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Author Topic: Yaesu FT-857D  (Read 1075 times)
WA6MOW
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« on: May 22, 2005, 12:01:12 PM »

I just bought this rig and can't figure out if it has a built in SWR meter.  I have scoured the manual and it makes no mention of SWR.  Can anyone help?
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K7KBN
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2005, 01:56:10 PM »

Check here:

http://www.vxstd.com/en/products/ama02img/FT-857_pdf.pdf

Go to the right-hand column on page 2 of 2, under the heading "AND MUCH, MUCH MORE".  It makes mention of a selectable meter on transmit, and SWR was one of the things it mentions.
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2005, 08:49:13 AM »

Press the funct key, rotate the select knob to row(i), then use the A key to toggle between PWR-ALC-SWR-MOD.
73's
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K4FKG
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2005, 05:29:36 PM »

A 0-1 Ma. meter hooked to the jack at the bottom of control head will provide S-meter reading if menues are set properly. I had a old meter in the junk box with a scale of 0-15 and it corresponds to S 1-9 with the additional units representing 10 db each. Talk about luck.

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Lloyd
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N5EAT
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2005, 08:58:54 PM »

The meter in my 857 is fairly accurate.  However, i've read posts which indicate that other 857 meters are not very good.  Make sure you double check your swr with a "real" meter a few times to make sure your 857 is close enough for government work. Oh, I've read that lots of other brands of rigs have suspect
swr readings.  Not picking, just relaying.
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