Which is Best

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Which is Best

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Hi Folks
Just getting into SW
And wondering if anybody could advise me on the Following
which is best

Yaesu FRG 7700
OR
Yaesu FRG 100

Thanks in Advance

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Have a look here for a review.
https://www.eham.net/reviews/view-product?id=476
https://www.eham.net/reviews/view-product?id=1808

just bear in mind your receiver is only as good has your aerial :D
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And treat those reviews as entertainment only. All it's worth.
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If your after a base station go for the frg100. I have had it over a year and had some good stations to listen to. More and more people are going over to sdr though.
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You may want to look at the Alinco DX-R8. This is a current model and not much more expensive than than the second hand Yaesu 100/7700 rigs

https://swling.com/blog/2011/09/alinco-dx-r8t-review/
https://www.nevadaradio.co.uk/amateur-r ... inco-dx-r8

If you want to also have some PC control, programming, recording, scheduled tuning, +++ then my DriveR8 Control Program (free) is available as well.

See:
https://www.nick-bailey.co.uk/DriveR8/index.html
https://www.nick-bailey.co.uk/DriveR8/M ... anual.html
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picked up a frg 7700 cheers
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Still got a Lowe HF150 for what limited shortwave listening I do.......
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Chris64ex4 wrote: 21 Jan 2020, 13:28 Still got a Lowe HF150 for what limited shortwave listening I do.......
Then you need:

https://www.nick-bailey.co.uk/hf150/index.html

:D
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scan125 wrote: 22 Jan 2020, 18:57
Chris64ex4 wrote: 21 Jan 2020, 13:28 Still got a Lowe HF150 for what limited shortwave listening I do.......
Then you need:

https://www.nick-bailey.co.uk/hf150/index.html

:D
Indeed but I need a new 3 way input level switch for the back of it first, existing one a bit knackered....
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Chris64ex4 wrote: 13 Feb 2020, 18:23 Indeed but I need a new 3 way input level switch for the back of it first, existing one a bit knackered....
Do you mean serial communications IF-150 interface?

If so then to find a replacement these days is going to be really difficult.

You can build my project though, which quite a few people have successfully done.

https://www.nick-bailey.co.uk/if150/index.html
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scan125 wrote: 14 Feb 2020, 12:36
Chris64ex4 wrote: 13 Feb 2020, 18:23 Indeed but I need a new 3 way input level switch for the back of it first, existing one a bit knackered....
Do you mean serial communications IF-150 interface?

If so then to find a replacement these days is going to be really difficult.

You can build my project though, which quite a few people have successfully done.

https://www.nick-bailey.co.uk/if150/index.html
No it's the 3 way switch on the back which selects the antenna input sensitivity. I'll have to download the circuit diagram and see if another 3 position switch will do.
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