Yaesu FT-891 Repeater Programming

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WJ6F, Feb 17, 2017.

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  1. WJ6F

    WJ6F Ham Member QRZ Page

    Do you own a Yaesu FT-891 or are you thinking about getting one soon? If so then watch this video and I will show you how to program 6 and 10 meter repeaters into your FT-891!

    Thank you for taking the time to watch!
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  2. W6VRF

    W6VRF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nice concise video. I'm looking for my first "new" HF rig. I have a mid 1990s Icom 737 that has taught me a lot, and the price was right.
    I would like nicer receive/DPS/filtering, and the portable size sounds really appealing.

    Portability aside, how does this radio compare to the FT-450D? They are within $20 of each other, cover the same bands/modes. I imagine the FT-891 has improve RX.
    Also, the FT-450D includes a built-in tuner. Because of my compromised antenna system in my small suburban lot, and lousy band conditions I mainly work digital modes like PSK31 and JT65.
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  3. WJ6F

    WJ6F Ham Member QRZ Page

    Having the new FT-891 has been great! It, being some 10 years newer than my FT-857D I can tell a difference in how it sounds, tunes, etc.

    For me I use LDG tuners (YT-100) since I too have to deal with a microscopic lot size and an HOA. I am left only being able to use a verticle, loop or EndFed antenna. When I do PSK31 I use my Icom IC-7200. The reason for this is that the IC-7200 has a built-in soundcard. The IC-7200 is back in production and is running at $889.95 at HRO.
  4. W6VRF

    W6VRF Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am a vetted volunteer with my city's emergency communications team (similar to ARES).
    The IC-7200 would definitely be a nice tool for field deployments, especially if I need to send winlink email via winmor.
    I don't have a problem using my signalink, or buying a second one for $100, but there's some convenience factor having that stuff built-in.
  5. WJ6F

    WJ6F Ham Member QRZ Page

    True if need be the Signalink is not too terribly expensive.
  6. KD2WA

    KD2WA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am thinking of buying 891 for new mobile install. How fast is scan speed if say I program all repeater pairs into radio and want to scan? How many memories are available?
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  7. WJ6F

    WJ6F Ham Member QRZ Page

    There are 99 memory storage spots available, and you can have up to 6 memory groups. As far as scanning speed I honestly couldn't tell you.

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