First Impressions of the FT-817

A month ago I bought a second hand FT-817ND but for various reasons I couldn’t test it until now. Finally, I have the FT-817 in my hands. My very first impression: Oauw! This thing is really tiny, much smaller than I expected. It can almos fit into the pocket of my winter coat :))

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This is my chance!

Today, OZ9SJ posted an IC-765 for sale on, a site for trading second hand equipment for hams. The price is rather high, approximately 1100 euros, but the radio did only have one owner and is claimed to be in mint condition, both from a functional and cosmetical point of view. It even comes with 19″ rack mounts.

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