To a large extent, the performance and longevity of rechargeable batteries depends on the quality of the chargers. Battery chargers are commonly given low priority, especially on consumer products. Choosing a quality charger makes sense. This is especially true when considering the high cost of battery replacements and the frustration that poorly performing batteries create. In most cases, the extra money invested is returned because the batteries last longer and perform more efficiently.
YAESU will ship the DR-2X repeaters in the beginning of October. Considering shipping by sea, we expect the first pieces in the first part of December. Please pay attention that the existing radios should be compatible with the System Fusion II, and capable of the new features of Digital Group ID and Digital Personal ID. All software should be updated, these are downloadable from the YAESU website. YAESU will ship the new radios with the new software, and they will carry the SYSTEM FUSION II COMPATIBLE sticker.
In 2016 it was 60 years of Sako Hasegawa JA1MP founding the company called Yaesu Musen Co. Ltd. The name YAESU is still one of the districts of Tokyo. The name is related to the Dutch adventurer Jan Joosten, who in the 17th century donated a house to the community of Edo (part of Tokyo today), which was named after him by the locals to Yayosu Quay, and it changed over time to YAESU. This is where Sako founded the company, and named it after. The word Musen means radio in Japanese. At the beginning they produced car radios built on valves, but later they repositioned to amateur radio.