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Yeasu FT 897D

The extended transmit has been opened but I need the radio to transmit on the air band 116 - 136 Mhz is there a way of doing it?


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Re: Yeasu FT 897D


I suspect that the extended transmit will really allow you TX on 2 Meter from 136-174 or thereabouts even with modifications.

At any rate, Air Bands are amplitude modulated, have you tried switching mode to "AM" when operating 116-136MHz??

Would you post back please on how the modification (extended transmit) was done; software programming of the EEPROM or jumpers (JP1001-1009).

Good luck and kind regards.

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Re: Yeasu FT 897D

I did the mod using the jumpers, opened up all vhf, uhf and hf. If you try to transmit on the airband freq in fm or am you get a TX Error so looks like it can't be done. I also need to TX on airband so looks like I will have to buy a HT

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Re: Yeasu FT 897D

Wow, this guy is an idiot. If you are going to spend almost a grand on a radio why not just buy an air band (FCC approved) HT for about $300 bucks. Wish I knew where you use the radio, would be more than happy to send the FCC to visit you.

Posted on May 26, 2008

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