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The Yaesu FRG-8800 receiver combines the features of Yaesu's previous world famous FRG series with microcomputer technology. Many new features since the Yaesu FRG-7700 have been added such as a large LCD display with 100 Hz frequency display and unique bar graph signal meter. A 21 button keypad is provided for digital frequency entry and programming of the twelve channel internal memory. The scanning memory stores frequency and mode data. The modes of AM, LSB, USB, CW and FM are pushbutton selectable. Selectable AGC rates, noise blanking, and dual tuning rates ensures comfortable operation and easy operation. Two 24 hour clocks provide for the display of local or universal time (UTC) and serve as timers with remote activation. All-mode squelch, tone and attenuator are also featured. The fine tuning control facilitates SSB, CW and RTTY tuning. The rear panel has antenna inputs are available for coaxial or wire input. Additional frequency coverage is available with the addition of the optional FRV-8800 VHF Converter

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  2m  10m 
Frequency stability
± 50 Hz after 30 minutes
Tuning steps
Continuous (100 Hz display resolution)
12 channels in 1 bank(s)


0.15-30 MHz (118-174 MHz option)
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   RTTY  
0.4 µV 1.8-30 MHz, SSB/CW (S+N/N=10dB)
AM 6.0 kHz
SSB/CW 2.7 kHz
FM 12.5 kHz
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
1st: 47.055 MHz
2nd: 455 kHz
Image rejection
Audio output
1.4 Watts at 8 Ohms




Power requirements
Current drain RX


Dimensions (w×h×d)
334 × 118 × 225 mm (13.15 × 4.65 × 8.86 in)
6.10 kg (13.5 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Between 1985 and 1993 in Japan

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Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
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Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Yaesu FRG-8800 Operating Manual PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Yaesu FRG-8800 is around:

  • USD 229.00 ~ USD 159.00
  • AUD 11.00

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These estimates are based on the following prices:

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2020 USD 240.00 Used / Good eBay
2020 USD 167.50 Used / Okay eBay
2019 USD 399.99 Used / Mint eBay
2013 USD 384.95 Used / Good universal-radio
2013 USD 399.95 Used / Good universal-radio

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