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Updated 2 March 2005
FT-817 Simplified Operating Guide PDF Add a Collins Mechanical Filter to the FT-817 PDF FT-817 Receive Mode Current Drain Graph PDF FT-817 Transmit Mode Current Drain Graph PDF FT-817 Transmitter Efficiency Graph PDF FT-817 Output Power Variation with Supply Voltage Graph PDF FT-817 Automatic Band Select and Serial Interface HTML PDF FT-817 Accessories and Cables HTML Optimizing AM Mode Performance from the FT-817 PDF
The FT-817 has many features and few knobs and pushbuttons, so a menu system is used to access most of the radio's functionality. The most important commands are summarized on a single page that you print and carried along with the little radio.
The receive-mode current draw of the rig with various supply voltages is graphed.
The 5W transmit current draw of the rig with various supply voltages is graphed.
This circuit interfaces Yaesu solid state amplifiers (FL-7000, Quadra) to the FT-817, providing automatic band selection as well as T/R control, etc. Outputs are provided for DuneStar/ICE band pass filters, or may be employed for automatic antenna selection. An RS-232 serial interface is also included. [New 2 March 2001]
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