Yaesu FT-60 Review




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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.

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.

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.

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...

clipdan: @N7TFP thanks for taking the time, to share this video... Being a rookie currently, I am a sponge for all things ham radio. ~73's Dan/KB1VWQ

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?

philip riding: its made out of metal...yippy.....

ullyis: Hey, would this be a good radio for some one who's just getting into radios? I'm looking for a quality 2 way radio primarily for outdoor activities. What radio would you recommend?

Marcus Murray: Should I get the wouxun KG-UV6D radio? Is that even a radio for hams or what?

Javier Salazar: Hi, does this HT has a Earplug connector for a more private operation

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.

hoshnasi: My one and only HT. I'm only a technician but this is all I need at this point. Thanks for the review.

dithbmine1: the voice is very phony

N1QQ: @HeadmasterFox The LCD is easily readable in all light conditions. It has a nice orange light for use in the dark. Audio quality with the build in speaker is better (in my opinion) than other HTs. Battery life is about 40-60 hrs of RX on a fresh charge.

N1QQ: @stringbender57 Glad to hear that! Thanks for the support... Lot's of videos planned for this summer. Should be fun!

N1QQ: @KD8OJX Not quite sure why you are correlating the performance of this radio to my integrity as an operator. Would you care to explain...

J1: awesome review haha. thank you for the great info and video. 73s de k6dea

HeadmasterFox: Would have been nice if you menchened something about how the LCD looks in different light conditions. And what the audio quality of the built in speaker was. Oh and battery life. How long does the battery last if your not broadcasting?

CCWSig: @N7TFP Agreed, that comment and attack was totally uncalled for. WTH is wrong with some people.

officeby: HOW TO OPEN THE freakING LIGHT TO SCREEN LAMP ? in menu .... I dezactived:(

N1QQ: the volume knob is very smooth, just like a pot. No clicks.

FOVIESG: Do you have good audio quality and sensitivity?. Thanks.

Walter Oliveira: how scan frequencys my friends i'm from brazil and little bet lost with that, thanksss,73

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.

CCWSig: @KD8OJX What was tho point of this attack? IRLP is possible with the use of a network of internet enabled repeaters. The chances of hitting a repeater 100+ miles away with a rubberducky and 5 watts of power barefoot is very unlikely. Even under perfect conditions. Your attack was unfounded,and I would expect better from a General class, recently upgraded to a Extra class operator. Your a disgrace.

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.

WprEmiere1985: Passed my Technician class test today!!! yayyyy...

mstax: An EXCELLENT first radio for new hams... got mine at Oakland HRO when I got my license... great HT!

stringbender57: N7TFP - Thanks for the nice review. I appreciate your time. I totally knew what you meant about not hitting repeaters 1000 miles away and so did any Ham with half a brain. Why KD8OJX has to be a smart-ass is beyond me. It guys like him that destroy the integrity and honor of being a Ham. Holding a Ham license is a privilege, not a right. And courtesy and helping newbies is our duty. Keep the videos coming. The majority finds them very informative. Ingnore the assholes!

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! 73

John Ganihong: nice review! just a question, though, i have a vx-6r and the volume knob is notched. it clicks when you increase or decrease the volume. when i turn the volume up to about half way through, the volume just disappears and appears suddenly and sounds scratchy, probably due to worn out internal contact in the volume knob. how is the volume knob for the FT-60? Is this notched also or is it smooth like a potentiometer? thanks!

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.

aric street: nice review, thanks for the help

clipdan: @KD8OJX ---> cour·te·sy/ˈkərtəsē/Noun1. The showing of politeness in one's attitude and behavior toward others. 2. A polite speech or action, esp. one required by convention.... I am new to HAM myself, even just recently licensed. I would like to think the World of fellow operators is more helpful and have more coutesy than your display here on this thread.... Just saying... Dan/KB1VWQ

Just Wak: This is my first HT
Rating:
Yaesu FT-60 Review 4.8 out of 5

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