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New Product Spotlight: Yaesu FTM-500DR VHF/UHF Mobile Transceiver

Place your order today for Yaesu’s latest rig—the FTM-500DR 50W C4FM/FM 144/430MHz Dual Band Digital Mobile Transceiver. DX Engineering is proud to carry this stellar addition to the Yaesu lineup. Weighing a little more than three pounds, the FTM-500DR boasts easy operation, outstanding audio, C4FM digital technology, and enhanced functionality that makes it stand out from its Yaesu mobile radio predecessors.

Yaesu FTM-500DR VHF/UHF Mobile Transceiver

Here’s an overview of its features and benefits:

  • Front speaker with Acoustic Enhanced Speaker System (AESS). This dual speaker system produces 9W of clear and powerful high-fidelity audio, delivered by the front panel (6W) and internal speakers (3W).   
  • Innovative, Smart Operating System with TOUCH & GO/SEARCH & GO/Primary Memory Group (PMG) monitor functions
  • 144MHz, 430MHz C4FM Digital/FM/AM (Air Band Receive)  
  • True dual-band operation, C4FM/C4FM Digital D-D Dual Receive  
  • Advanced C4FM Digital Mode with AMS (Automatic Mode Select) 
  • Wide-band reception 
  • DG-ID feature and Smart Navigation 
  • VFO Band Skip Function—Recall only the bands you use
  • Customized Function List—Register up to eight frequently used functions for easy access
  • Quick Back Function—Easily return to the previous operating frequency
  • 2.4-inch high-resolution full-color touch-panel display and demountable front-panel controller  
  • Swing-head adaptable front panel improves display visibility  
  • Single-touch spectrum scope function  
  • High-speed band scope function
  • Smart Navigation with color compass display
  • Hands-free Bluetooth® operation
  • Illuminated keyboard  
  • Built-in 66ch high-precision GPS receiver and external GPS device connectivity 
  • 1200/9600 bps APRS data communication 
  • Wireless operation capability with the Bluetooth headset 

The FTM-500DR comes with:

  • DTMF Microphone SSM-85D
  • Radio Unit Mounting Bracket
  • Control Cable for operation with adjustable front-panel mounting
  • DC Power Cable
  • Operating Manual 

Also, check out the Yaesu FT-710 AESS HF/50 MHz Base/Portable Transceiver with SP-40 Speaker available at

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