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RE: Yaesu VX7R



I've owned a VX5R for several years now and found it to be a super HT; full
featured, sensitive receiver, not easily overloaded.  Yes, the case can get
hot, particularly if you leave it sitting on your carseat with the windows
closed, in the hot Midwest summertime.  I've been using mine for my downlink
on UO-14 and been very impressed with the performance, even with the
rubberduck.  I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a reliable,
easy-to-operate/program HT.

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick Moretti [mailto:pmoretti@wi.rr.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 12:25 PM
To: jeff w griffin; amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org; Jay Urish
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Yaesu VX7R


I agree! I picked up a VX7R despite my previous experience with the VX5R...
they are both in a class to be ignored! Lots of features that's true, but so
easily overloaded by adjacent transmissions (or not so near also) that they
can't function in any city or even small town environment. Also note, on
transmit, both of these radios get extremely hot - to hot to hold - if
running a nominal 5 watts - and you are expected to hold them as your hand
is part of the heat-sink and antenna counterpoise!

Lot's of fun features thought...  Planning to run UO14 from underwater?
Maybe the Arrow Antenna guys can come up with a "Harpoon special".

Enough levity (or attempt) my recommendation is DON'T!

Patrick
W9UQ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jay Urish" <j@yourlinuxguru.com>
To: "jeff w griffin" <kb2wqm@juno.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Yaesu VX7R


> I would get nether.
>
> Unless you plan on operating in the middle of nowhere, these are easily
> overloaded.
>
>
> At 11:15 AM 8/20/2002 -0400, jeff w griffin wrote:
> >I've been contemplating getting a Yaesu VX7R for portable MM and sat ops.
> >I also heard some report's that the VX7R's receiver isn't as good as the
> >VX5R. Has anyone used the VX7R, and can report on it's real world rx
> >sensitivity ?
> >
> >73 Jeff kb2m
>
>
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