Palm Peg Legs for FT-817, 818
The Palm Peg Legs make using your FT-817, 818 at home so easy. Another great design from Palm Radio.
The Peg Leg tilt stand system was developed to improve the operating convenience of the Yaesu FT-817 by raising the front about an inch and a half. The result is easier reading of the display, and better access to the front-panel controls.
The Peg Leg system is an ingenious device, designed and manufactured in Germany. It comes as a kit including detailed mounting instructions and all necessary parts like washers, screws, etc. The Peg Legs are made of stainless steel for maximum strength, stability, and durability.
- The Peg Legs are permanently attached to the radio, so you won't lose them or have to search for them before your portable activities.
- The legs fold downwards in operation. They tilt back up and out of the way for storage or when transporting the rig.
- The kit includes non-skid rubber feet for both legs and self-adhesive rubber feet to stick on the rear area of the bottom cover. An 817 with Peg Legs installed will stay put!
- Durable but light-weight stainless steel is used for the legs and the screws, while high-quality nylon is used for the washers.
- Installation of the Peg Leg system does not interfere with shoulder strap attachment.
- All front panel controls and the jacks on the side remain accessible and fully functional. Because the rear of the radio is tilted downward, we recommend using the front antenna (BNC) jack.
NOTE: Pricing is for a pair of Peg Legs.
Download the Peg Leg Manual here.
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A great addition - tranforms the rig for shack or table use.
An essential item for using your rig on a tabletop and getting a better view of the controls. Simple and quick to fit - extremely natty idea.
This item is fantastic. I had to take a Dremel to the factory shoulder strap screws (they were so tight) so happy this kit came with spare screws incase I have difficulties in the future.
Easy to install, and better yet with the included feet the radio really grips to any surface.
Would recommend to any FT817 owner.
I purchased a set of Peglegs for my trusty FT-817 from Sotabeams and immediately set to work installing them following the very precise installation leaflet that came with them, 10mins later I had transformed the rig with this very useful cleverly designed added extra into a now very useable little rig.
As a relatively new HAM (M6) I have heard lots of great reports on the FT 817ND for QRP Portable, so much so that I got one as an early Christmas present. True to form, the radio is a little gem but one thing that lets it down when table top mounted is the screen is very difficult to see.
I bought these Peg Legs on the recommendation of another 817 owner and what a difference. The legs are easy to install, they are very good quality and even arrived with spare parts in a little bag. The radio can now be put on a flat surface with the legs deployed and the screen, operating knobs and dials can easily be seen and used. When the legs are put away, the radio easily fits into the carry bags that is designed for it.
All in all this is a great addition to the radio and I would strongly recommend them to any 817 owner/operator, they really do make life much easier.
Great product. It even came with some spare washers and bolts.
Went together in 5 minutes. Super result. The video by the way has the right and left legs interchanged - they ARE different. The right leg has an indent to work around the microphone plug...your demo hasthe right leg on the left of the radio, and vice versa.
an ideal way to lift up the 817 off the operating surface making it much more easy to read the display. Great instructions on YouTube, took me 30 mins to fit from unwrapping. I am very impressed with the peg legs, I ordered one day delivered the next, an
excellent service by an amateur for other amateurs. Highly recommended. Dave G0AYD.
Out of all the options available this is by far the best solution. The quality is excellent and a selection of spare parts are even included.
Fitting instructions are clear and easy to follow.
100% worth the money . . . go on treat yourself you will be glad you did.