For sale is an grab bag of two accessories for your Yaesu FT-817/817ND/818ND: a “Universal QSYer” external numeric keypad, and an Anderson PowerPole adapter including a set of connectors. Both are “new old stock” – brand new and never used.
The external “Universal QSYer” keypad is in new-in-box condition. This was a product made by Coastal Chip to provide a method for direct frequency entry for radios that lacked numeric keypads. This product has been discontinued but was extremely popular for radios like the Yaesu FT-817/857/897 series, as well as the Icom IC-706 series. The best part is that you can easily switch it back and forth between models and between brands, so you can use it with a variety of radios in the same shack.
It comes with a cable for the Icom CI-V connection; for other brands like Yaesu or Kenwood you need to make a cable but it’s dead simple. All you need is a DIN plug (no other cables were ever supplied – this is how the keypad was shipped by the manufacturer). The instructions for making any necessary cables are included. Here is some info: https://www.eham.net/reviews/view-product?id=3743
The Anderson PowerPole adapter is a clever and well-known device that attaches to the back to the transceiver and is held in by a screw that goes into the ground terminal (the installation screw is included). It has a power connector that sits in the power port of the radio, which is connected to a pair of PowerPole connectors. This is a more convenient and less fragile arrangement than constantly plugging and unplugging the radio’s little barrel connector. This adapter includes a set of genuine Anderson PowerPole connectors for you to rig up a power cable, with 15A inserts.
Price for the keypad and PowerPole adapter set is $75, plus $25 for shipping almost anywhere in Canada by tracked and fully-insured Canada Post service. Preferred payment method is Interac email transfer. Price is net to me; I will gladly take PayPal but you will need to cover any fees (or use the personal transaction method).
Local (socially-distanced) pickup is available in Sudbury for $75, for which you can pay cash if you prefer.
All of the transceivers and accessories I’m selling were purchased on On March 7, 2021 from TNT Auctions here in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, at an auction for the estate of a local SK (Richard Stepien, VE3EWS). Richard was a wealthy recluse who loved to collect things but almost never used the things he bought. Most of his gear wasn’t even opened.
Please reach out if you have any questions!
73 de VE3YHF