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Old 03-15-2012, 08:42 PM
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I'm a soon to be Tech (taking the VEC test on the 31st) and I've purchased a Yaesu FT-897D with the primary interest of using 10 meter phone ad exploring 2 meters. Much of the use will be mobile. To that end I purchased the separation kit YSK-857 listed by Yaesu as the accessory to separate the face of the radio for mounting on the dash and the radio elsewhere. I've read the docs and submitted a request for info to Yaesu but thought I might seek advice from some folks that may have experience in the matter. I appreciate any advice. Thanks!

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ummm. i don't think the head on the ft-897d detaches. so if you bought the kit for the ft-857d it won't work.
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That is what I'm finding since I received my purchases. I relied on the Yaesu description of accessories and apparently should not have done so.

The radio is just what I wanted, except for being able to remotely mount it in my vehicle. I likely will keep it for use as a base station and get another radio for my vehicle, one that does have the remote mounting option. Such are the trials of the un-initiated.

Thanks for the input Rich!

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There is obviously a misunderstanding either in what you read or between you and Yaesu. I have never seen the YSK-857 listed as an accessory for the FT-897 and if you asked Yaesu about then they probably assumed you made a typo and meant the FT-857 which is what the YSK-857 was meant for. There is no removable faceplate on the FT-897.


I stand corrected. It is right here on the Yaesu page.

http://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd...8C5&DivisionID

The problem is that the FT-857 and the FT-897 are identical radios in different boxes. I mean they are EXACTLY the same radio and as such the accessories are the same. The difference is that the FT-857 is meant as a mobile unit and the FT-897 is meant as a base with builtin power supply or as a portable unit with internal battery pack.
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At least it sounds like you'll soon have 2 radios. no harm there.

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At least it sounds like you'll soon have 2 radios. no harm there.

Two radios? Where? The OP bought the FT-897 and a separation kit for an FT-857.

BTW a note to the OP: You will not find that the FT-897 is very suited for use mobile. It does not come with a mounting bracket, in fact there is no mobile bracket for it IIRC, and it is a bit large for mobile anyway. The FT-857 is what you should have bought IMHO based on what you have stated you intend to use it for.
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Two radios? Where? The OP bought the FT-897 and a separation kit for an FT-857.

BTW a note to the OP: You will not find that the FT-897 is very suited for use mobile. It does not come with a mounting bracket, in fact there is no mobile bracket for it IIRC, and it is a bit large for mobile anyway. The FT-857 is what you should have bought IMHO based on what you have stated you intend to use it for.
He's keeping the 897 for a base and buying another radio for his mobile.

Thus, 2 radios for the WIN.

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The MMB80 Mounting Bracket, It is very nice I have one for My 897.
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The Yaesu MMB-80 Mounting Bracket is designed expressly for the FT-897. It will also accomodate the FC-30, if used.
I have used mine mobile lots of times in my Pick-up.
Hey Captain, even the FT 101 had a mounting Bracket


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