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Transceivers / YAESU FT-818-ND FOLLOW UP...
« Last post by VE2TH on March 22, 2020, 01:51:22 UTC »
Hello all,

I finally bought a FT-818ND, not to replace my FT-817ND, which I kept, for other uses, such as WSPR I want to use and also the 2200 meters 137 KHz, etc

The différences are: 6 watts of power instead of 5 watts!!! The TCXO-9 high stability oscillator built-in which is no more an option, and the supplied NIMH rechargeable battery 9.6V 1,900 mAh, plus the other accessories available with this transceiver.

In the world of QRP (low power) the 817/817-ND set the bar exceptionnally high, deliivering an all-in-one radio for the enthusiastic QRP operator.  So the reason why Yaesu changed from FT-817 TO THE FT-817ND, and now FT-818ND is very simple.

We are in the year 2020, FT-817, was first sold in year 2000.

The FT-817-ND came on the market in 2008 or so, 12 years ago, and the FT-818ND was available in Canada in January 2019.

Over the years, some internal parts were no more available, So they decided to updated with some new parts like the TX  final transistors and other parts etc..

The other reason is this small peanut whistle was so popular and still is, for nearly 20 years,

At the beginning, Yaesu hoped to sell about 5000 units in the first 3 to 5 years, in 2014, they sold nearing a QUARTER -MILLION FT-817s . I Wonder how many are sold now in 2020 ?

That is 250,000 radios sold!!! I don't believe there has ever been another QRP radio of any brand so popular, and so complete, almost.-

 This is a do it all radio, at a fair price. By the way, I have had no issues in nearly 20  years of intensive use of it.

So, as you can see, I'm always in love with this fantastic Peanut Whistle, and I am sure it will be forever.

In a future post, I want to let the readers know what you can do with such a transceiver, and I'm sure it is not all users who think about that.

We keep on the loop...

Good dx'ing

72/73 Michel VE2TH  ;D
The QRP'er

QRP / Re: QRP meeting
« Last post by HA5GY on February 27, 2020, 13:50:02 UTC »
Hi OMs!

The DQ_Radio QRP society, at the 21 March 2020 arrange,
the next QRP meeting, borse and the No1. ATtiny Challenge in Debrecen ( Hungary ).
VOKE House 4034 Debrecen Faraktar u. 67
Info: www.dqradio.org

VY 73!
QRP / Re: Index Laboratories Companion
« Last post by PA1CJT on December 12, 2019, 13:27:19 UTC »
Hi Michel, i found the documentation here ( https://w1hue.org/QRP_PLUS_Docs.html ) and pictures can be found on the internet. In fact it is just and atu which fits to the QRP Plus radio. The othe rinteresting thing is that you could build in a rechargeable battery and a filter. Not everyone was happy about the filter due to the fact that is uses power and drains the battery.

Best 73's
de Kees
Welcome to the Club / Re: PA0CVE new member
« Last post by PA0CVE on December 04, 2019, 13:23:06 UTC »
Hallo Kees,

Tja QRP lijkt me wel wat maar sinds 1974 QRV  de laatste 15 jaar niets meer gedaan op HF/VHF/UHF. Maar wel QRV op HamSphere een leuk alternatief.

Ik wil wel met QRP gaan beginnen, maar ja wat, hoe en waar etc ik ga eens kijken wat ik kan doen met een mini antenne.

Moet veel leren.

73 de Leo PA0CVE
Transceivers / Re: Pictures needed inside TS-120V
« Last post by PA1CJT on December 03, 2019, 04:37:55 UTC »
Hi Michel, already found the information needed. Rhe first checks I did looked OK but still not working. Well in reception everything is fine dut not (yet) on TX. So I'll go further with my investigation and it may rake a while. Have other equipment as well ;-)
Welcome to the Club / Re: PA0CVE new member
« Last post by PA1CJT on December 03, 2019, 04:35:10 UTC »
Hoi Leo, welkom hier. Het is vrij rustig hoor dat wel maar heb ondertussen al wel wat hulp gekregen toen ik vragen had. QRP is leuk en blijft leuk.

Best 73's

Hi Leo, welcome here. It is quiet but in the meanwhile support has been given having questions so it is helpfull to be here. QRP is fun and wil allways be fun
Transceivers / Re: Pictures needed inside TS-120V
« Last post by VE2TH on November 25, 2019, 15:17:31 UTC »
Good afternoon, Kees,

Michel VE2TH here,

Well I have the complete .PDF SERVICE MANUAL, for your TS-130V transceivers

I don't know if you have it, but I can send it to you. There are all circuits and informations for any alignment , repairs, etc.

Have a nice day

72/73 Michel VE2TH  The QRP'er 

QRP / Re: Index Laboratories Companion
« Last post by VE2TH on November 25, 2019, 14:32:57 UTC »
Good afternoon Kees,

I already found the instruction manual for QRP PLUS Indes Laboratories. But can you give me more détails about that companion ?
Is it a receiver that goes with a transmitter ?

In this manual, there are 10 pages of circuit diagrams:



Next, I will try to find something for your Kenwood TS-130V and will come back.

I hope it help you, anyway let me know,  ;D

72/73 Michel VE2TH   :) The QRP'er didit
Welcome to the Club / Re: PA0CVE new member
« Last post by GM0LVI on November 24, 2019, 21:42:49 UTC »
Hi and welcome Leo. You'll find plenty of info about QRP on the internet as well as useful info and ideas here.
Welcome to the Club / PA0CVE new member
« Last post by PA0CVE on November 24, 2019, 10:27:36 UTC »
Hello all,

My name is Leo. Since 14 nov 1974 on the air.
At this moment not QRP yet but will start with QRP. I hope to find info to start.

73 de Leo PA0CVE
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