Yaesu FTM-300DR Dual Band

The Yaesu FTM 300DR is a dual band FM/C4FM 50 watt radio. Built with a heavy-duty heat sink for longer talk times. A Yaesu exclusive Funnel Air-Convection Conductor(FACC) which funnels cool air through the front and side ports, and over the amplifier and out.

A 2-inch High-Resolution QVGA Full-Color TFT Display that clearly highlights the frequency and operation bands. A touch screen is not needed with the 8 quick access buttons.

The band scope function lets you monitor up to 63 frequencies centered around the VFO frequency in real time. It will do 21 frequencies in the memory mode. An advanced memory Channel Band Auto Grouping (MBAG) where the channels are automatically categorized in each band. These memory channels consist of 4 Band Groups.

Real Dual Band Operation (V+V, U+U, V+U, U+V) is possible with two independent receivers. The FTM-300DR can simultaneously monitor the C4FM digital mode on both A and B bands.

A powerful 3 watts of  clear and crisp audio to battle the road noise. Two Double-Conversion Super heterodyne receivers bring in the weak signals.  There are two individual external speaker jacks, one for band A and the other for band B.

There is a built in Bluetooth unit for hands free operation. It supports WiRES-X an doubles as a Portable Digital Node, and has fixed node function when using the HRI-200.

To see pricing or to purchase Click FTM 300DR

Yaesu FTM 300DR Dual Band Radio Features

  • DG-ID 
  • Group Monitor
  • 66 ch GPS receiver
  • Real Time Navigation
  • Backtrack feature
  • GPS Terminal for an external GPS receiver
  • 1200/ 9600 APRS modem
  • Voice Recorder for both Rx and Tx audio
  • Micro SD card slot
  • Snapshot function w/optional MH-85A11U camera microphone
  • 50 Watt Stable High-Power
  • Heavy Duty Heat Sink Including FACC
  • Dual Band Operation (V+V, U+U, V+U, U+V)
  • Simultaneous C4FM monitoring
  • 2-inch High-Resolution QVGA Full-Color TFT Display      
  • Memory Channel and Auto Grouping (AIR, VHF, UHF, GEN)
  • High-Speed, High-Resolution Band Scope Function
  • Heavy Duty-Heat Sink with FACC
  • Funnel Air-Convection Conductor 
  • 3W Audio Power Speaker with two external speaker jacks
  • Built-in Bluetooth unit
  • WiRES-X Portable Digital Node
  • Fixed Node with HRI-200
  • AMS Automatic Mode Select which automatically
  • Multi-Color Status Indicator 
  • Digital Group ID (DG-ID) function 
  • Digital Group Monitor
  • Built-in 66 channel precision GPS receiver
  • External GPS device connectivity
  • Real-time Navigation displays the position data, distance and direction 
  • Backtrack Feature 
  • Variable Reactance Modulation
  • Snapshot Feature with the optional microphone MH-85A11U
  • Voice Recording Function for Rx and Tx voice 
  • Micro SD Card Slot (up to 32GB)
  • Large-capacity 1104 channel memory
  • DTMF Encode with Memory
  • Time-out Timer 

RX Frequencies

  • 108 – 137 MHz (Air Band)
  • 137 – 174 MHz (VHF)
  • 174 – 400 MHz (GEN)
  • 400 – 480 MHz(UHF)
  • 480 – 999.99 MHz (GEN)

TX Frequencies

  • 144 – 148 MHz
  • 430 – 450 MHz

Specifications

  • 50-25-5 Watt Power Levels
  • 1104 Memory Channels
  • 4 FSK (C4FM)
  • Body is 5.47″x 1.66″x 5.2″
  • Control Head 5.47″x 2.09″x 0.7″
  • 2.43 lbs. 

To see pricing or to purchase Click FTM 300DR

The Yaesu FTM-300DR Review

I did not get this radio for myself, but had a chance to use one. I also talked to a friend that has one and he is happy with it. Even though the screen is smaller, it is still easy to read.

The 8 access keys around the display make the navigation quick and easy, you know how to get to where you want to go. It comes with a larger frame microphone and buttons for easier mobile use. I was not a fan of the mic’s size.

The dual speaker jacks are a nice touch, but it means you will have to run a second speaker or connect the jacks into a stereo plug for the speaker to plug into. The volume was loud enough for most situations that may arise. This is priced higher than the FTM 400, but it may work out to be a mid level radio. 

I did not like this radio and it was clearly preference , because I did not find anything other then mic size to dislike. 

By Vince