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Yaesu FT-2980R 2 Meter VHF Heavy Duty 80 Watt Mobile Transceiver

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Price includes $20 Yaesu Instant Coupon good through 04-30-18


FT-2980R 80 Watt Heavy-Duty 144 MHz FM Transceiver Now Shipping


The Yaesu FT-2980R is quiet and powerful. This ruggedly-built 2 meter transceivers boasts 80 watts of output. Yet no fan is required thanks to Yaesu's die cast chassis/heat-sink design. The ergonomics are unsurpassed for safe mobile operation. Four power levels are available:  80, 30, 10 and 5 watts. And weather channels are built in with Severe Weather Alert capability. The FT-2980R is MIL-STD 810 tough. You get extended receive from 136-174 MHz. The backlit display has four dimmer levels. The FT-2980R is similar to the FT-2900R, but provides 5 watts more.

The supplied MH-48A6J hand mic is backlit. Other included items:  MMB83 mobile mounting bracket, DC power cord with fuse, standing front feet and operating manual. This radio requires 13.8 VDC at ?? Amps. 6.3 x 2 x 7.3 inches 4.2 lbs. Three year limited manufacturer's warranty

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  1. Great little radio 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jan 2018

    This is a very nice little 2m radio with Aton of features. MTC had it for a great price and got it to me very quickly.

  2. It's a Yeasu 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Jan 2018

    Works like it is supposed to. Very easy to program and use.

  3. Great radio 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Jan 2018

    I had the earlier version. I used it in my E150 van mobile.
    It served me fine. The extra power was a Big help and extended the range over my 50 watt 2 meter way more then mere numbers would indicate.
    The best part of this rig is the 4 power levels.
    They are very useful.
    5 watts 10 watts 30watts and Yes 80watts.
    If you decide to use 2 meter amp with this radio mobile with an internal preamp to get the most of mobile operations then just program all your memories with no more then 30watts of drive. Most 2 meter do very well driven at 30watts.
    Then you have ouputs of 5watts to 170 watts with a
    TE System amp. This will make your mobile experience with 2 meters FM all the more fun. Enough power to offset the more noise we are getting these days when mobile on 2 meter.
    The man made RFI is worse than ever.
    I really like this radio!

  4. Lots O' Power for Less Money 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Dec 2017

    Up to 80 watts to reach out and touch someone! Hard to beat for the price point. Simple, no-frills 2-Meter for home or on the road. Large display, well lit, easy to read. Menu has many options & is easy to use after familiarization. Seems to be built like a brick house. No fan so it will get warm w/ high use on 80w. It's basically a FT-2900R

  5. Yaesu FT-2980 operation 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Dec 2017

    The Yaesu FT-2980R is a radio that is dependable and easy to operate. If you take the time to read thru the well written manual the set up and programing is easy.

  6. FT-2980R 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Dec 2017

    Just picked a New FT-2980R. And this Rig is operating "Superb" and already doing very great on the performance and the extra power. First it has more rejection than the FT-2900 and then when I put it on the Digital Power Meter it does a little over 5.4 Watts on the 1st power mode. The second it does about 10.5. The third mode it does about 34.8 watts and last but not least on the forth power mode. I saw it flash right at 90 Watts then I usually ran about 89.9. I would recommend one of these to anyone who is a serious Two Meter Operator! Which is Fantastic for a Two Meter Radio. I also want to THANK Mr.Richard of MTC and his Team for their wonderful service and support. (THE BEST). And would want to Wish EVERYONE A HAPPY AND BLESSED CHRISTMAS!