Yaesu FT 891 Install And First Contact

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WJ6F, Feb 23, 2017.

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  1. F4HPX

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    Got mine last weekend too - tweaking parameters for time being and a bit of learning as well
    Will be my mobile and for SOTA activation when 10W from KX2 will not be sufficient.

    73 Thomas de F4HPX
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  2. WJ6F

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    There is no shortage of menu options, but the majority are the "set it and forget it" type.
  3. F4HPX

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    Sure but compared to FT-897D or FT-817ND is quite different and there is lot of welcomed functionalities like a voice keyer - I feel I will like it :)
    Shall try it on the air tonight.

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  4. WJ6F

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    Hopefully you can make some good contacts!
  5. F4HPX

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    Indeed it worked of course - just need to learn how to efficiently mitigate band noise

    SDR transceivers I am used to are doing good job in this area
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  6. WJ6F

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    Do you own the IC-7300?
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  7. N5NUK

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    Great video, Craig!! I want one of the 891's myself, and plan to go mobile/portable with it. Not having VHF/UHF is not an issue for me since I have an 8800 for those bands. Thanks again for the demo vid!! And THANK YOU!! for your service and sacrifice to our country! 73 de N5NUK.
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  8. WJ6F

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    Thank you for taking the time to watch and for the comment! Hopefully you will be able to pick up an FT-891 in the very near future!
  9. F4HPX

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    No. I have Flex-6300 and KX2, but I was targeting IC-7300 initially.
    Just Icom was not fast enough for me to bring it to the market when I was ready to buy it (end of 2015).
    Thus other choice made. But I like IC-7300 very much too.
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  10. KC2HOC

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    I just purchased a ft-891 I've been trying to get an LDG tuner to work it is (YT-100) I can seem to get to work. I'm using the CAT cable and the optional cable with the red end into the radio. The tuner just blinks. I was told by HRO that this tuner is compatible but I don't see any information about making it work with the FT-891. Anyone running an LDG tuner with this radio?

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