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New FT-818

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Mudfoot, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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  2. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    They keep getting smaller. Never could use that one, I would never see the display.
     
  3. 2RT307

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    Looks pretty cool for portability.

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    Brett
     
  4. Mudfoot

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    NOAA capability still ignored.
     
  5. sunbulls

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    Perfect bedside radio....with a 100W amp and power supply under the bed.
     
  6. Mudfoot

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    Biggest improvement, would have been the addition of lithium batteries. I had an 817 for a short time.
     
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    2RT307 Sr. Member

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    Yeah, but you can carry a Baofeng for that.

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  8. 2RT307

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    Part of the perceived problem with the FT- 891. The bigger the display, the more juice it draws. Not so great for portable, but I love mine for mobile.

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    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I have fairly bad eyesight nowadays and in the mobile I need as large of a display as I can get. The 706 was about as small of a display I can use. Eye doctor want me to switch to bifocals but not giving in yet.
     
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    undertaker Undertaker

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    w9cll I have lineless bifocals love them....
     
  11. ShadeTreeMechanic

    ShadeTreeMechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    If you get bifocals, you will be able to see the speedometer too.
     
  12. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Speedometer is just a suggestion anyway
     
  13. 2RT307

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    There is a program for Android called Pocket RXTX that you can connect to the Yaesu rigs, either via USB or bluetooth. I am playing with the updated version for the 819, which still has some details to work out. I am sure Dan will update the program for the new FT-818 as well. You can use it with a smart phone or tablet, and that gives you a pretty large display. Mudfoot has a line on a Windows 10 based program that is in development, too. Either one might be an option for you. I currently wear mono vision contacts, one for distance, and one for up close, but I know bi-focals are in my near future!

    73,
    Brett
     
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  14. tba02

    tba02 WOOF

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    I am guessing FT-891 (and a typo?).
     
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    Yes, and another reason I am not an accountant. :ROFLMAO:

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