The recently announced Yaesu FT-817 is a fully self-contained, battery-powered, low
power amateur MF/HF/VHF/UHF transceiver for portable/camping/mountain top use.
Providing coverage of of the 160-10 meter amateur bands plus the 6 M, 2M and 70 cm
bands, the FT-817 includes operation on the SSB, CW, AM, FM and digital modes.
This radio is designed for use either from an external DC source or internal batteries
and provides up to 5 watts of power output when on external DC power.
When using the optional FNB-72 NiCd Battery pack or 8 AA cells (not supplied), the
radio automatically switches to 2.5 watts. The multi-function LCD screen includes
selectable blue or amber backlighting which may be disabled for battery conservation.
This radio comes with: MH-31A8J Hand mic, FNA-28 Battery case (8 x AA), YHA-63 Whip
antenna for 50/144/430 MHz, E-DC-6 DC cable and shoulder strap.
Product Concept: Fully Self-Contained Battery-Powered Low Power Amateur Transceiver for Portable/Camping/Mountain top Use.
TX Frequency Coverage: 160 - 10 Meters, 50 MHz, 144 MHz, 430-450 MHz, plus Alaska Emergency Channel (5167.5 kHz).
RX Frequency Coverage: 100 kHz -30 MHz, 50- 54 MHz; 76- 154 MHz; 430 - 450 MHz. (Exact frequency range may be slightly different)
Power Output: 5 Watts SSB/CW/FM with 13.8V External DC; 1.5W AM Carrier. 2.5 Watts SSB/CW/FM with 9.6V Ni-Cd Pack or 8 “AA” batteries (AM: 0.7 W); Up to 5 W SSB/CW/FM power (max.) programmable via Menu on Ni-Cd/AA cells.