The FT 817 combo has been sold as of 2000z on June 7th
thanks for all the interest
To my non ham followers this might not seem like much…. but….
After lots of soul searching I have decided to put my favorite but most unused radio in my collection up for sale.
The Yaesu FT-817 is one of the smallest MF/HF/VHF/UHF multimode general-coverage amateur radio transceivers. The set is built by the Japanese Vertex Standard Corporation and is sold under the Yaesu brand. With internal battery pack, on board keyer, its all mode/all band capability and flexible antenna, the set is particularly well suited for portable use. The FT-817 is based on the same main circuit board as Yaesu’s FT-857 and FT-897, so it is a compromise transceiver and incorporates its features to its low price ($670.- at its 2001 release).
My Yaesu FT 817 along with lots of accessories
Above front view… Below rear view showing connections for balun to be directly attached to radio eliminating line losses in coax
My Yaesu FT 817 and LDG QRP autotuner combo with the NUE PSK/RTTY modem along with a keyboard.
What you see is what you get (in the above pictures) and I’ll even toss in a 10-20-40 end fed QRP wire antenna which if you use the tuner will load up quite well on all bands between 10m and 80m. I will also include my homebrewed 6m dipole which works really good for portable VHF Contesting as it loads up fine on 2m and 6m
I have had this radio forever…. I operated my first DXPediton with this rig back in 2005 and I used it before then…. I bought the radio from Radioworld and then bought the Tuner from a local ham. Its been well used… but still works fine.
It has a history….Island activations, SOTA activations, Field Days and Public Service events including SAR Exercises…. and in 2017 It won 1st place in the RAC Canada Contest (SOAB QRP ) for VY2 (It was not a high score but it was “the winning score”)
Now comes the question… Why am I selling it????
Mostly because I am not using it…. I’ve hit the age that I no longer want to (or easily) operate portable any more. After 2 knee replacements I can walk fine but climbing up a hill for a SOTA or hiking through the woods not so much….
Rather than leaving it in the bag or on the shelf I figure that there might be a ham out there who would like to try a different part of our hobby without breaking the bank to do so. or… A ham out there who really does not want to break his new KX3 or KX2 when the rig falls off the picnic table while he is away from the radio for a minute.
So there you have it:
YAESU Ft 817 (original – no 60m) Stock mic, Tri Band Rubber Duck antenna and power cord- NO BOX manuals available on line
LDG QRP Antenna tuner with power cord- No manual but easy to operate
PAR End Fedz QRP 10-20-40m (End FED wire ) antenna that will load up fine on 10-80m using the above mentioned auto tuner.
Home Brewed 6m wire dipole that will also work great on 2m. Remember that a 1/4w on 6m is a 5/8w on 2m
NUE PSK/RTTY Modem with power cord and keyboard. Check out their website at https://www.nue-psk.com/
All you need to operate with the above equipment is a 12v battery. Your choice of battery depends on your operating style.
All for a non negotiable price of $500.00 Canadian. Shipping not included. Feel free to price these items out on line to see the deal I am offering.
Please read the following: The items listed above are “Field Used” items and although they work as intended their appearance is not pristine. My firm and fair price ( in my opinion ) has taken their age, overall appearance and their excellent performance as a portable station into consideration. I would prefer to sell it locally (100 miles radius) to Kingston Ontario so I can show you its working but I will consider shipping out at your cost after payment has been received.
As with any used electronic device I will not take back after shipping as I don’t know what you did to it when you tried it at your QTH. It will be working as it should when it leaves….
If you are interested or have any questions please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can start the process.
Thanks for reading this