Originally Posted by Bruce Miller
The Yaesu web site claims the FT-817ND will operate on all bands 160-10 meters, 6 meters, 2 meters, plus 70cm. How come this one won't work on the WARC bands? It seems to me that the one in Fort Collins comes with too much baggage. Too much bad history. And if it really doesn't have WARC band capabilities, it's not worth anywhere near the asking price. Buyer beware!
The W4RT mods and the Collins filters alone are worth $400, more if the mods included the dual Heil mic elements.
The 1st gen 817's (non ND's) had a problems with the PA and it sounds like that problem has been fixed. 1st gens didn't have the WARC bands programed in, Yaesu has since released a firmware update to solve that problem as well ('cept 60 meters is not channelized, But we're hams and can figure that out