I just purchased a brand new VX-7 and it has a malfunctioning power button. Anybody else ever encounter this? The button is very hard to push and maybe out of pushing it 50 times it might work 5 times. I know there is a couple second delay till it powers up, but that is not the case. I shipped the radio back and I'm waiting on a replacement. I purchased the radio through www.hamcity.com
I thought there prices were very good for what I got. Kinda a bummer that I had to pay another $18 to ship it back. From what I read though all the major Ham dealers make you pay to return defective equipment. I didn't know this till I had to return something and after a little on-line research it looks that way industry wide.
A - Amateur Transceiver Handheld 50/144/440 SMA
Software, Cable Serial & USB Adapter
Microphone Speaker Handheld
Antenna Magnet Mount 144/440
EarBud Lapel Mic.
Merchandise Total: $500.70
Shipments Total: $517.85
Grand Total: $517.85