Yaesu FT-818 station for sale

I am the second owner of this gear, and have hardly used it due to time constraints.   I have verified that it is working and made QSOs on both SSB and CW with it.  This is a complete shack – everything is here to get on the air portable an start operating SOTA, POTA, or from home.  This radio is also a general coverage receiver so you can listen to shortwave radio on it.  I am including a 10 meter dipole antenna that I cut myself (verified working – I used this antenna to make an SSB QSO with 76QM in Malawi from my backyard)  with insulator and 25′ of RG8X coax terminated in BNC (brand new) to make this a complete station – everything you need to get on the air is here.  This radio also operates on VHF and UHF, so you can connect to local repeaters as well using the included whip antenna.

Yaesu FT-818 6-watt Transceiver
FT-818 Radio with rails, LIPO battery, DSP filter and rail kit installed

  • Stock MH-31 hand microphone with mic clip
  • Stock Ni-MH battery pack and battery cover
  • FBA-28 AA battery holder for alkaline battery operation
  • YHA-63 whip antenna for 50/144/430 Mhz
  • Manual
  • Yaesu sticker
  • Stock antenna
  • $649 new at DX Engineering

Read K3SWL’s great post about using this radio for SOTA and POTA operations.

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Asking $700.

Glad to meet and put it on the air.

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