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Old 04-03-2018, 10:58 PM
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Smile Voice announce: Why isnt it in the newer HT's?

I look at the commercial radios, ie big M radios and I see they have voice announce as a programming option. So why don't the newer Yaesu radios have em? It would be a good option for disabled hams, and if you have your radio in a holster/radio strap and dont want to look down you can hear what channel your on when you select it. I think it would be possible to do it in firmware, most likely. Your guys' thoughts?
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It has been available in a very few ham radios in the past, but I don't think most hams used it. It is a help for the visually impaired.
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Old 04-04-2018, 12:13 AM
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It has been available in a very few ham radios in the past, but I don't think most hams used it. It is a help for the visually impaired.
I've got it on a few radios at work. Fun for a few hours, but then it annoys the crap out of me and I shut it off.
Yeah, great for sight impaired, though.
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Old 04-04-2018, 8:47 AM
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That feature IS available on different "pricier" amateur radios. For example, on the Icom D-Star ID-51 series, you can hold down the SPCH button and it will announce the current channel.
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Limited use. I like for a mobile environment but commercially I typically only ever see it used to announce the zone. Working field events, it's handy on a portable on a per channel basis (operating in the same zone).
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Old 04-04-2018, 12:07 PM
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So why don't the newer Yaesu radios have em?
Ask Yaesu. Or, buy a Kenwood. My TH-D74 has that feature.
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Have it on a 710 but have it turned so low can't hear it. As stated, it seemed OK for a while but then it became irritating. Agree for visually impaired it is a good option.
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Old 04-05-2018, 2:14 AM
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whats really annoying is the morse code option and some radios. Don't talk, but send where you are in morse code.
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