Notes from the shack…
New Yaesu FT-710 announced
The ham radio internet world is abuzz this week with the announcement of the new Yaesu FT-710. This is 160-6M transceiver. 100 Watt output.
The preliminary information on the Yaesu website seems to indicate this is a replacement for the FT-891. Ham Radio Outlet has the FT-891 steeply discounted at this time.
The new FT-710 has 2 USB ports and a built in antenna tuner. It appears to be a miniaturized version of the FT10DX. It is not clear from the Yaesu site or the articles I have seen if it has a built in sound card. I expect it does, but do not know.
If you have a FT-891 and you are looking for a very portable HF radio with 100 Watt capability, the FT-710 looks like a good option.
The radio has recently received FCC authorization and can be sold at this time.
See ‘ya down the log.