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




Yes, I have a photo of this small beauty. If you mail me direct I will send 
one to you.

73 de XE1KK

At 09:23 a.m. 19-08-00 +0100, Simon Lewis wrote:
>WOW!
>
>Did you manage to get any photos or pages you can scan an image in for us!!!
>
>73 Simon GM4PLM
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
>Behalf Of Ramón Santoyo V.
>Sent: 18 August 2000 23:50
>To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Is the new FT-817 at least one solution to our
>problems?
>
>
>
>I miss some important information: it is a multiband radio, 160 meters to
>70 centimeters.
>
>Sorry!
>--------------------
>
>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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