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General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  6m  10m 
Frequency stability
?
Tuning steps
?
Memories
200 channels in 1 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
0.1-56 / 76-108 / 118-164 / 420-470 MHz
Modulations
AM   FM   W-FM   CW   USB   LSB  
Sensitivity
SSB/CW (10 dB S/N): 0.2 µV (1.8-30 MHz), 0.125 µV (50-440 MHz)
AM (10 dB S/N): 32 µV (0.1-1.8 MHz), 2 µV (1.8-28 MHz), 1 µV (50-54 MHz)
FM (12 dB SINAD): 0.5 µV (28-30 MHz), 0.2 µV (50-440 MHz)
Selectivity
SSB/CW: 2.2 kHz (-6 dB), 4.5 kHz (-60 dB)
AM: 6 kHz (-6 dB), 20 kHz (-60 dB)
FM: 15 kHz (-6 dB), 30 kHz (-60 dB)
N-FM: 9 kHz (-6 dB), 25 kHz (-60 dB)
Optional filters will increase selectivity
Filters
?
Receiver system
?
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
70 dB (HF/6 m), 60 dB (2/70 cm)
Audio output
?

Transmitter

TX-range
10-160m + WARC / 6m / 2m / 70cm
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB  
RF-output
FM/SSB/CW: 100/100/50/20 W, AM: 25/25/12.5/5 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC +/- 15%
Current drain RX
0.6-1 A
TX
22 A max

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
200 × 80 × 262 mm (7.87 × 3.15 × 10.31 in)
Weight
3.90 kg (8.6 lbs)
Form factor
Mobile
Manufactured
Between 2001 and 200x in Japan

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
9K6 packet ready. DSP, DCS, CTCSS, ARTS & RS-232. Beacon function
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
4366
MPN
YAESU-FT-000897

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Yaesu FT-897 New Product Flyer PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
 
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Reviews & stories

Rating Title Submitted
Yaesu FT-897-D HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver 9 years ago by MARK
good for its age 10 years ago by ken
FT-897 Orginal 10 years ago by N2OBS

New and second-hand prices

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. We collect prices paid by real hams over the years to help you estimate the value of a used Yaesu FT-897. Just bought or sold this model? Let us know what you traded it for and help other ham operators!

Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Yaesu FT-897 is around:

  • USD 291.00 ~ USD 138.00
  • GBP 102.00

Price History Chart

These estimates are based on the following prices:

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2010 USD 730.00 Used / Good eBay
2009 USD 800.00 New / Mint MARK
2008 USD 550.00 Used / Good N2OBS
2007 GBP 514.00 New / Good ken

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