Output is 50W VHF & 35W UHF w/lower power settings, CTCSS/DCS (PL & DPL), scan modes & more.
Includes Lighted microphone w/ direct entry keypad, dual fused Power cord, & mounting bracket.
Cross band repeater, 1000 Alphanumeric channels, Packet jack, V/V, U/U, VU display.
Yaesu Dualband Amateur Ham Radio FT-8800R. Full twin Band w/ cross band repeater mode. Features seperate volume & squelch controls, lighted mike, remote mountable faceplate. Hasd ctcss/dcs, Alphanumeric display, 1000ch memories, scan modes. Receives 108-520Mhz & 700-999Mhz (except cellular). Transmits 2 meter band 144-148Mhz & 70cm band 430-450Mhz. ARTS system, detachable Faceplate, cross-band repeat & more!. Requires regulated 12-13.8Vdc at 14 Amps or greater for power.
1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a nice radio that has worked well for me. I won't go over all of the specs you can read in any brochure, I'll add things you might not read about that'll help you decide if this radio is for you. To be clear, this is a HAM radio and requires an amateur radio license to use in every country. This is not a toy but a very sophisticated radio with an incredible feature set. An understanding of how HAM radio works, with an antenna and radio protocol will be necessary to use this properly. If you don't know what a repeater offset or tone is, you'll need to learn that before this will be useful.
The features and specs are impressive, but actually using the radio can be difficult. If someone gives you a Frequency and offset to go to, unless you already have it programmed in, you will have a difficult time getting there in any reasonable timeframe. I deal with this by programming ALL local repeats into the unit in advance. This essentially requires that you buy one...
As a ham radio operator, I truly enjoy operating, testing, and experimenting with all radio equipment. I purchased my Yaesu FT-8800R VHF/UHF Dual Band Amateur Radio Transceiver - 50W/35W - 2 Meter & 70cm about two years ago and I have put it through countless head-to-head "tests" with similar competitive transceivers and have found the reception on the FT-8800R to be exceptional. The sensitivity of this radio is much better which makes it perfect for simplex and distant repeater operation. Transmit range and audio quality is also excellent although similar to comparative radios at the same power levels. Nonetheless, this radio has performed flawlessly under consistent use. Combine this rig with a quality antenna at a reasonable height and you'll be astounded at the range. As others have mentioned, the menu system takes a little getting...
This radio is everything I was expecting and more! The seller mailed this to me as Priority Mail thru the USPS but they failed at getting it to me. First time for the Post Office as I brag about their service on a regular basis. They took 9 days to get it here :(. But, it's not the sellers fault as he or they did what they should have done. I would recommend this radio to the novice as well as the old pro. So many great features for this radio! Thanks
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