(06/15/2014) - FTdx5000 comments are here. Last upated 06/15/2014
(10/06/2010) - Really don't like the mic that is provided with the FT-450. Fortunately, the MH31 works. I like it much better. No issues with the 450... Amanda seems to like it too.
(06/26/2010) - Got an FT-450 for my daughter and to be a backup 12v radio. She got on the air for Field Day with it today, and made a few contacts.
First impression... SMALL, but neat little radio.
(10/01/2010) - Replaced my aging FT-100 with an FT-857D. So far, so good. Wanted to have a radio to put in the truck for my annual hunting trip. It works well with the ATAS-100 I have.
The only real complaint I have so far, is the shape of the control head. When mounted with another radio (the FTM-350R), the spacing between the control heads is either too much, or too little. When mounted the way I want it, it's nearly impossible to work the top side buttons on the FT-857D control head. But it appears that the remote mic solves that issue. A few days operating with the remote mic will give me a better idea.
(06/26/2009) - My Quadra has arrived. All connections to the FT-2000D have been made, and the ALC adjusted. 1040W on 6m is pretty cool.
(06/23/2010) - Yaesu has released firmware updates to the FTM-350r for the enduser. That's great, but you will also need the ADMS cable for programming.
(12/18/2009) - The FTM-350R has been type accepted today. Most places are pricing
it at about $600.
A cool little 2M 50W mobile radio.
(06/23/2010) - Got one. I like it... sure wish Yaseu would follow thru with the update program for the VX-8R!
(10/01/2010) - My VX-8R is now a VX-8DR. The upgrade went well, and now I don't have to deal with the programming software with the issues of two differing VX-8 radios.
(12/22/2009) - The VX-8DR is coming... more APRS features... including smartbeaconing. Looks like the VX-8R can be upgraded by sending it in to Yaesu. Cost is supposed to be $60.
(08/05/2009) - Got the VX-8R today. Nice HT. Can't wait to spend a little time with
it and figure out the nits.
Got two of these little radios. I really like the locking control knob. Great
radio, and a lot of fun.
The VX-1Rs brother. This one adds a little more power, and a few more features in a package only SLIGHTLY larger than the VX-1R.
(10/17/2003) - My VX2R has arrived, and I think I like it more than the VX-1R. I took it apart to see how it's made, and I'm pretty impressed. It's amazing that they can pack so much into a package so small. And, it can be had for $119 (after the $50 rebate).
A fun little (and I mean little) low power HT. Used frequently when out with friends.