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Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Mudfoot, Feb 24, 2018.
They keep getting smaller. Never could use that one, I would never see the display.
Looks pretty cool for portability.
NOAA capability still ignored.
Perfect bedside radio....with a 100W amp and power supply under the bed.
Biggest improvement, would have been the addition of lithium batteries. I had an 817 for a short time.
Yeah, but you can carry a Baofeng for that.
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.
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.
w9cll I have lineless bifocals love them....
If you get bifocals, you will be able to see the speedometer too.
Speedometer is just a suggestion anyway
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!
I am guessing FT-891 (and a typo?).
Yes, and another reason I am not an accountant.