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Author Topic: Yaesu FT-7100M Question?  (Read 816 times)
HAMNEWBIE
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« on: January 31, 2002, 12:13:14 AM »

Hello,

I am looking to buy a new 2m/440 mobile.  I see that overall, this website pretty much can't stand the yaesu ft-7100m.  For the price though, I can't help but at least look at it.  

Are there any of them out there now that have been built right for the first time (EX. No dots on the box, retrofitted mods, etc)Huh  If so, does anyone know if perhaps there is a certain serial number that I should be looking for that would signify that from that one on, they are claimed to be done correct right off the bat???  I just don't want to buy something that has already been worked on, regardless if factory or not.  I realize this may sound a bit foolish, but I am a bit of a perfectionist at times.  

Thanks ahead of time for any information you might provide.

Gabriel    
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INITZERO
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2002, 05:32:32 PM »

> can't stand the yaesu ft-7100m. For the price
> though, I can't help but at least look at it.

New the 7100m cost around $400, right? Seems like they
are $250-$300 used. That's a lot of money to be
plopping down for a box you know has a 2.6 rating on
eHam after 40-some-odd comments. I haven't met anyone
who loves the 7100 and know a couple people who would
not touch it with a ten foot pole.

While individual comments on radios here should be
taken with a boulder of salt, the overall ratings on
radios with more than a few responses (over 15-20
comments seem safe) and I have found them to be
accurate along my own feelings for radios with which
I have had personal contact.

If you want a dual band radio under $300, you might
want to check out the Kenwood TM-G707A...

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/431
http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/1209

With over 50 comments placed, it ranks 4.5. It is
not a heavy-hitter in terms of features but it does
have a solid reputation.

I'll take a radio that works well over a flashy
radio every day. (Then again, I'll take a flashy
radio that works well, too.)

Matt (k4mls)
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HAMNEWBIE
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2002, 11:23:46 PM »

Thanks for your input.  The price on them right now is 279 new.  Some special that is going on through March I guess.  I spoke with Yaesu and they told me that as long as I got one of the newer ones, it should be fine.  Guess we'll have to see.  
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AE4JM
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2002, 01:21:30 PM »

Hey Friend,

Unlike the other comments you received about the 7100M,
I really like mine.  There is a mod available if you are Mars/Cap certified.

I really enjoy this radio with the dual receive.  The only thing that I would want more is crossband repeat.

Overall, I think that it's a great rig, just my opinion though.

Best 72/73 DE Matt, AE4JM
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KC8PBS
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2002, 07:10:04 PM »

Remeber, Yaesu is in business to make money, not to change the world. Just like a drug dealer or a prostitute, they will tell you exactly what you want to hear in order to make a sell. I asked if the FT-100's had been fixed after reading about horrible problems. They lied to me. After two brand new ones with identical catastrophic design flaws, I will never buy another Yeasu product. Furthermore, I urge anyone considering Yaesu to think about their support after the sale. Once again, like a drug dealer or prostitute, they don't want to have anything to do with you after they have your money.
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KC2JCD
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2002, 02:23:33 PM »

I use the 7100M, and so far have not had a problem with it. Audio reports have been good. The radio is only about 2 months old, right out of the box, so I'll guess we'll see. Good luck to you!
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KC8AHN
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2002, 08:34:07 PM »

I read the post about the 7100 and 8100 both being bad radios. Im sorry, I dont have the 7100 (only due to the lack of crossband repeat) but I have had an 8100 for a year now and not a problem. I also have a vertex (yaesu) HT that I would not trade for the world. From what I experienced, yaesu is a good rig. I am actually going to be getting the 817 next week.
73's
steve
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K8JSL
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2002, 02:27:47 AM »

Oh boy here we go again.... from a repair agents point of view. The Yaesu line of radios are the most populated radio that has and is on my bench. From a relibility stand point I'll give them a 3 out of 10.  

Over all construction again 2 out of 10....

For the money I would highly recommend Kenwood. Yes you will pay a higher price but remember the old saying "you get what you pay for"??

Jeff
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