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wesintl
10-24-2009, 09:19 PM
I've been waiting to see what Yaesu is coming out with new.

Tra has been complaining on runs that she can't hear the banter on my 8r handheld. I've been thinking of the 8800 since I want dual band but I think i'm holding out for the ftm-350 :bowdown:

http://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/ftm350.htmhttp://www.rigpix.com/yaesu/ftm350.jpg

nakman
10-25-2009, 12:32 AM
Wow, that thing looks awesome! how much?

wesintl
10-25-2009, 09:08 AM
since it's not out no one knows but the guesses online seem to be the $450 range. arps and gps :D

DaveInDenver
10-25-2009, 10:02 AM
Supposed to do broadcast AM/FM receive. That would be pretty cool so that you don't have to worry about turning down the radio and missing a call.

jacdaw
10-27-2009, 02:58 PM
since it's not out no one knows but the guesses online seem to be the $450 range. arps and gps :DAPRS and GPS is awesome, finally Yaesu competes catches up with Kenwood.;) And I like the dual speaker head unit as well. Looks like the GPS antenna is not ready for view, but I can't find a good enough photo to show what connection it might have. USB would make it cross compatible.

wesintl
10-27-2009, 04:08 PM
finally Yaesu competes catches up with Kenwood.;)

Even resembles the 710's imho

jacdaw
10-27-2009, 04:37 PM
I just noticed that the head unit has a mic and PTT just like the FTM-10. If it was sensitive enough, and if you had a quick turn p/s box to prevent cable wrap, you could mount the head unit to your steering wheel center (pre airbag). That PTT switch must be for bluetooth headset use, yes?

corsair23
10-27-2009, 09:51 PM
Dang...That thing appears to have a backlit screen doesn't it? Call it a pickle but do I install my new FT8800 or wait for this to come out, sell the FT8800 and buy one of these? The only thing I really don't like about the 8800 is the lack of light :( - I was thinking of fabbing up a small LED to shine on the 8800 at night...

wesintl
10-27-2009, 10:07 PM
8 different background colors :D

Mendocino
10-27-2009, 10:10 PM
I think I would prefer to just go with the Kenwood:

I did buy the Yeasu 857D, but that was because I wanted the HF and the ability to to use it as a base in the house. When more club members have APRS I will get an APRS enabled unit.

nakman
10-27-2009, 10:45 PM
Dang...That thing appears to have a backlit screen doesn't it? Call it a pickle but do I install my new FT8800 or wait for this to come out, sell the FT8800 and buy one of these? The only thing I really don't like about the 8800 is the lack of light :( - I was thinking of fabbing up a small LED to shine on the 8800 at night...

I may be making excuses since I have 2 FT-8800's, but the lack of backlight has really become a non-issue. It would be pretty rare at night that I'd need to see well enough to program in a repeater or something, usually it's just flipping between the two radios and maybe up/down on some presets, all of which is done with the hand mic anyway.

Yes, backlit buttons would be better and there's a mod out there for that, but not worth scrapping the 8800 over, it's a killer radio otherwise. http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/smileys/tinfoilhat4.gif

jacdaw
10-27-2009, 11:45 PM
It may be my cataracts, but I'm having a hard time with light on my dash lately. My Sirius display has to be off at night and on full blast during the day with different contrast settings for either. Same for the FT-90. I have to rheo down my speedo/tach's LEDs as well. But backlit buttons would rule.

Kenwoods are sexy radios, all in all. To maintain a mall rating you need Kenwood/Diamond for sure. But this ftm-350 pushes Yaesu into mall rated territory. I was gonna get an ftm-10 but no more.

wesintl
12-21-2009, 06:53 PM
WOWSERS! 6 F*$#&^%29 jeepers that's 857d range and a pretty $ for arps. :homer:

http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/fm_txvrs/3350.html

jacdaw
12-22-2009, 12:42 AM
*BEFORE* accessories that are needed to do the gee-whiz stuff.

wesintl
12-31-2009, 03:47 PM
ahhhhhh


http://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=106&encProdID=33C814E3D04C92310507ECDE68CC3C01&DivisionID=65&isArchived=0

jacdaw
12-31-2009, 03:59 PM
ahhhhhh


http://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=106&encProdID=33C814E3D04C92310507ECDE68CC3C01&DivisionID=65&isArchived=0Really want this thing, and this time I want to buy all the accessories up front so they don't become unobtanium when I'm ready.

wesintl
04-23-2010, 10:03 PM
oh... oh.. oh... YEAH! :bowdown:

It's gps'd and I just need to figure out how to send my aprs packets :guapo:

jacdaw
04-23-2010, 10:10 PM
Congrats. I've been looking lately for an FT-3000. Seems I always want the hard to find stuff.

nakman
04-23-2010, 10:39 PM
Wow, that's pretty Wes can't wait to see it! :cool:

wait, is that mic just laying on the floor? Oh, the horror.. :bawl:

Hulk
04-23-2010, 10:45 PM
Wow, that's super bling!

wesintl
04-24-2010, 08:07 AM
wait, is that mic just laying on the floor? Oh, the horror.. :bawl:

:o I want to mount it where it is but the suction cup mount ain't great for that. I haven't fully decided the best place for it where it'll stay put wheelin.

jacdaw
04-24-2010, 09:03 AM
Have you found the local packet freqs for aprs yet? It's a supergeek lo-jack system, if the radio is on when the car is stolen.:D

jacdaw
04-24-2010, 06:33 PM
Felt like a dumb-a$$ for not just looking it up. Tune your blingy new radio here in simplex: 144.390 and you should be good to go for APRS. Here's the related webpage (http://www.vonglahn.com/amateur/aprs_network/index.html).

wesintl
04-24-2010, 07:02 PM
thx john. So far the radio buttons and programming are really intuitive and easy to navigate. I'll have to see if I have time to set up the aprs tonight.

jacdaw
04-24-2010, 07:20 PM
It's been 15 years since I played with packet, so I don't remember the text string you send for general APRS (is it wide-wide ?) but somewhere on that website will have instructions to keep your digipeats on the right network. And perhaps all the right strings are programmed into the radio's TNC already?

My old Cali club were the first people to support the Baker to Vegas Relay Race with APRS, tracking our team over the entire 120 mile course. Way before handheld consumer GPS. It was whiz-bang stuff back then. Really impressed the law enforcement types.

I would love to get APRS running again so you're not the only one. And then Jeff would join in the fun as well. Would be cool, assuming coverage, to see specific rigs on the map during something like the Ghost Town Run. And if we created our own digipeater for the comm. trailer, we could see every trail-boss and tail-gunner at CM.

wesintl
04-26-2010, 05:07 PM
http://aprs.fi/?call=w0rek&mt=m&z=11&timerange=3600

The only thing I don't like is I think i need to turn on/off aprs every time I switch frequency's. I switched from 144.390 to the 145 chat and figured aprs would only stay on with the frequency I set it to. nope it stayed on when I qsy to 145 and i'm sending packets to the repeater. DOH. :homer: WTF

jacdaw
04-27-2010, 12:46 AM
http://aprs.fi/?call=w0rek&mt=m&z=11&timerange=3600

The only thing I don't like is I think i need to turn on/off aprs every time I switch frequency's. I switched from 144.390 to the 145 chat and figured aprs would only stay on with the frequency I set it to. nope it stayed on when I qsy to 145 and i'm sending packets to the repeater. DOH. :homer: WTFCurious. Can you assign a Mic button to APRS on/off?

wesintl
04-27-2010, 07:36 AM
might be able to, I'll have to look at that further. I spent most of my time last night programming repeaters and familiarizing myself with memory recall so I can do it while driving. The programming was nice and easy. set all the rs sun channels and all the CC repeaters with their names.

I'm really liking this radio.