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Re: FT-847 discontinued?



I think the FT736 ran for about 10 years, ending around 1998.  Hopefully the
replacement for the FT847 will allow for optional 222 and 1.2g modules like
the 736 had.  In that way the 847 was a step back from the 736.

I think of the best runs of a yaesu rig has to be the FT840. Started around
1994, and still being made today.

73s John NE0P

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Biddle WA4SCA" <WA4SCA@amsat.org>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 3:11 AM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] FT-847 discontinued?


> James,
>
> My understanding is that some of the key parts, especially the final
> amplifier transistors, are becoming scarce and expensive.  No announcement
> when, or if, a replacement will be available.  I don't know how long the
run
> was for the FT-736, but the FT-847 had a reasonably long production run,
> compared to the life of most other models.  A great rig.  No telling when
> Yaesu will purge it from their sites.
>
> Alan
> WA4SCA
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