Here are a few of the features and reasons I chose the FTM 400XDR for my Jeep.
Digital and Analog FM Capable
3.5-inch full color and its touch panel operation
50W Transmitter Output
Receive Multiple Bands
144 – 146 MHz or 144 – 148 MHz
430 – 440 MHz or 430 – 450 MHz
500 Memory Channels for each A(Main) band and B(Sub) band
Storage of the Memory channels and personal settings on an inserted micro SD card – By using a micro SD card, it is easy to copy and transfer the radio data to other compatible radios
Versatile Scanning Receiver for Monitoring Enthusiasts (VFO Scan, Memory Scan, etc)
Analog and Digital Clock – Timer function: Event timer with Lap or count down functions
Built-in GPS receiver and antenna provides location, time, direction and APRS® information. A GPS Logging Function is included
Smart Navigation Function
Real-time navigation function enables location checking at any time. In digital V/D mode, information such as position data is transmitted together with voice signals so the distance and direction to the other stations can be displayed in real-time while communicating with them.
The Backtrack Function enables navigation to a registered location at the touch of a button. When hiking or camping, simply register your starting point or campsite before departure, and the distance and orientation from the current location are displayed on the screen.This is valuable feature for Search & Rescue operations as well as casual hiking and camping.
4 thoughts on “Yaesu FTM 400XDR”
Nice. How have you mounted your uhf/vhf and cb antennas?
Steve, the UHF/VHF antennas I have are magnet mounted on the top of the roof rack. I use these Nagoya UT-72 Super Loading Coil 19-Inch Magnetic Mount VHF/UHF (144/430Mhz) Antenna PL-259 from Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016SIJX28/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_dVjoCb6DN9M20
The CB antenna is mounted on the read tire carrier. Its not optimal, but I get enough range to talk about a mile or so.
Understood, thanks. My JK is a soft top so I don’t have that option. I have a very nice UHF/VHF antenna clamped to my hood but am struggling to find a place for the cb antenna.