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Yaesu FT-897D
160-6M +2M +440 MHz


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(Yaesu FT-897)

American hams got their first look at the original Yaesu FT-897 at the 2002 Dayton Hamvention. It was the world's first multi-mode, high-power base/mobile transceiver designed to fitted with internal batteries (optional) for portable use. Yaesu now offers the FT-897D deluxe version adding 60 meter coverage and including the formerly optional TCXO9 high stability option. The coverage is HF 160 to 10 meters (including 60 meters) plus 50/144/430 MHz VHF/UHF. Receive coverage is:  0.1-56, 76-108, 118-164 and 420-470 MHz. It is ideal for home, vacation, emergency, rescue, DX-pedition or VHF/UHF rover operation. With optional items the FT-897D system can be configured for mobile, base or portable use.

The large multi-color display can be programmed to show different colors on each band, mode, memory group or event to track signal strength by color! There are two antenna connectors HF/50 and 144/430 MHz. 7.9 x 3.2 x 10.3 inches (200x80x263 mm). The FT-897 comes with a MH-31A8J hand mic and power cord.



* TX Frequency Coverage: 160-10 Meters, 50 MHz, 144 MHz, 430-450 MHz, plus Alaska Emergency Ch. (5167.5 kHz).
* RX Frequency Coverage: 100 kHz-56 MHz; 76-154 MHz; 420-470 MHz.
* Power Output: 100 watts HF-6M, 50 watts 2 M, 20 watts 70 cm. (20 watts on battery)
* Operating Modes: USB, LSB, CW, AM, FM, W-FM, Digital (AFSK), Packet (1200/9600 FM).
* Digital Modes: RTTY, PSK31-U, PSK31-L and User defined USB/LSB (SSTV, Pactor, etc.).
* U.S. Weather Band reception.
* Built-in 3-Message Memory Keyer.
* Multi-Color LCD Multi-function Display.
* Bar-Graph Metering of Power Output, ALC, SWR, Modulation.
* Optional Narrow CW and SSB Filters.
* AGC Fast-Slow-Auto-Off Selection.
* RF Gain/Squelch Control/IF Control.
* Built-in Noise Blanker.
* AM and FM broadcast reception.
* Dual VFOs, Split Capability, IF Shift and R.I.T. ("Clarifier").
* Wide/Narrow FM Selection.
* AM Aircraft Reception.
* Dedicated SSB-based Digital Mode for PSK31 on USB/LSB, AFSK RTTY, etc.
* Built-in CW Electronic Keyer and Semi-Break-In.
* Transverter Interface Jack.
* Built-in VOX.
* Carry Handle.
* Built-in CTCSS and DCS.
* ARTS™ (Auto-Range Transponder System).
* Smart Search™ Automatic Memory Loading System.
* Spectrum Scope.
* 200 Regular Memories, plus Home Channels and Band-Limit (PMS) Memories.
* Alpha-Numeric Labeling of Memory Channels.
* Automatic Power-Off (APO) and Tx Time-Out Timer (TOT) Features.
* CAT System Computer Control Capability Cloning Capability.

Order # Photo Item Description List Price Your Price Order
    ADMS-4BU Windows XP/7/8/10 mini software CD with USB-62B PC cable. Not in stock
   ATAS25 ATAS-  25 Portable manually tuned antenna. 7.2 feet.
7/14/21/28/50/144/430 MHz
Mounts on a ¼ inch screw camera tripod (not supplied). INFO
Not currently stocked
    ATAS-120A Active tuning motorized mobile antenna. INFO
Not in stock
    ATBK-100 Antenna base counterpoise kit. Not in stock
  CD24 CD-24 Four hour charge adapter for FNB-78.
(Requires 13.8VDC or optional PA-26). INFO
Not currently stocked
   CT39A CT-39 Packet cable. Not currently stocked
  CT58 CT-58 Band data interface cable for VL1000. Not currently stocked
  CT62 CT-62 CAT Computer serial interface cable (DB-9 to Mini DIN 8). Not in stock
  fc30 FC-30 Automatic antenna tuner. INFO Not currently stocked
  fc40 FC-40 External automatic antenna tuner. INFO Not in stock
  FNB78 FNB-78 NiMH Battery Pack 13 VDC 4500 mAh. INFO Discontinued
  FP30 FP-30B Internal power supply 23 Amp
(installed in place of battery). INFO
   FP1023 FP-1023 Switching power supply 23 Amp. 120/240 VAC. Not currently stocked
  FP1030A FP-1030A Linear power supply 30 Amp. Not in stock
   MD100A8X MD-100A8X Desktop microphone. Discontinued
   MH31A8J MH-31A8J Up-Down Hand mic (no DTMF). Not currently stocked
   MH36E8J MH-36E8J DTMF Hand mic Not currently stocked
  MH59A8J MH-59A8J DTMF remote hand mic. VIEW Not in stock
  MMB80 MMB-80 Mobile mounting bracket. INFO Not currently stocked
  PA26B PA-26B Power supply for the CD-24. INFO Not in stock
  DC Cable T9023225 DC Power cable [as supplied]. INFO Not in stock
  YF122C YF-122C Collins 500 Hz CW filter. INFO Discontinued
  YF122S YF-122S Collins 2.3 kHz SSB filter. Not in stock
  FT Meter LDG FT-METER Big external analog meter. INFO Discontinued
  FTL Meter LDG FTL-METER Really big external analog meter. INFO Discontinued
  AT897 LDG AT-897 Plus The LDG AT-897S is a great autotuner for the Yaesu FT-897/897D. The included CAT cable interfaces directly to your FT897/897D and supplies power to the tuner. INFO Discontinued
  YT100 LDG YT-100 The LDG YT-100 is a great autotuner for the Yaesu FT-897/897D. The included CAT cable interfaces directly to your FT897/897D and supplies power to the tuner. INFO Discontinued

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