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Author Topic: Time for a New model F-817ND?  (Read 4121 times)
N5RWJ
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« on: January 14, 2012, 02:54:33 PM »

What would you want added or changed ,in a new model FT-817ND?
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W8JX
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 07:23:57 PM »

At least 10 watts, and bigger battery compartment with a much longer battery life. It can be somewhat bigger to do this. I have worked 5 watt stations and they can be very marginal at times. Another 3db would help.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012, 11:07:50 AM »

A bigger screen. Maybe to get this and better battery capacity, Put it in an FT290 box?
Sort out battery consumption on receive
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N5RWJ
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 12:47:37 PM »

What if they added  new software , DPS , tuner and plugs for larger display and mouse ,you just unplug it when you leave the house?
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KC5CQW
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 05:58:52 PM »

Make it into an HT.
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KG6BRG
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 04:29:08 PM »

I would add, 220mhz TX, WX band receive, and a speech processor.  KG6BRG.
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012, 05:00:43 PM »

I dont have one...YET! I will be getting one next month. I really working QRP DX. I take my TS-2000 and run it on 5 or 10 watts when the propagation is good. I can see weather rx with SAME and a bigger display. To my limited knowledge that is what I would like to see added.
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2012, 02:48:45 AM »

Oh and I forgot, 70 MHz. Be very useful this side of The Pond with more countries getting 4 metres.
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2012, 04:31:31 AM »

"Gentlemen, we can rebuild 817. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first bionic transceiver. FT-817 will be that transceiver. Better than 817 was before. Better...stronger...faster."
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K1CJS
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2012, 05:48:11 AM »

Better watch it--that new 817 may accidently bend its own antenna!
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N5RWJ
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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 02:54:43 PM »

"Gentlemen, we can rebuild 817. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first bionic transceiver. FT-817 will be that transceiver. Better than 817 was before. Better...stronger...faster."
Could you add to you post? PS/ it want bite will it?
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