Yaesu FT-4XR Radio


Physical parameters:

  • weight 68 g (double battery model 86g)
  • dimensions 98x57x19 mm
  • battery 900 mAh, 7-12h (double battery version 2000 mAh, 15-25h)
  • memory 16 Gb


  • vario – analog/digital/average, acoustic signalization, graph history
  • instant vario response
  • flight loggs – IGC/KML  accepted for FAI Category 1 competitions
  • GPS – ground speed, altitude, heading, glide ratio
  • wind speed and direction
  • altimeters – 5 adjustable altimeters (relative, absolute, GPS or QNH mode)
  • height above ground level (AGL)
  • competition waypoint navigation with route length optimisation
  • airspace violation warning
  • fully customisable – multiple screens with configurable layouts and widgets
  • android connectivity – XCTrack, FlyMe, XCSoar, LK8000, TopHat, Sky Land Tracker, Paragliding Dashboard
  • iOS connectivity – FlySkyHy, SkyLogger, SkyLogger XXL
  • digital compass
  • G-meter
  • weak lift detection (pre-thermal sound)
  • odometer
  • bearing and distance from take-off
  • flight diary, fly time, real time clock
  • auto take off and landing detection
  • UART output (for E-readers connection)
  • Every future feature will be available for free in software update, check current version here.Package contains:
    • SkyDrop variometer
    • raiser holder with adhesive hooks&loops
    • micro USB cable
    • user guide
    • sticker


Yaesu FT-4XR (Dual Band VHF/UHF) is the ultimate in compact designed (W 2.1” x H 3.5” x D 1.2”) handheld transceiver, providing up to 5W of stable and reliable output power thanks to Yaesu’s integration of highly-efficient Bridged Transless (BTL) amplifier technology. This rugged handheld transceiver has a 1.4-inch Front Speaker that delivers 1W of powerful clear and crisp intelligible audio.

The FT-4XR includes an extraordinarily robust package of features and specifications such as: Over 15 hour operating time (5:5:90 Duty Cycle)* with the supplied 1,750mAh Li-ion Battery pack; 3.5 hour rapid charger included; Selectable Frequency Step from 5kHz; two quick programmable keys for quick access to favorite functions; 200 memory channels; 3 Home Channels** and 10 pairs PMS channels; two user-settable different frequencies (one for RX another for TX) in one memory channel; versatile scanning capacities such as VFO scan, Memory scan, Programmable Memory scan (PMS), Memory Bank Scan and Dual Receive; Lockout Capacities for Keypad/PTT Lockout; VOX Operation with the optional VOX headset; Cloning feature allowing the memory and configuration data from transceiver to transceiver with the optional cloning cable; PC Programmable with optional programming cable; FM Broadcast Receiver; CTCSS/ DCS Operation; and Time-out-Time (TOT) to name a few

Additional information

Weight.55 lbs
Dimensions2.1 × 1.2 × 3.5 in


  • VHF/UHF Dual Band FM Handheld Transceiver
  • Ultimate Compact Design, Measuring W 2.1” x H 3.5” x D 1.2” (52 x 90 x 30 mm)
  • One Watt Powerful Audio Output and Clear Audio from the 1.4” Front Speaker
  • 5 Watts of Reliable RF Power within a Compact body
  • Three Selectable TX Power settings (5 W (High)/2.5 W (Middle)/0.5 W (Low))
  • Over 15 hours Operating time with Supplied 1,750 mAh Li-ion Battery pack *1
  • 3.5-Hour Rapid Charger (SBH-22) Included (Using SBR-28LI)
  • QRK (Quick Recall Key) : Two User Programmable Keys for Quick Access to Favorite Functions
  • One-touch Alarm and Quick HOME Channel Access for Emergency Signaling
  • Versatile Scanning Capabilities: VFO Scan, Memory Scan, Programmable memory scan (PMS), Memory bank can, and Dual receive
  • Large-capacity 200 memory channels
  • 3 home channels and 10 pairs of PMS memory channels
  • Selectable Frequency Steps(5/10/12.5/15/20/25/50/100 kHz )
  • Split Memory(Two different frequencies(TX/RX) )
  • WX Channels with “Severe Weather” Alert
  • VOX Operation with Optional VOX Earpiece Microphone (SSM-512B)
  • PC Programmable with Optional Programming Cable (SCU-35)
  • Transceiver-to-Transceiver Cloning with Optional Cloning Cable (SCU-36)
  • FM Broadcast Receiver Equipped
  • ARTS (Automatic Range Transponder System)
  • DTMF Operation
  • CTCSS/DCS Operation
  • Busy Channel Lock-Out (BCLO)
  • Battery Saver Function
  • Automatic Power-Off (APO) Feature
  • Transmitter Time-Out-Timer (TOT)

*1 (Tx) 5 : (Rx)5 : (Standby) 90 Duty Cycle


Frequency Ranges:

  • RX 136 – 174 MHz
  •       400 – 480 MHz
  • FM Broadcast 65 – 108 MHz
  • TX 144 – 148 MHz
  • TX 430 – 450 MHz

Circuit Type: Direct-Conversion

Modulation Type: F2D, F3E, F2A

RF Power Output: 5 W/2.5 W/0.5 W

AF Audio Output: 1 W (Max power)

Case Size (W x H x D): 2.1” x 3.5” x 1.2” (52 x 90 x 30 mm) without Knob

Weight (Approx.): 8.82 oz (250 g) with SBR-28LI and Antenna

Please note that Asian versions of this radio have broader transmit ranges than the standard US version.  Please refer to part

97.301 citing authorized frequency bands of Part 97 of the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.



  • Yaesu FT-4XR Dual Band Transceiver
  • Antenna (SRA-15)
  • 7.4 V 1,750 mAh Lithium-ion Battery Pack (SBR-28LI)
  • Rapid Charger (SBH-22)
  • AC Adapter (SAD-20)
  • Belt Clip (SHB-18)
  • Operating Manual
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