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Reviews For: Yaesu FTM-200DR

Category: Transceivers: VHF/UHF+ Amateur Base/Mobile (non hand-held)

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Review Summary For : Yaesu FTM-200DR
Reviews: 12MSRP: $399.95
Mobile, Dual Band, 144/440MHz, Digital, C4FM/FM, 50W
Product is in production
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KC9HAS Rating: 2023-06-09
Decent radio Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Things could be better but all around its a decent radio.
PD0JBV Rating: 2023-06-07
Good but ... Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
I bought this kit to replace the Icom IC-2730 because of a too loud cooling fan. The FTM-200 does this much better, doesn't sound like a Boeing but is nice and quiet during use. However, during scanning, a buzzer sounds. I recognize this from the FT-3. I suspect that here too a capacitor is missing at a certain place on the motherboard. It doesn't bother me because as an avid 2-meter user I don't scan but listen to a number of fixed frequencies with the broadband scope visible so that I can also immediately see signals next to the tuned frequency. This is going perfectly. The FTM-200 is also very complete, where you have to buy everything at Icom, Yeasu simply supplies everything for assembly. The set is also solidly built and C4FM is perfect. I am satisfied. Still just 4 stars, sorry Yeasu.
NJ2VT Rating: 2023-06-07
Awesome Radio! Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
I purchased a new Yaesu FTM-200DR to replace an FTM-6000r, which I enjoyed very much, but wanted to add digital capability. The display is great, and the user has the option to change the frequency part of the display from white, blue, or red. Personally, I use red, as it is very visible.

The actual radio body form factor is exactly the same size as that of the FTM-6000R, and because I use the radio as a base station, I mounted the display right on the radio body. It works perfectly.

Receive selectivity and sensitivity is awesome, and the user can receive anything from 108-999.995MHz. Of course most frequencies will be analog, but you can certainly use C4FM within the amateur VHF/UHF bands. I found the receiver to be extremely quiet, and receive audio more than adequate for comfortable listening. I use a Samlex SEC-1235P-M as a power supply for my station.

Transmit audio reports have been top-shelf for both analog and digital use. I use my FTM-200DR along with an openSPOT4 PRO, so I can enjoy QSOs on any of the popular digital modes, including C4FM, DMR, D-STAR, NXDN, and P25.

I haven't encountered ANY issues with this radio, and have checked all features thoroughly. I highly recommend it.
W3DDF Rating: 2023-05-16
Excellent Radio Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I bought the FTM200DR for one of my vehicles to replace a Icom 2730. This radio works great. I like that the control head is small. I purchased a another one for my second vehicle a week later to replace a FTM400. There is no hum emitted with this radio and I have 2 of them.
AF4KK Rating: 2023-05-15
It works VERY well!! Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
I use my FTM-200s for APRS, FM and sometimes Fusion. They work very well with no HUM or excessive fan noise. I really have no issues with these radios. They're a bit pricey (especially if you add the FVS Voice and Bluetooth modules) but they certainly do the job!!
W5GIF Rating: 2023-03-21
Fair at Best Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
First off I too hear the buzzing / odd noise coming from my speaker. I run as short of run of power wires from battery in my Jeep CJ. I even upgraded to larger gouge wire and blade type fuses. And NO it's not an alternator noise. I've ran both the 300/400 in the Jeep and didn't have this odd noise.
Second con is APRS doesn't work if you want to scan memories while driving. You must stop scan a sit on one freq.
It's just too expensive for what it does and doesn't do.
The 300 is much better (IMHO) but neither compare to the 400.
Hopefully the 500 will be better than the 400 and not a bunch of hype. Time will tell.
KEOWRU Rating: 2023-03-19
so far i like it Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
first yaesu thats easy to program .i get great reports on how it sounds with mic gain set at low.
no such thing as a perfect radio and my only quirk when going up your memorys it has to either be dialed,or moc push button down or type 001 to start over not a keep pushing the selecter button on mic n go around again.
i like how it scans aircraft band too.
only yaesu radio i like after owning 5 diffrent yaesu radio
i use my pc and connect to the radio with scu 58 wire ,works great
N2QGV Rating: 2022-11-06
DN modes and radio makes buzz sound Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
In vehicle environment you can't hear the buzzing. In a quiet shack DN modes cause the radio to emit a buzzing sound. Not coming out of speaker. No buzz when in FM analog mode. Turn on AMS FM or DN and it buzzes.
K2TGW Rating: 2022-11-03
Really good rig Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
As said before, easy to program. separated head ability
makes it really easy to use and enjoy the APRS function.
KT8R Rating: 2022-11-03
Meh Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
Rig was purchased for the Fusion capability. For that it does 5 stars. Fan noise gives it 0 stars. Fan is noisy from the git go, never quits, even when just listening.
Other quirks are the memory scan feature, having to purchase an external speaker for mobile use if you separated the head from the unit. Having to purchase a mic cord extension for the same type mounting. The FTM 200 is a huge disappointment from the basic no frill 7250. The FTM 200 is overpriced for what it is.