SSB Parrot for FT-817-818

Hi all,

I don’t know if this topic has already been discussed !

In order to ensure the tranquility of people present on a summit that I activate (in SSB, for the CW there is no problem), I looked for a parrot that fits on my FT-817nd.

I found this accessory :

Or this :

The problem is that I can’t order it because France does not appear in the list of countries which can claim it! I asked the question by email but no one deigned to answer me :+1:
Does anyone have a solution or maybe some other way to get it.

73, Éric

Hi Eric,

Your link points to If you check their T&C (AGB), they say all other countries can order from, which unfortunately is only available in German language. In the T&C (AGB) on, they differentiate between shipping costs within Germany, within the EU and international shipping. This should cover France. I ordered something from them to Switzerland a while ago, and there were no problems.

The easiest way would probably be to use google translate for ordering from the German website. If you need help, please get in touch with me directly, I speak both German and French. We could figure out something via Teamviewer or so.

73 Jens HB9EKO

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Hi Jens,

Many thanks for this quick and valuable response :+1:
thanks for the solution.
I will try on .de site.

I don’t know if some of you have tried this voice-keyer.

73 , Éric

If you are cheap (like me), you could try one of these:

I bought one, though I don’t have an FT-817. It actually works, and at 86 cents US, won’t break the budget :slight_smile: If you do decide to order one, order some 78L33 regulators as well. My junk box, showing it’s age, had none :frowning:

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Hi John
Thanks for the link, I’ll take a look :wink:
73 Éric

I’ve ordered twice from (not .com) with shipment to Poland. I don’t speak any german but I managed with Google Translate. It works well but be warned that communication is not very verbose (e.g. no email when item i shipped)!

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Very neat device. The output level is quite high. For the 817/818 it’s recommended to set the output (RP1) to the lowest level.
It’s also recommended to use the TX BPF to prevent splatter. I use ‘both’ (LPF+HPF) on the FT857. With the right settings, your signal will be brilliant.

If current on the mic, place 100 nF between gnd and mic- (that’s in parallel to R3), and if necessary 33 pF mic+ to gnd.


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Many thanks Romain @SP6SUD and Pom @DG7ACF for the response :+1:

73 Éric