Ham Radio 2.0: Episode 67 - Yaesu FT-891 Review

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KC5HWB, Nov 15, 2016.

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  1. KC5HWB

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  2. WB4TJH

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    The old FT857 requires accessory plug in narrow filters and its DSP is audio based. The new FT891 uses IF DSP filtering, includes a 3KHz roofing filter and the receiver is much more advanced, so there is a LOT of new technology in it compared to the older radio. As for my self, I don't need the VHF and UHF built in, so I don" miss that. I might just trade my FT450D for one this year.
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  3. KM4SII

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    Looks like you had fun down in Costa Rica.... I made contact with you twice while you were down there on 20m and 15m.

    Great video!

    73 de KM4SII
  4. KC5HWB

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    If you don't miss that, then this would be a great rig, I believe. The filtering in it did work quite well

    Great, thanks for watching and for the QSO!
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  5. K8CPT

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    Returned my 891 do to a defect. When i was in digital mode i would have no receive when i powered the radio unless i triggered the PTT. Might try one again in a year or 2 when the bugs are worked out. 73s

    P.S. Good video !

    Last edited: Nov 16, 2016
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  6. KD2GIY

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    857d all day. thats all I'm going to say. this is kd2giy by the bay.
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  7. N3WVB

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    I have had many Yaesu's as I consider myself a Yaesu station
    This one is just not for me
    Yaesu we need a replacement rig for The FT847 the size of The FT 3000
    Not sure why the delay ?
    Just curious
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  8. K8XG

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    my 891 works just as fine as my 847 still does, just smaller and better receiver DSP...
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  9. KC5HWB

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    As I've said, the filtering on this FT-891 is great. I do like that part of it. For those not caring about VHF/UHF all-mode capabilities, this rig might be good for you, I just think I would wait until it's been out for a few months and the price to drop.
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  10. KK6ZHJ

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    Looks good, but isnt the receive-only current drain like four times that of the discontinued 897D? Does anybody know how much that can be ameliorated by turning off the backlighting or using an earphone? At least the 857D is still out there in production, but it is antiquated. Lets hope when the 857D is replaced, it will be replaced by a more efficient unit to save on batteries in the field.
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