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The FT-818 provides 6W of solid output power with external DC power source. The supplied Ni-MH battery pack (SBR-32MH) has been upgraded to now provide larger battery capacity - 9.6v/1900mAh. The recent launch of several new satellites is a certain indicator that the large global community of satellite enthusiasts are going to be a very delighted to learn that the FT-818 includes the build in TCXO-9 oscillator that gives the FT-818 fantastic frequency stability (+/-0.5ppm). 5Mhz band (WRC-15 frequency is also available on the new FT-818.

The FT-818 includes all the useful functions that are included in the FT-817ND: Dual VFO's, Split frequency operation; IF Shift; Clarifier "R.I.T"; IF Noise Blanker; RF Gain and Squelch control; IPO (Intercept Point Opimisation); AM Aircraft reception; AM and FM Broadcast reception; VOX; Built-in electronic keyer; Adjustable CW pitch; Automatic Repeater Shift (ARS); Built in CTCSS Encoder/Decoder; 208 memory channels with 10 memory groups; two antenna connectors; automatic power off (APO) and Time out Timer (TOT) functions; and so on.

Radio Features:

- Increased power output 6W(SSB, CW, FM) 2.0W(AM Carrier) *NEW!
- Improved frequency stability ±0.5 ppm : Built-in TCXO-9 *NEW!
- Larger battery capacity : 9.6V/1,900mAh (SBR-32) *NEW!
- 5MHz band (WRC-15 + UK frequency) Operation available *NEW!
- 208 Memory Channels / 10 Memory Groups
- Operates on 160-10m , HF, 6m, 2m and 70 cm Bands
- Ultra Compact and Portable
- Two Antenna Connectors
- IF Shift, IF Noise Blanker, IPO, ATT
- CW "Semi-Break-in", CW Reverse, CW Pitch Control
- Built-in Electronic Keyer
- Multi-Color Easy to see LCD
- Internal Battery Operation Capability
- ARS Automatic Repeater Shift
- APO Automatic Power Off
- Front Panel Key Lock Mode

Supplied Accessories:

Hand Microphone(MH-31A8J)
Battery (SBR-32 9.6V 1900mAh Ni-MH )
Battery Case (FBA-28) (Requires 8 "AA: batteries)
Whip Antenna for 50/144/430 MHz (YHA-63)
DC Cable (E-DC-6)
Shoulder Strap, Ferrite Core, Rubber Foot
Operating Manual
Battery Charger (PA-48)

Specifications:
Frequency Ranges: RX 100 kHz - 30 MHz
50 MHz - 54 MHz
76 MHz - 108 MHz
87.5 MHz - 108 MHz
430 MHz - 440 MHz
TX 1.8 MHz - 54 MHz
(5.2500 MHz - 5.4065 MHz) WRC-15 + UK
144 MHz - 146 MHz
430 MHz - 440 MHz (Amateur Bands only)
Circuit Type: Double-Conversion Superheterodyne (SSB/CW/AM/FM)
Single-Conversion Superheterodyne (WFM)
Modulation Type: A1A(CW), A3E(AM), J3E(LSB,USB), F3E(FM), F1D(PACKET), F2D(PACKET)
RF Power Output : 6 W (SSB/CW/FM), 2 W (AM Carrier) @13.8 V
Memory Channels: 208
Case Size(W x H x D): 135 x 38 x 165 mm w/o knob and connector
Weight: 900 g (w/o Battery, Antenna and Microphone)

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Morse Code / Watch me on the Reverse Beacon Network!
« on: February 22, 2018, 06:02:45 PM »

Gil.

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Morse Code / Old Footage, QRP Camping in Florida.
« on: February 19, 2018, 06:14:54 AM »

Gil.

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General Discussion / Video on bands and ranges.
« on: February 14, 2018, 02:52:39 PM »

Gil.

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General Discussion / 2018 Site Update.
« on: February 08, 2018, 06:46:02 PM »
Hello.

I have tried to update the forum software but will need to update my database server first. Since I have clients on that machine, I can't do so without risking major outages, so I will have to wait for the appropriate time... I reverted to the previous version of the software. Hopefully there won't be any glitches. Let me know if you notice anything weird. My avatar had disappeared but I reuploaded it. You might have to do the same.

Now the YouTube channel is on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/radioprepper

Sorry, I haven't posted much here lately but the YouTube channel takes a lot of my time ???

Future projects include finishing boxing up the MFT-40 and QCX, as well as a few improvements to my Soda-Pop. I have a couple ideas for antenna builds and evaluations. What is needed IMHO are more operating videos. Another couple months and the weather should improve...

Gil.


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General Discussion / Major Sheldon’s Last Watt.
« on: February 08, 2018, 06:32:39 PM »
Hello. Here is a short story sent to me by Wayne (N6KR) at Elecraft. The author is W. A Taylor.
Click on the attachment below to get the PDF file.

Gil.

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Technical Corner / The Resurrection of the Small Wonder Labs SW+ Radio.
« on: January 22, 2018, 04:47:18 AM »

Gil.

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General Discussion / Merry Christmas!
« on: December 24, 2017, 07:14:58 AM »
And happy new year to everyone!

Gil.

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Morse Code / First Time Using a Vibroplex Bug.
« on: December 06, 2017, 05:14:50 AM »

Gil.

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Military Radios / Pedestrian Mobile Radio With The PRC-320.
« on: November 27, 2017, 01:57:09 PM »

Gil.

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Gil.

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General Discussion / Have you tried the 160m band?
« on: October 31, 2017, 06:42:16 PM »
Hello. I never have... Wondering about its utility in a prepping context...

Have you tried the 160m band? What is your experience? What do you think about it?

Gil.

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General Discussion / New Shirt & Mug.
« on: October 31, 2017, 05:04:38 AM »
By popular demand:

https://teespring.com/stores/radio-preppers


Get a few!

Gil.

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Antennas / The Marvelous 10/20/40 Half-Wave End-Fed Antenna.
« on: October 30, 2017, 02:30:52 PM »

Gil.

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