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

Gil.

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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...

Gil.

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

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 / Re: PLEASE READ! Welcome to Radio Preppers.
« on: February 19, 2018, 05:39:43 AM »
Great thanks, lots of great info here and some very knowledgeable people, great place for discussions!

Gil.

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VHF and Above / Re: New Toy - TYT MD-380
« on: February 19, 2018, 05:38:29 AM »
Awesome! I am not always on, mostly when driving...

Gil.

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VHF and Above / Re: New Toy - TYT MD-380
« on: February 17, 2018, 06:01:33 AM »
I'm on 20859...

Gil.

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VHF and Above / Re: Digital Voice, Why?
« on: February 17, 2018, 05:58:23 AM »
Hot spots can be useful but we are leaving the domain of the radio into the Internet. As to using a hot spot in a car, one might as well use Echolink, or Skype! My only use of DMR for prepping is for increased privacy. Some radios even have encryption. Other than that, good'ol FM works as well. My next handheld might be the Ailunce, dual band DMR...

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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Technical Corner / Re: The $4 Chinese Pixie Transceiver.
« on: February 13, 2018, 05:46:47 PM »
Thanks Bob. Next time I order from them I'll add one to my cart. For $5 it would make no sense not to...

Gil.

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Technical Corner / Re: The $4 Chinese Pixie Transceiver.
« on: February 12, 2018, 01:50:59 PM »
Great. Watch out for harmonics, the Pixie has no low pass filter... I stopped using mine because I was getting Reverse Beacon Network spots on 20m!

Gil.

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General Discussion / Re: 2018 Site Update.
« on: February 09, 2018, 08:41:28 AM »


Now the latest version is already 2.0.15, and I am at a loss how to get there from 2.0.13. Any advice appreciated.

Hi Sparks.

I suspect the upgrade.php script won't let me because the MYSQL version is too old. I might need to modify it to skip that check or use the sql file to update the DB...

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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