WIDE FREQUENCY COVERAGE
The Yaesu FT-8800 (FT8800, FT 8800) series provides extended receiver coverage
beyond the Amateur bands, so you can keep informed of
communications activities in the public safety, commercial,
aircraft, and government communications ranges.
INDEPENDENT TWO-CHANNEL OPERATION
The Yaesu FT-8800 (FT8800, FT 8800) series operates as two radios in one, with
either 144 MHz or 430 MHz as the "Main" TX/RX band,
with simultaneous monitoring of the other band. Each band
has its own Volume and Squelch
controls, and you can configure
your Yaesu FT-8800 (FT8800, FT 8800) series for VHF-VHF
or UHF-UHF operation, too!
HIGH POWER OUTPUT
To get your message through when it counts, the Yaesu FT-8800 (FT8800, FT 8800)
series puts out a full 50 Watts of power on the 144 MHz
band, and 35 Watts on 430 MHz. A thermal sensor
monitors heat sink temperature, engaging the rear
panel’s cooling fan only when needed.
OVER 1000 MEMORY CHANNELS
The Yaesu FT-8800 (FT8800, FT 8800) series provides a wide variety of memory
resources, including 512 "regular" memories each
bands, Five "Home" channels for favorite frequencies,
Ten sets of band-edge memories each bands, and six
which store complete
sets of transceiver
LARGE, EASY-TO-READ LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD)
Affording easy viewing from a wide variety of viewing
angles, the LCD of the Yaesu FT-8800 (FT8800, FT 8800) series features Yaesu’s
renowned Omni-Glow™ display illumination, with four
illuminations levels available for different operating
CROSS-BAND REPEAT CAPABILITY
For emergency work, or to extend the range of a handheld
unit, the Yaesu FT-8800 (FT8800, FT 8800) series includes Cross-Band
Repeat capability, similar to that pioneered on our
popular FT-8100 series Dual Band FM Mobile!
ONE-TOUCH BAND-PATTERN "HYPER MEMORY" FEATURE
To save valuable time when operating a transceiver with
the capability of the Yaesu FT-8800 (FT8800, FT 8800) series, the "Hyper Memory"
feature allows you to store a complete set of configuration
data for the two bands on which you’re operating. Hyper
Memory will store not only frequency and tone data, but
also Automatic Repeater
Shift status, Packet
mode, and VFO tracking
VERSATILE SCANNING CAPABILITY
The Yaesu FT-8800 (FT8800, FT 8800) series lets you scan the memories, the entire
operating band, or a portion of the band. The transceiver
will stop on signals encountered during the scan,
resuming the scan after a time delay or after the carrier
drops out. During band scanning, you may configure the
Yaesu FT-8800 (FT8800, FT 8800) series to remain within the current band, or hop
to the other band, once the band edge is reached. Dualfrequency
"Priority Channel" operation is also provided.
And the Programmable Memory Scan feature allows you
to set up sub-band limits, so you won’t waste time
scanning or tuning in the SSB/CW portions of the bands.
50-TONE CTCSS/104-TONE DCS
(DIGITAL CODE SQUELCH) TONE SYSTEMS
Providing excellent performance even under difficult link
conditions, Yaesu’s 50-tone sub-audible CTCSS and 104-tone
DCS signaling systems ensure that you have full access to
repeater and remote-base inputs, and the built-in CTCSS/DCS
decoders allow silent listening on busy channels. Plus you get
Tone Search Scanning, which will scan for the tone being
received on an incoming signal, allowing you to match tones
quickly when operating on a new repeater system.
ARTS™ (AUTO-RANGE TRANSPONDER SYSTEM)
USER-PROGRAMMABLE MICROPHONE KEYS
Four programmable keys on the microphone allow you
one-touch access to your favorite command functions.
The commands available from the microphone replicate
the corresponding front panel key functions, and include
Band Change, VFO/Memory switching, Home Channel
access, 1 MHz frequency steps, Power Output selection,
Repeater Reverse, and CTCSS/DCS setup.
Included in the Yaesu FT-8800 (FT8800, FT 8800) series is Yaesu’s exclusive
ARTS™ feature which provides a "hand-shake" with
other ARTS™-equipped stations during emergency
work. If an "out-of-range" conditions exists with, for
example, a low-power hand-held unit, ARTS™ will alert
the Yaesu FT-8800 (FT8800, FT 8800) series user so the hand-held’s operator can
be advised to move to a better location.
CONVENIENT REMOTE-HEAD MOUNTING CAPABILITY
With the Yaesu FT-8800 (FT8800, FT 8800) series and its optional YSK-8900 Separation
Kit, mounting your radio is a breeze even in the tightest
locations. The YSK-8900 includes a 20-foot (6 m) remote
cable and mounting bracket for the front panel.
SMART SEARCH™ AUTOMATIC MEMORY LOADING
The Smart Search™ feature may be used to load – automatically
with no operator intervention – a special memory bank of
up to 25 memory channels per band on which activity is
detected. Smart Search™ will sweep the band, looking
for channels on which activity may be found, and will
load busy channels into special "soft" memories.
EASY SETUP FOR FM SATELLITE OPERATION
For operating on FM satellites like UO-14, the versatile
memory system of the Yaesu FT-8800 (FT8800, FT 8800) series allows you to store
a set of uplink and downlink frequencies that account for
Doppler shift over the entire horizon-to-horizon pass,
allowing you to select the optimum uplink/downlink
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
•Convenient Access to WiRES™ and Other Internet-Linking
Systems •1200/9600 BPS Packet Capability: Connect your
TNC using the optional CT-39A Packet Cable •Automatic
Repeater Shift: Automatically sets the repeater shift
within the designated repeater sub-bands •RF Squelch:
Opens the squelch at a user-defined S-Meter level
•Automatic Power-Off (APO): Turns radio off after long
periods of inactivity •Time-Out Timer (TOT): Prevents
"Stuck Microphone" from causing lengthy QRM to others
•Battery Voltage Meter: Lets you know if your battery is
getting low •DTMF Auto-Dial Memory: 16 Memories of
up to 16 tones each •Lock Feature for Front Panel
Keys & PTT Switch: Prevents accidental transmission or
frequency change •Built-in Duplexer