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Title: FT-817 Power setting
Post by: KY3F on March 11, 2014, 01:46:04 PM
I don't seem to be able to set the output power on mu FT-817.
The book says....
Press the "F" key then rotate the dial to bring up Function Row 9 (pwr mtr).
Then press "A" as needed to set the power you want.

Problem is.....
I don't seem to be able to get to Row 9 by pressing the F key and rotating the dial.

Help me out.....


Title: RE: FT-817 Power setting
Post by: N3YZ on March 11, 2014, 04:34:58 PM
Try tapping F key once, then rotating the SEL knob (to the left of the screen). Not the MAIN Dial. That should get you to the several menu selections on the screen.

John


Title: RE: FT-817 Power setting
Post by: KY3F on March 11, 2014, 05:35:14 PM
Ok,
That tap on the F button did the trick. A regular 1 seconds push on the F is too much.
Thanks....You fixed it.
I guess the owner's manual is just wrong.
I am able to set the power at a "blank" position, then a single "L", then a "Ll" then "Lll" then Llll.
So I set it to "Llll" that's supposed to be 2.5 watts.

The book says 5 watts is a blinking "Llll".
I can't get the "Llll" symbol to blink.

Any ideas on this part of the problem?


Title: RE: FT-817 Power setting
Post by: KC0OBI on March 12, 2014, 04:54:11 AM
Hi
LII is the 2.5 watt setting. LIII is the 5 watt setting if you are
running from internal battery pack ie  9.6 volts it will blink.
If you are running with external power supply it won't.
Hope this helps.

Michael


Title: RE: FT-817 Power setting
Post by: KD0WZW on March 12, 2014, 06:55:54 AM
just some clarification to the above.  It took me a bit to figure this out coming from my 857.

On batteries:
LI: .5W
LII: 1W
LIII: 2.5 W
LIII blinking:  5W

On External power:
LI: .5W
LII: 1W
LIII: 2.5W
No Icon: 5W


Title: RE: FT-817 Power setting
Post by: KY3F on March 12, 2014, 06:58:27 AM
Ok, I think that answers my questions.
Thanks


Title: RE: FT-817 Power setting
Post by: KA0USE on February 18, 2015, 12:30:58 PM
the first time I 'lost' the 5w icon I like to freaked out, thinking i'd either killed it or
there was a defect. i'm calm now.
manuals do leave something to be desired. I have an auto tuner that has a drawing of what the steady burning light means when it is tuned. the pic is in error.
the text (several pages before) clearly states the light goes out when tuned, but the statement is buried.
good thing these forums exist!


just some clarification to the above.  It took me a bit to figure this out coming from my 857.

On batteries:
LI: .5W
LII: 1W
LIII: 2.5 W
LIII blinking:  5W

On External power:
LI: .5W
LII: 1W
LIII: 2.5W
No Icon: 5W