VHF/UHF Dual Band FM Transceiver
HOW YAESU DID IT...
Yaesu’s mechanical and metallurgical engineers have achieved a technological breakthrough in the development of the FT-90R, providing 50 Watts of 144 MHz power output (430 MHz: 35W) from a package measuring just 3.9" x 1.2" x 5.4" (100mm x 30mm x 130mm), and weighing just 1.42lb. (644g). The FT-90R's diecast aluminum chassis doubles as the heat sink for the M67781L (144 MHz) and M57788MR (430 MHz) power modules, with a microprocessor-controlled cooling fan providing extra ventilation when needed. The result is a high power dual-band transceiver with high reliability...that you can fit into your coat pocket!
Sporting wide dynamic range for today's crowded bands, the FT-90R's front end utilizes a GaAs MES FET device (SGM-2016) for excellent sensitivity, allowing you greater simplex range and access to distant repeaters.
Ultra-Compact Remote-Head Capability
Using the optional YSK-90 Separation Kit, you can mount the FT-90R's front panel on the vehicle dash board, then stow the radio's body in a convenient place. Measuring just 3.9" x 1.2" x 0.8" (100 x 30 x 20 mm), and weighing less than 2½ oz. (70 g), the FT-90R's front panel can be mounted just about anywhere!
High-Capacity Memory System
The FT-90R's Memory system includes 180 "regular" memories, plus two pairs of band-edge memories, and a one-touch "Home" channel on each band, for a total of 186 memories. The memory channels store frequency, repeater shift, power level, CTCSS/DCS Tone information, and Alpha/Numeric label with as many as seven characters, including both upper- and lower-case letters.
Direct Keypad Frequency Entry
When using the MH-36A6J DTMF Microphone (supplied in the U.S. version), you may enter VFO frequencies directly from the microphone's keypad. You can also key in memory channel numbers for instant recall!
Built-in CTCSS and DCS Encoder/Decoders
For repeater access, quiet monitoring of busy channels, or selective calling, the FT-90R includes both CTCSS and DCS (Digital Code Squelch) Encoder and Decoder circuits. The Encoder/Decoder status and Tone Frequency or Code Number may be stored into memory.
User-Programmable Function Keys
You can configure two front panel and three microphone keys for often-used functions, using the FT-90R's Menu system. Among the available operating tasks are: TX Power selection, Repeater Shift, CTCSS/DCS Tones, Priority Channel monitoring VFO/Memory selection, and (European version) 1750 Hz tone calling.