Metrolina 2 Meter Emergency Net, W4BFB, Charlotte, NC with Yaesu FT-2900r

Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society, W4BFB, Charlotte, NC has one of the best 2 Meter Emergency Net (nightly at 9 p.m.) in the US.  The radio in the video is a Yaesu FT-2900R.  This model provides an advanced 2 Meter (5, 10, 30 and a whopping 75 watt) output inside a beautifully constructed aluminum chassis formed as fully integrated heat-sink.

Charlotte hosts a vigorous and experienced Ham Radio community.

Watch the video and enjoy a well-honed example of professional net control procedure and traffic handling.


Yaesu FT-2900R 75 Watt 2 Meter VHF Mobile Transceiver Amateur Ham Radio

  • 2M VHF mobile Amateur Radio, Transmits 144-148Mhz, Receives 136-174Mhz.
  • 200 AlphaNumeric Memory channels, ctcss/dcs (PL & DPL), NOAA Weather Alert.
  • Four power levels: 75, 30, 10 & 5 watts output selectable, Scan & Search functions.
  • Lighted Keypad Microphone w/ Direct Frequecy entry.
  • Includes 13.8Vdc power cord, microphone & mounting Bracket. Requires a suitable Optional 2 meter Antenna, Power Requirement 13.8Vdc at 14 Amps.

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