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Author Topic: Yaesu VX-7R replacement?  (Read 431 times)
RADIOHEAD
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« on: December 18, 2003, 10:54:46 PM »

Every how many years does Yaesu usually release new handheld radios? The VX-7R has been out for a couple of years now. Can we expect to see a replacement for it anytime soon?
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2003, 04:05:34 AM »

If so, I hope it's a 2m/70cm/23cm tri-band radio.  A 6m FM h/t is relatively useless and the 222MHz band is dead in most areas (not much equip available).  23cm should be promoted as an up-and-coming band.
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2003, 07:52:59 PM »

In that same vein, I hope that whatever replaces the TH-F6A is a quad-bander with 23cm available.

Jim
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2003, 02:51:10 AM »

I'd go for even a tri (2m/70cm/23cm) bander version of the F6A.  It's a hassle to tote my TH-G71A *and* TH-59 H/Ts around.  23cm band FM is very busy in my area.  As for quad band, maybe sneaking 222 MHz in there would be ok (technically speaking).  I certainly wouldn't want another IC-T81A copy, though.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2004, 08:16:34 AM »

You are missing the point abt 220mhz. IF more radios were built with 220 the band would grow. By saying you want 23cm instead of 220 makes it die. The quad bander is the right idea. Maybe something along the lines of the FT-8900 but with 2 meters, 222, 440, and 23cm! Now I would buy that.

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