[amsat-bb] Re: FT-897D - WFM

Randy RSwart1 at twcny.rr.com
Thu Oct 29 05:50:33 PDT 2009

 That's exactly why I thought it would be capable of it, because its NOT in
the amateur band
And additionally, because the handhelds were capable of that. 
I have one of the handhelds,( VX6-R ) but it has aviation intermod on 137
along with some other kind of
Local burst data type interference, perhaps pagers or something. Although it
receives it, its
Not the best receiver for it in my humble opinion; though , I wish it was.

Do folks typically get prompt answers from yaesu?
I think I asked them a question once before and got an answer fairly quickly

Wasn't meaning to bash them ... Just a lil frustrated with no answer ..
But thanks for checking that out Tim..

I will probably just get that hamtronics receiver and be done with it.

Thanks everyone .. Your're the greatest !!

Randy - N2CUA

PS.  QST QST KB9QHO or K9CIS , I will be on VO52, 1420UTC pass  FN23 ..;-)

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim - N3TL [mailto:n3tl at bellsouth.net] 
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 8:10 AM
To: RSwart1 at twcny.rr.com
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] FT-897D - WFM

HI Randy,
The anawer - straight from Yaesu's tech department - is no. For the record,
my history of communication with Yaesu has been excellent. Please let me
know off the board if you do NOT get a timely answer from them.
Neither the FT-897 nor the FT-857 will operate in wide FM on the amateur
bands. Neither will the FT-817ND. It's seems strange to me because their
handhelds will go into Wide FM for use with the weather satellites in the
137 mHz band.
I'm sorry I don't have a better answer.

Tim - N3TL


From: Randy <RSwart1 at twcny.rr.com>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 10:31:11 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] FT-897D - WFM

If I have asked this question previously, I apologize.
( getting old sucks sometimes hi hi )

I would like to know if any of the radio guru's out there Know of a way to
persuade my 897D to receive in WFM on 137 Mhz?

The only place it does that now is on the FM Broadcast band .. 

I would R E A L L Y  like to do this .. 

I emailed yaesu with the question .. 
( I bet we all know the result of that )

Thanks in advance .. 

And a special thanks to Mike and Tim for helping me so much on The satellite
stuff .. Been working CW and SSB on VO-52 simplex ..and Its going great ..
Was quite the lil learning curve though. Now I just Need some a better
antenna system, preamp and duplexer. 

Randy - N2CUA

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