BHI Radiomate Compact Keyboard (for FT-817/857/897)


The BHI radio mate compact keypad for the Yaesu FT-817, FT-857 and FT-897 is a robust, compact remote keypad that enables many of the common functions of these radios to be used more easily.


Portable, mobile, and handicap operators will delight in the added ease of using their radios. The radio mate requires no external power and connects to the DIN-8 ACC Socket/CAT interface of the radios. A LED indicates the present mode of the radio mate with red for the memory mode, green for the direct frequency entry mode, and yellow for the modulation mode.

  • Quick easy band change at touch of a button (by using the onboard memories)
  • Quick and easy modulation selection in any mode to any mode by a single selection
  • Quick memory function (40 memories), press to recall, press and hold to store (freq and mode)
  • Quick and easy intelligent direct frequency input and frequency nudge function
  • Swap VFO A/B using the key
  • VFO A=B using a long press of the key
  • Split VFO mode by pressing the Clr button
  • Tune function enabling up to a 10 second carrier to tune an ATU
  • Keypad dimensions approximately 152 x 102 x 25 mm
  • On/Off power switch

Additional information

Weight 1 kg