An easy to connect external display for Yaesu FT-857, FT-857D, FT-897 & FT-897D. CatDisplay plugs into the transceiver CAT port. It reads data from the transceiver, detects & decodes any changes then updates the display. As you change modes, the CatDisplay changes the information shown. At a glance, you instantly see important settings for the current mode.
Ideal for the visually impaired. Light, easy to connect, easy to use. Vastly improves your rig experience. Makes a complicated transceiver easier to use.
Less searching through menus, less chance of forgetting. Simple plug-and-play installation, automatically detects Cat speed. Ideal for rigs suffering from failing LCD - missing lines & segments. CatDisplay reads information from the transceiver only. It does not write information to the transceiver and cannot be used to control the transceiver.
Unlike computer programs & other displays that control the transceiver, CatDisplay will not cause EEPROM wear and will therefore not cause damage to the transceiver. Does not have a CAT pass through port so you cannot plug another device into the CatDisplay.Transceiver must be in VFO mode to reliably read many settings. CTCSS, DCS, memory tags, extended memory functions and other less frequently used features are not displayed. Some changes on the transceiver do not show up immediately because the transceiver does not update its EEPROM immediately. This is a function of Yaesu control program and not CatDisplay. Does not show SWR, but does have high SWR indicator, output power & modulation meters.
Cat cable has pins in its plugs & they only go in one way. Do not force them or you will break the plug, socket or both. The TFT display is fragile and can be broken. Treat it with respect, do not place it in direct sunlight, do not squeeze or press on it.High RF fields may cause interference. If the display becomes corrupted during transmit, this is likely due to high RF field which needs to be remedied. The most common cause is poor earth connection, high antenna SWR or very close proximity to the antenna. Lefever in Belgium are a very early version of CatDisplay hardware and firmware & will not be supported by me.
The latest hardware is v1.43 and firmware is v2. This sale is for one tested and assembled CatDisplay and includes 1.5m Cat cable. Does not include power supply or transceiver. CatDisplay is very easy to install & a user guide is supplied. This is a technical product hand made by a hobbyist.
ACHTUNG DEUTSCHER KUNDE: Die Lieferung in Ihr Land dauert lange. Manchmal bis zu 10 Wochen. Wenn Sie dies bestellen, erklären Sie sich damit einverstanden, mindestens 10 Wochen vor der Einreichung eines Anspruchs auf Nichtlieferung zu warten. The item "Original CatDisplay 3.5 TFT Display Yaesu FT-857 FT-857D" is in sale since Monday, January 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Radio Communication\Ham, Amateur Radio\Other Ham Radio Equipment".The seller is "c_day-nz" and is located in Oamaru. This item can be shipped worldwide.