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New Product Spotlight: Yaesu FTM-200DR 50W C4FM-FM Dual Band Digital Transceiver

Leading up to the release of the DX Engineering 2022 Amateur Radio Products Catalog in May, we’ve been highlighting some of the new gear you’ll find within its 132 pages of everything ham radio, from antennas to transceivers, guy rings to ARRL hats. Page 4 of the catalog showcases some of the hot items that are on the front burner of many hams’ must-have lists. That’s where you’ll find Yaesu’s latest rig—the FTM-200DR 50W C4FM-FM Dual Band Digital Transceiver. You’ll also find it right now for easy ordering at

Loaded with Features

This single-receiver 144-148 MHz and 430-450 MHz mobile radio delivers a reliable 50 watts of transmit performance with a heavy-duty heat sink that features a Funnel Air Convection Conductor to keep everything cool.

The rig’s two-inch high-resolution QVGA full-color TFT display provides high visibility and highlights the frequency of the operating band (select from white, blue or red). The speaker delivers clear and crisp three watts of receive audio, specifically tuned for radio communications. Users can enjoy the flexibility of its detachable front panel that may be mounted in the ideal operating position. The FTM-200DR supports optional Bluetooth wireless operation using the SSM-BT10 headset or other commercially available Bluetooth headsets with the optional BU-4 Bluetooth Adapter Unit (sold separately).

The new FTM-200DR comes packed with popular C4FM digital communication features like Automatic Mode Select (AMS), Digital Group ID (DG-ID) operation, Smart Navigation Functions, and the Worldwide WIRES-X Internet Communication. Set up a Fixed Node using an optional HRI200, or a Portable Digital Node with the optional SCU-40 cable kit (both sold separately).

Quickly recall a list of frequently used functions by simply pressing the F Menu key with the New Custom Function List (CFL) feature. The CFL will display 10 functions by default, with the ability to choose up to eight customizable functions from any of the 124 items on the setup menu.

The Yaesu PMG (Primary Memory Group) function in the FTM-200DR allows PMG-SR Monitor (Primary Memory Group with a Single Receiver). The display frequency can register up to 5 PMG channels, regardless of the VFO or memory channel operation, and features an auto or manual mode selection.

Other features include:

  • High-speed band scope (displays receive status of up to 61 channels or up to 21 channels in memory mode)
  • VFO band skip function
  • High-precision 66 channel GPS receiver and external GPS device connectivity
  • 1200/9600bps APRS® Data Communication
  • VOX function
  • Voice recording function for receive and transmit audio
  • Snapshot feature with optional MH-85A11U microphone (not included)
  • microSD card slot (up to 32GB)

Visit for more details on the FTM-200DR and its accessories, including WIRES-X Connection Cable, Microphone Adapter Cable, Speaker Microphone with Snapshot Camera, and Suction Cup Mounting Bracket.

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