[amsat-bb] New FT-818

Frank k6fw1 at verizon.net
Sun Feb 25 04:44:55 UTC 2018

 From my point of view there is no improvement that is of interest to a 
satellite operator.  I will keep my FT-817 and FT-817ND.


On 2/24/18 8:23 PM, Mike Hoblinski wrote:
> 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
> wondering
> 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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