I just noticed that the Receive Power Save - all Yaesu VHF/UHF handhelds for at least the last ten years have had Rx Power Save - why doesn't the FT 817 ?
Don't confuse Rx Power Save (Silently turns the Rx off for 9/10 second every second) with Automatic Power Off (Menu Item
Don't the Yaesun HF designers talk to the VHF designers ?
The Power line is already switched by the Processor so no additional hardware would be needed.
In a Txvr promoted for Backpacking you would think that Yaesu would be able to include every bit of technology available to increase battery life.
Will the next version have Power Save and a Switching 6V/5V regulator to reduce Rx power on standby by half ?
The Transmitter also seems very inefficient - 25 Watts in for 5 Watts out. Most 100Watt sets need 16A - 200 watts in for 100 watts out.