Did the 897 plain jane have DSP? I never checked into that, but someone said somewhere that it did not. I had thought it was because of the built-in digital capabilities, but since I don't use that, it made no difference to me.
But don't be fooled!! The FT897D does NOT have the "D" in the name on the front panel. It just says "FT897" So if you are thinking you were cheated, you probably weren't. What you go probably was the "D" model. The manual will tell you it is for the FT897D. I bought mine new, and though it does not say "D" on the nameplate, it IS the "D" model. Yours probably is, too.
As noted, the TCXO is standard on the 897D. I'm not sure the 897 plain covered 60 meters, either.
The plain 897 is no longer manufactured. All of them are "D" models today.
The FT857D, the smaller brother, does NOT have the TCXO as standard. But it does cover 60 meters. And it does do digital.
Ed, CHOP, W5HTW - Novice 1956, General, 1957, Advanced, 1968, Extra, 1969. Keep the [B][U]amateur[/U][/B] in amateur radio, keep the pros, and Part 90, out of it.