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    Hi all, appologies if this is the wrong form but I think it fits into the wireless settings.

    I'm looking at getting a yaesu vx7r and was wondering what people thought of it compared to other hand helds?

    Also does any one know if there is any difference between the US and European versions.

    I assume that you can allso use this to talk to people with FRS handhelds, is this possible if they use the security features?

  • #2
    Re: Yaesu radios

    Originally posted by ctx
    I'm looking at getting a yaesu vx7r and was wondering what people thought of it compared to other hand helds?
    it is my favorite radio, my last being a radioshit single band wonder of crap... very nice, programmable, software modifications... vx7commander is nice if you don't already use your ADMS-1G software...

    Originally posted by ctx
    Also does any one know if there is any difference between the US and European versions.
    At this time there are no 800Mhz modification for USA (A2) VX-7R's
    the US version does not have any cell mod support (at all), where the Jap/Euro Version does (and can be modified via software)...

    Originally posted by ctx
    I assume that you can allso use this to talk to people with FRS handhelds, is this possible if they use the security features?
    ... for use with FRS just use the freeband mod and you are all set.... of course this all implies FCC/HAM regulations regarding amat radio usage.

    Here are some useful links for the vx7r:
    [vx7 commander]
    http://www.qsl.net/kc8unj/VX7Commander.html

    [all the info you will ever want to know about the vx7r]
    http://mywpages.comcast.net/sllewd/vx7rmain.htm

    ... you can pick up everything you need from http://www.hamradio.com/

    *prices may have changed since last pasted:
    2) Manufacturer: YAESU
    Item : VX-7R BLACK
    Description : BLACK VERSION 6M/2M/440 5W 300MW 220MHZ HT 900 MEMS WIRES 1300MAH LI-ION BATT
    Price : $349.95
    Coupon/special : $50.00
    Your Final Cost : $299.95

    1) Manufacturer: YAESU
    Item : CD-15A
    Description : RAPID CHARGER VX-7R
    Price : $20.95

    2) Manufacturer: YAESU
    Item : CMP460A
    Description : WATERPROOF SPEAKER MIC VX7R

    4) Manufacturer: YAESU
    Item : CSC-88
    Description : SOFT CASE FOR VX-7R
    Price : $15.95

    1) Manufacturer: YAESU
    Item : CT-91
    Description : MICROPHONE ADPTR VX-7R
    Price : $10.95

    3) Manufacturer: YAESU
    Item : ADMS-1G
    Description : VX7R PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE NEEDS CT-91
    Price : $38.95

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    • #3
      How easy is it to buy a radio with out a licence from the US?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ctx
        How easy is it to buy a radio with out a licence from the US?
        online - easy as pie... rarely are you asked to provide credentials.
        in person - sometimes not as easy as you are asked your call sign - and are ill-prepared with such viable information - some retailers simply will not sell to non-hams... others are just wanting the money....

        ... You know it is really easy to get a license for technician class, even with the recently changed pools... http://www.arrl.org/ and qrz.com ... here is the link for the practice tests: http://www.qrz.com/p/testing.pl ... practice for a couple of weeks and you will ace the test... or you can do it the slow boring way and memorize the answers one by one - http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/pools.html ... 10 bux(locally priced) for 10 years... and you can't go wrong.

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        • #5
          One last one BW (thanks for all the info)
          is it likely to be an issue for a non us resident to buy a hand held when going to a shop (especially if they dont yet have a licence :)

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          • #6
            Check out the new HAM forums hosted by c2Security http://www.c2security.org/ham/index.php

            Also check out the online reviews of the VX 7R at eHam.net
            http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/2350

            Finally, your best bet online retailers are HRO:
            http://www.hamradio.com/

            and AES:
            http://www.aesham.com/

            As for your questions, I agree with BW. The Vx 7R is great. Buying online w/o out license is easy for US Residents. I don't know about Canadians.

            You might want to consider just getting your license. It is really pretty easy and there are tons of online resources and practice tests:

            http://www.w8mhb.com/exam/online/
            http://199.245.125.13/p/testing.pl

            Good luck.
            perl -e 'print pack(c5, (41*2), sqrt(7056), (unpack(c,H)-2), oct(115), 10)'

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            • #7
              Right, sorry to drag this up, in the end I didnt get the vx7r while in the states, but I've found a supplier who is selling a B2 version but mentioned that they could set it up to be a B3

              Now from what I was aware there were only the following types

              TYP: A2 USA
              TYP: C2 Eurpe
              TYP: A1 Japan
              TYP: B Can be configed for any country.

              Does any one know what the B2 and B3 are.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ck3k
                hrm, I wonder how hard it would be to lock down a A1 version, I want a Ham just to mess with. I am sure it will turn into another hobby.
                It depends on the ROMs the radio is using - so usually it's just easier to get the one you want for the band you can't normally get wherever you are now.
                Last edited by skroo; September 24, 2003, 19:04.
                ~:CK:~
                I would like to meet a 1 to keep my 0 company.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ck3k
                  boy it is odd to answer my own question :D I am gonna try and get one, I mean, there not to expensive. Guess I got another hobby.
                  My bad - I evidently hit 'edit' on your post, not 'reply'. Or we can put it down to a gross abuse of moderator powers in an attempt to confuse you for our own nefarious ends :)
                  Last edited by skroo; September 27, 2003, 11:35.
                  ~:CK:~
                  I would like to meet a 1 to keep my 0 company.

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                  • #10
                    Thread moved to Got Questions.

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