A stand for my FT-817

One of the drawbacks of the ubiquitous Yaesu FT-817 is that when it is sitting on the bench ready for use, it’s so difficult to read the display. This is because it is on the leading edge and not the top of the rig as is common with trial-type designs.

So to see what others had done to rectify this situation, I took to the internet and ran a search. I soon come up with the web page of Alex, KR1ST and read about how he turned an old DVD case into a stand for his FT-817. Check his page out here: http://www.kr1st.com/ft817stand.htm

I followed his instructions to the letter and ended up with a fine business stand for my FT-817.

The old plastic case, once I had cut it as instructed.

The old plastic case, once I had cut it as instructed.

Then it was time to put it together and try it out.

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The proof of the pudding is in the eating, as the old saying goes. Time to put the radio onto the stand.

Fits perfectly, as if it were made to measure.

Fits perfectly, as if it were made to measure.

A view from the operating position.

Now the view of the display is just perfect.

Now the view of the display is just perfect.

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