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Yaesu ft-8800 dual band mobile

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Re: Yaesu ft-8800 dual band mobile

Postby KJ4CYM » Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:04 pm

I hate to raise a twice-dead thread again, but I am really thinking about an FT-8800 and I really found this info helpful.
Is there anything more that could be seen as a con for this unit?

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Re: Yaesu ft-8800 dual band mobile

Postby goondaddy » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:25 pm

I've always been a fan of Yaesu products, even through thier "Hard" times, I'm presently using a 7800 as a mobile, another close friend of mine chose the 8800, and we've both had quite a bit of experience with it, it's rejection of intermod is very high, higher than that of the 7800 (figures...), but in our locale, we are some of the loudest (within deviation limits), and 3 out of 4 of our group have purchased Yaesu's, the fella that bought Icom did so more as a mounting convienience in his new truck, it has a small head unit, and the microphone is actually attached to the main unit.

As for the Yaesu cons, the microphone jack and connector style is the only complaint I have, why is it on the right hand side? Why is it connected with a cheesy-ass jack? Why is there no strain relief on the mic cord? The only other shortcoming (not p.e.) is that the 7800 and the 8800 have 50 watts on 2-meter, but on the 70cm band, the 7800 has 40 watts, and the 8800 has 35, I know it's not a grand problem, but it seems to matter enough that I've heard it mentioned a time or two....

I believe that the 8800 is a good radio for the money...
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Re: Yaesu ft-8800 dual band mobile

Postby XTS3000 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:51 am

The 8800 does a excellent job at crossbanding - only reason I got one a few years ago :mjban:

I think they got it right with the 8800!

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Postby va3wxm » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:46 pm

Only thing missing for crossbanding is remote control.

If Kenwood can do it, why hot Yaesu? :bnypancake:

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Postby CRM-114 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:57 pm

It would be cool to have the APRS ID act as an ID in crossband mode.
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Postby KC9UZB » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:13 am

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Re: Yaesu ft-8800 dual band mobile

Postby BlakJak » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:20 pm

I'm actually more worried about trying to get those damn fine wires back into a replacement jack should I try to replace it myself...
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Postby vxo » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:43 am

I have the 7800R and am considering a modification to eliminate that stupid RJ jack. Thanks for reminding me... I just went ahead and exploited Neutrik's sample program to get an 8 pin Neutricon and jack to get around that crap. I've always liked the way the nice little three jawed chuck inside Neutrik's connectors works - it's like a drill chuck. That cable is NOT going to tear out.
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Re: Yaesu ft-8800 dual band mobile

Postby goondaddy » Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:07 am

We have two of these radios in our group now, would like more info about what you're doing with these connectors, mine isn't giving any grief yet, but it's only been in service since June, my friend has his mounted over his sun visor in a yj, his install is cool, but his mic is a pain in the ass to hassle with sometimes....
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Re: Yaesu ft-8800 dual band mobile

Postby jdh » Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:05 am

Parts and labor to fix the low output on my 8900 was $49.00 at Yaesu. Turn around was 5 days.
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Re: Yaesu ft-8800 dual band mobile

Postby goondaddy » Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:23 pm

That's kinda surprising, I've heard some pretty horrific stories regarding Yaesu's customer service.
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Postby KG6EAQ » Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:25 pm

The mic jack wasn't that big of a problem. Back in my Explorer I used some CAT5 to extend the mic jack to down by the seat and I used a regular 6P6C connector and jack to extend it to a better location. I had used the same technique to mount the head in a better location. The $50 Yaesu kit is a rip off, you can buy the bracket they include from Burghardt for $4, a YSK-7800. The control head and speaker cables they include can be had easily for under $10 and for most people, a custom cable works better anyways.

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Re: Yaesu ft-8800 dual band mobile

Postby kd5gke » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:47 pm

I've had an 8800 in my truck for the past ~9 months. The only problem I've had with it is the 440 side takes intermod in like a mexican whore when I drive through downtown Houston. The 144 side is nice and quiet though, and that's what I use the most, so I can't bitch too much.

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Re: Yaesu ft-8800 dual band mobile

Postby motorola_otaku » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:16 pm

Not to be too much of a gloating prick, but my /\/\ Astro Spectras hear nary a peep of intermod in downtown Houston, even on no-tone frequencies. :baby:

And yes, it is dense down there. The big offenders are the 490 LTR systems, HPD/HFD (the majority of their transmitters are on One Shell Plaza) and Reliant/HL&P's mobile data system on 451/452 MHz.
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