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FT-8800E VHF/UHF Dual Band FM Transceiver
144/430 MHz Dual Band FM Transceiver

If you're ready for the best in a Dual-Band FM Mobile Transceiver, the FT-8800E is ready for you! With easy operation, outstanding receiver performance, and crossband repeat capability, the FT-8800E is the new standard of comparison!!

The FT-8800E is a ruggedly-built, high quality Dual Band FM transceiver providing 50 Watts of power output on the 144 MHz (2m) Amateur Band, and 35 Watts on the 430 MHz (23cm) Band.
Wide Frequency Coverage
The FT-8800E 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.
Independent Two-Channel Operation
The FT-8800E operates as two radios in one, with either 144 MHz or 430 MHz as the “Main” TX/RX band, while simultaneously monitoring the other band. Each band has its own Volume and Squelch controls. And, if you like, you can configure your FT-8800E for VHF-VHF or UHF-UHF operation, too!
High Power Output
To get your message through when it counts, the FT-8800E 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 FT-8800E provides a wide variety of memory resources, including 512 "regular" memories on each band, five "Home" channels for favorite frequencies, ten sets of band-edge memories on each band, and six "Hyper Memories" that store complete sets of transceiver operating status configuration.
Large, Easy-to-Read Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
Affording easy viewing from a wide range of viewing angles, the LCD of the FT-8800E 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!
Cross-Band Repeat Capability
For emergency work, or to extend the range of a hand-held unit, the FT-8800E includes Cross-Band Repeat capability, similar to that pioneered on our popular FT-8100R Dual Band FM Mobile!
One-Touch Band-Pattern
To save valuable time while operating a transceiver with the capability of the FT-8800E, 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 configuration.
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.
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!
Convenient Remote-Head Mounting Capability
With the FT-8800E 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.
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice, and are guaranteed within the 144 and 430 MHz Amateur Bands only.



Frequency Range  
RX 108.000 - 520.000 MHz
  700.000 - 999.995 MHz
TX 144.000 - 146.000 MHz
  430.000 - 440.000 MHz
Channel Steps 5/10/12.5/15/20/25/50 kHz
Modes of Emission F2, F3
Antenna Impedance 50Ω, Unbalanced (Antenna Duplexer Built-in)
Frequency Stability ±5ppm @ -10ºC to +60ºC
Operating Temperature Range -20ºC to +60ºC
Supply Voltage 13.8 VDC (±15%), negative ground
Current Consumption (approx.) RX: 0.5A (Squelched)
  TX: 8.5A (144 MHz), 8.0A (430 MHz)
Case Size (W x H x D, mm) 140 x 41.5 x 168 (w/o knobs & connectors)
Weight (approx.) 1 kg
Output Power 5/10/20/50 W, (144 MHz)
  5/10/20/35 W (430 MHz)
Modulation Type  Variable Reactance 
Maximum Deviation  ±5 kHz 
Spurious Radiation  Better than -60dB 
Microphone Impedance  2 kΩ 
DATA Jack Impedance  10 kΩ 
Circuit Type Double-conversion superheterodyne 
Intermediate Frequencies  45.05 MHz / 450 kHz (Main Band) 
  47.25 MHz / 450 kHz (Sub Band) 
Squelch Sensitivity  Better than 0.16 µV
Selectivity (-6dB / -60db)  8 kHz / 30 kHz 
Maximum AF Output  2W @ 8Ω for 5% THD 
AF Output Impedance  4 - 16Ω 
  • FT-8800 Transceiver
  • MH-48A6J DTMF Microphone
  • MMB-36 Mobile Mounting Bracket
  • DC Power Cord w/Fuse
  • Spare Fuse (15A)
  • Operating Manual
  • Warranty Card
Click to download FT-8800 OM (FT-8800R_E_USA_EXP_EU_OM_ENG_EH018M202.pdf 1.9 Mb)
 Operating Manual for the FT-8800E
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