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New (to me) Yaesu 817 ND.

Post by 13TM001 on Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:32 pm

I think these sets have more to offer than using the scanning function on VHF/UHF.

If I can just remember what it is I might use it.

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Post by daxi on Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:05 am

Nice radios, I have had a non ND 817 for several years & have worked all over Europe using mine with a mobile single band (mostly 20 & 80 meter) whip & a cheap mag mount total cost about 250.
To be honest I am not a fan of FM bands above 4 meters & the 817 does not cover 4 & 6 FM is empty so I rarely use my radio on anything but 80 or 20 meters, unless I'm using USB on 6 whilst mobile.
A small VHF beam gives good service for SOTA etc & a ladder line folded dipole on a tall fiberglass mast makes it a very good RAYNET radio.
I never personally use mine on the internal batteries, but use a small portable 12 volt supply, thus getting the full 5 watts when out & about.

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Re: New (to me) Yaesu 817 ND.

Post by simon007 on Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:28 am

Just took delivery of a 2010 produced ND two days ago. Excellent small piece of kit, and just made it before Yaesu up the price 15% so am delighted and works well on the longwire here

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Re: New (to me) Yaesu 817 ND.

Post by 13TM001 on Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:20 am

13TM001 wrote:I think these sets have more to offer than using the scanning function on VHF/UHF.

If I can just remember what it is I might use it.


Did someone edit my post as there was a bit more to the initial post here?

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Post by daxi on Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:03 am

It's how I first saw it. Would it not show as having been edited, if that had happened?

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Post by 13TM001 on Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:15 am

Yeah it would.

I run a huge forum and it does show when a post has been edited.

Oh well, maybe I was a clutter and monged it.

I was sort of saying how I enjoy the scanning side of the radio but need to use it alot more and not put faith in 100w on the 747 and have faith in QRP.

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Re: New (to me) Yaesu 817 ND.

Post by daxi on Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:12 am

QRP means a lot more care needs to be taken with antennas & if using SSB with getting the modulation right, as it's not about signal strength on QRP it's about readability.

I have had some great QSO's were my signal strength has been nil, but where we have still managed to have a long & easy QSO as my readability was 4 or a 5.

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