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Yaesu FT-4XE Dual band handheld transceiver


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Yaesu FT-4XE Dual band handheld transceiver
Handheld Transceiver

FT-4X – VHF/UHF Dual Band FM Handheld Transceiver.
Complete with drop in charger ,Belt clip and antenna ready to go

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FT-4X – VHF/UHF Dual Band FM Handheld Transceiver
The FT-4X 2 meter/ 440 MHz HT has three output power levels: 5, 2.5 or 0.5 watts transmitting from 144 to 146 MHz and from 430 to 440 MHz. Receive coverage is 65-108 (FM broadcast band), 136-174 and 400-480 MHz. The FT-4X is compact and light, yet ruggedly constructed. The speaker provides a full 1 Watt of powerful, clear audio. The supplied 1750mAh Li-ion battery pack is capable of up to 15 hours operation (TX 5 seconds, RX 5 seconds, Standby 90 seconds). The SBH-22 3.5-hour rapid charger is included. VOX operation is available with the optional SSM-512B earpiece microphone. Other features include: WX Channels with “Severe Weather” Alert, PC Programming (optional cable), Transceiver-to-Transceiver Cloning (optional cable), Keypad Entry, FM Broadcast Receiver, Automatic Range Transponder System (ARTS), CTCSS/DCS Operation, Busy Channel Lockout (BLCO), Automatic Power Off feature and Transmitter Time Out Timer (TOT). Size: 2.1 x 3.5 x 1.2 inches (less knobs and antenna) 8.82 oz.

Key Features:

  • Powerful Output With 5 Watts of reliable RF output power this radio is sure to be heard. Never miss a call with One watt of Crisp, Clear Audio output from the oversized front panel speaker.

  • High Capacity Li-Ion Battery

  • Versatile Scanning Capabilities

  • PC Programmable with appropriate lead and software

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I got this as a replacement for the radio I had initially ordered. I wanted a small handie for a walking holiday.
Initially I hated it, non intuitive menu, to much to remember for tweaks. Don't get me started on setting up Ctcss and having to find a sub-sub menu!
However, the simple PC software worked as described once I'd replaced a naff SC35 cable. I usually use chirp but the downloadable software is very simple and fuss free.
The main thing that finally won me over was the clarity of audio. This radio has a superb audio output. It's even good for FM commercial radio listening.
It's nowhere near the standards of my other Yeasu radios, but in the end I have come to like it. A good radio to stuff in a pocket, ready to have to hand. Review by M∅IES / (Posted on 02/09/2019)