New Yaesu FT-817
Wed, 30 Aug 2000 22:47:52 -0400
This just in from Montana...
> NEW PRODUCT PRELIMINARY INFORMATION
> FT-817 HF/VHF/UHF 5-WATT BACKPACK TRANSCEIVER
> Yaesu is pleased to release preliminary information regarding the most
> anticipated unique new product
> for our Amateur Product Line in many years: The FT-817 HF/VHF/UHF 5 Watt
> Backpack Transceiver!
> . Product Concept: Fully Self-Contained Battery-Powered Low Power Amateur
> Transceiver for Portable/Camping/Mountain top Use.
> . TX Frequency Coverage: 160 - 10 Meters, 50 MHz, 144 MHz, 430-450 MHz,
> Alaska Emergency Channel (5167.5 kHz).
> . RX Frequency Coverage: 100 kHz - 56 MHz; 76 - 154 MHz; 420 - 470 MHz.
> (Exact frequency range may be slightly different)
> . Power Output: 5 Watts SSB/CW/FM with 13.8V External DC; 1.5W AM Carrier.
> 2.5 Watts SSB/CW/FM with 9.6V Ni-Cd Pack or 8 "AA" batteries
> (AM: 0.7 W);
> Up to 5 W SSB/CW/FM power (max.) programmable via Menu on Ni-Cd/AA cells.
> . Operating Modes: USB, LSB, CW, AM, FM, W-FM, Digital (AFSK), Packet
> (1200/9600 FM).
> . Digital Modes: RTTY, PSK31-U, PSK31-L, and User defined USB/LSB (SSTV,
> Pactor, etc.).
> . Case Size: 5.31" x 1.5" x 6.5" (WHD)
> . Weight: 2.6 lb (w/Alkalines & Antenna, w/o Mic.).
> . Two-Color LCD Multi-function Display (Blue/Amber).
> . Bar-Graph Metering of Power Output, ALC, SWR, Modulation.
> . Optional Narrow CW and SSB Filters.
> . AGC Fast-Slow-Auto-Off Selection.
> . RF Gain/Squelch Control.
> . Built-in Noise Blanker.
> . IPO (Intercept Point Optimization) and ATT (Receiver Front End
> . Dual VFOs, Split Capability, IF Shift, and R.I.T. ("Clarifier").
> . Wide/Narrow FM Selection.
> . AM Aircraft Reception.
> . Dedicated SSB-based Digital Mode for PSK31 on USB/LSB, AFSK RTTY, etc.
> . Built-in CW Electronic Keyer and Semi-Break-In (down to 10 ms delay)
> . Adjustable CW Pitch; CW Paddle Normal/Reverse Connection Selection.
> . Built-in VOX.
> . Automatic Repeater Shift.
> . Built-in CTCSS and DCS.
> . ARTST (Auto-Range Transponder System).
> . Smart SearchT Automatic Memory Loading System.
> . Spectrum Scope.
> . Front and Rear Panel Antenna Connectors (BNC on Front; M [SO-239] on
> . 200 Regular Memories, plus Home Channels and Band-Limit (PMS) Memories.
> . Alpha-Numeric Labeling of Memory Channels.
> . Automatic Power-Off (APO) and Tx Time-Out Timer (TOT) Features.
> . Rear Panel Data, Accessory, and Key jacks.
> . CAT System Computer Control Capability (4800/9600/38400 bps); Cloning
> This device has not been approved by the FCC. This device may not be
> for sale or lease or be sold or leased until approval of the FCC has been
> obtained. The above information is preliminary and may be subject to
> without notice or obligation.
> Am-Com Inc.
> Distributors of ClearSpeech products
> Phone order line 1-888-803-5823
> Tech Support 1-406-844-3252