Yeasu to discontinue production of the FT-897

Posted: June 9, 2014 in Uncategorized


It’s been reported today that Yaesu plans to discontinue production of the venerable FT-897 radio. This is a “nifty” radio that is like a Swiss Army knife of radios. While I have not owned one of these rigs, they are quite popular and easy to use. It can even be run on its own battery power. Sadly, I also learned at the Dayton Hamvention that the equally venerable and quite popular ICOM IC-7000 is also being discontinued. No word on any replacement radios for these two fun radios.


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