Yaesu FT2DR dual-band digital Fusion portable radio

FT2DR C4FM/FM 144/430MHz Dual Band Digital Handheld Transceiver.

The advanced FT2DR is loaded with various new features including: 700 mW of clear loud audio, Built-in High Sensitivity 66 ch GPS with antenna, 1200 bps / 9600 bps APRS® function, Dual watch (V/V, U/U/, V/U), Dual Monitor (C4FM Digital/C4FM Digital), GPS Logging/Recording capabilities, Water resistant (IPX5 Rating), microSD Card Slot, 2200mAh high capacity Li-Ion battery and Battery charger included as a standard supplied accessory. 

The Yaesu FT2DR is the second portable radio to come out as part of Yaesu’s Fusion line of radios and the first to be touch screen enabled. This radio features dual-band VHF and UHF (2 m & 70 cm) operation and dual mode (FM & C4FM) analog and digital operation, a touch screen display, built in Automated Packet Reporting System (APRS) capability, 700 mW of audio output, plus much more.

Yaesu FT2D FUSION (FT2DR) Handheld

Yaesu FT2D FUSION (FT2DR) Handheld

EDIT: The lack of voice narration in this video is intentional guys. It's not necessary. The features I demonstrated are obvious in their function. If narration is needed, I will use subtitles in the future.

Yaesu Fusion FT2Dr quick demo.

This radio was made available about 3 weeks ago and I finally got one in-hand.

Here is a quick demo of some basic operation for anyone curious to see a US made video.

The video shows a 360 view of the radio and a basic menu operation.

If there is something specific you want to see, leave a comment and I will gladly make a video for you. It's not difficult.


openSPOT DMR to C4FM Yaesu System Fusion

openSPOT DMR to C4FM Yaesu System Fusion





Wires-X: how to connect from FT-2dr and FTM-400

Wires-X: how to connect from FT-2dr and FTM-400

Had the question come up in a comment from a previous video. Also if you ever find a 4feeter repeater let me know lol listen closely.





Yaesu FT 2DR Programming

Yaesu FT 2DR Programming


SIMPLEX CHANNEL
1. Power on the radio
2. Press the “V/M” button
3. Press the screen where the frequency is and then enter the desired frequency
4. On the bottom left of the screen Press and hold the “F[MW]” button
a. You will see a number flashing in the upper left corner along with what looks like a piece of paper. If it is blank that channel is empty, but if there are lines then there is a frequency already programmed in to that channel number.
5. Rotate the knob to find the desired channel number.
6. Press “M. Write”
7. Again Press “V/M” to return to memory

REPEATER
1. Power on the radio
2. Press the “V/M” button
3. Press the screen where the frequency is and then enter the desired frequency [147.090]
a. The offset will be automatically done.
4. Press and hold “DISP”
5. Press “SIGNALING”
6. Press menu item 11 “SQL TYPE”
7. Turn the knob to “TONE” and press the “BACK” button
8. Press menu item 12 “TONE SQL FREQ”
9. Turn the knob to the desired frequency, for this repeater it is 79.7
10. Hit the “BACK” button to return to the VFO
11. On the bottom left of the screen Press and hold the “F[MW]” button
a. You will see a number flashing in the upper left corner along with what looks like a piece of paper. If it is blank that channel is empty, but if there are lines then there is a frequency already programmed in to that channel number.
12. Rotate the knob to find the desired channel number.
13. Press “M. Write”
14. Again Press “V/M” to return to memory

ALPHA / NUMERIC TAG
1. In memory mode go to the channel you wish to make an alpha/numeric tag for
2. Press and hold “DISP”
3. Press “MEMORY”
4. Press 3 “MEMORY NAME” and enter the name
5. When you have entered in the name press the PTT button to set the name into memory.
6. To check that the name is correct press and hold the “A/B” button this will show you the name and when you entered the frequency into memory. If you want a large name just press the name.

Yaesu FT2D | FT1D APRS Video Setup

A step-by-step guide to setting up a Yaesu FT1D handheld to send and receive APRS beacon packets. This video looks at every option within the APRS setup menu of the FT1D and explains how each one should be configured for basic APRS operation.



Comparing the Yaesu System Fusion FT1DR and FT2DR

Comparing the Yaesu System Fusion FT1DR and FT2DR

Yaesu FT1DR system fusion review

FT2DR Dual Band Screen SETUP

Dual Band Screen

A-band and B-band are displayed in a top-down fashion.
• Touching [F MW] displays the function menu screen.
• Touching [TX M] enables the communication mode to befixed on the transmission side.
• Touching [MODE] each time switches the operationmode.

FT2DR Setup BandScope

The band scope screen can be displayed by touching [SCOPE] from the function menu screen.

You can change the number of band scope channels by pressing and holding the DISP key for over one second to enter Set mode, then select [DISPLAY] → [3 BAND SCOPE] to select the desired number of channels

YaesuSystemFusion: New firmware update for FT2DR/DE available

I don't think they fixed anything that folks have been reporting. Here are the issues I reported in August - apparently, none were addressed in the new update. The text in red is the Yaesu rep's response back in August. The blue text are my notes after installing the firmware updates:

This one is very annoying - probably the most annoying of all. Even though APRS is set to mute, the audio of the transmitted status beacon comes through the speaker. It can be controlled with the volume control, but doing so lowers the volume of the Band A frequency. So essentially, if I want to quietly monitor my local repeater, I have to deal with listening to an annoying packet from the FT2DR that I should not have to hear. Others have commented on this as well. This has been confirmed and reported to the engineers for study.
No change. Audio of the transmitted beacon comes through the speaker at the level that the volume control is set to.
A/a (shift key) on the virtual keyboards does not work. If they couldn’t get it working, they should remove it. This has been confirmed and reported to the engineers for study.

No change. A/a shift key still does not function.
  
The WX Alert feature does not appear to function. The frequency is properly set, but it would not engage during the weekly Wednesday test this week, nor during another alert on Thursday. The weather alert does function, however the weather alert feature needs to be turned on and the radio in scan mode (either VFO or memory scan) to function.