The Yaesu FT-847 was known as the "Earth Station" according to sales literature and the company's web site. Yaesu introduced the FT-847 in 1998 as a replacement for the then discontinued FT-736 VHF/UHF Satellite transceiver, with production ending in 2005. The FT-847 is a multimode transceiver providing coverage of all nine HF Amateur bands (predating the 60m band allocation), plus VHF and UHF coverage of the 50MHz (6m), 144MHz (2m) and 440MHz (70cm), with provisions for amateur satellite operations.
- HF, VHF, and UHF coverage
- DSP Filter
- Dual Watch
- 0.1Hz Tuning
- CTCSS/DCS encode and decode
- Cross-band Full Duplex
- 1200/9600 bit/s Packet Ready
Frequency Range Receive:
Frequency Range Transmit
- 160m to 6m, excluding 60m(amateur bands only): 100 Watts (25 Watt AM carrier)
- 2m: 50 Watts (12.5 Watt AM carrier)
- 70cm: 50 Watts (12.5 Watt AM carrier)
- The FT-847 is a transceiver designed with amateur radio satellite operation in mind, with features such as cross band full duplex operation, Normal/Reverse Tracking, CTCSS/DCS Encode and Decode and 0.1 Hz tuning steps.
- An often overlooked feature of the FT-847 is its four (4) antenna connectors, separating HF, 6m, 2m, and 70cm. The HF, 6m, and 2m antenna connectors are SO-239 sockets, while the 70cm uses an N connector.
- Yaesu's Home Page
- FT-847 product page on Yaesu's website with specification, litterature and manuals
- FT-847 on Yahoo! Groups