I really like the way the Ft-857D and the ATAS 120 screwdriver antenna work together. A single button push on the radio and the antenna will adjust itself to the resonant position for 70 centimeters to 40meters. The receiver is sensitive enough to pull out the weak ones and the 500 Hz filter does it's job nicely. Here are some pictures of my mobile station.
The microphone is for 2 mtr operation. The FT-857D's control head is mounted
I had to cover my chrome Bencher paddles with black Duct Tape. The chrome was
No station is complete without the antenna.
I modified a Diamond K400 mount and bolted it below the edge cap on
Last Updated: 01/02/2008