Yaesu FT-891

Mobile HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

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The Yaesu FT-891 is a compact HF transceiver designed for mobile and desktop use and delivers up to 100 W. High-end 32-Bit floating point DSP (Digital Signal Processing) helps provide cleaner, clearer signals, enhances operating experience and reducing overall operator fatigue. On the rear is a SO-239 antenna jack and 13.8 V DC socket. An external PSU is required.

The specified receive current of 2 A is an absolute worst case scenario. Real-world tests have shown the figure to be more in the range of 0.9-1.1 amps. Transmit current is also seldom going above 15 A, even when outputting the full 100 W.

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  6m  10m 
Frequency stability
TCXO ± 0.5 p.p.m.
Tuning steps
CW/SSB: 10 Hz, AM/FM/W-FM: 0.1 kHz

Receiver

RX-range
0.3-56 MHz
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB  
Sensitivity
SSB/CW (10 dB S/N): 0.158 µV (1.8-30 MHz), 0.125 µV (50-54 MHz)
AM (10 dB S/N): 5 µV (0.5-1.8 MHz), 1.6 µV (1.8-30 MHz), 1.25 µV (50-54 MHz)
FM (12 dB SINAD): 0.35 µV (29 / 50-54 MHz)
Selectivity
SSB/CW: 2.4 kHz (-6 dB), 3.6 kHz (-60 dB)
CW-N: 500 Hz (-6 dB), 750 Hz (-60 dB)
AM: 6 kHz (-6 dB), 15 kHz (-60 dB)
FM: 12 kHz (-6 dB), 30 kHz (-60 dB)
Filters
3 kHz roofing filter
Receiver system
Double / Triple Conversion Superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 69.450 MHz (SSB/CW/AM/FM)
2nd: 450 kHz
3rd: 24 kHz
Image rejection
70 dB (HF/6 m), 60 dB (2/70 cm)
Audio output
2.5 W (@4 Ohms, 10% THD or less)

Transmitter

TX-range
10-160m + WARC + 60m / 6m
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB  
RF-Output
FM/SSB/CW: 100 W, AM: 25 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC ±15%
Current drain RX
1.1 A (2 A max)
TX
15 A (23 A max)

Physical

Manufactured
Between 2017 and 20xx in Japan
Dimensions (w×h×d)
155 × 52 × 218 mm (6.10 × 2.05 × 8.58 in)
Weight
1.90 kg (4.2 lbs)
Form factor
Mobile

Other features

Memories
200 channels in 1 bank(s)
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
?
Accessories
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MPN
YAESU-FT-000891

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Yaesu FT-891 Operating Manual submitted by RigReference
Yeasu FT-891 Advance Manual submitted by Necromonster
Yeasu FT-891 brochure submitted by Necromonster
Yeasu FT-891 Quick Manual submitted by Necromonster
Yeasu FT-891 Cat Reference Book submitted by Necromonster
 
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New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Yaesu FT-891 is around:

  • USD 589.00 ~ USD 576.00
Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2019 USD 600.00 New / Mint nd3q
2018 USD 579.00 New / Mint Necromonster
2017 USD 599.00 New / Mint universal-radio

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