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New Yaesu FT-817


#21

In reply to M0TUB:

In reply to 2E0YYY:

Quote

"At the moment,the FT-817 is a Golf GTi powered by an Austin
Allegro engine :frowning:

Cue the Morse Evangelists :slight_smile: "

Heathen

That’s not the spin you put on the one you sold me!!

LOL… :wink:

73 Mickey


#22

In reply to 2E0YYY:

In reply to G8ADD:

Hi Brian,

Having owned about 5 or 6 of these on and off, The biggest improvement
to this rig would be to up the available power from 5 to 10 Watts.

Doubling the power would get you half an S-point. A built-in speech compressor would have more effect!

73

Brian G8ADD


#23

In reply to G8ADD:

A built-in speech compressor would have more effect

Or a better aerial. Or even AM!

If it was 20-30W it would probably be noticeable. I’ve had a plenty of contacts on 60m using 0.5W and still received good reports. Brian G4ZRP has worked Phil G4OBK on many SOTA/WOTA LD summits using just 16mW (milliwatts) of 2m FM.

Andy, MM0FMF
(Only QRO when it really makes a difference.)


#24

In reply to MM0FMF:

Every watt of output power has to be carried up to the summit as weight in the form of the battery. Then again I suppose Mike could dispense with the patio heater from his backpack to make room for the additional SLABs, especially as it is now summer. LOL. :wink:

As for more power output from an FT-817, that would probably be more useful on HF than VHF/UHF. A small HF linear would probably be a better option than raising the power of the 817.

73, Gerald G4OIG


#25

In reply to MM0FMF:

But the overiding reason is the faux-kudos you can garner by saying you have an
Elecraft radio rather than something everyone else has! The radio is good ergo
I am good because I have bought one. :slight_smile:

Yes, I suspected that was the principal reason!
:wink:

The FT-817 and the FT-857 will do me fine for many years yet.

I usually keep and continue to use a transceiver for 15 - 20 years. I have had my present main station radio (TS-690S) for 19 years and I see no reason to change it. For 2 metres multi-mode, the FT-221R which I bought in 1975 still works perfectly well.

73,
Walt (G3NYY)


#26

In reply to 2W0CYM:
Another fantastic April fools I think!! One for the CW lot out there!

https://mail.google.com/mail/help/promos/tap/index.html

It wont Hyperlink for some reason, please copy and paste!

Matt G8XYJ


#27

In reply to G8XYJ:

No, it’s a rubbish April Fool just like all the others.

Andy
MM0FMF


#28

In reply to G4OIG:

In reply to MM0FMF:

Every watt of output power has to be carried up to the summit as
weight in the form of the battery.

Tried out my new bad boy, 22Ah ultra deep cycle golf cart SLAB on G/SP-013 Gun, yesterday. Weight wise, it’s manageable, although I think attemting a 10 pointer may need some serious consideration :wink:

Then again I suppose Mike could
dispense with the patio heater from his backpack to make room for the
additional SLABs, especially as it is now summer. LOL. :wink:

Ah, I dispensed with the patio heater last year, Gerald and replaced it with a brasier (which doubles up as a BBQ) and chainsaw for harvesting some fuel… Burger anyone :wink:

73 Mike
2E0YYY


#29

In reply to 2E0YYY:

Tried out my new bad boy, 22Ah ultra deep cycle golf cart SLAB on
G/SP-013 Gun, yesterday.

Ah, some way to go then to my antics of carrying a 34AH car battery… up Kinder Scout from Edale! That was for one of the 10GHz contests back in the early 80’s when we ran wideband FM. I also went up a hill near Llangollen to achieve the RSGB 10GHz 150km distance award with the same kit… and it rained all day!

Weight wise, it’s manageable, although I think attemting a 10 pointer may need some serious consideration :wink:

I can suggest a few single point SOTA hills that would make you think twice as well!

Ah, I dispensed with the patio heater last year, Gerald and replaced
it with a brasier (which doubles up as a BBQ) and chainsaw for
harvesting some fuel… Burger anyone :wink:

No doubt you want us to bring our own bread rolls to save weight… :wink:

73, Gerald G4OIG


#30

In reply to G4OIG:

Ah, some way to go then to my antics of carrying a 34AH car
battery… up Kinder Scout from Edale! That was for one of the 10GHz
contests back in the early 80’s when we ran wideband FM. I also went
up a hill near Llangollen to achieve the RSGB 10GHz 150km distance
award with the same kit… and it rained all day!

Anyone who takes a car battery up Kinder, deserves a medal IMHO.

I took a 12AH SLAB and FT-857 up there last year and that was hard work.

Weight wise, it’s manageable, although I think attemting a 10
pointer may need some serious consideration :wink:

I can suggest a few single point SOTA hills that would make you think
twice as well!

Yes, I know there are some very tough 1 pointers :frowning:

it with a brasier (which doubles up as a BBQ) and chainsaw for
harvesting some fuel… Burger anyone :wink:

No doubt you want us to bring our own bread rolls to save weight…
:wink:

If you wouldn’t mind too much Gerald, then you can quickly warm them up in the microwave oven :wink:

73 Mike
2E0YYY


#31

In reply to 2E0YYY:

Frivolities! Who is going to carry the cask of real ale?

73

Brian G8ADD


#32

In reply to 2E0YYY:

Anyone who takes a car battery up Kinder, deserves a medal IMHO.

What about if you carry it up a proper hill like The Cheviot?


Andy
MM0FMF


#33

In reply to MM0FMF:

What about if you carry it up a proper hill like The Cheviot?

Yes the climb up is rather steep, to say the least.

I see you went in summer…


In reply to G8ADD:

Frivolities! Who is going to carry the cask of real ale?

That’s a serious question Brian. I assume that you are not volunteering. :wink:

73, Gerald G4OIG


#34

In reply to G4OIG:

Yes it was a lovely summer’s day as I recall. I only need two layers of fleece, a GoreTex jacket and the double layer Alpaca wool hat. Brian, always concerned, applied two layers of factor 30 sun creme, just in case! :wink:

Today’s snow/blizzards have now stopped and most of it has melted. Just the odd white patch higher up.

Andy
MM0FMF


#35

In reply to G8ADD:

In reply to 2E0YYY:

Frivolities! Who is going to carry the cask of real ale?

An extremley well chilled bottle of vintage Bollinger for me, Brian.

Followed by a bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, as an accompaniment to the burgers…

Failing that, I’ll settle for a can of Bud :wink:

73 Mike
2E0YYY