17 iulie 2007

Yaesu FT-530 - Best portable dualbander ever!

@ 2022

Yaesu did a great job with this dual band HT! Among the "bells and whistles", the front end of the radio is amazing. I use this radio with his original antena and with various external antennas. No intermod despite my QTH which is in the center of a big noisy (RF) city (Bucharest).
I have one single complain: It's bulky and heavy.
I sold this radio 4 or 5 of years ago and I still missing! The reason was stupid: No memory labelling (+ only 82 memory slots). Now, as I test a lot of radios, i found the reason to be very stupid... But, that's life!


The Yaesu FT-530 2M/440 HT has many first-time features such as: the LCD display and translucent keypad have selectable back-lighting modes and provide dual frequency readouts and indicators for most programmable functions. Flexible, in-band dual receive lets you listen to two, 2 meter signals at the same time. Other standard features include: Auto On-timer with 24 hour clock, 82 memories, VOX, DTMF paging and extended receive (2M 130-174 MHz). The innovative Automatic Tone Search displays the incoming CTCSS frequency. Two VFOs are supplied for each band. Four transmit power levels are provided (up to 5W with optional battery).

  • 82 Memories
  • 12 VDC Direct In
  • DTMF Keypad
  • DTMF Auto Dialer
  • Scanning
  • Backlit Keypad
  • VOX
  • Auto Tone Search
  • Power Saver
  • Cross Band Repeat
A very useful option is the MH-29A2B microphone with remote control. Also, this remote mic is special because has a small LCD screen.

A must have radio! I am looking to have one, again!

This radio is on the first place for dual band portables.


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Anonim spunea...

My very first ham radio. Bought it in the early 90's while waiting for my ticket to come back from FCC. Still going strong. With a mini mag-mount antenna, it makes a great travel rig. One great radio!

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