I just came across some info regarding a replacement for the road warrior FT-817 it's the mystery FT-818? I have read some comments on blogs that wrote about the FT-818. Some seem to be drooling while others see it as wishful thinking. I did try a link on one blog that boasted of a Yahoo group for the FT-818 but it did not exist. The "up coming rig" sure does boast of some very impressive improvements.
- All mode, all bands 1.8-1296MHz with 5MHz and 70MHz
- 5W RF (2W 1296MHz)
- 3.5AHr Li-Ion battery pack (2hr charging)
- Built in random wire and whip auto-ATU
- Full colour OLED display
- Multi-function DSP noise reduction
- RF Speech processor
BUT Yaesu has not even hinted about this rig...nothing at Dayton....and well check out the Icom IC-7000........seems to me the FT-817 has had a photo shop crop job done to it! What do you think is the the FT-818 fact or fiction?