Is Yaesu ever going to replace the 817?

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by KK4YDR, Feb 1, 2018.

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  1. N6MST

    N6MST Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is not an actual picture of the 818, this is the QRO version Yeasu is currently working on. The 818 comes with a pygmy goat.
  2. KM4DYX

    KM4DYX Ham Member QRZ Page

  3. WJ4U

    WJ4U Ham Member QRZ Page

    • Increased power output 6W(SSB, CW, FM) 2.0W(AM Carrier) *NEW!
    • Improved frequency stability ±0.5 ppm : Built-in TCXO-9 *NEW!
    • Larger battery capacity : 9.6V/1,900mAh (SBR-32) *NEW!
    • $819.00 Free Shipping!
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2018
  4. AA6P

    AA6P Ham Member QRZ Page

  5. N6MST

    N6MST Ham Member QRZ Page

    Seriously. What a let-down.
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  6. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Guess this means I can light the fireworks now...

  7. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

  8. AA6P

    AA6P Ham Member QRZ Page

    According to Wikipedia, the FT-817 uses the same main circuit board as the FT-857 and FT-897.

    That could make it more expensive to make major changes to the design. With the great success of the FT-817, there could also be concern about changing a product that is still selling so well.
  9. KM4DYX

    KM4DYX Ham Member QRZ Page

    1. I already have an 817ND.
    2. That extra advertised watt almost sounds like satire.
    3. My freq stability is just fine, thanks.
    4. That battery. More satire?
    5. 819 dollars. 819. 818 = 819 $. Really? This must be fake news.
    6. Where's the internal sound card? ATU? other 4 watts just to attempt to match Elecraft? IP67 rating? Anything????
  10. KU3X

    KU3X Ham Member QRZ Page

    I was not impressed with what Yaesu calls a new radio. Going from 5 watts to 6 watts?......Really, that's an improvement?
    I had high hopes. I figured they would put a LiPo battery in it and maybe some DSP. watt more power and a TCXO.
    Doesn't Yaesu notice what people are making for the 817 to make it better?
    Peg Legs to tilt the radio, LiPo battery with an external charger, DSP, cranker knob........and all they can come up with is a new number and 1 Watt?

    I said before this may be an April Fool's joke and I was kind of right. Yaese says, "April Fools" you thought you were getting a new radio. Ha Ha


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