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 Don`t kill your radio with hardware modifications. Try to use the software solution. Peter, VK2IT supplied a great tool as freeware. Please check his advice from the readme-file first. DOWNLOAD

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Found the radio first on the web at Universal-Radio

The FT-897 battery charging scheme: PA-26 AC-Adapter (24VDC, 1.85A) to CD-24  Rapid Charger (input: 13.8VDC at 2.3A or 24V at 2A; output: 16.5V at 1.4A) to  battery. Each battery has its own rear panel charging connector

inside the bottom of an FT-897 showing the twin fans and twin 4500 mAH Ni-MH  battery packs


* TX Frequency Coverage: 160 - 10 Meters, 50 MHz,  144 MHz, 430-450 MHz, plus Alaska Emergency Channel (5167.5 kHz).
* RX Frequency Coverage: 100 kHz - 56 MHz; 76 - 154  MHz; 420 - 470 MHz. (Exact frequency range may be slightly different)
* Power Output: 100 watts HF-6M, 50 watts 2 M, 20  watts 70 cm. (20 watts on battery)
* Operating Modes: USB, LSB, CW, AM, FM, W-FM, Digital (AFSK), Packet (1200/9600  FM).
* Digital Modes: RTTY, PSK31-U,  PSK31-L, and User defined USB/LSB (SSTV, Pactor, etc.).
* U.S. Weather Band reception.
* Built-in 3-Message Memory Keyer.
* Multi-Color LCD Multi-function Display.
* Bar-Graph Metering of Power Output, ALC, SWR,  Modulation.
* Optional Narrow CW and SSB  Filters.
* AGC Fast-Slow-Auto-Off  Selection.
* RF Gain/Squelch Control/IF  Control.
* Built-in Noise Blanker.
* AM and FM broadcast reception.
* Dual VFOs, Split Capability, IF Shift, and R.I.T.  ("Clarifier").
* Wide/Narrow FM Selection.
* AM Aircraft Reception.
* Dedicated SSB-based Digital Mode for PSK31 on  USB/LSB, AFSK RTTY, etc.
* Built-in CW  Electronic Keyer and Semi-Break-In.
* Transverter Interface Jack.
* Built-in  VOX.
* Carry Handle.
* Built-in CTCSS and DCS.
* ARTSâ„¢ (Auto-Range Transponder System).
* Smart Search  Automatic Memory Loading System.
* Spectrum Scope.
* 200 Regular Memories, plus Home Channels and  Band-Limit (PMS) Memories.
* Alpha-Numeric  Labeling of Memory Channels.
* Automatic  Power-Off (APO) and Tx Time-Out Timer (TOT) Features.
* CAT System Computer Control Capability Cloning  Capability. 

More details from FCC`s database

I strictly suggest to vist the FCC database for further details. Please understand I do not link my page to an official US government owned web page... I am not sure if allowed or not. But the use of the FCC database is free for public... so, please use the following link and copy it into your browser:

pictures FT 897, battery case, internal power supply !!!


All FCC test documentation regarding FT 897:



If you get no direkt connect, please go to the FCC`s web page and enter “K66” for the YAESU code and “FT-897” for the product code.