FT1XD | Yaesu

Yaesu » FT1XD

C4FM / FM dual band handheld transceiver. 5 Watt 144 / 430 MHz transmitter with wideband receiver, enhanced C4FM digital group ID feature, GPS real time navigation. Ideated in Japan.

Reference market : ham-radio

General :
Frequency coverage RX (main) 0.5000 ~ 999.9900 MHz [1] [2]
RX (sub) 108.0000 ~ 579.9900 MHz
TX 144.0000 ~ 148.0000 MHz [3]
144.0000 ~ 146.0000 MHz [4]
430.0000 ~ 450.0000 MHz [3]
430.0000 ~ 440.0000 MHz [4]
Modulation mode AM / FM / WFM / C4FM
Tuning step 5 / 6.25 / 8.333 / 9 / 10 / 12.5 / 20 / 25 / 50 / 100 KHz
Receiver :
Sensitivity AM 3.0 uV (0.5~30 MHz, 10dB S/N)
1.5 uV (108~137 MHz, 10dB S/N)
FM 0.35 uV (30~54 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
1.0 uV (54~88 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.2 uV (137~140 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.16 uV (140~150 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.2 uV (150~174 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
1.0 uV (174~222 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.5 uV (300~350 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.2 uV (350~400 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
0.16 uV (400~470 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
1.5 uV (470~540 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
3.0 uV (540~800 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
1.5 uV (800~1000 MHz, 12dB SINAD)
WFM 1.5 uV (76~108 MHz, 12dB SINAD) [2]
C4FM 0.19 uV (144~148 MHz, 1% BER)
0.19 uV (430~450 MHz, 1% BER)
Selectivity AM 12 KHz (-6dB)
35 KHz (-60dB)
FM 12 KHz (-6dB)
35 KHz (-60dB)
Frequency stability ± 2.5 ppm max with temperature from -20°C to +60°C
Intermediate frequency 47.25 MHz (main band)
46.35 MHz (sub band)
130 kHz [5]
450 KHz
Transmitter :
Output power VHF 5 / 2.5 / 1 / 0.1 W [6]
0.8 W [7]
UHF 5 / 2.5 / 1 / 0.1 W [6]
0.8 W [7]
Spurious emission at 0.8 to 5W < -60 dB
at 0.1W < -50 dB
Microphone 2000Ω
Features :
Display 1 kHz frequency resolution
Antenna 50Ω connector
Power supply 7.2~7.4 VDC battery pack (nominal)
4~14 VDC external (negative ground)
11~16 VDC external (option)
Power consumption 150mA RX, single band receive
220mA RX, dual band receive
100mA RX, single band, standby, saver Off
150mA RX, dual band, standby, saver Off
45mA RX, single band, standby, saver 0n "ratio 1:5"
45mA RX, dual band, standby, saver 0n "ratio 1:5"
+30 mA (with GPS 0n)
+65 mA (C4FM)
1.7A TX, 144 MHz max power
2.0A TX, 430 MHz max power
Audio power 200mW with an 8Ω load (7.4V)
400mW with an 8Ω load (13.8V)
Mechanical and environmental data :
Operating temperature from -20°C to +60°C
Dimensions 60 (W) x 95 (H) x 33 (D) mm projections and belt clip not included
Weight 290g with antenna

[1] Cellular blocked in the USA
[2] 76-108 MHz FM Radio for FT1XDR, 88-108 MHz FM Radio for FT1XDE
[3] FT1XDR
[4] FT1XDE
[5] AM/FM radio, single conversion
[6] With 7.4V battery pack or external DC
[7] With 4.5V batteries, 3 x AA

Description :

The FT1XD, FT1XDR in US and FT1XDE in Europe, is a C4FM Digital / FM Analog dual band transceiver with main / sub wideband receivers. Enhanced digital group ID feature in C4FM mode, a group-ID can be set by all the members of a group and then communications can be directed specifically to the group. More, the GM function automatically alerts the user when group members are within communication range, and displays their distance and direction on the screen. The FT1XD built-in 66 channels GPS with antenna in the top section of the unit, smart navigation function as Real Time Navigation check station location relationships at any time and Backtrack Function with the simple touch of a button start navigating to your departure point or any location previously saved in the memory.

Snapshot function and micro SD card slot

Snapshot function, for image data transmission, with MH-85A11U (option) speaker microphone with camera. Press the microphone shutter button to easily take snapshots, and then send them to other C4FM digital transceivers. Also, the FT1XD is equipped with micro SD card slot. The handheld transceiver comes with 2200 mAh Lithium Ion battery (SBR-14L), battery charger PA-48 (SAD-18B US version) and PC connection cable. Tough waterproof design equivalent to IPX5, water-jet-resistant, for safe use in the field when sudden changes in weather may cause It to become wet with rain or splashed with water.

Your review :

A versatile radio that can be used in complete peace of mind even in a Civil Protection environment. If you asked me, would you buy it again? I say Yes and for various reasons, a transceiver that can be used in many situations.

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