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  • Yaesu FT-897

    Anyone here have experiance with the Yaesu FT-897? Looks like a very good multi-purpose field portable rig. http://www.comdac.com/literature/yaesu/ft897.pdf

    I'd like to hear any comments from users.

    Also thinking this antenna would be handy to use with it. http://www.buddipole.com/buddipole.html
    http://www.buddipole.com

    I welcome your thoughts and experiances. HW

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    It's pretty much a do all, take anywhere radio. I wish I had practical experience on this one.... :-(
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    • #3
      Originally posted by hunterwarrior:
      Anyone here have experiance with the Yaesu FT-897? Looks like a very good multi-purpose field portable rig. http://www.comdac.com/literature/yaesu/ft897.pdf

      I'd like to hear any comments from users.

      Also thinking this antenna would be handy to use with it. http://www.buddipole.com/buddipole.html
      http://www.buddipole.com

      I welcome your thoughts and experiances. HW
      Several buds have this radio and love it. I played with one for a short time. Nice radio. I prefer the Icom 706 MK2-G which I own. I like the display better, other than that the radios are very similar and both are good radios. They perform about the same.
      ----------------------------------<br />-Brian

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      • #4
        The buddipole is a great antenna. I bought one a few weeks ago and have made contacts to Australia, Europe and the Carribean with the antenna on a 16 foot mast that comes in the buddipole package. Look at this site. Click on the port-o-shack link.http://vk2acm.tripod.com/

        These two hams are good friends of mine in our radio club. They put a 897 to use in this set up. I think you'll enjoy seeing the final product.

        Good rig and tons of accessories too.

        RBL

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