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Yaesu FT-250R Review


Jun 15, 2011
I've had this FT-250R for several months. It is my first and only HT, but I have been happy with performance so far. I do plan to purchase an SMA/SO-239 jumper cable to take advantage of my mobile antenna while on the road.

- Durable construction and sturdy belt clip
- Plenty of features
- Angled display that can be read from top while on belt (albeit upside down)

- Plenty of features (but I guess any modern radio has complex menus and multi-function buttons)
- Small buttons
- Not much use for the Monitor button. My mobile radio doesn't have this, so I just turn the squelch all the way down. Why is this necessary on an HT?
- Only 2m...I'm really missing the 70cm band :(


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Good review. I also own one of these and it's one of the best 2 meter hand helds I've used. Buttons are too small but otherwise no complaints.

I can work all the local repeaters easily and the battery life when just monitoring is excellent. For the price a great and easy to use radio.

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  • @ Jim5570091:
    Maybe. I wasn’t impressed with just clamping the shield wire to the boom with a hose clamp. I built a l bracket with so239 female hubs. I posted a picture on the recent gallery’s.
  • @ Jim5570091:
    Well I cut the matching stubs down 1 inch at a time from about 20” down to 6”. Still no real changes.
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    Hello everyone, I have a old courier centurion pll 40 channel SSB, it has the extra channels and it has another switch that just moves the frequency down one channel on the dial, what is the purpose for this?
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