Yaesu FTM-500DE Dual Band Digital Mobile Transceiver


The Yaesu FTM-500DE is a versatile mobile transceiver that offers simultaneous FM, APRS and digital voice (C4FM) operation. With 1000 memory channels and dual-band capability, the FTM-500DE makes it easy to organize and quickly access your favorite frequencies.


The built-in GPS receiver with 66 channels enables location-based navigation, and the optional Bluetooth interface enables hands-free operation while driving. The FTM-500DE also supports advanced features such as Digi Group 10, Digital Group Monitor and Wires-X system participation. The device has a transmission power of 50 W and a large, easy-to-read LCD display.

The scope of delivery includes a mains cable, DTMF microphone, PC connection cable and a 3 m cable for the control unit. Voice recording and playback are possible with the optional microSD memory card. The FTM-500DE offers excellent performance with the convenience of analog FM and digital C4FM operation.

A few remarkable functions:

Front Speaker with AESS* Dual Speaker System
*(AESS: Acoustic Enhanced Speaker System)
Total 9 W Clear & Powerful High-fidelity Audio, delivered by the Front Panel 6 W and the Main Unit Internal 3 W speakers.

E2O(Easy to Operate)-IV Innovative, Smart Operating System with TOUCH&GO / SEARCH&GO / PMG** Functions
**(PMG: Primary Memory Group Monitor)


Key Features:

  • 144 MHz, 430 MHz C4FM Digital / FM / AM (Air Band Receive)
  • True Dual Band Operation, C4FM / C4FM Digital D-D Dual Receive
  • Advanced C4FM Digital Mode with AMS (Automatic Mode Select), DG-ID feature and Smart Navigation
  • 2.4-inch High-Resolution Full-Color Touch-panel Display and Demountable Front Panel Controller
  • Swing-Head adaptable Front Panel improves display visibility
  • Single-Touch Spectrum Scope function
  • High speed Band Scope function
  • Built-in 66ch High precision GPS receiver and External GPS device connectivity
  • Wireless Operation Capability with the Bluetooth® Headset – Optional Swing-head Kit (SJMK-500) allows the Flexible angle adjustment of the Front Control Panel
  • Customized Function List (CFL) Display allows checking and immediately executing priority functions (Up to 8 functions or settings from the set-up menu can be registered.)
  • MAG (Memory Auto Grouping) Function allows Memory channels to be automatically categorized in ALL, AIR band, VHF band, UHF band and OTHER
  • VFO Band Skip Function
  • Memory Channel Data Transfer to the VFO Register
  • Single-Touch Spectrum scope function: Instantly switches the operating screen between “Scope display operation” and “Dual Receive operation” while in MAIN channel operation
  • High speed Band Scope function *up to 61 channels centered on the current frequency displayed in VFO mode and up to 21 channels of signal information in memory channel mode
  • 1104 Memory Channels including 5 “Home” channels, 50 sets of memories for programmable memory scan and 999 “Basic” memories.
  • Built-in 66ch High precision GPS receiver and External GPS device connectivity, 1200 / 9600 bps APRS® Data Communication
  • Wireless Operation Capability with a Bluetooth® Headset
  • WiRES-X Portable Digital Node or HRI-200 Fixed Node capability
  • Voice Recording of the received and transmitted audio
  • 50 W Stable High-Power with Heavy Duty Heat Sink and FACC (Funnel Air-Convection Conductor)
  • Selectable 50 W / 25 W / 5 W
  • Micro SD Card Slot (up to 32 GB)




  • Frequency range:
    • TX: 144-148 / 430-450 MHz
    • RX: 108-1000 MHz
  • Circuit Type: Double-Conversion Superheterodyne
  • Modulation Type: FID, F2D, F3E: Variable Reactance Modulation, F7W: 4FSK (C4FM)
  • RF Power Output: 50 W / 25 W / 5 W
  • Memory Channels: 1104
  • Case Size:
    • Radio Unit: 5.47 x 1.66 x 5.2 in. (139 x 42 x 132 mm) w/o Fan
    • Controller: 6.14 x 2.52 x 2 31 in. (156 x 64 x 58.6 mm) w/o Knobs
  • Weight: 3 09 lbs (1.4 kg) with Radio Unit, Controller, Control Cable


Additional information

Weight2 kg