Re: Has anyone received an FT-897 with a "3" serial #? - YES
I purchased my FT-897 from Martin Lynch & Son here in the UK.
Serial number is 3C1100?? on the lable it also shows:
FT-897 Made in Japan Jan
Mike Made in China
Shouldn't say this but all the reports received to date have been:
Good clean signal
Sounds very solid
Great Audio .....
Maybe I should not speak too early but I am happy.
de Bryan M3OIC/2E1OIC
--- In FT897@yahoogroups.com, "Pat" <pat_07885@y...> wrote:
> If yes, where did you get it? I have emailed Giga Parts, HRO and
> AES, none of them have any yet. They all said "maybe in the next
> shipment". It doesn't make any sense to me to buy an earlier
> production unit that I know has to go back to Yaesu.
> Also, am I making a correct assumption in thinking that the units
> manufactured this calendar year will have most of the bugs worked
> out and updates included?
> Maybe it's better to wait another 6 months or a year to buy my
> I wanted to buy one at Dayton but did not because of the issues I
> read about here.Too bad, this was going to be my Field Day rig