I placed a bulk order with Jon N0WL for his nifty 3D printed FT-817 PowerPole adpater. The bulk order was made for members of the VK1 SOTA group. Today, Wednesday 29 Nov 17 the parcel arrived from the US, 7 days after placing the order, that’s great service. 🙂
As most FT-817 owners know the DC power socket is a design feature that frustrates many. It’s very easy to dislodge the DC connector, moreover due to frequent use and movement (vibration) the DC socket is known to separate from the PC board. IMHO Jon’s inovative solution is brilliant. 😉
Remove the radio’s earth screw, place the adapter in place and secure with the delivered screw. No more accidental DC barrel connector ‘falling out’ of the radio’s power socket.