Recently, Yaesu has released the new flagship FT3D, as a new generation of flagship radio. Let's take a look at the parameters. The Asian, American, and Australian versions are FT3DR and the European version is FT3DE.
The FT3D's color screen is a big selling point, both in terms of display and display content. The FT3D offers a common 5 watt RF power, 62 x 100 x 32.5mm, and weighs 282g, just in the hand. Four-speed power is adjustable 5W/2.5W/1W/0.3W, which is convenient for fans who like QRP to challenge themselves. With 700 mW of audio and clear C4FM voice quality, the audio performance is excellent. The FT3D has a built-in Bluetooth unit that can be operated without hands using the optional Yaesu Bluetooth headset, SSM-BT 10 or commercially available products. In addition to the PTT button function from the SSM-BT 10 headset, it also supports voice control (Vox) so you can operate the FT3D completely without hands, and put it in your pocket or backpack. Although it is an option, I think it is necessary to have a Bluetooth headset, great design!
The FT3D supports the simultaneous C4FM mode of the A and B bands. We all know that the FT1XD and FT2D can only use the digital mode in the A band. This means you can wait for the local C4FM digital trunk while the other frequency works on the network's MMDVM. However, unlike the AB simulation, only the first received C4FM will make a sound, and the call signal and location information as well as other data can be received simultaneously. The analog mode has two separate receivers that allow you to listen to the same or different bands simultaneously. You can take a snapshot and send it via the microphone MH-85A11U (optional) with camera.
The received image is displayed in full color and can be sent to other C4FM digital transceivers by pressing the “Send Image” button on the microphone. The full-color display can display snapshot images sent by friends, and location information data and shooting time are stored in the image data. The images are stored on the SD card so they can be resent or edited on the computer.
Other functions such as: 2200mAh lithium battery, broadband reception, aprs function, etc. are familiar to everyone, but more.