Leading the Way in FM Mobile Design…From the Engineers at Yaesu!
You'll never think about mobile radios the same way. Instead of a dual-bander,
enjoy the versatility and performance of the Yaesu FT-8900R Quad Bander!
Crafting the "perfect" dual-band FM transceiver is a difficult task, requiring engineering expertise in the latest areas of high-tech
design. Adding other bands is an even greater challenge, calling for a delicate touch so as not to upset the original performance of the
dual-bander. The FT-8900R is the crowning achievement in our proud FM mobile design history, bringing together the best features of
Yaesu electrical, ergonomic, and mechanical design know-how in a compact, versatile Quad Bander with leading-edge features like
VHF/UHF full duplex, cross-band repeat, independent operation on two bands, and six "Hyper Memory" keys that store complete
transceiver configuration settings. Quite simply, the FT-8900R has no peer among mobile transceivers.
Yaesu FT-8900R (FT8900R, FT 8900R): QUAD BAND OPERATION
The Yaesu FT-8900R combines the "traditional" 144/430 MHz local-communications
concept with the exciting capability for Sporadic-E or F2 DX on the 29 MHz and 50
MHz bands, for nationwide or worldwide FM communications from your car! The
first Amateur Radio FM mobile transceiver providing this capability, the FT-8900R
will make you wonder how you got by with a two-band transceiver up to now.
Yaesu FT-8900R (FT8900R, FT 8900R): WIDE FREQUENCY COVERAGE
The Yaesu FT-8900R provides extended receiver coverage beyond the Amateur
bands, so you can keep informed of communication activities in the public
safety, commercial, aircraft, and government communications ranges. Included
is coverage of 28-29.7 MHz, 50-54 MHz,108-180 MHz, 320-480 MHz, and
700-985 MHz (cellular frequencies are blocked and non-restorable).
Yaesu FT-8900R (FT8900R, FT 8900R): INDEPENDENT TWO-CHANNEL, DUAL RECEIVE AND FULL DUPLEX OPERATION
Basically operating as two radios in one, the Yaesu FT-8900R may be configured in a
number of ways. For example, you can set up the "left" side of the rig for
operation on 29, 50, 144, or 430 MHz operation, while setting the "right" side to
430 MHz. Or set up the left side on 29/50/144/430 MHz, and the right side on
144 MHz. And, if you like, you can configure your FT-8900R for 144-144 MHz
or 430-430 MHz dual receive operation—so you never miss out on the action!
The left and right sides
have their own Volume and
Squelch controls, as well as
S-meters, so your operating
preferences are never
Yaesu FT-8900R (FT8900R, FT 8900R): HIGH POWER OUTPUT
To get your message through when it counts, the Yaesu FT-8900R puts out a full 50
Watts of power on the 29/50/144 MHz bands, and 35 Watts on 430 MHz. To
ensure thermal stability during long transmissions, a thermal sensor monitors
heat sink temperature, engaging the rear panel's cooling fan when needed.
Yaesu FT-8900R (FT8900R, FT 8900R): CONVENIENT ACCESS TO WIRES™ AND
OTHER INTERNET-LINKING SYSTEMS
When six and ten meters are dead, you can still
talk around the world with the YaesuFT-8900R! The front
panel provides easy access to any WIRES™
(Wide-coverage Internet Repeater Enhancement
System) repeater, automatically sending the
required single DTMF access code at the
beginning of each transmission. And if you're
using another Internet linking system, one that
requires a DTMF string to being up the link, you
can easily configure the FT-8900R to store and
send the required tone sequence, as well.
Yaesu FT-8900R (FT8900R, FT 8900R): OVER 800 MEMORY CHANNELS
The YaesuFT-8900R provides a wide variety of memory
resources, including 799 "regular" memories, six
"Home" channels for favorite frequencies, five sets
of band-edge memories, and six "Hyper
Memory" memories, which store complete
transceiver operating status, for maximum
operating efficiency and convenience. Sixcharacter
Alpha-Numeric "Tags" (labels) may be
appended to memory channels, affording instant
channel identification. No transceiver can
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Yaesu FT-8900R (FT8900R, FT 8900R): LARGE, EASY-TO-READ LIQUID
CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD)
Affording easy viewing from a wide range of
viewing angles, the LCD of the FT-8900R features
Yaesu's renowned Omni-Glow™ display
illumination, with four illumination levels available
for different environments. You'll marvel at the
crystal-clear frequency display and status
indicators, whether you’re operating night or day.
Yaesu FT-8900R (FT8900R, FT 8900R): ONE-TOUCH BAND-PATTERN "HYPER
To save valuable time while operating a transceiver
with the versatility of the Yaesu FT-8900R, the "Hyper
Memory" feature allows you to store a complete
set of configuration data for the two bands on
which you're operating. Besides the usual storage
of frequency and tone data, Hyper Memory will store
such setup parameters as Automatic Repeater
Shift status, Packet parameters, Scanning mode,
and VFO tracking, avoiding the need to change
each of these functions manually on a regular basis.
Yaesu FT-8900R (FT8900R, FT 8900R): BUILT-IN DUPLEXER Utilizing a single antenna jack, the FT-8900R's
leading-edge design includes a high-performance
duplexing system, with extensive filtering to allow
cross-band full duplex operation.
Yaesu FT-8900R (FT8900R, FT 8900R): CROSS-BAND REPEAT CAPABILITY
For emergency work, or to extend the range of a
hand-held unit, the FT-8900R includes Cross-
Band Repeat capability, similar to that pioneered
on our popular FT-8100R Dual Band FM Mobile.
Yaesu FT-8900R (FT8900R, FT 8900R): VERSATILE SCANNING CAPABILITY
The Yaesu FT-8900R 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, allowing you to talk to the
station(s) on that frequency, if you like. During
band scanning, you may even configure the Yaesu FT-
8900R to remain within the current band, or to
hop to the next-highest or next-lowest band, once
the band edge is reached. Dual-frequency
"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, especially ten meters.
Yaesu FT-8900R (FT8900R, FT 8900R): 50-TONE CTCSS/104-TONE DCS
(DIGITAL CODE SQUELCH) TONE SYSTEMS
Providing excellent performance even under
difficult link conditions, Yaesu's 50-tone subaudible
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
Yaesu FT-8900R (FT8900R, FT 8900R): ARTS™ (AUTO-RANGE TRANSPONDER SYSTEM)
Included in the Yaesu FT-8900R is Yaesu's exclusive
ARTS™ feature, which can be critically important
in search-and-rescue applications. ARTS™ provides
a "hand-shake" with other ARTS™-equipped
transceivers, and the display indicates if an "Out
of Range" conditions exists. The base station
(typically a mobile unit like the FT-8900R) can
then alert the field unit to move to a better
location. A 6-character CW ID memory also is
provided, for Morse Code identification of your
station every ten minutes during ARTS™ operation.
Yaesu FT-8900R (FT8900R, FT 8900R): 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. Customize your microphone for your
personal operating style.
Default settings for programmable keys:
ACC: BAND Key (band selection; press and hold
in for 1/2 second to enter Menu mode).
P: V/M Key (VFO/Memory switching).
P1: TONE Key (repeater access tone setup).
P2: LOW Key (transmitter output power selection).
Yaesu FT-8900R (FT8900R, FT 8900R): CONVENIENT REMOTE-HEAD
Having trouble mounting your mobile radio in your
compact car? With the Yaesu FT-8900R and its optional
YSK-8900 Separation Kit, mounting is a breeze
even in the tightest locations. The YSK-8900
includes a 20 ft (6 m) remote cable and a mounting
bracket for the front panel, and the microphone jack
is located on the side of the front panel, eliminating
the need to run a separate cable.
Yaesu FT-8900R (FT8900R, FT 8900R): SMART SEARCH™ AUTOMATIC MEMORY
The Smart Search™ feature may be used to loadautomatically
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 it's ideal when
visiting a city for the first time, where you may be
unfamiliar with local repeater frequencies.
Yaesu FT-8900R (FT8900R, FT 8900R): EASY SETUP FOR FM SATELLITE
For operating on FM satellites like UO-14, the
versatile memory system of the Yaesu FT-8900R 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 combination effortlessly.
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
•1200/9600 BPS Packet
Capability: Connect your TNC
using the optional CT-39A
•Automatic Repeater Shift: Automatically sets
the repeater shift within the designated repeater subbands.
Opens the squelch at a
•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.