Those who know me know I own a bunch of Yaesu FT-60R radios that I use all the time for
presentations and working FM satellites. And the FT-60R is a great HT, indeed.
But I grabbed my VX-6R last night to hit a couple favorite repeaters to let fellow hams know
we had a visible pass of the ISS again coming up soon. After the pass, I sat down outside
and manually thumbed through my memories.
With just a 22-inch SMA antenna (the Smiley 270A) in Jurupa Valley, CA, transmissions from
WWV on both 5 and 10 MHz were strong enough to break my normal squelch setting and be heard
loud and clear.
I've attached a long wire to my VX-6R (and even the little VX-3R) before, and had impressive results
scanning the SW frequencies. But I don't remember receiving WWV with just an HT antenna on my VX-6R
Just a short little story. I also enjoy (or, more accurately, my aging eyes appreciate) the bolder font
used in the VX-6R's display. It is a great little HT.
Clint Bradford K6LCShttp://www.work-sat.com
909-241-7666 - cell