Amateur Radio Accessories

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the 857/891 sprint /escort 6+6 include the battery and charger?     No they do not. The batteries and charger are sold separately and supplied through Bioennopower.com. This decision was made in order to assure that you get the freshest battery possible and the lowest price on both the battery and charger. ( links provided in our online store)

Can I use a batteries from a different company?   Yes if you can find one that fits the battery box however Bioenno power has designed a custom battery to fit the Sprint 6+6 series and is extremely competitive with the pricing.

Can I use my radio totally portable with the sprint systems?   Yes. After you purchase your battery and install it , All you need to do is make the necessary wiring connections to the battery, charge the battery and connect your antenna (not included) and you are ready to operate. Always ensure proper power settings and antenna matching.

How much transmit power can I use while running on battery power   That depends on the battery choice and mode that you are using. Check the max current draw in the battery specifications. The 6+6 system will allow about 50 watts SSB with 1 battery and full 100 watts with 2 batteries and the optional splitter cable.

I noticed that in your photos and videos you show Anderson® connectors on the batteries and radios. Why is that?  We reccommend Anderson® connectors be used whenever possible. They are becomming the standard for many DC connections.

Will the 817 escort fit both the FT-817 and the FT-818? Yes. The 817 escort fits both radios.