Wednesday, 08 May 2019
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As I have posted in the other related thread I picked up one of these radios. I'm still studying for my test and I haven't gotten the radio in yet but this is a great long-term review from a local jeeper. Amazon reviews are very good! https://amzn.to/2XSNity



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Additional videos for this radio -

Yaesu FTM 400XD APRS Set Up


Add APRS Maps and an IGate to the Yaesu FTM-400DR with USB cable and tablet


Add APRS Maps and an IGate to the Yaesu FTM-400DR with Bluetooth and tablet, backcountry Navigator and APRS Droid


Advanced APRS Features of the Yaesu FTM-400XDR


Yaesu FTM-400 XDR Cross-Band Repeat Demonstration


Tablet Programming a Yaesu FTM-400XDR


YAESU FTM 400XDR INSTALL - 2019 HOW TO INSTALL IN A CAR OR TRUCK APRS


Reviews -

Yaesu FTM-400DR System Fusion C4FM Dual Band VHF/UHF Transceiver


Yaesu FTM-400DR Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EN3b0QyfAI&t

Yaesu FTM-400XDR Fusion Radio Review
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Once again, this radio amazed me at Indianhead Mountain this weekend. It can GPS log on top of all the other stuff I was doing. At the top of the mountain, I was hitting many MI and WI repeaters covering most of Northern WI and most of the UP. Sure, in the valley that's not going to happen, but it would easily cover the 1500 acres we were making trails on.

We saw that we could easily loop some public OHV trails in MI and ORV trails in MI from the mountain and here's where Ham and APRS really shine. We could see all the other trail guides across 3-4 counties if we had.. say... 300 jeepers on a ride and each guide was taking 20ish rigs, we'd see all the groups in real-time without cell phone coverage. Radios like this make that happen!

$500 on Amazon - https://amzn.to/2uSnPmm
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Don Mascarella and I got to use the group monitoring and sending text messages features of this amazing radio last weekend. We also used aprs which was very helpful.
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I just picked up a Yaesu FT-3DR handheld with an extra battery, 32G microSD card, and MARS mod for $425 on eBay. It's basically the handheld version of the FTM-400XDR with all of the features and abilities.

Darn you Ryan - You cost me about $1000 since you get your license! :o
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Crossband repeat info from a guy up in Wausau. I use it. It works. Dick Schmidt knows right away when I'm doing it. It's great for using a handheld in the house and letting the ftm400xdr in the jeep do the high-power transmission.

Cross-Band Repeater Operation with the Yaesu FTM-400XDR - Ham Radio Q&A
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Don Mascarella William Thompson and myself were playing with the Group Monitor mode on the FTM-400XDR

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Nice demo! I've been looking to see how well this worked in a trail ride scenario. Thanks.
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Here's a video on how you can send real-time, off-grid images with the 400XDR if you have the mic with the camera in it. Could be very useful for big events where we have lots of riders and the repeater if we need to show a trail that is closed or is not passable... the mic didn't get many good reviews but I see that it could be useful https://amzn.to/2Rebu4s

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Seriously, if you're going to get just one radio and do one thing, get this radio, get your ham license and be done with it. This is the most popular radio in the 4x4 ham world and a number of us have it, use it, and can help you with it. I have everything to program it and will help anyone who wanted to learn this radio.
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