Well it might be….
If you check the Weather Network Website you will see that the best guess (prediction, forecast) for Saturday Jan 26th is a high of -14c and a low of -21c with a windchill of -23c
Now if you check the owners manual for the Yaesu FT 817 you find that -10c is the low end of the operating temps so I will be taking my radio out in conditions approximately 10 deg C colder than the good people at Yaesu recommend. Now because years ago I did go out in the cold ( look way back here ) I know what can happen….
AGAIN SORRY… I hit publish instead of preview so…. Here is the rest of the post
So seeing that I have proven once you can freeze a radio (but not the operator) I am having some concerns about trying it again. Granted I am thinking of replacing my FT 817 with a KX3 but I’m not sure if I want to take a chance… I still have a use for the FT 817 so….
I will be watching the weather predictions very closely before I commit to heading out