Amateur Radio Needs to Catch Up (pt.2)

scheduleJune 30, 2021

Touch Screen

This is a continuation of a series of articles recommending improvements for the Yaesu FT-2DR.

It’s time to use a capacitive eInk touch screen that is the full size of the front face of the radio (minus the speaker). Get rid of all buttons on the front of the radio. Raise the resolution of the screen (800 x 450 minimum). That is a 16 x 9 ratio, yielding a 2 x 3.2 inch screen size. With capacitive touch, you can be wearing gloves, and it will still respond. There are color eInk screens that refresh fast enough to show video. Use one.

73 - WN7ANT