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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: VHF/UHF+ Amateur Hand-held | Yaesu FT-25 2 m HT Help

Reviews Summary for Yaesu FT-25 2 m HT
Yaesu FT-25  2 m HT Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $120
Description: The Yaesu FT-25R 2 meter HT has three output power levels: 5, 2.5 or 0.5 watts transmitting from 144 to 148 MHz. Receive coverage is 65-108 (FM broadcast band), 136-174 MHz. The FT-25R is compact and light, yet ruggedly constructed. The speaker provides a full 1 Watt of powerful, clear audio. The supplied 1950mAh Li-ion battery pack is capable of up to 9 hours operation. The optional SBR-26LI 2500mAh Li-ion battery provides up to 11.5 hours of expanded operation (TX 6 seconds, RX 6 seconds, Standby 48 seconds). The SBH-22 3.5-hour rapid charger is included. The newly designed large white LED display is vibrant and highly visible. Four programmable Quick Recall Keys (QRK) store and recall favorite frequency settings and to be used as short-cut keys to Set Mode menu items. VOX operation is available with the optional SSM-512B earpiece microphone. Several scanning modes are supported: Programmable VFO Scan, Memory Scan, Priority Channel Scan and Weather Alert Scan. Other features include: WX Channels with “Severe Weather” Alert, PC Programming, Transceiver-to-Transceiver Cloning, Keypad Entry, FM Broadcast Receiver, Automatic Range Transponder System (ARTS), CTCSS/DCS Operation, Busy Channel Lockout), Automatic Power Off feature and Transmitter Time Out Timer (TOT). The new FT-25R meets demanding commercial grade specifications. Size: 2.1 x 4.1 x 1.2 inches (less knobs and antenna) 9.2 oz.
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N6BOB Rating: 5/5 Jul 30, 2017 17:00 Send this review to a friend
Newest HT for 2 meters from Yaesu ... Strong in all respects  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This is a new HT from Yaesu and is very strong in all respects. The receiver is solid with out all the inter-mod of some of the UV5, or uv-82 radios. Works right next to my computer with out all the noise of some other radios. Yes, it does cost about $110 dollars from the big Ham Stores but it is worth it for the receiver and powerful audio. Wow one watt audio fills my house with clear audio. My wife will not be searching to turn it off like some other radios due to all the open squelch noise... none so far but she may for peace and quiet... hi hi.
All the controls feel solid as you would expect from Yaesu. The display is clear. I leave the display light on all the time so I can see the readout at a glance otherwise it would go dim after ten seconds or so (adjustable).The FM radio reception is great. Now I can listen to my favorite FM station while walking. Flashlight helps to warn off cars at night.
Only nit to pick is that all my old speaker mikes don't seem to fit the jacks. Do like the solid door over the sockets... water resistant.
Nice feel, great audio, easier to program that many others... what is not to like. Good design Yeasu.
It did take a few hours to sit down in good light reading the manual to program the radio. Manual is clear and larger print than some others. Manual is online and can be downloaded for easier reading too. I have poor eyesight so it took longer to do than it would have 25 years ago. I like it.

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