This new model is expected mid-April 2017 and we are accepting orders now.
The new FT-70DR is a compact and very attractively priced YAESU System Fusion transceiver
providing both conventional analog FM operation and the advanced C4FM Digital mode.
The FT-70DR provides up to 5W of reliable RF power, and its large Front Speaker delivers 700mW of Loud Audio
Output. Because C4FM has better BER (Bit Error Rate) characteristics than other digital modulations, the user can
expect exceptional audio quality.
The new digital FT-70DR includes our unique Automatic Mode Select (AMS) function. AMS detects the operating
mode of the received signal as C4FM digital or analog FM, and then automatically and instantly switches the
receiver to the appropriate mode. Users do not need to manually change between modes.
The multi-colored LED Mode-Indicator displayed on the front allows the operator to easily see what mode the FT-70DR is in at any given moment. LED Mode-Indicator clearly and visibly shows the transmit/ receive mode by
changing its color so that the operating mode of the transceiver is easily recognized at a glance.
One of the other distinguishing features of the FT-70DR is Digital Group Monitor (GM) with DG-ID and DP-ID. DGID (Digital Group Identification) and DP-ID (Digital Personal Identification) are useful features now included in the
FT-70DR, to simplify the GM operation. Simply put, the transceivers selecting the same DG-ID or DP-ID can
communicate with each other. Between 00 and 99 DG-ID and DP-ID are selectable which provides loads of
flexibility so that users can enjoy group communication with friends in GM mode in accordance to their individual
Other included standard features and functions are; IP54 Rating (Dust/ Water Protection) construction, wide band
receive coverage of 108 – 579.995MHz, Versatile Scanning Capabilities such as Programmable VFO Scan, Memory
Scan, and Priority Channel Scan, External DC Jack for DC Supply Operation and to Charge the Battery, Mini USB
port for convenient programming and software updates, CTCSS/ DCS Operation, Automatic Power Off (AFO)
feature, RF Squelch, Transmitter Time Out Timer (TOT) and Busy Channel Lock-Out (BCLO).
We are very excited to launch the new FT-70DR, with the assurance that this competitively priced Digital handheld
will allow more and more ham radio operators to enjoy our System Fusion communication mode on the popular 2m
and 70cm bands.
The FT-70DR will be available in April 2017