5 Aug 2010

FT818 - a "what if" radio that does not exist....

The FT818 handheld:
  • 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
.....wouldn't that be nice for Christmas 2010? Sadly, it doesn't exist except in our dreams.

21 comments:

Paul - PAØPSY said...

Wow, I already start dreaming. 73 Paul

Anonymous said...

You could allways` review it for Practical Wireless.

Tony

Anonymous said...

Have you got any info on the price roger?

Tony

Julian said...

I think Roger has been having a bit of fun with PhotoShop. :)

andy said...

Amazing what can be done with a transistor and a couple of capacitors!

Dick said...

You had me going for a while.

M0JEK said...

And me, you had me for a minute there! Nice idea though.

73 André

Paul - PAØPSY said...

I was searching on the internet... nope. You got me. ;-) 73 paul

Roger G3XBM said...

Yes, I have to confess this is the rig I "hope" Yaesu will announce soon, but it does not yet exist. Photoshop can be great fun for inventing rigs :-)

PE4BAS, Bas said...

Have you send it to Yaesu already ;-)
Your wish is their command.
I used to dream about multimode radios when I only had a 22 channel CB radio and as student of course didn't have the money for it. Unfortenately the money issue did never change :-(
73, Bas

LY2SS said...

uhmm... where are peglegs, cranknobs, bhi dsps and other Yaesu's missed opportunities hihi?

Todd said...

and the size of a Mizuho HT! de N9YSQ

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Anonymous said...

the ft 817 had a design flaw in product detector on ssb/cw producing to my ears, sub standard audio (distortion) in these modes.
some people dont notice it.
Wonder if this one has been improved on rx audio?

Anonymous said...

sWhat a nice work! It would be a killer product...

73 de CT1ECT

Anonymous said...

Oh my God !
It's very nice, in and out, but I think that is only, and remain, a beautiful dream.
... I go to work some DX with my 817...
Best '73 to all dreamer

Paolo said...

... nothing about the QRO version with an amplifier fitted into the battery compartment?
GL de I4EWH

Giorgio IZ8FAV said...

Very nice !!

Anonymous said...

Whow - what a nice pruduct !
a SAT mode to make FM and SSB Sat operation more comfortable would be nice - OMs and YLs add it in your dreams. HI HI 73 DM5CQ

Anonymous said...

You have forgot GPS and APRS modem + DV (D-STAR, built in ATU and digimode interface.