Yaesu VX-7R (50/144/430 TriBand Transceiver)

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Would you recommend this radio to your friends?

Highly Recommend
5
63%
Somewhat Recommend
1
13%
Would Not Recommend
2
25%
 
Total votes: 8

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Yaesu VX-7R (50/144/430 TriBand Transceiver)

#1

Post by OLLIE » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:26 am

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Protected against water ingress by a wide array of rubber gaskets and other weatherproofing techniques, the VX-7R is rated for 30 minutes of submersion at a depth of 3 feet (JIS-7), plus a tough magnesium body with rubber bumper pads, making it ideal for outdoor use. Plus you get Dual Receive, 50/144/430 MHz operation plus wide-band receive coverage, a full color status indicator Strobe, and an "Internet" key for quick access to the exciting new WIRES™ repeater-internet linking system.

I love this little Handheld Tranciever. This little guy is what got me hooked on being able to fully monitor two frequencies at one time. This radio acted as my mobile unit in the "BugEater" until I settled on a mobile unit. Now I use this little HT for hiking and when I'm out of my rig during runs for spotting, chatting , etc.
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Re: Yaesu VX-7R (50/144/430 TriBand Transceiver)

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Post by traveltoad » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:37 am

I love my VX-7
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#3

Post by eubi » Sun May 04, 2008 6:55 pm

I did vote that I would recommend this radio, but with reservations:

It was my first radio, and I didn't understand most of what it could do. I'm glad I had a good Elmer to get me going, or it would be a brick today.

Ditch the rubber duck and get a better aftermarket antenna.

Since I use this radio cycling and canoeing, a waterproof speaker mike is a must.

I still have to consult the manual any time I add a new frequency into storage! There are a heck of a lot of menus to navigate through.

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Post by cruiserlarry » Thu May 08, 2008 6:44 pm

I really enjoy my VX7R - I find it easier to use than the Kenwood TH-6As I have (although those are good radios as well, IMO)

As with most newer ham gear, it is laden with features, many of which most will need or use. I suggest becoming familiar with the basic functions you are likely to use regularly, and learn the rest on an as-needed basis...
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Post by SinCityBrian » Thu May 08, 2008 7:44 pm

It's the HT I would have bought but I received a Kenwood TH-F6A as a xmas present last year - both great radios
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#6

Post by brentbba » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:00 pm

I've narrowed my choice on an HT to complement my FT-8800 to either the Yaesu VX-6 or VX-7. I really like the dual band feature the 7 has over the 6 and that'll probably be the determining feature because they seem in all other facets just about the same radio. Don't have the $$ for the new VX-8.


Any comments from anyone on the programming software available for the VX-7? I know there's a freebie out there and you just need to get the cables.

Also - anyone know VE6TEQ - I've seen his posts on a VX-7 Yahoo! board and wonder if he's a Toyota owner (TEQ)- will post on IH8MUD also.

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Re: Yaesu VX-7R (50/144/430 TriBand Transceiver)

#7

Post by OLLIE » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:02 pm

brentbba wrote:I've narrowed my choice on an HT to complement my FT-8800 to either the Yaesu VX-6 or VX-7. I really like the dual band feature the 7 has over the 6 and that'll probably be the determining feature because they seem in all other facets just about the same radio. Don't have the $$ for the new VX-8.


Any comments from anyone on the programming software available for the VX-7? I know there's a freebie out there and you just need to get the cables.

Also - anyone know VE6TEQ - I've seen his posts on a VX-7 Yahoo! board and wonder if he's a Toyota owner (TEQ)- will post on IH8MUD also.
You won't be disappointed with this radio. The difference between the VX-6 and the VX-7 and the bands they are capable of and the dual monitor capability. I program mine the hard way... :lol:
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Re: Yaesu VX-7R (50/144/430 TriBand Transceiver)

#8

Post by cruiserlarry » Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:15 am

I use the VX-7 program andcable sold through Yaesu, made by RT System. It works OK, and saves a lot of time entering stuff into the radio or changing default settings. Also allows you to keep files of your freqs / settings, so if you have to reset it, you can reload your stuff quickly. I downloaded a couple of programs that have a better interface / easier programming, but I couldn't get either to upload properly to the radio itself...
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