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Author Topic: FT-897D extended TX mod  (Read 2361 times)
K6RQR
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« on: September 24, 2011, 05:58:31 PM »

Hello All -
 I was wondering if someone could confirm something I heard about the FT-897D. I am looking at a 2 year old FT-897D for purchase. The seller says that it has the extended TX mod. I was under the impression that when this is done the rig loses its Auto Repeater Shift feature. Is this true?

73,
Bruce  K6RQR
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KD8DEY
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2011, 06:07:44 PM »

That's what they say but since you can program the shift in when you program in the frequency it's no big deal.
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AD6KA
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2011, 08:22:54 PM »

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The seller says that it has the extended TX mod. I was under the impression that when this is done the rig loses its Auto Repeater Shift feature.
Is this true?

Why don't you ask the guy who is selling it to you?
If you don't trust him enough for an honest answer to THAT
question, you might pas on the deal entirely.

Maybe it's me. Maybe I'm old fashioned. But I would never
buy a radio that has had a "Extended TX Mod" unless it was done by
a trusted qualified tech.  And the guy who had the "mod" done had
better have had a REALLY decent reason for it, like being a REAL MARS/CAP
Operator or a pilots license.

If you do a Google Search on "OPEN XMIT" mods for that radio, you get
thousands of hits. How many of them are HACKS? How many people who
THOUGHT they could handle removing some super small SMT diodes, took one look
at the board and just crushed them with a small needle nose pliers? (Leaving
God only knows what damage to those VERY thin traces).


Just my $.02 in.  Shop around. I bet there are a lot of 897D's that
the buyers bought to put in their RV's, but never got around to it.
GL & 73, Ken  AD6KA
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