Yaesu FT-897

Mobile HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

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Frequency range

RX-range
0.1-56 / 76-108 / 118-164 / 420-470 MHz
TX-range
10-160m + WARC / 6m / 2m / 70cm
HAM bands
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Stability
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Tuning steps
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Filters
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Receiver

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
Receiver system
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IF-frequencies
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Image rejection
70 dB (HF/6 m), 60 dB (2/70 cm)
Audio output
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Transmitter

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

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
MPN
YAESU-FT-000897

Other features

Memories
200 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
9K6 packet ready. DSP, DCS, CTCSS, ARTS & RS-232. Beacon function
Accessories
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Manuals, diagrams and brochures

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Reviews & stories

FT-897 Orginal

Yaesu FT-897, Mobile HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

When i purchased this mobile/base transceiver was not aware of it being an original of the D model being sold. As i have compared they are both the same except for a few features the original did have, 60 meters. Which is an easy modification simply by removing a couple of components depending on what modification your doing. Beautiful both in transmitting and receiving as i use most of the features and including playing around with the beacon section.

Written by N2OBS on Oct 26, 2009

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Aquired
Good condition in 2008
USD 550.00

good for its age

Yaesu FT-897, Mobile HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

for its spec works well in all modes.using a 6 trap hustler copied from usa,norway,s,africa, ussr thyland very good for its cost, used for 3 yrs but have now swapped for ft 450. which is years ahead in spec,

Written by ken on Jul 29, 2010

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Aquired
Good condition in 2007
GBP 514.00

Yaesu FT-897-D HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

Yaesu FT-897, Mobile HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

What a great rig this is.
Very easy to use and understand.
This rig works great as a field station, mobile or base station.
The reaction I get from those who have never seen this radio before is "Wow"
I use my FT-897-D as my base station.

Written by MARK on Dec 3, 2010

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Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2009
USD 800.00

New and second-hand prices

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

  • USD 362.00
  • GBP 129.00
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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