FT-818ND HF/VHF/UHF PORTABLE TRANSCEIVER SAVE £75!
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The world’s first, smallest, self-contained, battery-powered, Multi-mode Portable Transceiver covering the HF, VHF, and UHF bands!
For more than five decades, Yaesu has been a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance multi-mode base station and mobile transceivers, as well as FM handhelds. Yaesu broke new ground with the introduction of the FT-817: the world’s first HF/VHF/UHF self-contained battery-powered Multi-mode Portable Transceiver, and continues the tradition with the new FT-818ND
The FT-818ND is designed for operation on the 160-10 meter HF bands, plus the 6 meter, 2 meter, and 70 cm bands. Whether your preferred operating mode is SSB, CW, AM, FM, Packet, or SSB-based Digital modes like PSK31, the FT-818 is ready to join you on your next hiking, camping, or search-and-rescue adventure!
Designed for use either from an external DC power source or internal batteries, the FT818 provides 6 watts of power output from a 13.8-Volt external power supply. When using the SBR-32MH Ni-MH Battery Pack or 8 “AA” Alkaline Cells (not supplied), the FT-818 automatically switches to 2.5 Watts of output power. Via the Menu system, “High” power may be selected during battery operation, providing as much as 6 Watts of output, depending on the operating frequency.
The multi-function Liquid-Crystal Display includes Blue, Amber, and Violet backlighting, which may be disabled for battery conservation. The display includes bar-graph indication of power output, ALC voltage, SWR, and modulation level. Also include are a number of operating status icons, as well as the function displays for the three operating function keys below the display.
Among the advanced features of the FT-818ND are many incorporated only in large base-station transceivers. These include Dual VFOs; Split-Frequency operation; IF Shift; Clarifier (“R.I.T.”); IF Noise Blanker; AGC Fast/Slow/Auto/Off selection; RF Gain and Squelch control; IPO (Intercept Point Optimization) and a receiver front-end Attenuator; AM Aircraft reception; AM and FM Broadcast reception; VOX; Built-in Electronic Keyer; Adjustable CW Pitch; Automatic FM Repeater Shift (ARS); Built-in CTCSS Encoder/Decoders; ARTS™ (Auto-Range Transponder System); Smart Search™ Automatic Memory Loading System; Spectrum Scope; 200 Memories plus Home Channels and Band-limiting Memories; Alpha-Numeric Labeling of Memories; Automatic Power-Off (APO) and Time-Out Timer (TOT) functions; Computer Interface capability; and Cloning capability.
100kHz - 30MHz
50 - 54MHz
76 - 154MHz
420 - 470 MHz
160 - 6 Metres
A1A (CW), A3E (AM), J3E (USB/LSB), F3E (FM)
F1D (9600bps Packet), F2D (1200bps Packet)
Synthesizer Steps (Min.)
10Hz (CW/SSB), 100Hz (AM/FM)
50Ω, Unbalanced (Front: Type BNC, Rear: Type M [SO239])
Operating Temp. Range
-10ºC TO +60ºC
±4ppm from 1 min. to 60 min. after power on
@ 25ºC: 1ppm/hour
±0.5ppm/1 hour @ 25ºC, after warmup (w/opt TCXO-9)
Normal: 13.8VDC ±15%, Negative Ground
Operating: 8.0 - 16.0VDC, Negative Ground
FBA-28 (w/8 AA Alkaline Batteries): 12.0VDC
SBR-32MH (NiMh Battery Pack): 9.6V
Squelched: 250mA (approx.)
Transmit: 2.4A (HF/145MHz) 2.7A (430MHz)
Case Size (W x H x D, mm)
135 x 38 x 165 ( 5.31" x 1.5" x 6.50")
Weight (approx., kg)
900g (1.09lbs) without batteries, antenna and microphone.
RF Power Output
6W (SSB/CW/FM), 2.0W (AM Carrier) @ 13.8V
SSB: Balanced Modulator
AM: Early Stage (Low Level)
FM: Variable Reactance
FM Maximum Deviation
±5kHz (NFM: ±2.5kHz)
-50dB (1.8 - 29.7MHz)
Opp. Sideband Suppression
SSB Frequency Response
400Hz - 2600Hz (-6dB)
200 - 10kΩ (Nominal 60Ω)
Intermediate Frequencies (IF)
1st: 68.33MHz (SSB/CW/AM/FM); 10.7MHz (WFM)
100kHz - 500kHz
500kHz - 1.8MHz
1.8MHz - 28MHz
28MHz - 30MHz
50MHz - 54MHz
(IPO, ATT off, SSB/CW/AM = 10dB S/N, FM = 12dB SINAD)