How to decode Yaesu serial numbers and know exactly when your Yaesu radio was manufactured
serial number of 9J271567
Position 1 = year made
Position 2 = month made
C = January
D = February
E = March
F = April
G = May
H = June
I = July
J = August
K = September
L = October
M = November
N = December
Position 3 and 4 = lot number(s)
Position 5 to 8 sequence in that lot
Position 1: last digit of the year in which the radio was produced
Position 2: Determine the position of the letter in the alphabet (C=3,D=4,E=5, etc)
then subtract 2.
The result gives the month in which the radio was manufactured.
Note that the letters will range from C (January) through N (December).
Thus, my FT-817 radio with a serial number of 9J271567 would have been manufactured in 2009 (9), during the month of August (J, August is the 8th month), was part of lot 27, and was the 1567th radio in that lot.
How do I see the difference for 2004 and 2014
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A friend has a strange Serial Number on his FRG-7 Unit, (Grey Case), being: 150G 300374. Does anyone know the year of manufacture from this Serial Number?
I bought my FRG-7 back in the 1970s. I remember it was like $300 or so which was the price almost of a car. It was based on the brilliant Barlow Wadley loop design. However, who knows what the serial number code was but its a great radio and I really liked the ability to put batteries in it and use it in a tent in the field.
how do you tell the difference between 2002 and 2012 or 2007 and 2017???
The ND came out in 2005 which has a display that can be configured as orange or blue. That may help
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How do you tell the date of a FT857D, they came out in 2004 but now in 2017/18/19 you can still but one. So my serial number is 4 I that is a letter i 700342 that make my radio 2004,July but I bought it new in January 2015, so that makes no sense.
I dont know that as I sold mine
It is called “New Old Stock “
I HAVE A YAESU FT-8900R WITH A SERIAL # 4E760721. I WAS ADVISED BY A YAESU REPAIR SHOP THAT THIS WAS NOT A VALID SERIAL # AND THAT THIS RADIO IS A COUNTERFEIT.
There has been Fake 8900 floating around do you have the official box and warranty card?