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Successor to the Yaesu FT-817 and Yaesu FT-817ND, released in March 2018. Improved specs include 60 m support, higher capacity battery pack and TCXO-9 fitted as standard.

The FT-818 provides 6W of solid output power with an external DC power source. The supplied Ni-MH battery pack (SBR-32MH) has been upgraded to now provide larger battery capacity - 9.6v/ 1900mAh. The recent launch of several new satellites is a certain indicator that the large global community of satellite enthusiast are going to be very delighted to learn that the FT-818 includes a Built-in TCXO-9 oscillator that gives the FT-818 fantastic frequency stability (±0.5ppm).

The FT-818 includes all the useful functions that are included in the FT-817ND: Dual VFOs; Split-Frequency operation; IF Shift; Clarifier “R.I.T”; IF Noise Blanker; RF Gain and Squelch control; IPO (Intercept Point Optimization); AM Aircraft reception; AM and FM Broadcast reception; VOX; Built-in Electronic Keyer; Adjustable CW Pitch; Automatic Repeater Shift (ARS); Built-in CTCSS Encoder/ Decoders; 208 memory channels with 10 memory groups; two antenna connectors; Automatic Power-Off (APO) and Time-Out-Timer(TOT) functions; and so on.


General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  6m  2m  70cm  10m 
Frequency stability
± 0.5 p.p.m. with buit-in TCXO-9
Tuning steps
10 / 100 Hz
208 channels in 10 bank(s)


0.01-33 / 33-56 / 76-108 / 108-154 / 420-470 MHz
AM   FM   W-FM   CW   USB   LSB   AFSK  
100 kHz-1.8 MHz: Outside guaranteed range
1.8-28 MHz 0.25 µV
28-30 MHz 0.25 µV
50-54 MHz 0.2 µV
144/430 MHz 0.125 µV

100-500 kHz: Outside guaranteed range
500 kHz - 1.8 MHz 32 µV
1.8-28 MHz 2 µV
28-30 MHz 2 µV
50-54 MHz 2 µV
144/430 MHz Not supported

28-30 MHz 0.5 µV
50-54 MHz 0.32 µV
144/430 MHz 0.2 µV

IPO, ATT off, SSB/CW/AM = 10 dB S/N, FM = 12 dB SINAD
AM: 6 kHz (-6 dB), 20 kHz (-60 dB)
FM: 15 kHz (-6 dB), 30 kHz (-60 dB)
SSB/CW: 2.2 kHz (-6 dB), 4.5 kHz (-60 dB)
SSB (optional YF-122S installed): 2.3 kHz/4.7 kHz (–66 dB)
CW (optional YF-122C installed): 500 Hz/2.0 kHz
CW (optional YF-122CN installed): 300 Hz/1.0 kHz
See selectivity
Receiver system
Single / Double conversion superheterodyne + DSP
1st: 68.33 MHz
2nd: 455 kHz
Image rejection
HF: 70 dB, VHF: 60 dB
Audio output
1 W internal + 3.5mm jack (4-16 Ohms)


160-10 / 6 / 2 m / 70 cm
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   AFSK  
SSB/CW/FM: 6 W max, AM: 2 W max


BNC + SO-239


Power requirements
13.8 V DC or 9.6 V Li-ion (1900 mAh)
Current drain RX
450 mA
2.7 A max


Dimensions (w×h×d)
135 × 38 × 165 mm (5.31 × 1.50 × 6.50 in) w/o knob and connector
900 gr (2.0 lbs) w/o Battery, Antenna and Microphone
Form factor
Between 2018 and 20xx in Japan

Other features

Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Increased power output 6W(SSB, CW, FM) 2.0W(AM Carrier) *NEW!
Improved frequency stability ±0.5 p.p.m. : Built-in TCXO-9 *NEW!
Larger battery capacity : 9.6V/1,900mAh (SBR-32) *NEW!
208 Memory Channels / 10 Memory Groups
Operates on 160-10m , HF, 6m, 2m and 70 cm Bands
Ultra Compact and Portable
Two Antenna Connectors
IF Shift, IF Noise Blanker, IPO, ATT
CW "Semi-Break-in", CW Reverse, CW Pitch Control
Built-in Electronic Keyer
Multi-Color Easy to see LCD
Internal Battery Operation Capability
CSC-83: Carrying case
CT-39A: Packet cable
CT-62: CAT interface cable, RS-232C
E-DC-6: DC cable
FBA-28: Battery case for 8*LR6/AA alkaline cells
MH-31A8J: Standard microphone
MH-36E8J: DTMF microphone
PA-48C: Battery charger, 100-240 V AC. 12 V DC, 500 mA
SBR-32: NiMh battery pack. 9.6 V, 1900 mAh
USB-62: CAT interface cable, USB
YF-122C: 500 Hz Collins CW filter. IF: 455 kHz
YF-122CN: 300 Hz Collins CW filter. IF: 455 kHz
YF-122S: 2.3 kHz Collins SSB filter. IF: 455 kHz
YHA-63: Rubber antenna, 6 m/2 m/70 cm
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Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Yaesu FT-818ND Operating Manual PDF - 1.48 MB, submitted by RigReference
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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Yaesu FT-818 is around:

  • EUR 533.00 ~ EUR 541.00
  • USD 688.00 ~ USD 613.00

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2023 EUR 759.00 New / Mint Sandip
2021 EUR 550.00 Used / Mint oe3gas
2021 USD 700.00 New / Mint souchan473
2019 USD 680.00 New / Mint KV4NK
2018 USD 849.00 New / Mint RigReference

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