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Re: Is the new FT-817 at least one solution to our problems?



Sounds like a replacement for the venerable FT9290RII (and it's brothers)
??

By the way, you didn't actually mention what band(s) this radio has.

Richard Amirault                       N1JDU              Boston, MA, USA
ramirault@erols.com         "Go Fly A Kite"
http:// www.erols.com/ramirault
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ramón Santoyo V." <ramsan@rsventures.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2000 5:21 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Is the new FT-817 at least one solution to our
problems?


>
> Today at Yokohama´s Ham Fair 2000 I saw at the Standard-Yaesu boot a very
> interesting equipment: FT-817 all mode *portable* transceiver.
>
> It is very small (13.5W x 3.8H x 16.5D cm) and weights only 900 grams!!!.
> Modes: USB, LSB, AM, FM, FM-N, and packet conecctions for 1200 and 9600.
>
> It has BNC conector on the front and comes with a small antenna.  Also
has
> a "traditional" coax conector on the back.
>
> It puts out 5 watts when using 13.8 volts and about 2 watts when use with
> batteries (AA batteries OK).  It operates split and have VFO A/B
> capabilities but since I can´t read Japanese and the explanation I
received
> in english was limited (on both sides) I don´t know if it can operate
cross
> band at least.
>
> It will be available in Japan in September at about +/- $US1,100 (but
> radios here seems to me more expensive than in the US).  They will start
> their marketing campaing in the US in October. They told me that probably
> will be available in the US by December.
>
> If it can work cross band and 2 watts are enough would be interesting to
> operate the Fujis with an Arrow and maybe RS-13 with an Arrow and
something
> else.
>
> 73 de Ramon, XE1KK
> www.xe1kk.net
> xe1kk@xe1kk.net
>
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