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The Yaesu FTM-400XDE is a Duoband transceiver for 144/430 MHz with the new C4FM/FDMA Digital Mode.
With his new FTM-400XDE Yaesu provides for the first time a mobile device with the Digital Mode C4FM. In addition, this radio thanks to the Yaesu Dual Mode system, of course can transmit in Analog FM.The FTM-400XDE has a 3.5-inch colour touch screen. The Transceiver is controlled with this touch screen. The number of control buttons is reduced to 4 buttons and keys. All important settings are selected directly by pressing on the display.
The FT-400DE supports 3 Digital and 1 Analog Mode.
- The V/D mode transmits voice and data at the same time slot. In this time slot in addition to the voice data, the GPS data, the ID data is sent together. These data includes the call data for error correction and stabilize the Voice transmissione. The V/D Mode is the basic mode in C4FM FDMA digital amateur radio
- The Data FR Mode is for full rate Data Transmission. The transfer of large amounts of data such as text messages, pictures and voice notes is in this mode done at twice the speed compared to the V/D mode.
- The Voice FR Mode use the full rate for Voice Transmission in high quality. Thus, the transmission does sound very clearly and naturally.
- In addition to the digital mode, the FT-1DE can also analog FM. This mode allows the normal FM operation.
The new FT-400XDE has an automatic mode switching. The received mode is then automatically transferred.
Also for APRS operation this mobile device is with a integrated GPS ready for use. An extensive menu covers everything to be QRV immediately with no additional hardware in APRS. Detailed instructions can be found on the homepage of Yaesu here.
With the optional camera microphone MH-85A11U you can easily take snapshots on a micro SD card (not included) or send it to another C4FM transceiver. With the large displays images can be viewed directly from other stations. The images also contain the precise GPS coordinates and allow it to navigate directly to this position.
The Yaesu FTM-400XDE has a wideband receiver from 108 MHz to 999 MHz. The transceiver can receive two frequencies simultaneously, which may be different or even in the same band. In addition, the FTM-400D offers the possibility to use the transceiver as a cross-band repeater.
The transmitter operates on the 2m and 70cm with an output power of max. 50W, which can be reduced to 20W or 5W.
The transmitter operates on the 2m and 70cm with an output power of max. 50W, which can be reduced to 20W or 5W.
Differences FTM-400DE, FTM-400XDE
Since autumn 2015 Yaesu has introduced the FTM-400XDE. The differences to the earlier available FTM-400DE are an improved GPS receiver with with 66 channels, which offers a shorter time to first fix (TTF). Further the FTM-400XDE will be equipped with a small, easy to open cap on the top, allowing quick and easy firmware upgrades without opening the radio as before.
- 3,5 Zoll Touchdisplay
- 500 Memory channel for each band (A/B)
- Backup settings to SD card possible
- 1200/9600bps APRS
- Automatic Mode Selection
- Snapshot function (with MH-85A11U)
- Wide band receiver
- integrated GPS receiver
- Smart Navigation
- DTMF, CTCSS, DCS
- Slot for Micro-SD
- Analog/Digital clock
- Included in shipment of the FTM-400XDE is:
- Main unit
- Control unit
- Separation cable 380cm
- MH-48A6J DTMF Microphone
- Mounting bracket for main unit
- Mounting bracket for control unit
- SCU-20 Data Cable USB
- Power cable
- Operation Manual
Digital and Analog FM Capable
There is no to lose communications with friends who have not yet chosen to transistion to Digital. The FTM-400DR performs perfectly well using both Analog FM and C4FM Digital.Compact Packaging
Case Size:Big Beautiful Display
Radio Unit 5.5"(W) x 1.6"(H) x 4.9"(D) w/o Fan
Controller 5.5"(W) x 2.8"(H) x 0.8"(D) (140 x 72 x 20mm) w/o Knob
Approx. 2.64 lbs with Radio Unit, Controller, Control Cable
Enjoy the easy of operation that comes from the FTM-400 big 3.5-inch full color and its touch panel operation. The icon symbols, multi-function key display and pop-up messages are all displayed in high-resolution color thanks to the full-color, high luminance TFT liquid crystal screen. The settings and status of the wireless devices are displayed in an easy-to-understand format. You can perform various operations simply and easily by gently touching the screen.Rugged Powerful Transmitter
Screen options include:
- Band Scope Screen
- Altitude Screen
- APRS® Screen
- Smart Navigation Screen
- Frequency Direct Input Screen
- Clock / Timer Screen
Transmitter RF Power Output: 50 W / 20 W / 5 W. Modulation Type: F1D, F2D, F3E: Variable Reactance Modulation, F7W: 4FSK (C4FM)High Audio Output Power
Loud 3 Watt Audio Outputs with the internal speaker. 8 Watt output using Optional External Speaker (MLS-200-M10)Frequency Range
108 - 137 MHz (Air Band)
137 - 174 MHz (144 MHz HAM)
174 - 400 MHz (GEN1)
400 - 480 MHz (430 MHz HAM)
480 - 999.99 MHz (GEN2) Cellular Blocked (North American model)
144 - 146 MHz or 144 - 148 MHz
430 - 440 MHz or 430 - 450 MHz
1200/9600bps APRS® (Automatic Packet Reporting System) Data communication capability included.Cross-band Capable
The FTM-400DR is cross-band capable when in Analog mode; a very important feature for emergency situations, etc.GPS Included
Built-in GPS receiver and antenna provides location, time, direction and APRS® information. A GPS Logging Function is included. External GPS devices can be connected.Hands-free Operation
Law abiding (where required) Hands-free operation is available by using the optional wireless Bluetooth® unit and headset. Optional Bluetooth® unit (BU-2) and Headset (BH-2A) are required.Snapshot Function (Image Data Transmission)
Simply connect an MH-85A11U (option) microphone with camera. Press the microphone shutter button to take snapshots, and then the image data can be displayed on the screen, and easily sent to other C4FM FDMA digital transceivers.Digital Group Monitor (GM) Function
Image data which was sent from a group member is displayed on the full-color screen. This image data also retains a time record and the GPS location data of the snapshot. It is easy to navigate to that pictured location by using back track function. In addition, you can observe on the screen, whether or not transmitted data was successfully received by the member station. The snapshot image or received data is stored in a high capacity micro SD card. You can recall and send that image data from the SD card anytime. The pictures and data files may be easily viewed and edited by using a personal computer.
* Micro SD card (not included) is required for the Snapshot function
The digital GM function automatically checks whether members registered to a group are within the communication range, and displays information such as the distance and orientation for each call sign on the screen. This useful function not only enables you to see which friends are within communication range, it also permits you to see at a glance where all group members are located. Additionally, this function can be used to send messages and image data between group members. The Digital Group Monitor applies to direct communications between members; it is not applicable through a repeater.Smart Navigation Function
This is valuable feature for public service group activites, Search & Rescue operations, and any number of other uses limited only by your imagination!
Real-time navigation function enables location checking at any time. In digital V/D mode, information such as position data is transmitted together with voice signals so the distance and direction to the other stations can be displayed in real-time while communicating with them.Backtrack Function
The Backtrack Function enables navigation to a registered location at the touch of a button. When hiking or camping, simply register your starting point or campsite before departure, and the distance and orientation from the current location are displayed on the screen.Voice Guide and Recording Function
This is valuable feature for Search & Rescue operations as well as casual hiking and camping.
Optional Voice Guide Unit (FVS-2) announces your current operating frequency, band change and APRS® messages. You can record up to 5 minutes of received signals, or continuously record the last 30 seconds of received audio.Other Useful Features
- Real-time Band Scope with uninterrupted RX audio
- 500 Memory Channels for each A(Main) band and B(Sub) band
- Storage of the Memory channels and personal settings on an inserted micro SD card
- By using a micro SD card, it is easy to copy and transfer the radio data to other compatible radios
- Versatile Scanning Receiver for Monitoring Enthusiasts (VFO Scan, Memory Scan, etc)
- Analog and Digital Clock
- Timer function: Event timer with Lap or count down functions
YAESU FTM-400 DE
I have had the unit now for about 4 weeks so about time I gave my opinions on the set. Very pleasing to look at and the screen is very clear, brilliant without being too overpowering, and touch sensitivity is about right. Very easy to operate in FM mode and changing from Band A to Band B is very easy to accomplish with just a touch. The latest firmware seems no different to the original version (I have one in the car already) especially when programming the status text - still fiddly. On APRS the set seems to be stuck with Proportional Beaconing always on no matter how many times I turn it off. There are also other minor glitches with the beacon transmission interval. As previous reviewer stated the mounting bracket is worse than useless, I adapted a Garmin Sat Nav windscreen mounting bracket for the control head. There seems to be a lack of programming software for the iMac so everything must be inputed via the control head which makes it a slow and laborious task. If you wish to have an excellent VHF / UHF dual band radio then the FTM-400 is a good option, however I would go for the Kenwood TM-710 for APRS. The rating would be 5 if only using the FM or digital aspects but the APRS experience and the fiddly programming with this set lets it down so only a 2
easy setup, poor design mount
Thought I would get a radio for the car as I have a Kenwood 710E at home. The colour display is very vivid and seems to be good at most angles. The FTM 400 compliments the cars glass cockpit of colour displays. APRS programmed much easier than my Kenwood. My only gripe is the poor design of the bracket to mount in either the car or as a base unit. The base cannot be angled easily and has a screw at the back to attach it to the plate, so not easy to attach and detach so as to not leave it on show. I see that there is an optional suction holder that may be better for car use. On screen touch screen programming so far seems ok, not as responsive as a modern tablet screen. Lack of memory programming software is also not good. So initially pleased and easy to get up and running. Looking forward to putting it through its paces once fully installed in my car. Phil Thain G7MOB
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