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FT-817 The Ultimate Backpacker!
Multi-mode Portable Transceiver

The world’s first self-contained, battery-powered, Multi-mode Portable Transceiver covering the HF, VHF, and UHF bands!

For more than four decades, Yaesu has been a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance multi-mode base station and mobile transceivers, as well as FM handhelds.Yaesu broke new ground with the introduction of the FT-817: the world’s first HF/VHF/UHF self-contained battery-powered Multi-mode Portable Transceiver. Providing up to five watts of power output, the FT-817 is designed for operation on the 160-10 meter HF bands, plus the 6 meter, 2 meter, and 70 cm bands. Whether your preferred operating mode is SSB, CW, AM, FM, Packet, or SSB-based Digital modes like PSK31, the FT-817 is ready to join you on your next hiking, camping, or search-and-rescue adventure!

Now the 817 legacy is even better with the introduction of the FT-817ND, which includes coverage of the U.S. 60-meter (5 MHz) band, and it also includes  a 1400 mAh NiMH Battery pack (FNB-85) and NC-72B Charger!

Ultra Compact HF/VHF/UHF Multimode Rig

   Despite its incredibly small size (5.3" x 1.5" x 6.5"), the FT-817 delivers big performance! Its next-generagion PA puts out five watts on all HF bands, plus the 50 MHz, 144 MHz, and 430 MHz bands, on all popular operating modes:


Wide Receiver Frequency Coverage

   Enjoy shortwave and FM broadcasts, , public safety communications, and airband calls thanks to the extended frequency coverage of the FT-817, which includes receptino on 100 kHz - 56 MHz, 76 - 108 MHz (W-FM only), 108 - 154 MHz, and 420 - 470 MHz.

Two Antenna Connectors for Ease of Installation

   The front panel includes a convenient BNC connector for attachment of a whip or VHF/UHF rubber flex antenna (supplied). The rear panel includes a type “M” (“SO-239”) connector.

   As shipped from the factory, the BNC jack is active on 50/144/430 MHz, while the “M” connector is active on HF. But using the Menu, you can assign, for example, 50 and 144 MHz to the rear panel, if your coaxial cables have matching plugs.

Receiver Enahncement Features

   • IF Shift – For reduction of adjacent-frequency interference.
 • IF Noise Blanker – For reduction of ignition and other impulse-type

  • IPO (Intercept Point Optimization) – Bypasses RX Preamp on HF/50
   MHz for improved performance during strong-signal conditions.

  • ATT (Front End Attenuator) – For more pleasant reception of very
   strong signals.

Outstanding CW Features

  • CW “Semi Break-in,” with T?R recovery delay programmable from 10
   ms ~ 2500 ms. At 10 ms setting, performance emulates QSK

  • CW Reverse: provides BFO injection from LSB-side, instead of default

  • CW Pitch Control: adjusts TX offset and (identical) sidetone between
   300 Hz and 1000 Hz in 50 Hz steps; this allows precise spotting on DX
   stations. Sidetone level is adjustable.

  • Built-in Electronic Keyer, with speed adjustable between 4 WPM and
   60 WPM, and Weight (Dot:Dash Ratio) adjustable between 1:2.5 and

   • For emergency use, the Menu allows you to set up the Microphone’s
   [UP] and [DWN] keys for generation of “Dots” and “Dashes” on CW!

Versatile, Easy-To-See Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)

   A wealth of information is available on the front panel LCD:

   • When you have to be away from the radio for a few minutes, but
   would like a visual indication of activity while you’re away, activate the
   Spectrum Scope Monitor. The Spectrum Scope Monitor allows you to
   watch activity ±5 channels from the current operating frequency.

  • The LCD illumination color may be set to either Blue or Amber color,
   using the Menu.

  • Watch for low battery trouble using the Battery Voltage Meter display

  • For ease of viewing while outdoors, you can double the size of the
   frequency display

High Performance Collins® Mechanical Filter Options

   An optional filter slot is provided in the FT-817, allowing the owner to install one of two available Collins® Mechanical Filters. For CW operation, choose the 7-pole YF-122C (500 Hz bandwidth), or for very natural-sounding SSB select the 10-pole YF-122S (2.3 kHz bandwidth).

Internal Battery Power

   The FT-817 is the only rig in its class with internal battery operation capability. Shipped from the factory with a battery tray for 8 "AA" batteries, the FT-817 may also be operated from the optional FNB-72 Ni-Cd battery pack. full power output is available under battery power.

   Other manufacturers make you carry around a heavy external power source. . .but the FT-817 is entorely self-contained, making it ideal for backpacking or search-and-rescue work.

   The FT-450 is a compact yet superb HF/50MHz radio with state-of-the-art IF DSP technology configured to provide
World Class performance in an easy to operate package. New licensees, casual operators, DX chasers, contesters, portable / field enthusiasts, and emergency service providers…This Radio is for YOU !

   Compact Size & Lightweight

       The FT-450 is compact 9”W x 3.3”H x 8.5”D, lightweight 7.9 pounds package designed to be used as a desktop radio at home or in portable applications. The FT-450 can also be used mobile with the MMB-90 convenient mobile bracket accessory. Besides home or mobile operation, this easy to pack radio is a DXpeditioner or Emergency Service Providers dream come true - compact, lightweight, high performance receiver, and 100 watts on 160 through 6 meters.
   Power Requirements
       The FT-450 can be powered by any convenient 13.8 VDC 22 amp external power source.
   Large Easy-to-Read LCD Display
       You will love the FT-450 9-segment Black-Nega type LCD frequency display with larger-than-normal easy to read characters.
   400 MHz built-in IF DSP
       Feature description will follow soon
   IF Roofing Filter
       The FT-450 includes a 10 kHz bandwidth Roofing Filter in the 68 MHz first IF, right after the first mixer. This filter provides narrow-band selectivity to protect the following IF and DSP stages – a feature rarely found in rigs in this price range!
       The FT-450 IF Width and IF Shift features are the primary tools you should use for best interference reduction.

       After narrowing the bandwidth (Width) and/or adjusting the center of the passband (Shift), the Contour control (see details of this feature below) may also yield additional signal-enhancement benefits on the net residual bandwidth. What’s more, the IF Notch Filter (see details of this feature below) may also be utilized in conjunction with the three other filter systems to significant advantage.
       The IF WIDTH tuning system allows you to vary the width of the DSP IF passband to eliminate interference. Moreover, the bandwidth may actually be expanded from its default setting, should you wish to enhance incoming signal fidelity when interference on the band is low. The IF WIDTH is varied in steps: SSB - 1.8/2.4/3.0 kHz. AM - 3.0/6.0/9.0 kHz. FM - 2.5/5.0. CW - 0.5/1.8/2.4 kHz. kHz.
       The IF SHIFT tuning system allows you to vary the DSP filter passband higher or lower, without changing the pitch of the incoming Signal to reduce or eliminate interference. Because the carrier tuning frequency is not varied, there is no need to re-tune the operating frequency when eliminating the interference. The total passband tuning range for the IF Shift system is ±1 kHz. Rotate the [SHIFT] knob to the left or right to reduce the interference. You may observe the position of the passband in the “SHIFT” indicator of the DSP Graphic Display portion of the LCD front panel main display.

       The Contour filtering system provides a gentle shaping of the IF filter pass band to suppress or enhance particular frequency components, thus improving the sound and/or readability of a received signal. The DSP Contour filter is a unique capability of the receiver, providing either Nulling or Peaking of tunable segments of the receiver passband to suppress interference or excessive frequency components on an incoming signal, or to peak those tunable frequency segments. The amount of Nulling / Peaking and the bandwidth over which it is applied are adjustable via the Menu. The peak position of the contour filter is graphically depicted in the “CONTOUR” indicator of the DSP Graphic Display portion of the LCD front panel main display. SPECIAL FILTERING NOTE: The steep slopes of the DSP filtering can, when adjusted aggressively, impart an unnatural sound to an incoming signal. Often, a narrow bandwidth is not the key to improving copy. The incoming signal itself may have undesirable or excessive frequency components. By judicious use of the Contour filter, the “shoulder” of the passband response may be altered, or components removed from within the passband, allowing the desired signal to rise above the background noise and interference in a manner not obtainable with other filtering systems.

       The IF Notch filter is a highly effective system that allows you to slice out an interfering beat note or other carrier signal from inside the receiver passband. You may observe the graphically depicted peak position of the IF Notch filter in the “NOTCH” indicator of the DSP Graphic Display portion of the LCD front panel main display.
   DNR - Digital Noise Reduction
       The Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) feature utilizes eleven (11) different mathematical algorithms to analyze and suppress different noise profiles encountered on the HF/50 MHz bands. You get to choose the selection that provides the best noise suppression. The DSP’s Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) system is designed to reduce the level of random noise found on the HF and 50 MHz bands. It is especially effective during SSB operation. Any of eleven different noise-reduction algorithms can be selected. Each of these algorithms was created for dealing with a different noise profile. You will want to experiment with the DNR system to find the best setting according to the noise currently being experienced that concurrently will allow the signal to rise up out of the noise.
   Manual Notch Filter
       The FT-450 Manual Notch Filter is a highly-effective system that slices out an interfering beat tone/signal
   IPO/ 20 dB ATT built-in
       Feature description will follow soon
   CLARIFIER adjustment
       Feature description will follow soon
automatically set higher than the Main Frequency
       Feature description will follow soon
   TXW feature to monitor
the xmit frequency when split
       Feature description will follow soon
   Digital Microphone Equalizer

       Custom set your rig to match your voice characteristics for maximum power punch on the band.
   CW Features:

       Feature description will follow soon
   • Built-In Electronic Keyer
       Feature description will follow soon
   • Memory Keyer
       Feature description will follow soon
   • Spotting (Zero-Beating) C
W Training Feature
       Feature description will follow soon
   • Beacon Function
(up to 118 characters)
       Feature description will follow soon
   Rugged die-cast aluminum chassis

       Feature description will follow soon
   Thermostatically controlled cooling fan

       Feature description will follow soon
   Dedicated Data Jack for FSK-RTTY operation

       Feature description will follow soon
   CAT System (D-sub 9 pin):
Computer programming
       Feature description will follow soon
   Versatile Memory System

       Feature description will follow soon
   • 500 memory channels
with 13 Memory Groups
       Feature description will follow soon
   My Band / My Mode function
to recall personal favorites
       Feature description will follow soon
   CTCSS Operation (FM)

       Feature description will follow soon
   Important Feature
For Visual Impaired Operators

       – Digital Voice Announcement - Select Frequency, Mode,
Meter Reading
   Model    Description          
   FT-450 PKG-1    FT-450 PKG-1          
   FT-450AT PKG-1 w/MH-67A8J    FT-450AT PKG-1 w/MH-67A8J          
   Antenna Tuners     
   ATU-450    The ATU-450 Automatic Antenna Tuner responds to control commands from the FT-450 Transceiver, providing microprocessor-based impedance matching on the 160 through 6 meter amateur bands. The impedance matching range is from 16.5 ohms to 150 ohms (up to 3:1 SWR). Accordingly, the ATU-450 should not be expected to match “Long wire” type antennas unless you have taken specific design steps to ensure that the impedance presented to the FT-450 is within this specification.               
   The FC-40 is a new, wide-range Antenna Coupler for the FT-450, FT-857, and FT-897 Series of Transceivers.
   The FC-40 is a microprocessor-controlled antenna impedance matching network designed for use with all versions (original and “D”) of the FT-450, FT-857, and FT-897 HF/VHF/UHF Transceivers. The FC-40 makes use of control circuitry inside the transceiver, allowing the operator to monitor and control operation of the FC-40, which mounts near the antenna feedpoint. Fully waterproof, the FC-40 may be mounted outdoors in exposed locations, and will handle a 100 Watts of transmitter power.

   The FC-40 is designed for operation on 7 ~ 54 MHz, when using an 8’ whip like the YAESU YA-007, or on 1.8 ~ 54 MHz when used with a random-length wire longer than 66’. Matching time is typically five seconds or less, and the required drive power is 4 ~ 60 Watts. The FC-40 sports a whopping 200 match-setting-point memories, for instant recall of the tuning settings.
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   ATAS-120    Active-Tuning Antenna System               
   ATAS-25    The ATAS-25 is a manually-tuned portable antenna system ideal for the FT-817, FT-897, and FT-857 transceivers. Capable of operating on the Amateur bands between 7 MHz and 450 MHz, the ATAS-25 is designed for mounting on a standard 1/4" camera tripod stud (tripod not supplied), and includes an innovative fine-tuning system allowing precise SWR adjustment in the field.               
   ATBK-100    Balcony Mount Counterpoise Kit (Base Mount Required)               
   MMB-90    Mobile Mounting Bracket for FT-450               
   CT-39    Packet Cable               
   YH-77STA    Lightweight Stereo Headset for use with HF transcievers    [Click to view larger image]          
   MD-100A8X    Desktop Microphone    [Click to view larger image]          
   MD-200A8X    Desktop Microphone               
   MH-31A8J    Hand Microphone    [Click to view larger image]          
   MH-36E8J    DTMF Mobile Microphone               
   MHG-1    FT-450 Side Carry Handle               
   Power Supplies     
   FP-1030A    30A Power Supply 110V    [Click to view larger image]          
   MLS-100    External Speaker (12 Watt Peak)    [Click to view larger image]          
   Amateur Radio \ Brochures \ HF/Satellite Transceivers and Amps

         FT-450 Brochure  ( 1.74 MB )
         FT-450 Poster  ( 8.58 MB )
   Amateur Radio \ Manuals \ HF/Satellite Transceivers and Amps

         FT-450 CAT Operation Reference Book  ( 702.98 KB )
         FT-450 Dial Kit  ( 245.04 KB )
         FT-450 Foot Kit  ( 750.38 KB )
         FT-450 Franch Operation Manual  ( 8.00 MB )
         FT-450 Operation Manual  ( 8.06 MB )
         FT-450 Operation Manual (Spanish)  ( 8.92 MB )
         FT-450D Operating Manual  ( 6.52 MB )
   Amateur Radio \ Software

         FT-450 Update Software v0194 Information (11/5/08)  ( 138.43 KB )
         FT-450 Update Software v0194 (11/5/08)  ( 525.85 KB )
         PCC-450 Software V1.11a and Reference Manual (2/24/10)  ( 1.24 MB )
         PCC-450D Software V1.00 and Reference Manual  ( 1.18 MB )

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