Yaesu FT-897 reviews

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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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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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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Good condition in 2009
USD 800.00