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Yaesu FT-818ND

US$ 621.23


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The world’s first, smallest, self-contained, battery-powered, Multi-mode Portable Transceiver covering the HF, VHF, and UHF bands!


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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.

Ultra Compact HF/VHF/UHF Multimode Rig
Despite its incredibly small size (5.3" x 1.5" x 6.5"), the FT-818ND delivers big performance! Its next-generagion PA puts out sixwatts on all HF bands, plus the 50 MHz, 144 MHz, and 430 MHz bands, on all popular operating modes: USB/LSB/CW/AM/FM/Packet/PSK-31/RTTY.
Wide Receiver Frequency Coverage
Enjoy shortwave and FM broadcasts, , public safety communications, and airband calls thanks to the extended frequency coverage of the FT-817, which includes receptino on 100 kHz - 56 MHz, 76 - 108 MHz (W-FM only), 108 - 154 MHz, and 420 - 470 MHz.
Two Antenna Connectors for Ease of Installation
The front panel includes a convenient BNC connector for attachment of a whip or VHF/UHF rubber flex antenna (supplied). The rear panel includes a type “M” (“SO-239”) connector. As shipped from the factory, the BNC jack is active on 50/144/430 MHz, while the “M” connector is active on HF. But using the Menu, you can assign, for example, 50 and 144 MHz to the rear panel, if your coaxial cables have matching plugs.
Receiver Enahncement Features
• IF Shift – For reduction of adjacent-frequency interference. • IF Noise Blanker – For reduction of ignition and other impulse-type noise. • IPO (Intercept Point Optimization) – Bypasses RX Preamp on HF/50 MHz for improved performance during strong-signal conditions. • ATT (Front End Attenuator) – For more pleasant reception of very strong signals.
Outstanding CW Features
• CW “Semi Break-in,” with T?R recovery delay programmable from 10 ms ~ 2500 ms. At 10 ms setting, performance emulates QSK operation. • CW Reverse: provides BFO injection from LSB-side, instead of default USB-side. • CW Pitch Control: adjusts TX offset and (identical) sidetone between 300 Hz and 1000 Hz in 50 Hz steps; this allows precise spotting on DX stations. Sidetone level is adjustable. • Built-in Electronic Keyer, with speed adjustable between 4 WPM and 60 WPM, and Weight (Dot:Dash Ratio) adjustable between 1:2.5 and 1:4.5. • For emergency use, the Menu allows you to set up the Microphone’s [UP] and [DWN] keys for generation of “Dots” and “Dashes” on CW!
Versatile, Easy-To-See Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
A wealth of information is available on the front panel LCD: • When you have to be away from the radio for a few minutes, but would like a visual indication of activity while you’re away, activate the Spectrum Scope Monitor. The Spectrum Scope Monitor allows you to watch activity ±5 channels from the current operating frequency. • The LCD backlight colour may be set to either Blue, Amber or Violet which may be disabled when on internal battery supply  • Monitor the battery usage using the Battery Voltage Meter display selection. • For ease of viewing while outdoors, you can double the size of the frequency display
High Performance Collins® Mechanical Filter Options
An optional filter slot is provided in the FT-818ND, allowing the owner to install one of three available Collins® Mechanical Filters. For CW operation, choose the 7-pole YF-122C (500 Hz bandwidth) or the 7 pole YF-112CN (300HZ bandwidth) or for very natural-sounding SSB select the 10-pole YF-122S (2.3 kHz bandwidth).
Internal Battery Power
The FT-818ND is the only rig in its class with internal battery operation capability. Shipped from the factory with a battery tray (FBA-28) for 8 "AA" batteries, the FT-818ND may also be operated from the included SBR-32H, a 9.6V 1900mAh NI-MH battery pack. Full power output is available under battery power.

Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice, and are guaranteed within Amateur Bands only. Frequency ranges vary according to transceiver version; check with your details.

Frequency RangeReceive
100kHz - 30MHz
 50 - 54MHz
 76 - 154MHz
 420 - 470 MHz
160 - 6 Metres
 2 Metres
 70 Centimetres
Emission ModesA1A (CW), A3E (AM), J3E (USB/LSB), F3E (FM)
 F1D (9600bps Packet), F2D (1200bps Packet)
Synthesizer Steps (Min.)10Hz (CW/SSB), 100Hz (AM/FM)
Antenna Impedance50Ω, Unbalanced (Front: Type BNC, Rear: Type M [SO239])
Operating Temp. Range-10ºC TO +60ºC
Frequency Stability±4ppm from 1 min. to 60 min. after power on
 @ 25ºC: 1ppm/hour
 ±0.5ppm/1 hour @ 25ºC, after warmup (w/opt TCXO-9)
Supply VoltageNormal: 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
Current ConsumptionSquelched: 250mA (approx.)
 Receive: 450mA
 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 Output6W (SSB/CW/FM), 2.0W (AM Carrier) @ 13.8V
Modulation TypesSSB: Balanced Modulator
 AM: Early Stage (Low Level)
 FM: Variable Reactance
FM Maximum Deviation±5kHz (NFM: ±2.5kHz)
Spurious Radiation-50dB (1.8 - 29.7MHz)
 -60dB (50/144/430MHz)
Carrier Suppression> 40dB
Opp. Sideband Suppression> 50dB
SSB Frequency Response400Hz - 2600Hz (-6dB)
Microphone Impedance200 - 10kΩ (Nominal 60Ω)
Circuit TypeDouble-Conversion Superheterodyne
Intermediate Frequencies (IF)1st: 68.33MHz (SSB/CW/AM/FM); 10.7MHz (WFM)
 2nd: 455kHz


100kHz - 500kHz---
500kHz - 1.8MHz-32 µV-
1.8MHz - 28MHz0.25µV2µV-
28MHz - 30MHz0.25µV2µV0.5µV
50MHz - 54MHz0.2µV2µV0.32µV

(IPO, ATT off, SSB/CW/AM = 10dB S/N, FM = 12dB SINAD)

 Squelch Sensitivity
1.8MHz - 28MHz2.5µV-
28MHz - 30MHz2.5µV0.32µV
50MHz - 54MHz1µV0.2µV
(IPO, ATT off)

Image RejectionHF/50MHz: 70dB
 144/430MHz: 60dB
IF Rejection60dB
Selectivity (-6dB/-60dB)SSB/CW: 2.2kHz/4.5kHz
 AM: 6kHz/20kHz
 NFM: 9kHz/25kHz
 SSB (optional YF-122S installed): 2.3kHz/4.7kHz (-66dB)
 CW (optional YF-122C installed): 500Hz/2.0kHz
 CW (optional YF-122CN installed): 300Hz/1.0kHz
AF Output1.0W (8Ω, 10% THD or less)
AF Output Impedance4 - 16Ω

In the box:

  • FT-818ND Transceiver
  • SBR-32MH  9.6V/1900mAh Battery Pack
  • PA-48B/C/U* Battery Charger
  • FBA-28 Battery Case (8 x AA; batteries not included)
  • YHA-63 Whip Antenna (50/144/430MHz)
  • E-DC-6 DC Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Ferrite Core
  • Rubber Foot
  • Operating Manual
  • Warranty Card
* Depends on Transceiver version 

Additional Information

Additional Information

NameYaesu FT-818ND
Warranty5 YEARS
TypeHam Radio
Digital Protocolnone