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Yaesu FT-857D

Yaesu FT-857D
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Price: $824.95
Product ID : YAEFT857D
Manufacturer: Yaesu
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Item Description

Ultra-compact, HF/6/2M/440MHz 100W All Mode Mobile

Detailed Description

Ultra Compact HF/VHF/UHF 100W Mobile Transceiver with YSK-857 Remote Mounting Kit

The FT-857D, the world's smallest HF/VHF/UHF mobile transceiver, provides base station-type performance from an ultra-compact package that's ideal for mobile or external battery portable work. Wide frequency coverage, outstanding receiver performance, and the convenience of optional remote-head operation make the FT-857D the expert's choice for high-performance mobile operation! The new FT-857D version includes coverage of the U.S. 60-meter (5 MHz) band, plus the previously-optional DSP circuitry, at no additional cost!

Ultra Compact Design
Measuring just 6.1” x 2” x 9.2” (155 x 52 x 233 mm), the FT-857 is the world’s smallest full-power HF/VHF/UHF multimode transceiver! Its rugged case design is a masterpiece of ergonomic design, with often-used switches and knobs conveniently positioned for easy access.

High-Performance Receiver Design
Building on the acclaimed performance of the FT-1000D, Mark-V FT-1000MP, and FT-897, Yaesu’s engineers have crafted the FT-857’s front end for a very low noise floor, along with wide dynamic range. Utilizing an up-conversion architecture for HF with a first IF of 68.33 MHz, the FT-857 features a double-conversion superheterodyne system (triple conversion on FM), with the 2nd IF at 10.7 MHz. Extensive bandpass filtering in the front end, along with careful device selection and gain distribution, yield a receiver system ready for the strong-signal challenges of today’s crowded bands!

Wide Frequency Coverage
Providing transmitter coverage of the HF, 50 MHz, 144 MHz, and 430 MHz Amateur bands, the FT-857 also includes receive coverage on 100 kHz to 56 MHz, 76 to 108 MHz, 118-164 MHz, and 420-470 MHz. Enjoy the excitement of public safety monitoring, along with weather broadcasts, AM and FM broadcasts, aviation communications, as well as the action on the Ham bands!

Versatile Memory System
The FT-857 provides up to 200 “Main” memory channels, each of which may be named with an Alpha-Numeric label of up to eight characters. These 200 Memories may be separated into as many as 10 Memory Groups of 20 Memories each. For added convenience, you also get a “Quick Memory” and a “Home Channel” on each band, plus ten pairs of band-limit memories, to let you restrict operation to a sub-band, if you like.

Digital Signal Processing (option)
For superior interference rejection and transmitter “talk power,” the FT-857’s optional DSP circuitry enhances both sides of the communications circuit. The FT-857’s DSP Unit features a 24-bit high-tech D/A chip for signal processing. Included are Bandpass Filter, Auto-Notch, and Noise Reduction filters, along with a Microphone Equalizer.

Big Radio Tuning Dial and Outstanding Ergonomics
Ease of operation of the FT-857 is enhanced by the large-diameter (1.7”) Main Tuning Dial, similar in size to the tuning knob of many base station rigs. Selectable tuning steps of 2 kHz/4 kHz per revolution allow easy navigation around your favorite bands, while important keys and switches are strategically placed around the front panel for quick access.

• MH-31A8J Hand Microphone
• MMB-82 Mobile Mounting Bracket
• Control Cable
• DC Power Cord
• Operating Manual
• Warranty Card

Dim: 6.1"w x 2.0"h x 9.2"d; 4.6 lbs.

Download Manual: FT-857D

Download Brochure: FT-857

Product Reviews

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Reviewed by wrmichael
10/24/2014 - 09:14:42 AM
Best Radio under 1000.00
This radio is just about as complete as you need for mobile operations. If you take it in the house and connect it to Ham Radio Deluxe it continues to impress you with its capabilities.

I have worked SSB/FM/RTTY/PSK/Olivia and MFSK with this radio and all modes have done well.

In the car with a simple 10 meter ham stick I can reach 1/2 around the world and say hello. I put on the 20 meter ham stick during the night and I made contacts to Austria, Germany, India and so many other places I can't list them all.

I cannot see buying anything other than this great radio for mobile use.

Reviewed by KB4MTO
11/15/2013 - 12:47:57 PM
Great little rig
The FT-857D is the first HF rig I have had in my car. I have the FT-897D in my home and really like it, so I decided to go with the 857D in the car as they are electrically the same rigs. Before I go into details, let me say that I love this rig.
This rig is a small, 100 watt, all-band, all-mode transceiver that has very clear and powerful audio. With separate HF/VHF+ antenna connectors, you can use separate antennas or a single antenna with a duplexer. It also has a data port so you can program it with software, which is a nice feature for a mobile rig.
Like other Yaesu rigs, this rig has an extensive menu system. I hear a lot of people complain of having to use the menu system and remembering all of the menu items; but the truth is that most of the settings are set-it and forget-it. After going through the configuration process, it is very rare that I have to go into the menus.
One of my favorite features is the remote head. I have the RF deck mounted in the back of my Honda Element. This keeps the RF away from the computers under the dash and my coax runs short. For HF I am using the ATAS-120A for HF and 6 meters, and the Diamond HV7A for VHF/UHF. I also swapped the standard mic with the MH-59A8J remote microphone. This allows easy operation of the rig while mobile, and also provides excellent transmit audio.
The 857D has outstanding receive audio which is nice for a mobile radio. I use an external speaker and I can hear HF clearly even with road noise. I am looking into adding a Bluetooth headset.
For programming I use G4HFQ software. It is very inexpensive and a great program. I have files saved for the places I travel to, and when I prepare for the trip, I drop the new file into the radio. Once I return, I put the original file back; and in a matter of minutes, the rig is completely reprogrammed.
In my first 9 months, this setup gave me over 60 overseas contacts in 50 different countries. Most of my reports are very good reports and I even had one OM record our QSO and play it back for me. Indeed my audio was good and my signal very clear. If you want a nice mobile rig that puts out 100 watts and covers 160 mtrs to 70 cm and doesn't cost an arm and a leg, take a look at the Yaesu FT-857D.

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