FT-2800M Brochure - The Repeater Builder`s Technical Information

HEAVY-DUTY VHF FM TRANSCEIVER
FT-2800M
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HEAVY-DUTY VHF FM TRANSCEIVER
FT-2800M
High power output, a huge,
easy-to-read display, and onetouch WIRES™ Internet Linking
Access capability are yours with
the exciting new FT-2800M.
On transmit, the 65 Watts of
true FM power output provides
you with excellent coverage and
superb voice clarity. On receive,
you get extended coverage of
134-174 MHz, with a special
memory bank dedicated to the
NOAA Weather Broadcast
Channels (U.S. version only).
Built to the exacting requirements
of both the commercial radio
industry, as well as the U.S.
military’s MIL-STD 810, the FT2800M is constructed using an
aluminum diecast chassis/heatsink
assembly, providing outstanding
mechanical and thermal stability
for the internal components.
With superb ergonomics to go
along with its stout RF design,
the FT-2800M is ready for
action, at home or away!
65 WATTS POWER OUTPUT
Four selectable power output levels are
provided: 65/25/10/5 Watts. The power
selection may be stored into memory,
allowing you to conserve power while
using strong local repeaters.
5 Watts (LOW3)
10 Watts (LOW2)
25 Watts (LOW1)
60 Watts (High)
CTCSS AND DCS
ENCODE/DECODE BUILT IN
For easy repeater access, or silent
monitoring of busy channels, both CTCSS
and DCS (Digital Code Squelch) Encoder/
Decoder circuits are built in. CTCSS and
DCS configuration data may be stored
independently in each memory channel.
A "Split Tone" mode also allows operation on
systems where CTCSS and DCS are used
separately on the repeater uplink/downlink.
VERSATILE SCANNING CAPABILITY
EXTENSIVE MEMORY SYSTEM
The FT-2800M provides a total of 221
memory channels, including 200 "regular"
memories, ten pairs of band-limit memories,
and an instant-recall "Home" channel
you can dedicate to a frequently-used
repeater or simplex frequency. Memories
can store repeater shift information,
CTCSS/DCS data, power output level,
scanning status ("Skip"), and AlphaNumeric labels.
ALPHA-NUMERIC CHANNEL DISPLAY
Memory channels may be displayed
either with the channel frequency or a
personalized Alpha-Numeric label, for
easy channel recognition. Up to six
letters, characters, or numbers may be
used for labeling channels.
The FT-2800M’s high-speed scanning
features include a choice of scanningresume options ("carrier drop," "time delay,"
or "halt"), with scanning provided on the
memories, the VFO, or within a limited
VFO sub-band established by one of
the ten pairs of sub-band memories.
You may designate certain constantcarrier memories to be "skipped" during
scanning, and you also may create a
"preferential scan list" to allow scanning
only of selected memories within the
main 200-channel memory bank.
WX CHANNELS WITH
"SEVERE WEATHER" ALERT
A special 10-channel Weather Band
memory bank is provided in the U.S.
version, allowing quick access to NOAA
weather broadcasts. When the 1050-Hz
"Severe Weather" alert tone is transmitted,
OLING FAN
AND QUIET 65 W OPERATION
the most ruggedly-built 2-meter amateur transceiver ever, provides 65 Watts
h Yaesu's renowned bullet-proof receiver front end. Direct keypad frequency
ic Memory System, the high power output, and unsurpassed ergonomics
M an operator’s dream come true!
New Ultra-HighDissipation
Heat Sink Design
The all-new heat sink of the
FT-2800M provides more
effective cooling than any
other design, allowing long
transmission periods without
dangerous heat build-up or
power reduction due to
thermal protection.
SMART SEARCH™
The Smart Search™ feature may be used
to load - automatically with no operator
intervention - a special bank of up to 31
memories, based on activity. Smart Search™
will sweep the band, automatically
loading frequencies on which activity is
found, making it ideal when visiting a
city for the first time.
WIRES™ INTERNET LINKING
ACCESS FEATURE
The FT-2800M includes a convenientlylocated "Internet" key, for quick access
to Internet-linked repeater systems.
Internet repeater linking allows you to
use your FT-2800M to talk to other
Amateurs throughout the world, with
outstanding voice signal quality. The
"Internet" key may be configured to
send either a single DTMF digit, or a DTMF
string, for operation on a WIRES™ (WideCoverage Internet Repeater Enhancement
System) repeater, or on other Internetlinked repeaters using DTMF tone access.
For more information on WIRES™, please
visit our Web site (www.vxstd.com).
MH-48A6J DTMF DIRECT
ACCESS MICROPHONE
The backlit MH-48A6J microphone
allows direct keypad frequency entry, or
keypad memory channel recall. On
transmit, the MH-48A6J allows manual
entry of DTMF tones for autopatch use,
and the FT-2800M also includes a ninememory, 16-digit DTMF Autodialer. Four
user-programmable "soft" keys on the
microphone may
be programmed for
easy control of a
number of different
features, and the
[A]/[B]/[C]/[D] keys
replicate the functions
of the keys on the
front panel of the
transceiver, for
maximum convenience
while driving.
RF-LEVEL SQUELCH
The FT-2800M may be configured to keep
the receiver squelched until the incoming
signal exceeds a user-defined signal
strength. When weak signals cause the
squelch to open frequently, but if you
don’t want to use CTCSS or DCS control,
the RF Squelch
Signal above
feature will keep
S5 opens
squelch.
your receiver
S5 Signal below S5
does not open
quiet until a
squelch.
louder signal
S9
S-Meter Level S3
calls.
RX Squelch Level
the FT-2800M may be configured to
emit an alarm tone to get your attention
quickly. With the "Weather Alert" feature
enabled, the FT-2800M will scan the ten
Weather memories, stopping only if the
1050-Hz tone is received.
INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING MENU
The Menu system provides access to 34
configuring settings for your FT-2800M,
allowing you to "Set and Forget" many
aspects of transceiver operation. The
Menu items are listed alphabetically, for
easy recall.
SUPPLY VOLTAGE DISPLAY
WIDE/NARROW DEVIATION SELECTION
When you turn on the FT-2800M, the current
DC supply voltage will be indicated on
the display for one second. After this
interval, the display will resume its normal
indication of the operating frequency. You
can also configure one of the microphone’s
programmable keys for instant display
of the input voltage, too!
For operation in crowded channel
environments (12.5/15 kHz channel spacing),
the "Narrow" deviation setting will reduce
the transmitter deviation, thus reducing
interference potential to other users.
AND SO MUCH MORE ...
Additional features include:
•Transmit Time-Out Timer (TOT) •Automatic
Power-Off (APO) •Automatic Repeater Shift
(ARS) •4-level Display Dimmer •Dual Watch
EXCELLENT RECEIVER PERFORMANCE
The FT-2800M’s receiver front end
features Yaesu’s renowned Advanced
Track Tuning RF input filtering, which
affords outstanding protection from
Intermodulation distortion.
SPECIFICATIONS
General
Frequency Ranges:
TX: 144 - 146 or 144 - 148 MHz
RX: 144 - 146 or 137 - 174 MHz
Channel Step:
5/10/12.5/15/20/25/50/100 kHz
Standard Repeater Shift: ±600 kHz
Frequency Stability: Better than ±10 ppm
[–4˚ F to 140˚ F (–20ß C to +60ß C)]
Modes of Emission: F2, F3
Antenna Impedance: 50 Ohms, unbalanced
13.8 V DC ±15 %, negative ground
Supply Voltage:
Current Consumption: RX: less than 0.7 A,
less than 0.3 A (squelched)
TX: 10 A(65W)/ 7A(25W)/ 5A(10W)/4A(5W)
Operating Temperature Range: –4˚ F to +140˚ F (–20˚ C to +60˚ C)
Case Size(WxHxD):
6.3" x 2.0" x 7.3"
(160 x 50 x185 mm) (w/o knobs)
Weight:
4.0 lb (1.8 kg)
Transmitter
Output Power :
Modulation Type:
Maximum Deviation:
Spurious Radiation:
Microphone Impedance:
65 W / 25W / 10W / 5W
Variable Reactance
±5 kHz / ±2.5 kHz
Better than –60 dB
2 kOhms
Receiver
Circuit Type:
Double Conversion Superheterodyne
IFs:
21.7 MHz & 450 kHz
Sensitivity (for 12 dB SINAD): Better than 0.2 µV
Selectivity( –6/–60 dB): 12 kHz / 28 kHz
IF Rejection:
Better than 70 dB
Image Rejection:
Better than 70 dB
Maximum AF Output: 3 W into 4 Ohms @10 % THD
Supplied accessories : Microphone MH-48A6J, Base Station Feet
Mobile Mounting Bracket MMB-83, DC cable
Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.
Specifications guaranteed only within Amateur band.
CONTROLS AND SWITCHES
PTT : Press to Transmit
UP/DWN : Scanning/Memory
P1 : Programmable Key
Channel Selection
Default Function: Squelch Off
P2 : Programmable Key
Keypad: Direct Frequency Entry,
Memory Recall, Commands,
DTMF Entry
Default Function: Smart Search
P3 : Programmable Key
Default Function: Tone Search
LOCK : Disables Microphone Keys
(PTT Locking available)
P4 : Programmable Key
Default Function: WX Channels
LAMP: Keypad Illumination On/Off
SQL: Squelch Control
DIAL : Main Tuning Dial,
Memory Channel Selector
VOL : Volume Control
Internet Key
Base Station Feet
MHz(SET) : Tuning in 1-MHz steps
POWER Switch
Hold for 1 Sec. for
SET(Menu) Mode
D/MR (MW): Selects Dial or
Memory Operation
Hold in for 1 sec.
for Memory Loading
LOW (A/N): TX Power Setting
Hold in for 1 sec.
REV (DW): Repeater Reverse
for Alpha/Numeric
Hold in for 1 sec. for Dual Watch Display
OPTIONS
FP-1023 (U.S.A. only)
AC Power Supply (23 A)
FP-1025A (U.S.A. only)
AC Power Supply (25 A)
MLS-100
High-Power External Speaker
FP-1030A
AC Power Supply (30 A)
About this brochure: we have made this brochure as comprehensive and factual as possible. We reserve the right, however, to make changes at any time in equipment, optional accessories,
specifications, model numbers, and availability. Precise frequency range may be different in some countries. Some accessories shown herein may not be available in some countries. Some
information may have been updated since the time of printing; please check with your Authorized Yaesu Dealer for complete details.
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