Yaesu FT-65R (Made in Japan?!) First Impressions and Comparison (UV-3R+, UV-5R, FT-1DR)

A quick look at the Yaesu FT-65R followed by comparison with the other HTs I own. Pardon my baby making some noise in the second half.
05:11 – Comparison begins.
Nothing against the Baofengs at all- had them for 10 years and worked fine! It’s not meant to be an “apples to apples” comparison because these are at totally different categories (budget HT vs entry level from Yaesu vs their flagship line). But it’s neat to look at the “diminishing returns” as you move up the line. You can spend twice the money and you’ll certainly get a nicer radio… but not twice the radio.

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