Yaesu FT-818 to be Released!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VK3BL, Feb 8, 2018.

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  1. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Ham Member QRZ Page

    As I understand it, ham radio SDR designs still utilize traditional analog superhet circuits to receive and down convert the signal.
  2. ND5Y

    ND5Y Ham Member QRZ Page

    Plus if it was an SDR why would they stop the VHF coverage at 154 MHz like the 817?

    I think its going to be just a 817 with some improvements that were enough to require a new equipment authorization instead of continuing under the 817's authorization or a Permissive Change.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2018
  3. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ok you win. :)

    That was always one of the major sticking points with the FT-817. No NOAA weather reception.

    Hard to believe Yaesu would release an updated version without that capability after all the whining they must have heard about it over the years.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2018
  4. ND5Y

    ND5Y Ham Member QRZ Page

    If I win a 818 I'll sell it to you cheap!
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  5. ND5Y

    ND5Y Ham Member QRZ Page

    Something else I just thought of is maybe one or more components used in the 817 are, or will be, no longer available but they didn't want to discontinue production and there is no suitable substitute that could be used legally without a design change that required a new equipment authorization.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2018
  6. K8XG

    K8XG Ham Member QRZ Page

    What I want to know is why Ham manufactures have to endure these tests, yet radios Like Bow-Fangs get sold with no care into the USA...
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  7. ND5Y

    ND5Y Ham Member QRZ Page

    Then go to FCC Part 2 and read:

    Some Baofeng models and other CCRs have FCC equipment authorizations and some don't.
    Some have equipment authorizations that were obtained by providing false information.
    The FCC and Customs are often incompetent or don't care what comes into the country.
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  8. K8XG

    K8XG Ham Member QRZ Page

    ^ Yes I know that, but its good that others understand it ... Follow the Money Trail .. Why would Anytone be taken over the coals on a Radio that does GMRS and HAM be removed from the market by the FCC but all the Bow-Fangs do anything and come preset to cause interference to Public safety frequencies ?
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  9. N6NLX

    N6NLX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Right from the Timco test documents:
    Receiver Circuit Type

  10. VK3BL

    VK3BL Premium Subscriber QRZ Page


    What counts as interesting news for some doesn't for others I guess...

    Tried to have a bit of fun with it but what can I say... tough crowd

    My personal prediction is as follows:
    • Lithium Polymer Battery
    • System Fusion & Wires-X Capability
    • IF DSP
    I agree with other's analysis that the FT-818 is likely just a minor 'spec bump' due to part obsolescence issues with the FT-817.

    73, Jarrad VK3BL
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