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QRP Station => Transceivers => Topic started by: VE2TH on March 11, 2018, 20:08:55 UTC

Title: NEW FT-818ND, A rumor or a Joke ?
Post by: VE2TH on March 11, 2018, 20:08:55 UTC
Hello all,  ;D

It seems that a new Yaesu FT-818ND shall replace de legendary FT-817ND.

http://qrpblog.com/2018/03/yaesu-ft-818nd-user-manual/ (http://qrpblog.com/2018/03/yaesu-ft-818nd-user-manual/)

https://rigreference.com/documents/rr-5a9d66bc5bd2e2.63352026 (https://rigreference.com/documents/rr-5a9d66bc5bd2e2.63352026)

Finally, more d├ętails here:

http://www.n4pgw.org/new-yaesu-ft-818nd/#more-745 (http://www.n4pgw.org/new-yaesu-ft-818nd/#more-745)

In that page, you can download the complete instruction manual.

And you can also check various Ham Radio Store where it is already advertize to be available soon.

72, Michel VE2TH, The QRP,er  didit...  ;D
Title: Re: NEW FT-818ND, A rumor or a Joke ?
Post by: GM0LVI on March 13, 2018, 08:52:56 UTC
Hi Michel! Interesting links you posted. I doubt if 817 owners will be rushing to 'upgrade' as there doesn't appear to be a great deal to gain over the current 817s.
I enjoyed my 817 when I had one, but found the cw filtering too wide on busy bands. It was a very good all bands radio though.
Title: Re: NEW FT-818ND, A rumor or a Joke ?
Post by: f5gsk on March 17, 2018, 05:32:37 UTC
FT-818ND....Bof...I don't understand Yaesu This rig is essentially a clone


Pierre - F5GSK
Title: Re: NEW FT-818ND, A rumor or a Joke ?
Post by: VE2TH on April 28, 2018, 00:18:58 UTC
Hi! all,

Well, it is not a joke nor a Rumor, it is officially on sale in major ham radio store, such as Radio World in Toronto Canada.-

It is a real keeper and the most complete transceiver on the market. I work the world with it for 18 years now, with no issues. 

But, it would have been  fun to find in that new one, a roofing filter like the one into the KX3 from Elecraft and the automatic antenna tuner 10:1.

Probably in a ral new model in the future ?

73 to all

Michel VE2TH