NaBloPoMo – Communications: My First true Amateur Rado, Yaesu FT-227R

I traded a bunch of computer parts for this radio shortly after I got my license in 2004.   Strange guy I dealt with.   Later he wanted to start a Christian Amateur Radio Net etc.  Praying on the air I don’t get.  Anyway,  its a nice radio and was from an estate.  Or a SK (silent key).  I reckon the fellow who wanted to witness on the air got it at an auction or something.  Anyway,  the SK was KD9RH.    I left the sticker with his call sign on the radio.

The radio,  a Yaesu FT-227R,  was a fairly advanced radio for its time.   It had a digital display and could tune across the entire 2 meter band.  It had a switch for repeater offsets and a single memory.  A whopping 10 watts!  But also very reliable.  The last ones were made in 1981.  Mine works fine.  Not bad for a 30 year old radio.  I just recently semi-retired it due to the fact it does not have a PL Tone board installed and my favorite radio net moved to a repeater with tones.

Of course Pepper wanted to help:

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2 Responses to NaBloPoMo – Communications: My First true Amateur Rado, Yaesu FT-227R

  1. lurkertype says:

    I’m glad to see someone besides Hank helping out.

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