FTM-400DR C4FM FDMA / FM 144/430 MHz DUAL BAND TRANSCEIVER
The FTM-400DR is the first mobile introduced to be a fully compatible radio partner for use on the YAESU System Fusion Dual Mode system. Compared to other digital modulation schemes within FDMA, C4FM has excellent communication quality (BER: Bit Error Rate characteristics). C4FM is the standard method for professional communication devices in FDMA, and is therefore considered to be the main stream digital communication mode in the future. Download our “Digital Communications Guide for Amateur Radio Operators” available on our web site that explains more about this efficient and reliable digital mode.
Digital and Analog FM Capable
The FTM-400DR performs flawlessly using both Analog FM and C4FM Digital. So there will be no loss of communications among friends who have not yet chosen to transition to Digital.
Big Beautiful Display
Enjoy the easy of operation that comes from the FTM-400 big 3.5-inch full color and its touch panel operation. The icon symbols, multi-function key display and pop-up messages are all displayed in high-resolution color thanks to the full-color, high luminance TFT liquid crystal screen. The settings and status of the wireless devices are displayed in an easy-to-understand format. You can perform various operations simply and easily by gently touching the screen.
Screen options include:
Rugged Powerful Transmitter
Transmitter RF Power Output: 50 W / 20 W / 5 W. Modulation Type: F1D, F2D, F3E: Variable Reactance Modulation, F7W: 4FSK (C4FM)
High Audio Output Power
Loud 3 Watt Audio Outputs with the internal speaker. 8 Watt output using Optional External Speaker (MLS-200-M10)
1200/9600bps APRS® (Automatic Packet Reporting System) Data communication capability included.
The FTM-400DR is cross-band capable when in Analog mode; a very important feature for emergency situations, etc.
Built-in GPS receiver and antenna provides location, time, direction and APRS® information. A GPS Logging Function is included. External GPS devices can be connected.
Law abiding (where required) Hands-free operation is available by using the optional wireless Bluetooth® unit and headset. Optional Bluetooth® unit (BU-2) and Headset (BH-2A) are required.
Snapshot Function (Image Data Transmission)
Simply connect an MH-85A11U (option) microphone with camera. Press the microphone shutter button to take snapshots, and then the image data can be displayed on the screen, and easily sent to other C4FM FDMA digital transceivers.
Image data which was sent from a group member is displayed on the full-color screen. This image data also retains a time record and the GPS location data of the snapshot. It is easy to navigate to that pictured location by using back track function. In addition, you can observe on the screen, whether or not transmitted data was successfully received by the member station. The snapshot image or received data is stored in a high capacity micro SD card. You can recall and send that image data from the SD card anytime. The pictures and data files may be easily viewed and edited by using a personal computer.
* Micro SD card (not included) is required for the Snapshot function
Digital Group Monitor (GM) Function
The digital GM function automatically checks whether members registered to a group are within the communication range, and displays information such as the distance and orientation for each call sign on the screen. This useful function not only enables you to see which friends are within communication range, it also permits you to see at a glance where all group members are located. Additionally, this function can be used to send messages and image data between group members. The Digital Group Monitor applies to direct communications between members; it is not applicable through a repeater.
This is valuable feature for public service group activites, Search & Rescue operations, and any number of other uses limited only by your imagination!
Smart Navigation Function
Real-time navigation function enables location checking at any time. In digital V/D mode, information such as position data is transmitted together with voice signals so the distance and direction to the other stations can be displayed in real-time while communicating with them.
The Backtrack Function enables navigation to a registered location at the touch of a button. When hiking or camping, simply register your starting point or campsite before departure, and the distance and orientation from the current location are displayed on the screen.
This is valuable feature for Search & Rescue operations as well as casual hiking and camping.
Voice Guide and Recording Function
Optional Voice Guide Unit (FVS-2) announces your current operating frequency, band change and APRS® messages. You can record up to 5 minutes of received signals, or continuously record the last 30 seconds of received audio.
Other Useful Features
– Real-time Band Scope with uninterrupted RX audio
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