The Yaesu FTM-300DR and FTM-400XDR are both popular dual-band mobile transceivers from Yaesu, designed for amateur radio operators. While they share some similarities, there are also some notable differences between the two models. Here’s a comparison:

  1. Frequency Bands:
    • FTM-300DR: It covers the 2-meter and 70-centimeter bands (VHF/UHF).
    • FTM-400XDR: It covers the 2-meter, 70-centimeter, and 23-centimeter bands (VHF/UHF/UHF).
  2. Display:
    • FTM-300DR: It features a color TFT touchscreen display, making it easy to navigate through the menus and settings.
    • FTM-400XDR: It also has a color TFT touchscreen display, but it is larger than the one on the FTM-300DR.
  3. GPS Capability:
    • FTM-300DR: It has an integrated GPS receiver, allowing for APRS functionality and automatic real-time position reporting.
    • FTM-400XDR: It also has an integrated GPS receiver with APRS capabilities, including position tracking and messaging.
  4. APRS Functionality:
    • FTM-300DR: It supports APRS functionality and includes features such as beaconing, messaging, and object/packet reporting.
    • FTM-400XDR: It offers advanced APRS capabilities, including SmartBeaconing, which adjusts the beaconing rate based on speed and heading changes.
  5. Cross-Band Repeat:
    • FTM-300DR: It does not support cross-band repeat functionality.
    • FTM-400XDR: It supports cross-band repeat, allowing you to receive on one band and transmit on another simultaneously.
  6. Wi-Fi Connectivity:
    • FTM-300DR: It does not have built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.
    • FTM-400XDR: It includes built-in Wi-Fi, allowing for wireless control and programming through a smartphone or tablet using the Yaesu WiRES-X app.
  7. Fusion System Compatibility:
    • FTM-300DR : It is compatible with Yaesu’s Fusion digital mode and supports C4FM digital voice and data transmission.
    • FTM-400XDR: It is also compatible with the Fusion system, offering C4FM digital voice and data transmission capabilities.

It’s important to note that features and specifications can vary depending on the specific model variant or firmware version. If you’re considering purchasing one of these radios, it’s a good idea to review the official documentation or consult with a trusted Yaesu dealer for the most up-to-date information and to ensure that the features meet your specific requirements.

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