I’ve been inactive for about 10 years but I have decided it’s time to get back in. I’m considering a FT-60R to carry along on my motorcycle. I’m planning a fairly long trip in the spring and the off band capability would be nice while I’m riding. Using the HT in the evenings would be fun. I have an audio amp to combine the output from the HT and my GPS. I know that I’ll need the Yaesu dongle to split out the audio.
But I have a couple questions:
1) I’ve read on the reviews portion of this site some stuff that implies that leaving the FT-60R HT connected to 12v (12 to 13.4) will over charge the battery pack and shorten it’s life. Also the user’s manual says not to leave the NC88 wall charger connected for long periods of time. SO--Is it true that Yaesu has sent this out with out any charge regulating circuits?
I’d appreciate any insight that you have on this issue.
2) Since I’m hoping to listen to the off band stuff as I ride, how is the reception and quality??? I don’t expect “HI-FI” etc. but a talk show might be nice.
Thanks for whatever you can tell me. It feels good to be getting back.
In Northfield, Vermont.