Yaesu FT-857D Mobile HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

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Frequency range

RX-range
0.1-76 / 108-174 / 420-512 MHz
TX-range
10-160 m + WARC and 60 m / 6 m / 2 m / 70 cm
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

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Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   W-FM   CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
-
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
RF-Output
6-160 m: 100 W, 2 m: 50 W, 70 cm: 20 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239 + N-type
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC
Current drain RX
0.6-1 A
TX
Max 22 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
155 × 52 × 233 mm (6.10 × 2.05 × 9.17 in)
Weight
2.10 kg (4.6 lbs)
Form factor
Mobile
Manufactured
Between 2004 and 200x

Other features

Memories
200 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Built-in keyer. Beacon mode. 32 color display. CTCSS. Detachable front panel. DSP included in this updated version
Accessories
-

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Reviews

Nice, but vulnerable

Yaesu FT-857D, Mobile HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

I use the FT857D for 4 years now. Once blew the CW key input due to RFI - which is strange for a HF set. OK, I should not tune full power on 10m, but still no reason to die... 6m is terrible on this rig. The PA tends to oscillate very quickly and therefore I gave up on 6m. I use mainly CW and if you do that, an extra IF filter is a must. The IF bandwidth is otherwise far to wide. I bought a Inrad 300Hz filter and that really makes a difference. SSB is OK I guess. Made a couple of QSO's on phone but getting the modulation and processor settings right may take you some time with a friend on the other end to get things straightened out. And because of RFI (I use a end-fed aerial) the set has reset to factory settings a couple of times. For mobile use it is probably a great rig because of the size. For base use I would not recommend it...

Written by PA3CNO on Aug 24, 2009

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Performance
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Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2005
EUR 600.00

Hard to beat for the money....

Yaesu FT-857D, Mobile HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

Noisy receiver but beyond that it is a good little rig and a great mobile. For close to the same money you can buy a Kenwood TS-480SAT and get a better rig, but if you have to have the 2M/70cm the FT-857D is the way to go.

Written by KA9MOT on Aug 11, 2012

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Aquired
Good condition in 2012
USD 600.00

Great versatile rig

Yaesu FT-857D, Mobile HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

This is a great little rig that is versital in all uses. I have used it as a base, a mobile, and a portable. The menues are easy enogh to use and it is pretty operator friendly. All the controls are right up front and easy to access. The separating face is great for mobile and portable. Light weight and easy to pack for different types of operation. The only thing I find wrong with this rig is that it really gives no place to attach a good grounding wire. Other than that it is great. The same rig internally as the FT897. I recommend this rig to anyone stationary or active. A great small rig that does all I need since I am a fulltime RVer and need the space. My last rig was the FT901DM. Just too large for RVing. If I had to buy something different it be the FT897 or FT897D

Written by wudcutr on Dec 4, 2010

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Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2007
USD 700.00
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Prices

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. The graph below shows historical prices paid by hams over the years. May it guide you to good fortune...

Price Condition Year User
USD 695.00 Good / Used 2004 drguyor
EUR 600.00 Good / Used 2005 PA3CNO
USD 700.00 Mint / New 2007 wudcutr
USD Good / New 2009 rerun
EUR 649.00 Good / New 2010 thiecom.de
USD 819.80 Good / New 2010 eBay
EUR 600.00 Mint / Used 2011 s55db
USD Mint / New 2012 KB5AI
USD Good / Used 2012 n5qo
USD 600.00 Good / Used 2012 KA9MOT
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