Monday, May 17, 2010

Testing the FT-897

Today I have been testing the FT-897 in several configurations. The best results were with a wire antenna. I tried it on 17-, 20- and 40-meters.
Then I made a new whip antenna base and tried it without much success. It tunes ok, but its performance is much reduced compared to the longer wire.


  1. Very well diego

    Already I see that you have incorporated a whip antenna. It is normal that the performance goes down but insurance that for portable serves.


  2. Diego, I think that the cute little green guy wants to play also with your manpack radio !