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Author Topic: Yaesu FT 7900R  (Read 616 times)
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« on: January 27, 2015, 01:52:45 PM »

After long hours of looking at 2/70cm mobile radios, I think that I am going to buy the Yaesu FT7900R. Many of the other radios, came with CD disk and cable for programming. Not that I am not familiar with a computer, but I kinda like the idea of just being able to, mount the radio and run my wires and turn on and talk. My only question is, since I am a new to ham, I guess that I am really asking if, the radio is worth spending almost $300.00. Any help would be great.
Glenn
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2015, 05:49:35 PM »

Hi Glenn,

I have a FT-7900 and the older FT-7800.  I like both radios, and they both have a lot of features and offer operation on both 2M and 70cm.  My only complaint is that they don't have a very large speaker, and are a bit hard to hear under certain conditions.  I added an external speaker to my 7900 and no longer have any problems hearing the audio.  Both rigs have been solid performers, and I have had zero problems with them over the last 3 years.  I bought the 7800 used.

Be aware that although the 7900 is a dual band radio, it will only operate on one band at a time.  There is no crossband repeat capability.  As far as programming, I did both of my radios by hand.  It took some time, but it can be accomplished without a computer.  I programmed in close to 200 memories on both radios.  I like the memory banks and hyper memory functions.

Maybe the grass is greener on the other side, but if I were to do it again and I was buying new, I would probably try a Kenwood TM-V71a.  It is currently listed on HRO for $364.95 whereas the 7900 is listed for $323.95.  Maybe you have a line on a 7900 that is cheaper.  Also, if you haven't already, spend a little time on the eham reviews.  You'll get a pretty good feel for the good, bad, ugly, etc... of the radio.  Have fun!!

Wane - KB7FSC
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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 05:26:56 AM »

I have an FT7900, FT8800 and TMV71A.  Of the three, the TMV71A gives you the most features and is IMHO the best value.
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