Yaesu introduces the FTM-7250 Dual band Fusion Mobile

Both HRO and Universal are offering the new rig at an attractive price. Here is the Universal write up of this new C4FM/Analog radio:The Yaesu FTM-7250DR is a ruggedly built, compact C4FM/FM 2 meter / 440 MHz mobile transceiver, providing up to 50 Watts to ensure stable long-distance communications. The front firing speaker delivers 3 Watts of loud and clear audio, even in noisy environments. And you get 225 alphanumeric memories:  199 “Regular” memories, one “Home” channel for a favorite frequency or repeater pair, and 10 sets of band-edge memories. And you can quickly select channels while in the Memory Only Mode. The controls are easy to operate. The supplied hand mic has four programmable keys for one-touch access to your favorite commands such as “Recall Home Channel,” “Scan Operation,” “Set the TX Power,” and “Open Squelch.” The commands available with the microphone replicate the corresponding front panel functions.

Other features include: CTCSS/DCS encode/decode with split Tone and DCS encode-only capability, RF Squelch, Transmit Time-Out-Timer (TOT), Automatic Power-Off (APO), Automatic Repeater Shift (ARS), Busy Channel Lock-Out (BCLO), Separate Transmit Frequency Memories (“Odd Splits”) and a bright multi-colored status LED cluster.

While the new FTM-7250DR is a solid and durable transceiver in keeping with Yaesu’s legendary mechanical toughness, it also incorporates new technology such as Automatic Mode Select (AMS), one of the most advanced features of System Fusion. The AMS mode instantly recognizes whether a transmission is digital or analog, and appropriately switches the operating mode to allow flawless co-existence of both digital and analog users. The versatile FTM-7250DR transceiver also utilizes the ever-popular Digital Group Monitor (GM) function; a terrific asset allowing users to see at a glance if registered members of a group are within communication range. A front panel LED indicates the transceiver’s mode of operation with the received signal indicated by Blue for digital C4FM or Green for analog FM. The rear panel has a DATA jack for free firmware updates from the Yaesu website. Includes the MH-48A6JA DTMF hand mic, USB Cable, Mounting Bracket, DC Power Cord, Operating Manual and Warranty Card. 6.1 x 1.7 x 5.7 inches 2.86 lbs. (155x42x146mm 1.3 kg).

147.21 Repeater Anthony/Ocala

The Florida Amateur Spectrum Management Association has approved a new repeater in the Ocala Florida area on 147.21rx/147.81tx.  The site is under construction and should be on the air in April 2018.  The repeater is a Yaesu Fusion DR1-X and will feature a Wires-X connection, the first repeater in the area to do so.  The machine will be in AMS mode (analog and digital) initially, but will be in C4FM Digital mode full time after coverage testing.  See the 147.21 Repeater page for more details.

Items For Sale

We have moved full time to the Ranch property and, as a result, have consolidated two ham shacks into one.  The following items are For Sale:

Ameritron ALS-600s  (switching power supply included)  

NEW $1975 – For Sale $1200

Includes Ameritrons no tune FET Amplifier and a 120/220 VAC, 50/60 Hz AC power supply for home operation.

Instant bandswitching, no tuning, no warm up

Output Power – 600 Watts PEP, 500 Watts CW

Continuous Coverage – 1.5 to 22 MHz Plus 10/12 Meters

SWR Protection – prevents amplifier damage if you switch to wrong band, use wrong antenna or have high SWR

Over Power Protection – if output forward power or reflected power exceeds safe level, output power is automatically reduced to prevent amplifier damage by controlling ALC to exciter.

Extremely quiet – low speed, low volume fan is so quiet you’ll hardly know its there, unlike noisy blowers used in other amps.

Very Compact – 6 x 9 1/2 x 12 inch amplifier takes up less desktop space than your transceiver and weighs 12 1/2 pounds.

Illuminated Cross-Needle SWR/Wattmeter – lets you read SWR, forward and reflected peak power simultaneously

Operate/Standby Switch – lets you run “barefoot”, but you can instantly switch to full power if you need it.

Front Panel ALC Control – exclusive Ameritron feature – convenient front panel control lets you adjust your output power.

Transmit, ALC SWR LED indicators – keeps you informed.

12 VDC output jack – lets you power low current accessories.

Separate ALS-600PS power supply (included) can be placed conveniently out of the way and plugged into your nearest 120 VAC outlet – no special wiring needed. Made in USA.

enjoy 600 Watts of no tune solid state power. Call your favorite dealer for your best price, order ALS-600 with power supply.

Massive choke input filter greatly improves voltage regulations nd reduces peak AC line current.

Ameritrons exclusive Multi-Voltage Power Transformer lets you compensate for stressful high line voltage and performance robbing low line voltage.

Step Start Inrush Protection stops damaging inrush currents and extends life of power supply components.

Illuminated Cross-Needle Meter monitors voltage and current of 50 VDC line.

Extremely quiet fan.

Very Compact 6″ x 9 ” x 12″ – can be placed conveniently out-of-way.

Wired for 120 VAC, supplies 50 VDC at 25 amps to ALS-600 amplifier.

Also use on 100-130 VAC and 220-250 VAC, 50/60 Hz.

Draws less than 12 amps at 100 VAC and less than 6 amps at 230 VAC.

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