Yaesu FT-857D (HF/VHF/UHF Mobile Transceiver)

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Wouyld you recommend this radio to your friends?

Highly Recommend
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67%
Somewhat Recommend
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Would Not Recommend
1
33%
 
Total votes: 3

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OLLIE
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Yaesu FT-857D (HF/VHF/UHF Mobile Transceiver)

#1

Post by OLLIE » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:02 am

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I run this radio in the "BugEater". I love this mobile unit. I have been monitoring HF bands with it and can't wait to get my General upgrade so I can start talking around the world while on a mountain top in the middle of nowhere. This radio is ultra-compact and covers the 160-10 Meter Bands as well as 6M, 2M and 70cm.

The antenna I use with this radio is the ATAS-120. The ATAS-120 is made for the FT-857D and the FT-897 (among a few others). The FT-857 has built in controls that dial in the SWR of the antenna by sending current through the coax cable. So there is no need to run an additional power and ground wire to the antenna.
"OLLIE"
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SteeevO
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Re: Yaesu FT-857D (HF/VHF/UHF Mobile Transceiver)

#2

Post by SteeevO » Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:55 am

OLLIE!!! I didn't know you had HF in the bugeater! and don't tech's get a sliver of 10m?

Can't wait till i go HF mobile. :mrgreen:

-Steven
KF6WVM

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OLLIE
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Re: Yaesu FT-857D (HF/VHF/UHF Mobile Transceiver)

#3

Post by OLLIE » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:06 pm

SteeevO wrote:OLLIE!!! I didn't know you had HF in the bugeater! and don't tech's get a sliver of 10m?

Can't wait till i go HF mobile. :mrgreen:

-Steven
KF6WVM
Yes sir... I actually had it installed in Calico. Should have showed it to you. Finally changed it from a temp install to a permanant install last weekend. I'll pt that in my build thread.
"OLLIE"
(K6JYB)


APRS
K6JYB ("BugEater")
K6JYB-7 (VX-8R)


http://www.facebook.com/FJOllie

"Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, the Marines don't have that problem."
-Ronald Reagan


CHECK OUT THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE USA AMATEUR RADIO NET:
Every Thursday night at 7:30pm PST

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146.385+ PL: 146.2 Keller Peak (Echolink Equipped)

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Re: Yaesu FT-857D (HF/VHF/UHF Mobile Transceiver)

#4

Post by SteeevO » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:28 pm

Ollie (K6JYB) wrote:
SteeevO wrote:OLLIE!!! I didn't know you had HF in the bugeater! and don't tech's get a sliver of 10m?

Can't wait till i go HF mobile. :mrgreen:

-Steven
KF6WVM
Yes sir... I actually had it installed in Calico. Should have showed it to you. Finally changed it from a temp install to a permanant install last weekend. I'll pt that in my build thread.
Dang i missed the boat on that one... i'd like to check out the install i'm running out of places to install radios. Where is your build thread? and i didn't mean to thread jack.. back to the reviews...

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