New System Fusion HT: Yaesu FT-2DR

Yaesu is on a roll with System Fusion – the FT-991 will have it on board and, according to Sparky’s blog, a new portable will be expected in 2015. No FCC approval yet, no price is mentioned, and there aren’t much technical details available either.

What is clear that the FT-2DR will have a black & white (really?) touch screen. I wonder if I could operate the screen with winter gloves on. Somehow I doubt it, but operating a UV-5R under the same circumstances isn’t that easy either. Basic use won’t be a problem: the combined volume / channel selection rotary encoders will take care of that.