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#95 - Yaesu 857D Radio Modification - Step-by-Step Guide

I recently started hearing people talk about doing single-sideband or SSB mode on 2-meter radios. Unfortunatley searching for a 2-meter radio that also does SSB is a little difficult. I realized a couple weeks ago that my Yaesu FT-857-D all-band, all-mode radio does allow SSB on 2-meters. Although I am able to do SSB on 2-meter, the stock Yaesu 857-D is not the best radio for this because the original frequency oscillator that comes installed in the radio from the factory would allow the frequency to drift a bit while transmitting depending on the temperature of the radio, which is very noticable when using SSB mode. As you are transmitting, the radio heats up a bit and while you are receivi

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