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Last modified 2016-05-23

Yaesu FT-8500

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SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL
Type:Amateur VHF/UHF transceiver
Frequency range:TX: 144-146 / 430-440 MHz (Europe)
TX: 144-148 / 430-450 MHz (USA)
RX: 110-174 / 410-500 MHz
Tuning steps:5 / 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 50 KHz
Mode:TX: FM
RX: AM/FM
Channels/memory management:100 regular in 10 banks. Alpha tags
6 special purpose
Repeater shift/offset:Defaults: 600 KHz (2 m), 1.6, 5 or 7.6 MHz (depending on market), programmable
Power supply:11.7-15.9 VDC
Current drain/power consumption:RX: Max 1 A
TX: 4-11.5 A
Antenna impedance/connector:50 ohms / SO-239 (USA), N-jack (Europe) on pigtail
Dimensions (W*H*D):140*40*160 mm (5.51*1.57*6.3")
Weight:1.1 Kg (2.42 lbs)
Other features:9K6 packet ready. CTCSS/PL encoder, Spectra-analyzer, Dimmer, DTMF paging,
Cross-band repeater. Twin RX with V/U, V/V or U/U reception




RECEIVER SECTION
Receiver system:Double conversion superheterodyne
1st IF: 45.05 MHz (VHF), 58.525 MHz (UHF)
2nd IF: 455 KHz
Sensitivity:Main: 0.18 uV (12 dB SINAD)
Sub: 0.25 uV (12 dB SINAD)
Selectivity:12 KHz (-6 dB), 24 KHz (-60 dB)
Image rejection:70 dB
AF output power/speaker:2 W at 5% distortion / 8 ohms
External speaker connector:3.5 mm, 4-16 ohms




TRANSMITTER SECTION
RF output power:
2 mHi: 50 W, Mid: 10 W, Lo: 5 W
70 cmHi: 35 W, Mid: 10 W, Lo: 5 W
Modulation system:Variable reactance
Max FM deviation:5 KHz
Spurious emissions:Less than -60 dB
Microphone impedance/connector:2 kohms / 8-pin modular




MISCELLANEOUS
Manufactured:Japan, 199x-199x (Discontinued)
Additional info:This radio came in two versions; one with a standard microphone, and the other
with a remote control microphone often referred to as "Mr. Potatohead" :-)
Related documents:User manual (15 MB, English and spanish)
Modifications:
Options/Accessories:
FIF-232C
FP-800
FTS-22
MEK-2
MMB-60
MMB-62
SP-4
SP-7
YSK-8500
RS-232C interface box
AC power supply with speaker
Dual CTCSS/PL decoder
Microphone extension kit
Quick release mobile bracket
Mobile controller bracket
External speaker
External speaker
Separation kit