Yaesu FT-8900 Quad Bander + YSK-8900 FREE

Yaesu FT-8900 Quad Bander + YSK-8900 FREE
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The FT-8900R is a ruggedly-built, high quality Quad Band FM transceiver providing 50 Watts of power output on the 29/50/144 MHz Amateur bands, and 35 Watts on the 430 MHz band. It includes leading-edge features like cross-band repeat, dual receive, VHF-UHF Full Duplex capability, and over 800 memory channels. And its 10-meter FM coverage brings the possibility of world-wide FM DX-ing to you on your drive in to work!

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QUAD BAND OPERATION:

The FT-8900R combines the "traditional" 144/430 MHz local-communications concept with the exciting capability for Sporadic-E or F2 DX on the 29 MHz and 50 MHz bands, for nationwide or worldwide FM communications from your car! The first Amateur Radio FM mobile transceiver providing this capability, the FT-8900R will make you wonder how you got by with a two-band transceiver up to now.

WIDE FREQUENCY COVERAGE:

The FT-8900R provides extended receiver coverage beyond the Amateur bands, so you can keep informed of communication activities in the public safety, commercial, aircraft, and government communications ranges. Included is coverage of 28-29.7 MHz, 50-54 MHz,108-180 MHz, 320-480 MHz, and 700-985 MHz (cellular frequencies are blocked and non-restorable).

INDEPENDENT TWO-CHANNEL, DUAL RECEIVE AND FULL DUPLEX OPERATION:

Basically operating as two radios in one, the FT-8900R may be configured in a number of ways. For example, you can set up the "left" side of the rig for operation on 29, 50, 144, or 430 MHz operation, while setting the "right" side to 430 MHz. Or set up the left side on 29/50/144/430 MHz, and the right side on 144 MHz. And, if you like, you can configure your FT-8900R for 144-144 MHz or 430-430 MHz dual receive operation-so you never miss out on the action! The left and right sides have their own Volume and Squelch controls, as well as S-meters, so your operating preferences are never compromised.

HIGH POWER OUTPUT:

To get your message through when it counts, the FT-8900R puts out a full 50 Watts of power on the 29/50/144 MHz bands, and 35 Watts on 430 MHz. To ensure thermal stability during long transmissions, a thermal sensor monitors heat sink temperature, engaging the rear panel's cooling fan when needed.

CONVENIENT ACCESS TO WIRES AND OTHER INTERNET-LINKING SYSTEMS:

When six and ten meters are dead, you can still talk around the world with the FT-8900R!
The front panel provides easy access to any WIRES™ (Wide-coverage Internet Repeater Enhancement System) repeater, automatically sending the required single DTMF access code at the beginning of each transmission. If you're using another Internet linking system, one that requires a DTMF string to being up the link, you can easily configure the FT-8900R to store and send the required tone sequence, as well.

OVER 800 MEMORY CHANNELS:

The FT-8900R provides a wide variety of memory resources, including 799 "regular" memories, six "Home" channels for favorite trequencies, five sets of band-edge memories, and six "Hyper Memory" memories, which store complete transceiver operating status, for maximum operating efficiency and convenience.

Six-character Alpha-Numeric "Tags" (labels) may be appended to memory channels, affording instant channel identification. No transceiver can compare with the memory capability of the FT-8900R.

LARGE, EASY-TO-READ LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD):

Affording easy viewing from a wide range of viewing angles, the LCD ot the FT-8900R features Yaesu's renowned Omni~GIowTM display illumination, with four illumination levels available for different environments. You'll marvel at the crystal-clear frequency display and status indicators, whether you're operating night or day.

ONE-TOUCH BAND-PATTERN "HYPER MEMORY" FEATURE:

To save valuable time while operating a transceiver with the versatility of the FT-8900R, the "Hyper Memory" feature allows you to store a complete set of configuration data for the two bands on which you're operating. Besides the usual storage of frequency and tone data, Hyper Memory will store such setup parameters as Automatic Repeater Shift status, Packet parameters, Scanning mode, and VFO tracking, avoiding the need to change each of these functions manually on a regular basis.

Hyper Memory No Left Right
Hyper Memory 1 2m 70cm
Hyper Memory 2 6m 70cm
Hyper Memory 3 10m 70cm
Hyper Memory 4 2m 2m
Hyper Memory 5 6m 2m
Hyper Memory 6 10m 2m

BUILT-IN DUPLEXER:

Utilizing a single antenna jack, the FT-8900R's leading-edge design includes a high-performance duplexing system, with extensive filtering to allow cross-band full duplex operation.

CROSS-BAND REPEAT CAPABILITY:

For emergency work, or to extend the range of a hand-held unit, the FT-8900R includes Cross-Band Repeat capability, similar to that pioneered on our popular FT-81 OCR Dual Band FM Mobile.

VERSATILE SCANNING CAPABILITY:

The FT-8900R lets you scan the memories, the entire operating band, or a portion of the band. The transceiver will stop on signals encountered during the scan, allowing you to talk to the station(s) on that frequency, if you like. During band scanning, you may even configure the FT890CR to remain within the current band, or to hop to the next-highest or next-lowest band, once the band edge is reached. Dual-frequency "Priority Channel" operation is also provided. And the Programmable Memory Scan teature allows you to set up sub-band limits, so you won't waste time scanning or tuning in the SSB/CW portions of the bands, especially ten meters.

50-TONE CTCSSI1 04-TONE DCS (DIGITAL CODE SQUELCH) TONE SYSTEMS:

Providing excellent performance even~ under difficult link conditions, Yaesu's 50-tone sub-audible CTCSS and 104-tone DCS signaling systems ensure that you have full access to repeater and remote-base inputs, and the built-in CTCSS/DCS decoders allow silent listening on busy channels. Plus you get Tone Search Scanning, which will scan for the tone being received on an incoming signal, allowing you to match tones quickly when operating on a new repeater system.

ARTST (AUTO-RANGE TRANSPONDER SYSTEM):

Included in the FT-8900R is Yaesu's exclusive ARTS feature, which can be critically important in search-and-rescue applications. ARTSTM provides a "hand-shake" with other ARTS equipped transceivers, and the display indicates if an "Out of Range" conditions exists. The base station (typically a mobile unit like the FT-8900R) can then alert the field unit to move to a better location. A 6-character CW ID memory also is provided, for Morse Code identification of your station every ten minutes during ARTS operation.

USER-PROGRAMMABLE MICROPHONE KEYS:

Four programmable keys on the microphone allow you one-touch access to your favorite command functions. The commands available from the microphone replicate the corresponding front panel key functions, and include Band Change, VFO/Memory switching, Home Channel access, 1 MHz frequency steps, Power Output selection, Repeater Reverse, and CTCSS/DCS setup. Customize your microphone for your personal operating style.

Default settings for programmable keys:

ACC: BAND Key (band selection; press and hold in for 1/2 second to enter Menu mode).
P: V/M Key (VFO/Memory switching).
P1: TONE Key (repeater access tone setup).
P2: LOW Key (transmitter output power selection).


CONVENIENT REMOTE-HEAD MOUNTING CAPABILITY!:

Having trouble mounting your mobile radio in your compact car? With the FT-8900R and its optional YSK-8900 Separation Kit, mounting is a breeze even in the tightest locations. The YSK-8900 includes a 20 ft (6 m) remote cable and a mounting bracket for the front panel, and the microphone jack is located on the side of the front panel, eliminating the need to run a separate cable.

SMART SEARCH AUTOMATIC MEMORY LOADING SYSTEM:

The Smart SearchTM feature may be used to load-automatically with no operator intervention-a special memory bank of up to 25 memory channels (per band) on which activity is detected. Smart SearchTM will sweep the band, looking for channels on which activity may be found, and it's ideal when visiting a city for the first time, where you may be unfamiliar with local repeater trequencies.

EASY SETUP FOR FM SATELLITE OPERATION:

For operating on FM satellites like UO-14, the versatile memory system of the FT-8900R allows you to store a set of uplink and downlink frequencies that account for Doppler shift over the entire horizon-to-horizon pass, allowing you to select the optimum uplink/downlink combination effortlessly.
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

1200/9600 BPS Packet Capability: Connect your INC using the optional CT-39A Packet Cable.

Automatic Repeater Shift: Automatically sets the repeater shift within the designated repeater sub-bands.

RF Squelch: Opens the squelch at a user-defined S-Meter level.

Automatic Power-Off (APO): Turns radio off after long periods of inactivity.

Time-Out Timer (TOT): Prevents "Stuck Microphone" from causing lengthy OHM to others.

Battery Voltage Meter: Lets you know if your battery is getting low.

DTMF Auto-Dial Memory: 16 Memories of up to 16 tones each.

Lock Feature for Front Panel Keys & PTT Switch: Prevents accidental transmission or frequency change.
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Paul Smith
paul|27-07-2014
Great radio fitted to my Landrover for when out with the 4x4 Wales response t$eam. Small yet powerful and first class build. Am hoping to equip our 4x4 Wales response team with these radio's as and when we can. Would recommend these radios.
EXCELLENT KIT
Darren|15-09-2013
This little FT8900 has a very BIG heart to it. A very good sturdy bit of mobile kit with excellent audio and well built. Small enough to stash away nicely but big enough to hit the DXing as well. As with the radio ML&S also excellent with as usual top notch service and after sales second to none thanksguys. Darren M6DZA (73)
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