# FT-857 Transceiver weight reduction and other tips for portable operation

1. The top and bottom cover, tuning knob and connector plug weight more than 1kg !

2. I have replaced the top and bottom cover and tuning knob by plastic parts printed on 3D printer (material PLA).

3. The original loudspeaker is attached to new plastic cover using tape.

4. All STL models of the replacement parts can be downloaded here: ft857_stl.zip