KD9HHM and I got a new Yaesu FT2DR as a late Christmas present for ourselves. We're going to try to learn how to use it a tiny bit at a time. I'll document our progress one step at a time. Who knows, this might some day be useful to other hams.
We started by just unboxing the radio and putting it together. This consisted of snapping on the battery pack and putting the battery pack protective cap on its back to keep things reasonably waterproof. We also screwed on the antenna. Then we plugged the power supply into the wall, plugged the other end into the radio, and left it overnight so that we'd have some charge to play with. Notes:
OK, let's move on to something that actually uses the radio. We turned on the radio and entered her call sign when prompted. Then we set the frequency on the upper part of the display to 146.46 by madly turning the dial (top knob on the right of the radio). I took another HT out to the sun room and set it up for the same frequency. Then we had a quick chat. Success! Notes: