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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: VHF/UHF+ Amateur Hand-held | Yaesu FT-23R Help

Reviews Summary for Yaesu FT-23R
Yaesu FT-23R Reviews: 16 Average rating: 4.8/5 MSRP: $50.00
Description: 2 mts vhf handheld transceiver
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SE6M Rating: 5/5 May 20, 2006 06:12 Send this review to a friend
Very Good  Time owned: more than 12 months
This rig is a keeper, I bought nearly the first rig's that come to Sweden in the 80's, and it has working perfect until now, and I hope for many years more !
My FT-23R has be on all my vacations, working trips, skiing holidays, motorbike ride's, in work, used it in rainy weather, cold/warm places and it is not nice to look at these days, but it still work GREAT !
Only remark is that the original battery pack is very expensive, but I have now the battery pack for dry cells instead.
The FT-23R is nearly the best you could have, good modulation and fine sensitive, exactly in frequency and so.
These days I think there are very good handheld rigs also, but maybee not so rugged as this FT-23.

SE6M Mats
N8CPI Rating: 4/5 Aug 24, 2005 17:03 Send this review to a friend
Good Radio  Time owned: more than 12 months
It's a good radio but has a few flaws.. those flaws are...
1. PTT switch gets dirty so it makes scratchy sounds on xmit.
2. BNC can come loose pretty easily
3. Display can become erratic (have to take whole unit apart and clean as the display only lays in there no real connector to speak of.
4. Buttons can become hard to push on some units.
5. Tone board is an option and hard to come by so beware if you are getting one on ebay.
Other then that it's a rugged and good radio.
SM6VTT Rating: 5/5 Nov 19, 2004 17:00 Send this review to a friend
Great!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have had 2-3 of them.If you compeer to other handheld 2 meter radios, this is just great. You can drop it in the roof and it still works.

The only thing that you should lookout for is to have high SWR or bad connection to the antenna. The final amp. doesn't like it at all =)
KC4GMY Rating: 3/5 Dec 27, 2003 23:51 Send this review to a friend
Fairly Good Radio  Time owned: more than 12 months
Small, tough, and lightweight. Easy to program and use. Fairly good transceiver.

Mine had display problems and also the touch-tone pad went out. Would have been better if it had more than 10 memories.
M5TAW Rating: 5/5 Apr 9, 2003 16:51 Send this review to a friend
Great radio  Time owned: more than 12 months
This was my first new 2m radio when I passed by class 'b' back in 1986. Very impressive transceiver with great RX sensitivity compared to my FT290 Mk1 - difference between hearing a station and not. Die cast radio body with splashproof rubber inserts behind knobs/buttons etc. Smallest 2m radio of its time, made the ICOM 2e look very old fashioned. Wide band receive from 140-174 (ish) - radio also used by police services etc in UK, reprogrammable. Selling on ebay for less than 50 with accessories making it great value. Having said that, it's amazing that new VX150s are selling for just over 100 new these days!
HJ3ORT Rating: 5/5 Jun 24, 2002 10:07 Send this review to a friend
great radio  Time owned: more than 12 months
5 years with this great radio, cheap, and robust.
I did all mods. easy and no problem then.
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