Yaesu Digital / Analog Radios

Yaesu Digital / Analog Radios Compatible with C4FM Fusion

Please be aware that the hand helds use down towards Millicent area may have difficulty getting into the repeater due to the current mounting of the antennas at the Bluff.

The Australian version of transceivers are noted with DR and no different to those shown in the videos that may have only D.

The video reviews attached are just to give you a insight to the radios and there probably better reviews if you wish to follow up yourselves.


Yaesu FT-3DR Dual Band Current Price: Au $595.00

Want More info then click onto the links below for this Yaesu FT-3DR

Strictly Ham FT-3DR, C4FM

Yaesu FT-3DR, C4FM Handheld Review

Yaesu FT-70DR Dual Band
Current Price: Au $299.00

Want More info then click onto the links below for this Yaesu FT-70DR

Strictly Ham FT-70DR, C4FM

Yaesu FT-70D, C4FM Hand Held Features and Review

Yaesu FT-5DR Dual Band
Current Price: Au $695.00

Want More info then click onto the links below for this Yaesu FT-5DR

Strictly Ham FT-5DR, C4FM

Yaesu FT-5DR, C4FM Hand Held Features and Review



Yaesu FTM-300DR Dual Band
Current Price: Au $695.00

Want More info then click onto the links below for this Yaesu FTM-300DR

Strictly Ham FTM-300DR, C4FM

Yaesu FTM-300DR, C4FM Transceiver Features and Review

Want More info then click onto the links below for this Yaesu FTM-300DR

Yaesu FTM-400XDR
Current Price: Au $799.00

Want More info then click onto the links below for this Yaesu FTM-400XDR

Strictly Ham FTM-400XDR, C4FM

Yaesu FTM-400XDR, C4FM Transceiver Features and Review

Yaesu FT-991A
Current Price: Au $1,999.00

Want More info then click onto the links below for this Yaesu FT-991A

Strictly Ham FT-991A, C4FM

Yaesu FT-991A, C4FM Transceiver Features and Review

Digital repeater update

DR-2X digital repeater 5-50W 2m and 70cm

The club is about to buy and install a Yaesu DR-2X repeater in place of the current UHF repeater.

The device itself is very clever. If you have an analogue radio you can still use it as a repeater and others can still hear you etc etc. But it won’t work with other digital systems e.g. D-Star. The repeater can be used either 2m or 70cm but we will use it on UHF. Our normal linked 2M system won’t be touched by this project. We will replace the current UHF repeater which is rarely used.

Users of the Repeater will just need a suitable radio to use digital, no other hardware. See Tom’s post above for possible radios. They must be C4FM models.

Here are two links to give you an idea of what is involved. The first is a video showing the features of the repeater while the second is a link to Ross’s shop showing the interface card needed to allow connection to the internet.




At the 2021 Annual General Meeting President Peter, VK5BE, had great pleasure in awarding the Presidents Trophy to Tom, VK5EE, for his outstanding contribution to the Club by being there for every Sunday morning Broadcast for the year, including also the Friday Night sessions during which he has presented the A.R.R.L. Podcasts.Working in a cramped shack with no heating Tom has been on time for every broadcast and has proved to be as reliable as a Swiss Watch.Well done and a big “Thank you” Tom.

SERG Comms at SEAC Rally

A terrific turnout of volunteers from SERG to support the South East Automotive Club’s rally on Sunday 11th July 2021. The above shows our President Peter manning the communication hub in contact with the workers in the field. He does look warm compared with the icey conditions outside.
Some of the vehicles lined up

It was a cold but dry day for the people in the field. There was great camaraderie among SERG and SEAC members. At Hans and my site we were treated to all kinds of goodies including chicken wings from Mark and coffee and hamburgers from Hans. We hope that everyone had a great day.

Convention 2021 – a new date

The South East Radio Group has rescheduled the SERG Australian Fox Hunting Championship and Convention to 18/19 September 2021.

We have checked that there are no other major events in Mount Gambier that weekend, Andrew our Fox hunting organiser is available, Ross is coming from Strictly Ham, the Council has been notified and the scout clubrooms are available.

The program will need to be modified as it’s not a long weekend and we know some will not be able to stay Sunday night, so we’re examining all the combinations for the program.

Check the Convention 2021 page. It will be kept up to date.

Tim VK5AV and John VK5DJ: convention organisers

Club barbeque 13/6/21

As the convention has been postponed until later in the year it was decided to hold a free club barbeque to bring the group together and share a few pre-loved items.

About 40 people were present and Tony VK5ATJ and Tim VK5AV were kept busy on the hotplate feeding the troops. Great to see some partners along too. Special visit by Trevor (Niv) VK5NC who parted with many of his treasures. President Peter welcomed everyone and suggested we should do more of these so something being planned at Dorodong with the Naracoorte boys once the weather warms a bit and with Portland Club members for early next year.

Big thanks to those who helped setup and cleanup.

Some goodies changed hands and there were smiles all around. The weather was outstanding, just a perfect winter’s day in Mount Gambier.

Far left can be seen Norbert and Chris utes with gear onboard. Tim and Tony busy on the bbq foreground right.
Some of the tables used for display, others inside the clubrooms.
Boyhood dreams: VK5DJ trying out John VK5JOB’s very nice Triumph after the event. A bigger motor than DJ’s car.

SERG helps at the border

Following the recent COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria, and the closure of the border into SA, the Princess Highway border check-point east of Mount Gambier was re-activated.

Unfortunately, the check-point location has little or no mobile phone or internet coverage. SA Police again requested assistance from SERG to establish an emergency antenna to enable data comms for the Border Permit checks.

With thanks to Andrew VK5MAS, who coordinated the activity, he soon had the essential comms up and running, deploying the SERG comms trailer with its pump-up mast.

This will remain in position until the SA Police radio techs arrive with their own infrastructure.

Free barbeque

Who can resist a free barbeque? Because the convention has been postponed we’re planning a free barbeque for anyone who turns up on Sunday 13th June 2021 starting at 12 noon.

The club will supply the meat (snags and hamburgers), bread and sauce. If you want something else you can bring it and pop it on the hot plate. You’ll need to bring your own drinks although the club has limited supplies of soft drink ($1 each).

We’re setting up some tables for people to put pre-loved equipment and stuff for sale. Niv has items as does Norbert but anyone is welcome to put sale items on a table. It is your own responsibility to look after it though, manage change etc.

No need to book in, just turn up either with money in your pocket to buy gear or just enjoy each others’ scintillating company over a hot snag!

Tower available, free but to be dismantled

The 80 foot ex VK5YM tower has become surplus to requirements by the current owner and is being offered for FREE, and needs to be removed from its present site.

We need to seriously have a good think about this offer, and we haven’t got much time to think about it.

Do we, as SERG, grab this tower for a future project, BUT, it will cost us money to remove it from the existing site at Moorak, and then we have to store it somewhere.

Let me know your thoughts by email to vk5be@wia.org.au

Peter VK5BE

Ex Graham VK5YM