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Author Topic: FT-818 to be released in 2018!  (Read 1952 times)
VK3BL
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« on: February 07, 2018, 10:24:09 PM »

Dear Ham Friends,

In a special Rate My Radio News Bulletin, we tender evidence that the Yaesu FT-818 will be released this year Smiley

https://youtu.be/houOA_fxXaQ

If you want to skip the news parody and FCC Filing Analysis, the FCC filing can be found here:

https://fccid.io/K6603770X30

73,

Jarrad
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 12:08:27 PM »

Wow! Does the FCC regulate "Purchase on Amazon" ??
See FCC Filing link  Grin

Think this should have been posted on April 1st.   Kiss


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K5TED
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 07:30:41 AM »

This is old tech. Great little radio.

Thinking a FT-848 with USB CAT/audio, full CAT control, a panadaptor mode, and IF DSP would be welcome what with all the LEO interest these days.

OR...

The 818 should BE full duplex V/U mode capable with USB/CAT.
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KU3X
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 08:25:10 AM »

Wow! Does the FCC regulate "Purchase on Amazon" ??
See FCC Filing link  Grin

Think this should have been posted on April 1st.   Kiss




Could not agree more!

Barry
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VE6MB
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 02:10:37 PM »

While the fccid.io webpage is that of a radio enthusiast.....he has copied the documents from the FCC webpage.

A search via the FCC webpage (or Industry Canada webpage) does reveal documents filed for a Yaesu FT-818.

It would appear to be a real radio coming...... but the "photos" being shown online are likely not real.

Tino, VE6MB
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VE3WGO
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2018, 07:48:04 PM »

right, the real web page is at https://www.fcc.gov/oet/ea/fccid    type in the Grantee Code box  k66   and the Product Code box  03770X30   then click Search.
If you look at the details, there are emissions levels for 4 receiver modes tested:  HF, 6m, VHF/2m, and UHF/70cm

For those people who think this is bogus, have a look for yourself.  It's the real fcc website and the FCC conformance test reports were prepared by Timco Engineering http://www.timcoengr.com/

So the FT-818 is a soon-to-arrive real HF/6/2/70 radio.  Probably in time for Hamvention.   But what kind of radio is it, and what does it look like?  An updated FT-817 would seem to be the logical answer.

73, Ed VE3WGO

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ZENKI
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 09:57:07 PM »

Lets hope that the new FT818 uses 18650 batteries and has a power output of at least 25 watts. Considering where we are in the sunspot cycle the extra 6db or so would be worthwhile.

Having 25 output will also stop the stupid practice of adding nasty IMD CB amplifiers to radios like the FT817 which causes a lot of splatter. The horrible ham kit amps for radios like the FT817 are horrible designs with very poor IMD performance. All of this mess could be avoided if the radio hand an output of at least 25 watts.

Yaesu should also consider offering a 500 watt low drive Mobile amplifier  that is clean and compatible with the above 25 watts output.  A DC to DC converter that keeps the  DC voltage constant for mobile operation would be also welcome.  Another option would be  an external DC power supply with  integration kit giving users of the radio the option to use 1 radio for many station roles. This cant  happen if like the Ft817 the  transmitter is a nasty trash and IMD generator. Considering that the FT857 is a 100 watt radio that is not much bigger 25 watts of output with 18650 batteries should be an easier design task for Yaesu.
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« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 12:56:58 PM »

 I saw the range of the frequencies and it seems to cover the same exact bands as the FT 817. So that means once again it won't cover the 162 Mhz U.S. weather band and it will not cover the 220 mhz band either,  which is a legal ham band in nearly 100 countries in region 2. There are NO 220 multimode currently radios on the market, not even from China. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1.25-meter_band


Yes it would be nice if it came with 20 or 25 watts and have 18650 batteries that could handle that capacity. I guess we'll have to wait for Dayton or until August.






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