I bought the Yaesu FT-270e and I’m totally over the moon with it! Very, very pleased! Thanks to all the advice that was given on here pointing me in this direction!
So, last weekend we went up Fan Fawr in Wales and had a great time… worked 160 miles on 2m / 5w which I think is a pretty good result.
What do I do now? Off to the Welsh borders tomorrow and the Yaesu is half dis-charged. I don’t want to get up Brown Clee Hill and run out of juice, but the manual says charging the battery before it’s empty “reduces battery efficiency.”
Do I just leave it on, receiving nothing for 30 hours a week until discharged and then charging it up?