Yaesu FT 3000 HAM radio - $180 (Aurora)
The Yaesu FT-3000M is the only amateur 2 meter FM mobile with 70 full watts of power. Other highlights: 81 memories, twin cooling fans, menu programming, four power levels (70/50/25/10 watts). Wideband receive covers 110-180, 300-520 and 800-900 MHz (less cellular). The sub receiver allows split and full-duplex cross band. The easy-to-read display indicates the complete status of the radio.
The supplied MH-36A6J hand mic includes three programmable keys and can be used for direct frequency entry. It is backlit too! This radio is PC programmable using the optional ADMS2D programming kit. The FT-3000M is MIL-STD 810 tough. The rugged case is: 5.5 x 1.6 x 7.1 inches 2.8 Lbs (140x40x180 mm 1.25 kg). This radio requires 13.8 VDC at 15 amps. Click here for specifications.
70 Watts Output
Backlit DTMF Mic
Alpha Numeric LCD
ARTS™ Auto-Range Transponder System
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