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Author Topic: Wow! it's like a new radio : FT-817 speaker upgrade  (Read 41152 times)
W1ADE
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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2017, 08:58:26 AM »

I don't have an 817 at this point, but also I've never been one to use the internal speaker on any two-way radio ever because they generally all stink.

So I'm glad to know there's a real alternative to crap internal speakers. EVERYthing works better modified to our own personal needs/desires. Thanks!
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KC1BMD
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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2017, 04:12:53 AM »

This speaker from a company in Germany is supposedly a better quality, direct replacement for the Yaesu speaker. I'm going to order one and add it to my project list.

Company: Massoth
p/n: 8241020 (57mm, 12mm height, 2w and 8 Ohm)

US Supplier: LGB

These companies specialize in high-end model trains and parts. I had Lionel trains when I was a kid but this is taking it to a whole new level that I never knew existed! The funny thing is that when I contacted the local supplier (Baltimore, MD) he knew what a Yaesu FT-817ND was Smiley

Links to replacement details:
http://www.vk3bq.com/2014/03/09/ft-817nd-speaker-upgrade/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rsLmHzf024
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KA0USE
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« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2017, 06:43:14 PM »

now ya done it.
this thread/topic is old- but still relevant. hope eham doesn't delete it.
lot of 817s out there just waiting for help.
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WB0FDJ
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« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2017, 11:52:35 AM »

About six weeks ago I turned on my 817 for the first time in a while. Immediately noted (and then remembered) the crummy sounding speaker. Turned it off and in five minutes ordered the speaker on the link mentioned way up in this thread. When it came I listened for a while on the old one, then put the new one. A big difference. Now I listen to my 817 to monitor MIDCARS while I check my email. Clear and crisp. For a few bucks and 15 minutes work it's a no brainer.
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