Month: April 2016

The new QRP FT 891 Yaesu

The new QRP FT 891 Yaesu

The new QRP FT 891 From Yaesu

YAESU FT 891
YAESU FT 891

Finally YAESU released the new FT 891.  Today May 21st we have the first photo of the front panel.
It’s definitely not the replacement of YEASU FT 817 ND but… it’s still a nice transceiver.

GIGAPARTS is already accepting reservation for this new great QRP radio YAESU FT 891,
the rest of the ham radio world is looking at the only document we have!
Click here to download it!
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The new QRP FT 891 from Yeasu:

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  • HF/50 mhz transceiver
  • 100 watts output
  • DSP included
  • On the rear panel one BNC, and the classic SO 239. (see figure)
  • 11 cm x 2.6 cm x 7 cm
  • Weight: 1100 gr
  • Detachable front panel

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  • Color display -256 lines  (no touch screen)
  • Yes: it has ATU !

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It covers 30kHz to 56MHz on receive and transmits in the amateur bands from 160m to 6m with 100W output, has a 69.450MHz 1st IF and a 32-bit DSP, which points to a very similar architecture with the Yaesu FT-991. Yaesu has learned from past mistakes and the FT-891 has a large visible display.

Here there is the FULL documentation leaked between FCC-ID / YAESU
This device has been approved by the F.C.C. 

It will be supplied with following accessories:

Hand Microphone YAESU MH-31A8J YTS30
Remote Control Keypad YAESU FH-2 YTS02
External Speaker YAESU MUSEN CO., LTD. MLS-100 064
PC HP dm1-2002AU CNF027047P
LAN Hub NEC PA-WR8700N-G
DC Power Supply 13.4 (No BATTERY)

Features include: attenuator, noise blanker, keyer, compact size, backlit LCD and backlit keys.

Some twitters have been launched by @JH3XCU .
Price should be around 899$.
Release date: 1 July 2016

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Yaesu FT 817 on the citizen band

Yaesu FT 817 on the citizen band

Yaesu FT 817 on the citizen band
How does it perform?

Hello everyone.
This is a post just to tell you how well is performing my 5 watts transceiver Yaesu FT 817 on the citizen band.

On the AM side it works fairy well. 5 watts in AM are enough to have QSO around 30 miles especially if you have a omnidirectional antenna. I had different QSO with other real CB people, here in Italy and they give me back good reports.
The original microphone has good quality and output is loud and enough clear to stand out a communication with the other side.

The other possible option is to go on the “upper side” bands 27.555 MhZ (USB). As you may know this is the main calling frequency amongst 11 meters lovers band. Look at this image:

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It’s our Yaesu FT 817 ND with the miracle whip antenna! I had several contact with this QRP radio transceiver on 11 meters. Many QSO with every country of Europe: longest QSO was 4928 miles (European asia). It was on 27.530 Mhz USB mode. I also tried this on CW mode (27.500 MhZ) having a contact with one AT member of Sevilla (Spain). I can say that this DUO (Yaesu FT 817 ND and Miracle whip) is great. Excellent job I would say.

If you’ll use the FT 817 ND at home, we strongly suggest you a easy deployable dipole 5.5 meters per side. It will be easy to toss into a tree. No manutenction needed and … cheap! Last option could be a MP1 superantenna. Easy to install everywhere. (110$).

Naturally if you want to operate with the Yaesu FT 817 on the citizen band you have to perform the MARS modification to open to transmission on the CB frequencies. Many users has reported that it doesn’t like to transmit outside of its factory specifications at full power.

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Yaesu FT 817 on citizen band – SSB COLLINS filter

I believe that YEASU FT 817 on the citizen band is excellent from the receiver side and is probably much better than most CBs, especially in SSB mode with the optional Collins mechanical filter. (See below)

And you? Are you using the Yaesu FT 817 on the Citizen band?
Can you please share your thoughts about this? What setup do you have? Can you upload the photo of your shack?

I would like to share with you this great video (it’s not me) but…is one of the most clicked video on the topic Yaesu FT 817 on the citizen band.   CLICK DOWN HERE ON THE ARROW If you also like this page, and you’re interested in build up a YAESU FT 817 27.555 mhz fan group, let us know!

 

 

 

Best regards