter & 70cm Amateur Radio.
  • CTCSS/DCS (PL & DPL), DTMF, AlphaNumeric Display, Lighted Keypad, Scan modes.
  • Receives 108-520Mhz and 700-999.99Mhz (less cell), Transmits 144-148Mhz & 430-470Mhz, Locking mode prevents accidental changes of frequency.
  • One Thousand memory Channels, NOAA Weather Alert, Receives Emergency channels in 800-900Mhz, RF Power Output: 5W (High) / 2W (Middle) / 5W (Low)
  • Includes 1400mA Battery, Charger, antenna & belt clip.
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Product Features

  • Size (LWH): 2.28 inches, 1.18 inches, 4.29 inches
  • Weight: 13.12 ounces
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Product Description

Yaesu Dual Band Amateur Ham radio transceiver.
Transmits the Two Meter & 70cm bands (144-148Mhz/430-450Mhz), & receives 108-520Mhz & 700-999Mhz (less cellular).
Features 1,000 Alphanumeric memories, WX alert, PL/dpl, ARTS system, scan modes & more.
Compatible with following Optional available Accessories - MH-37A4B, MH-34B4B, E-DC-5B, EDC-6, CT-44, FBA-25A.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 2.3 x 1.2 x 4.3 inches
Item Weight 13.1 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B00Q1UYR1G
Item model number FT-60R
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4.6 out of 5 stars 107 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
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Manufacturer defects reported within the first 7 days may qualify for a direct replacement. If you experience a problem in the first week, please let us know immediately and we help facilitate a speedy resolution. The remainder of your 1 year manufacturer warranty is direct with Yaesu's US headquarters in Southern California. In the unlikely event you should have to return the item for warranty repair or replacement, Yaesu does ask that you cover the shipping cost for returning the radio and they will cover the cost of shipping the repaired or replacement radio back to you.

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By G. McBrien on July 28, 2011
This is a great radio. It is dual VHF/UHF (2M and 70cm bands) receive and transmit but it will scan many more including the NOAA radio weather channels. Plenty of memories and the ability to break memories into banks such as local repeaters or local fire/rescue.

It's true that the microphone connection is a phono plug however, the Yaesu external microphone/speaker plug goes in at a right angle so I don't know how anyone has pulled it out accidentally. I never have.

The one negative I have found is that the "0" (zero) key on the keypad activates a function to prefix transmissions with DTMF tones for Yaesu's "WIRES" repeater function. This is of course,very easy to activate accidentally and will send a DTMF prefix whether you meant to or not, reducing your audio to next to nothing so other stations don't hear your call sign or the call sign of the station you are calling. There's a way to disable this but why this feature was not assigned to a function key I don't know.
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I purchased this radio just over a year ago from a major ham radio retailer. At that time, the price was about what it is on Amazon now, and has since decreased a decent amount. The radio itself, however is outstanding. As a new ham, all of the acronyms and features had me pretty confused, but within a week or two of use, the radio was much simpler to program and operate.
The build quality of the unit is notable, and definitely a step above other cheap knockoff radios that exist. My radio has held up very well to moderate use, and even survived a couple of spills with no real notable damage. As another review noted, the design of the accessory port leaves something to be desired, although I have found that routing your speaker mic cable under the belt clip aids in keeping the plug seated properly.
Programming the radio by hand is not something I would want to attempt with 50+ channels, but is doable. Get yourself a cable and search around for the software, and it goes much smoother.
Most of my club members have purchased the FT-60R, and the club owns an additional 10. Altogether we have had no real issues with any of them.
I would definitely recommended this HT as a solid performer for any ham looking to pickup an HT.

73's!
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I don't have to reiterate what a great radio this is. It's been said. However, here are a few very minor quirks to be aware of.

1) Stock antenna could be improved upon (I won't beat this to death).
2) If you plug in an external mic while unit is powered on, you will inadvertently transmit.
3) Similar to 2), if the external mic plug isn't fully inserted, you will be transmitting.
4) Similar to 2) and 3), mic plug doesn't fit securely and can work their way loose... thereby transmitting along the way.
4) Accessories arent cheap (especially batteries)
5) WIRES is too easy to enable accidentally (see web for fixes). Who uses it?
6) In (default) battery saver mode, "save" icon flashes constantly on display, which can be annoying
7) If you have fat fingers, it's hard to manipulate the volume control, which is packed between antenna and SQU knob.
8) Range of view of display is limited vertically, in terms of its polarization.
For example, if you look from a lower angle (like using while lying in bed) display segments are too dim.
9) When hand-held, you won't see the green/red rx/tx light. It's on top. Probably seen ok if on the belt.

Are thes quirks enough to downgrade from 5 stars? No... this radio rocks. Yet they are still quirks.
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I use a HAM radio roughly about 2-3 times a year when I lend my time to the Miami Marathon and the MS150 as a volunteer radio operator. This radio replaced my old clunky Radio Shack VHF HTX-202 which was my very first radio. I love Yaesu because they always pump out a great product and I already have a Yaesu in my car as my mobile unit, therefore you can count on the interface being very similar.

This radio is very easy to use and you can usually figure out what you are doing even without the manual because it is rather intuitive as to how to set your tones and program the memory.

It has excellent range and the battery life is amazing, huge improvement over my last radio which was using NiCad primarily. It is quite light weight and fits nicely in your hand to allow for one hand operation.

The only thing I wonder is if this radio could use an upgraded antenna, not sure as of yet.
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The FT-60 has proven to be a very good radio. Another quality transceiver from Yaesu. Like all modern transceivers, it's a bit overly complicated with multiple functions for every button and numerous menu options. You're going to want to keep the manual handy until you get familiar with it. Otherwise it works very well indeed. Very well made piece of equipment. The only drawback is that it only comes with a wall-wart style charger. If you're going to use it often, especially for emergency communications, I'd recommend you immediately get at least one extra battery for it and the fast desk-top charger. Just drop the radio (or the battery alone) into the charger and it will generally charge it up in two or three hours rather than taking overnight as it does with the provided charger. The radio itself, we liked it so much we bought a second one.
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