[amsat-bb] New FT-818

Mike Hoblinski hobergenix at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 04:23:34 UTC 2018

I ran across the FT-817ND replacement. At first I thought the FT-818 was
fake news.
After seeing it offered on the HRO and Gigaparts web site for pre sale I
guess its
real. Some improvements in battery size and the TCXO is now built in. The
TX power
was increased to 6W and I think aircraft and FM broadcast band added. I was
if anybody has seen the offical Yaesu broschure. The specs are on the HRO
and Gigaparts
site. I was kinda expecting a bit more of an upgrade after all these years.
Maybe like
Fusion capabilities or USB program and control. Is anybody going to run out
and buy it
when its supposed to go on sale in March.

Mike Hoblinski

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