the ruggedly-built 2meter amateur transceiver, provides 65 Watts
of power along with Yaesu's renowned bullet-proof receiver
front end. Direct keypad frequency entry, Alpha-Numeric
Memory System, the high power output, and unsurpassed ergonomics make
the FT-2800M an operator's dream come true!
High power output,
a huge, easy-to-read display, and one-touch WIRESTM Internet
Linking Access capability are yours with the exciting new
On transmit, the 65 Watts of true FM power output
provides you with excellent coverage and superb voice clarity.
On receive, you get extended coverage of 134-174 MHz,
with a special memory bank dedicated to the NOAA Weather
Broadcast Channels (U.S. version only).
Built to the exacting requirements of both the commercial radio
industry, as well as the U.S. military’s MIL-STD 810,
the FT-2800M is constructed using an aluminum diecast
chassis/heatsink assembly, providing outstanding mechanical and
thermal stability for the internal components.
With superb ergonomics to go along with its stout RF design, the
FT-2800M is ready for
power output levels are provided: 65/25/10/5 Watts. The
power selection may be stored into memory, allowing you to
conserve power while using strong local repeaters.
Memory channels may
be displayed either with the channel frequency or a personalized
Alpha-Numeric label, for easy channel recognition. Up to
six letters, characters, or numbers may be used for labeling
provides a total of 221 memory channels, including 200
“regular” memories, ten pairs of band-limit memories, and an
instant-recall “Home” channel you can dedicate to a frequently-used
repeater or simplex frequency. Memories can store repeater
shift information, CTCSS/DCS data, power output level, scanning
status (“Skip”), and Alpha-Numeric labels.
For easy repeater
access, or silent monitoring of busy channels, both CTCSS and
DCS (Digital Code Squelch) Encoder! Decoder
circuits are built in. CTCSS and DOS configuration data may be
stored independently in each memory channel. A “Split Tone”
mode also allows operation on systems where CTCSS and DCS
are used separately on the repeater uplinkldownlink.
A special 10-channel
Weather Band memory bank is provided in the U.S. version,
allowing quick access to NOAA weather broadcasts. When the
1050-Hz “Severe Weather” alert tone is transmitted, the FT-2800M
may be configured to emit an alarm tone to get your attention
quickly. With the “Weather Alert” feature enabled, the FT-2800M
will scan the ten Weather memories, stopping only if the 1050-Hz
tone is received.
high-speed scanning features include a choice of scanning-resume
options (“carrier drop,” “time delay,” or “halt”),
with scanning provided on the memories, the VFO, or within a
limited VFO sub-band established by one of the ten pairs
of sub-band memories. You may designate certain constant-carrier
memories to be “skipped” during scanning, and you also may
create a “preferential scan list” to allow scanning only of
selected memories within the main 200-channel memory bank.
SearchTM feature may be used to load - automatically with no
operator intervention - a special bank of up to 31 memories,
based on activity. Smart SearchTM will sweep the band,
automatically loading frequencies on which activity is found,
making it ideal when visiting a city for the first time.
may be configured to keep the receiver squelched until the
incoming signal exceeds a user-defined signal strength. When
weak signals cause the squelch to open frequently, but if you
don’t want to use CTCSS or DCS control, the RF
Squelch feature will keep your receiver quiet until a louder
includes a conveniently-located “Internet” key, for quick
access to Internet-linked repeater systems. Internet repeater
linking allows you to use your FT-2800M to talk to other
Amateurs throughout the world, with outstanding voice signal
quality. The “Internet” key may be configured to send either
a single DTMF digit, or a DTMF string, for operation on a WIRESTM
(WideCoverage Internet Repeater Enhancement System) repeater, or
on other Internet-linked repeaters using DTMF tone access.
The backlit MH-48A6J
microphone allows direct keypad frequency entry, or keypad
memory channel recall. On transmit, the MH-48A6J
allows manual entry of DTMF tones for autopatch use, and
the FT-2800M also includes a nine-memory, 16-digit
Four user-programmable “soft” keys on the microphone may be
programmed for easy control of a number of different features,
and the [A/[B]/[C]/[D] keys replicate the functions of the keys
on the front panel of the transceiver, for maximum convenience
For operation in
crowded channel environments (1 2.5/15 kHz channel spacing), the
“Narrow” deviation setting will reduce the transmitter
deviation, thus reducing interference potential to other users.
receiver front end features Yaesu’s renowned Advanced Track
Tuning RF input filtering, which affords outstanding
protection from lntermodulation distortion.
The Menu system
provides access to 34 configuring settings for your FT-2800M,
allowing you to “Set and Forget” many aspects of transceiver
operation.The Menu items are listed alphabetically, for easy
Additional features include:
• Transmit Time-Out Timer (TOT) •Automatic
Power-Off (APO) •Automatic Repeater Shift
(ARS) •4-Ievel Display Dimmer •DuaI Watch
When you turn on the
FT-2800M, the current DC supply voltage will be indicated
on the display for one second. After this interval, the display
will resume its normal indication of the operating frequency.
You can also configure one of the microphone’s programmable
keys for instant display of the input voltage, too!
144 - 146 or 144 - 148 MHz (for Export also 137-174 MHz TX)
RX: 144 - 146 or 137 - 174 MHz
than ±10 ppm [-4°F to 140°F (-20°C to +60°C)]
V DC ±15 %, negative ground
less than 0.7 A,less than 0.3 A (squelched)
TX: 10A (65W) / 7A (25W) / 5A (10W) / 4A (5W)
to +140°F (-20°C to +60°C)
x 2.0" x 7.3" (160 x 50 x185 mm) (w/o knobs)
lb (1.8 kg)
W / 25W / 10W / 5W
kHz / ±2.5 kHz
than -60 dB
MHz & 450 kHz
(for 12 dB SINAD):
kHz / 28 kHz
than 70 dB
than 70 dB
W into 4 Ohms @10 % THD