Apart from the microphone and headphones the rest of the sockets are out of the way on the rear panel. A feature picked up from the FT817ND is the multi-coloured dot-matrix display. This has proved an invaluable aid not only in displaying the frequency but other details as well such as a spectrum scope. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) is built-in but there is provision for optional Collins 500Hz CW mechanical filter or the Collins 2.3kHz Mechanical filter to be fitted.The rig also has IF Noise blanker, AGC selector (Auto/Fast/Slow/Off) and VOX. Other features include intercept Point Optimization (IPO), IF Shift Control and Smart Search (Automatic Memory Loading System). Special features have also been built-in for the CW operator such as a 3-message memory keyer and a CW training feature. For general use the rig has 200 memory channels with Alpha Numeric tags, very handy to keep track of the frequencies.
Special Features for VHF/UHF operators include Automatic Repeater Shift (ARS), Built-in CTCSS/DCS encoders/decoders built-in. ARTS (Auto-Range Transponder System) Smart Search (Automatic Memory Loading System), Automatic Beacon Mode and transverter jack. The FT-897D does not have an internal ATU but it is ATAS-120/100 compatible. TheATAS-120 Active Tuning Antenna System is now smaller and faster than the ATAS-100. Theexternal FC-30 Automatic Antenna Tuner is compatible with the FT-897D.
Yaesu Ft 897 Hf Vhf Uhf Transceiver only Box'd (widebanded) so covers 11 meters 27mhz etc, comes from a silent key (elderly gent) who used it on 2m and cb to talk to locals has he lived in a warden control block of flats and could not put up any antennas so used mag mounts and mobile ariels only. Offers close to asking price any silly offers will automatically be rejected. This item is in the category "Mobile Phones & Communication\Radio Communication Equipment\Ham/Amateur Radio\Ham Radio Transceivers". The seller is "swradio" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.