Yaesu has released their new update to the FT-817 after over 20 years and it’s a boring update and may not be a big success as hoped to be.
VERY DISAPPOINTING YAESU AND YOU ARE LETTING THE CHINESE EAT YOUR BOWL OF RAMEN NOODLES.
Martin Lynch and Sons the largest UK stockist for Yaesu is accepting deposits for this $600 British pounds sterling ($1100 CAD)
The new FT-818 incorporates all the many basic and attractive features of the ever-popular FT-817ND while providing upgrades desired by many existing owners.
The FT-818 provides 6W of solid output power with external DC power source. The supplied Ni-MH battery pack (SBR-32MH) has been upgraded to now provide larger battery capacity – 9.6v/1900mAh. The FT-818 includes the build in TCXO-9 oscillator that gives the FT-818 fantastic frequency stability (+/-0.5ppm). 5Mhz band (WRC-15 frequency is also available on the new FT-818.
The FT-818 includes all the useful functions that are included in the FT-817ND: Dual VFO’s, Split frequency operation; IF Shift; Clarifier “R.I.T”; IF Noise Blanker; RF Gain and Squelch control; IPO (Intercept Point Opimisation); AM Aircraft reception; AM and FM Broadcast reception; VOX; Built-in electronic keyer; Adjustable CW pitch; Automatic Repeater Shift (ARS); Built in CTCSS Encoder/Decoder; 208 memory channels with 10 memory groups; two antenna connectors; automatic power off (APO) and Time out Timer (TOT) functions; and so on.
– Increased power output 6W(SSB, CW, FM) 2.0W(AM Carrier) *NEW!
– Improved frequency stability ±0.5 ppm : Built-in TCXO-9 *NEW!
– Larger battery capacity : 9.6V/1,900mAh (SBR-32) *NEW!
– 5MHz band (WRC-15 + UK frequency) Operation available *NEW!
– 208 Memory Channels / 10 Memory Groups
– Operates on 160-10m , HF, 6m, 2m and 70 cm Bands
– Ultra Compact and Portable
– Two Antenna Connectors
– IF Shift, IF Noise Blanker, IPO, ATT
– CW “Semi-Break-in”, CW Reverse, CW Pitch Control
– Built-in Electronic Keyer
– Multi-Color Easy to see LCD
– Internal Battery Operation Capability
– ARS Automatic Repeater Shift
– APO Automatic Power Off
– Front Panel Key Lock Mode
Battery (SBR-32 9.6V 1900mAh Ni-MH )
Battery Case (FBA-28) (Requires 8 “AA: batteries)
Whip Antenna for 50/144/430 MHz (YHA-63)
DC Cable (E-DC-6)
Shoulder Strap, Ferrite Core, Rubber Foot
Battery Charger (PA-48)
Frequency Ranges: RX 100 kHz – 30 MHz
50 MHz – 54 MHz
76 MHz – 108 MHz
87.5 MHz – 108 MHz
430 MHz – 440 MHz
TX 1.8 MHz – 54 MHz
(5.2500 MHz – 5.4065 MHz) WRC-15 + UK
144 MHz – 146 MHz
430 MHz – 440 MHz (Amateur Bands only)
Circuit Type: Double-Conversion Superheterodyne (SSB/CW/AM/FM)
Single-Conversion Superheterodyne (WFM)
Modulation Type: A1A(CW), A3E(AM), J3E(LSB,USB), F3E(FM), F1D(PACKET), F2D(PACKET)
RF Power Output : 6 W (SSB/CW/FM), 2 W (AM Carrier) @13.8 V
Memory Channels: 208
Case Size(W x H x D): 135 x 38 x 165 mm w/o knob and connector
Weight: 900 g (w/o Battery, Antenna and Microphone)