Need4Steam: I'm looking for a radio which I can use for ham as well as for my work as a railroad conductor. The ft-60 was recommended to me for this multipurpose. Would you agree? Would I need to interchange antennas for this purpose? Thanks! Eric
GraymanTactics: Im look at this radio for a volunteer SAR but im worried about its durability. I've considered going with a cheaper brand like TYT or Beofeng but I am REALLY concerned about their durability... the FT60r seems like a happy medium in price, durability, and performance... I dont need the best, just need something to hit typical HT ranges... long term durability is absolutely the most important... opinions?
Adam Kimbrough: @N7EWC Hey, I'm also just receiving my license and looking to purchase this as a first ham radio for similar reasons(hiking and other outdoor things). I just wanted to let you know that I heard in one of the reviews for this radio that it's not very good with water. It may be water resistant, but barely.
Walter Oliveira: how scan frequencys my friends i'm from brazil and little bet lost with that, thanksss,73
SteakNamedJake: Hello N7TFP,
I just wanted to tell you, that I greatly appreciate this review. I plan on going to take my Technician class exam in the near future, and I'm super excited for it! I have heard and read many many reviews on this radio, and I believe this will be my first pick. I think I'm sold on this one. Anyways, great review, and keep up the great work!
MrBreeze: Taking the Technician class exam on the 18th, and I'm considering the FT-60R as my first radio. i'm looking at all the info on it that I can find. Thanks.
Marc LeJeune: Hello I have the FT-60...when you said about reaching repeaters at long distances, just wondering I live in Topeka, Kansas..lets say if I wanted to talk to someone in Garden City, Kansas can I talk to them using the repeater in Garden City? I am new to the ham radio scene learning about repeaters.
Just Wak: This is my first HT
YeOldeScience: I have 2 of these. Mine are the Ft-60R versions. I've had mine for over a year and I've done the mars/cap mod on them. These are absolutely my favorite HTs. They're TOUGH! With the stock antenna and a tiger tail counterpoise which I made, I hit a repeater from 52 miles away while standing on the very top of a small mountain! Signal reports then were about a 4-7.
philip riding: its made out of metal...yippy.....
WprEmiere1985: Passed my Technician class test today!!! yayyyy...
officeby: HOW TO OPEN THE freakING LIGHT TO SCREEN LAMP ? in menu .... I dezactived:(
raracher: thanks, all i wanted to know was if the radio was plastic or metal. as the yaesu site doesnt say much about this model.
J1: awesome review haha. thank you for the great info and video. 73s de k6dea
N1QQ: @othrower74 Good point, however, using AO-51 or other satellites are obvious exceptions to what I was talking about. In addition, making these contacts with the stock antenna is almost impossible. A multi-element yagi is usually* required.
othrower74: @stringbender57 Well I can't say I have hit repeaters 1000 miles away. But I have used this FT-60R with a Diamond antenna and have hit repeaters about 200 miles away from a mountain top. I had good signal reports. So I guess if you were on top of a very high mountain with nothing around, a directional antenna and the atmosphere was just right....chances are you can hit something 1000 miles away. After all isn't that how far a Satellite like AO-51 is?
N1QQ: @kc2mxh Yes, there is a plug for a headset input. It does not have a "headphone only" jack though... you must use a headset with a microphone as well.
Javier Salazar: Hi, does this HT has a Earplug connector for a more private operation
N7EWC: I'm Sold...Just received my license...have been looking through reviews for my first Ham radio...I wanted something dual band, durable, and weather resistant (Hiking and Kayaking)...Your review is what I needed to see to make up my mind, thanks...KK4FKS, 73...
Marcus Murray: Should I get the wouxun KG-UV6D radio? Is that even a radio for hams or what?
Jennifer Gonzales: This doesn't say what the challenge actually entails (food, money, ect.) and what you're supposed to do during the challenge. I read the comments on what you're supposed to do and it sounds like a scam. You pay them a lot to tell you to eat a third of what you normally would (1 meal, 2 snacks, and 2 shakes). This is nutritionally unhealthy and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. If you really want to lose weight and be healthy, I've heard great stuff from people who have used the beach body products and videos and none of the negative feedback that I've seen from this product. Roadrider: A friend gave me a Magellen Roadmate RV9365LM GPS unit. She got it from another friend who's husband passed away, the wife is no longer interested in Rv travel without her husband so she gave away the GPS unit. Sorry to say I would not buy this GPS. It has some nice features...when it works. Yes, when it works. It tends to freeze up allot! It also "lags" behind, push a button and sometimes it takes a good 10-15 seconds to respond then freezes up.So I assume it has a hard drive that cannot keep up the demand of the intended use. You cannot just put in a city as a destination it will keep asking for an address. It will not recognize the dock software required to export a planned trip from the Good Sam website although it is supposed to be a "Good Sam" version. The battery won't last more then a few minutes. Immediately after charging the battery indicator show a low battery (2 bar in yellow) I looked it up on the Magellen website, they say it retails for $349.00 I am sure happy I didn't spend any money on it. David Winston: Que tal te parece el. LanLan Francisco Avendano: Check out this video on YouTube: gaviotargentina: asi es NO ESTA PARA COMERLOO...GGGGRRRRRRR Gman6755: sometimes it seems like the group in front of me actually plays this slow!!! ARRRGH!!!!! Cool video though! Arya Kusuma (IgoniGamingFTW): thanks for watching!