Yaesu Transceiver

FT-897D

FT-897 FT-897D

The FT-897 is a rugged, innovative, multiband, multimode portable transceiver for the amateur radio MF/HF/VHF/UHF bands. Providing coverage of the 160-10 meter bands plus the 6 m, 2 m, and 70 cm bands, the FT-897 includes operation on the SSB, CW, AM, FM, and Digital modes, and it's capable of 20-Watt portable operation using internal batteries, or up to 100 Watts when using an external 13.8-volt DC power source.

The bottom side of the FT-897 contains a power source tray which can accommodate up to two of the optional 13.2 Volt, 4500 mAh FNB-78 Ni-MH Battery Packs, for completely portable operation without any external power source. Maximum power output is 20 Watts (all bands) during battery operation, and with two FNB-78s you may expect up to eight hours of operating time (TX 5%, RX 5%, standby 90%). What's more, you can charge one of the FNB-78 Battery Packs while operating the FT-897 off the other pack ideal for situations where solar or other power sources are available. The optional CD-24 Charge Adapter provides the necessary voltage for charging, and it may be used in conjunction with an external 13.8 Volt source, or the optional PA-26 AC Adapter may be used to power the CD-24.

Mobile operation, using the FT-897 as the cornerstone, is pure joy! The combination of the FT-897 and the ATAS-120A Auto-Tune Antenna System provides automated operation from HF through the UHF spectrum! Using an external 13.8 Volt power source, you get a full 100 Watts of power output on HF and six meters (144 MHz: 50 W, 430 MHz: 20 W).

The FT-897's outstanding fundamental performance invites expansion into a full-featured base station. The optional FP-30 Internal Power Supply provides operation from AC sources, and the clamp-on FC-30 Automatic Antenna Tuner option expands the impedance range of the transceiver. Round out your station with the MD-200A8X Deluxe Desk Microphone and the VL-1000 Quadra System Linear Amplifier for world-class performance at home! The power source tray of the FT-897 is designed to accommodate the optional FP-30 Internal Power Supply, allowing full-power operation from 100-120 V or 200-240 V AC power sources. The quiet switching-regulator design of the FP-30 is tolerant of AC input voltage variations, making it ideal for DX-pedition use! And to extend the impedance bandwidth of your antenna system, the innovative FC-30 Automatic Antenna Tuner option clamps onto the left side of the FT-897 in seconds!

Achieving 100 Watts of power output from such a compact package is a difficult mechanical and electrical engineering task. On HF, push-pull 2SC5125 Bipolar transistors driven by push-pull 2SK2975s provide the 100-Watt power capability, while on VHF maximum efficiency during battery operation is yielded by 2SC3102 bipolar PA transistors. The rugged aluminum die-cast chassis provides a solid foundation for the heat sink for the power amplifier, with a total of almost 40 cubic inches of heat sink surface area available. With its thermostatically-controlled twin cooling fans, the FT-897 will stand up to the rigors of DX-pedition or home contest use, with dissipation capability to spare!

The FT-897 includes a wide array of analog and DSP filters to help you dig out those weak DX signals on a crowded band! One-touch activation of the DSP filters, plus a convenient DSP LED on the front panel, enhance the ease of using the DSP. DSP Bandpass Filters, Noise Reduction,a nd Auto-Notch Filter circuits are included.

A wide array of features are tailored to the CW enthusiast operating from home or on an expedition! Included are a CW Tuning indicator, CW Pitch control, Electronic Keyer with three memories and Weight Control, and selection of Full QSK or Semi-break-in operation. For DX-pedition use, a unique Beacon mode allows you to send a repetitive message on, for example, six meters, to help others spot propagation to your location. And if you're looking to upgrade your license class, the CW Trainer feature will send five-character letters and/or numbers via the speaker, so you can practice CW reception when the bands are dead!


This radio is out of production since January of 2015. We show it here for orientation purposes and to show the still available accessories.



Accessories FT-897/897D

Dust Cover Dust cover
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ADMS-4BU Programming kit (with USB cable, does NOT require CT-62!) 56.40 € Buy now Not in stock, back on: 31. Jan. 2018
ATAS-120A Mobile antenna 7/50/144/430 MHz Details 329.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
FP-30 Switching power supply 220.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
FC-30 Automatic antenna tuner, external 269.50 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
AT-897PLUS LDG Antenna Tuner 219.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
FC-40 Automatic Antenna tuner, weatherproof 265.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
YF-122C CW 500 Hz Filter 140.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
YF-122CN CW 300 Hz Filter 140.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
YF-122S Collins SSB-Filter 2300 Hz 140.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
FNB-78.01 NiMH battery, 4500 mAh, Non Yaesu 84.90 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
CD-24.PA26C YAESU charge adaptor with supply for FNB-78 155.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
MH-36E8J DTMF microphone 63.30 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
MH-59A8J Remote control and DTMF microphone for FT-857/897 59.40 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
TCXO-9 TCXO 0,5 ppm (included in FT-897D!) 65.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
CT-58 Band data cable 29.50 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
CT-39A Packet Radio Cable Yaesu, black, 6pin Mini-DIN/open end 19.10 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
CT-39.01 Packet Radio Cable, black, 6pin Mini-DIN/open end 9.50 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
CT-62 CAT Interface cable (9 pin Dsub, serial) 38.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
CT-62U CAT Interface cable USB (USB62C) 56.40 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
ADM-817 Microphone adaptor RJ-45 to 8 pin round 40.30 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
MMB-80 Mobile mounting bracket for FT-897 14.50 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
DC-CABLE-HF DC Cable 2.5m with fuses 19.90 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
CAT-MATE CAT port doubler *) 69.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
F817-KBD External Keyboard 99.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
SUPERCONTROL Supercontrol Software 75.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
FT-METER Large Analog Instrument for FT-897 72.50 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
FTL-METER Even larger Analog Instrument for FT-897 105.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
SCU-17 Yaesu SCU-17 CAT interface/USB sound card (see SCU-17 details) 129.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
DC-FT897 Dust cover for FT-897 **) 34.00 € Buy now In stock, shipped in 1 or two days.
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*) Note: When using the CAT-MATE on a FT-857/897 you cannot use a tuner FC-30 or FC-40 at the same time. This is because the tuners require exclusive use of the CAT interface. Workaround: Use the LDG AT-897plus tuner instead of the FC-30.

**) Note: not suitable in combination with FC-30 or AT-897

Bild FC-40
FC-40 Antenna tuner

CAT-Mate

Frequency Extension for Radios

Please note:
All radios supplied by WiMo normally cover only the amateur bands (transmit wise).

The frequency extension of a radio (TX open) is done on explicit request by the customer.

Amateur Radio transceivers are usually not specified for use outside the amateur bands. In some cases the radio and especially the final amplifier or output filters can be damaged when transmitting outside the amateur bands. These damages are not covered by any warranty.

The manufacturer warranty might be voided in some cases as well.