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Hi Joel, do you have a link to the case?

Hi, it's real. Gigaparts just sent out a mailer about it. The new model looks just like the old one. You can't tell the difference but for the FT-818 printed on it. The radio isn't really different from the old model. Power output has been increased to 6W, which for all practical matters makes no difference whatsoever. The better frequency stability is the only new feature in its favor. Better battery capacity? So what? There are already better batteries available from other vendors. No info on current draw yet, but I suspect it will just be the same. So, the FT-818 is an FT-817nd with a new name, created for marketing purposes; disappointing...

I have to say that this has turned out to be a great radio. Due to a chain of unfortunate supply and demand issues, I finally have a very nice case coming that will really make this uBitx look professional. A ham named Ian Lee on the uBitx group has completely rewritten the firmware and turned this into a professional radio with adjustable IF, memory, split operation, RIT, CAT control, and a whole bunch of other cool things. I can't wait to get this all finished and in my bedroom for nighttime ops. I hope those of you that bought one are enjoying it as much as I am. I think I will order another one.

I was wondering if anyone can do a video on jt65 & winlink using a Wolphilink and a linux laptop setup with the same configuration as STN had in his video. I use his FLDigi solution and it works great.
Radio Reviews, Questions and Comments. / Re: The new Yaesu FT-818, specifications.
« Last post by caulktel on February 23, 2018, 01:22:31 PM »

I've been following this for a couple of weeks now and I'm just not sure whether this is real or not. Yeasu did file for FCC certification for a FT-818 but this doesn't mean it will ever see the light of day, think Apple Computer. It doesn't seem to have enough enhancements to warrant bringing it out, like a 1900mah Ni-Mh battery? I guess I'm just a little skeptical because I just bought a brand new FT817ND ???.

Radio Reviews, Questions and Comments. / The new Yaesu FT-818, specifications.
« Last post by gil on February 23, 2018, 11:36:40 AM »
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)

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!
« Last post by gil on February 22, 2018, 06:02:45 PM »

Morse Code / Re: Activation "Vértice Geodésico"
« Last post by gil on February 20, 2018, 03:37:07 AM »
I really enjoyed that video, nice countryside, thank you.

Morse Code / Activation "Vértice Geodésico"
« Last post by Jon_Garfio on February 19, 2018, 12:12:11 PM »
Here you are my last activation past saturday. I enjoyed so much.

You can see in from of the summit Montserrat mountains, near Barcelona.

Tnx for watching.

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VHF and Above / Re: New Toy - TYT MD-380
« Last post by Andywragg on February 19, 2018, 10:55:04 AM »

Quite a few of the guys at my local club have them already. It may take me a while to get one as I need to equip the shack for HF ops first. I can use the local repeater GB7SR until then.
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