Custom Tuner knobs for the FT857D or FT817 radios

Discussion in 'Ham Made Gear' started by N9PUP, May 17, 2017.

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  1. N9PUP

    N9PUP Ham Member QRZ Page

    For those that are looking for Custom tuning knob for the FT 857D and FT 817 radios I am making some for a friend and found out that these are no longer being made. If anyone is interested in these let me know. If there is enough interest I will make them. Have choice of material Aluminum or Brass and price depend on type of material. Just trying to get a feel if this is something people want. Email n9pup@sbcglobal.net.
    Also will make for the FT817.

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    Last edited: May 17, 2017
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  2. KF1P

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    Price ???
     
  3. KK6QMS

    KK6QMS XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I have an 857 might be neat if cost reasonable. Make some for the Elecraft KX2. Would be a winner.
     
  4. N9PUP

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    Thanks working on price now so will know later on this afternoon
     
  5. N9PUP

    N9PUP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Send me Diameter and shaft size... and thickness. of the knob for a KX2. On the 857 I can do them too but need to get dimensions... will let you know'




     
  6. NH7RO

    NH7RO Ham Member QRZ Page

    I love my aftermarket machined knobs for my K3 and I bet if you do them for other rigs/brands you'll have a lot of demand. OEM knobs often leave much to be desired, IMO.
     
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  7. N5RGV

    N5RGV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Please email price for an FT-817ND Knob. Will make QRP ' ing more fun.
     
  8. N9PUP

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    I plan on making some for other models and brands specifically Icom will be next.. Just have to see where this all takes me. Thanks

    Greg N9PUP



     
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  9. K7LRB

    K7LRB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello Greg,

    I will check, but perhaps you already know if the knob for the 857 will also fit the FT-891. I too may be interested dependent upon the price.

    Thanks and 73,
    de Larry
     
  10. N9PUP

    N9PUP Ham Member QRZ Page

    OK to clarify the pricing and sorry for the confusion.

    Aluminum knobs for the FT817- $35.00
    Brass knobs - FT817 $42.00

    Aluminum knobs for the FT847D- $45.00
    Brass Knobs for the FT847D - $52.00

    Again sorry for the confusion but difference in material cost

    Greg Prewitt
    N9PUP
    PUP Machining LLC.
     
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