All of the wall warts are cheap-- ok for traveling but long term not a good idea.cpuerror said:I've been playing around with the FT-60 for a couple days now so I can offer some initial impressions.
The overall build quality seems very good. The plastic is tough and rugged, its not the paper thin plastic most consumer electronics are made from. The keypad is also lighted with a reddish/orange backlight which is a nice bonus. Screen is easy to read even from far angles. Overall I really like the extenal design.
This radio is packed with features. Its not the easiest thing to program but you get 1000 channels and they linked to 10 bands. Wideband receive is nice, I had a birdy come up on 278.5 which is a frequency I want to monitor, but Yaesu includes a neat feature to shift the CPU frequency and doing that cleared up the birdie. Rx performance is very good overall, it will pick up a weak signal with the best of them.
The only thing I noticed is that Yaesu cheaped out big time on battery charging. The included charger dumps broadband noise into the radio, its too weak to allow the radio to key with it connected and there is no intelligent charging of the battery. Not even a built-in timer. If you leave the charger on for too long it will cook the battery. Thankfully though batteries for this radio are cheap and plentiful.
Thats what my impression is so far. Overall I do like it alot. I'm looking forward to taking it outdoors, its compact and rugged, so it should be fun.