FT-817 Mods

published 16.04.2019

The Yaesu FT-817nd is a nice all-band transceiver, capable of producing ~5W output power on most bands.

This 3d-printed adapter by OE5JFE can be screwed into the ground terminal of the radio and replaces the unstable and loose barrel connector with an XT60. Common RC 3S lipo batteries can now also be connected directly to the radio.

Because I rarely use the PL jack, I've also printed an endcap for the antenna connector.