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Type Portable 2m transceiver
Manufacturer Yaesu
Produced 1980s
Voltage 13.5V DC
Current 0.8A
Battery Voltage 9.6V NI-Cad

The FT-290R is an 2m portable transceiver made by Yaesu. It can output up to 2.5 watts on SSB, CW and FM.

Radio Capabilities

Transmit power

  • 2.5w

Frequency Range

  • 144 - 158 MHz


The 290R takes 8 internal C size 1.2V rechargeable Ni-Cad batteries but can also use 1.5V Alkaline primary cells.


Front panel

Side panel

Rear Panel