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Related to Yaesu’s System Fusion digital mode

Yaesu Fusion News

Hopefully many XARC members have put a Fusion radio on their Christmas or Hanukkah wish list.  A couple of things worth noting:

The mobile radio, FTM-400DR is being closed-out.  At AES, it is $509 with a $100 rebate.  At HRO $389 after rebate (might just be until 11/30)
The reason it is being closed out, is that it is being replaced by the FTM-400XD.  This is listed at $639 at AES and HRO, plus a $100 rebate.
Reportedly, the new radio has corrected some issues with finals blowing on the FTM-400DR due to some faulty relays.  I don’t know how many have had problems, but even under warranty, it requires being sent back to California for a month or so.  Knock on wood, mine has been OK at high power, and I’ve had it 11 months.  Not sure what other changes might be on the radio.
So the new radio is listing a little higher ($639 vs $609) than the FTM-400DR was selling for before the closeout.
The FT1D Fusion handheld is $249 at HRO.  The FTM-100 is $339 after rebate.

FTM-400 Users

If you have an FTM-400, they have released new firmware.  The only major change I know of is release of programming software for the memory, which is supported in the new firmware.  I have updated mine, not too difficult.  All SW and instructions on the Yaesu site.

Glad I didn’t buy that 3rd party programming software yet.  The Yaesu software works fine.