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Reviews Categories | Transverters | Yaesu FTV-901R Help


Reviews Summary for Yaesu FTV-901R
Yaesu FTV-901R Reviews: 4 Average rating: 4.5/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
Description: VHF UHF Transverter
Product is in production.
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W9WZJ Rating: 5/5 Apr 16, 2013 09:52 Send this review to a friend
Awesome  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have owned the FTV-901R for three years. It has all three modules in it, and it does what it should, as it should.
Depending on what 28 mhz IF rig you use - it will work with the FT-101E, FT-101Z, FT-301, FT-901, and the FT-902 series radios. I would also think it would work with any 100 mW or less rig, as long as there is a transverter out port or it is configured for separate TX/RX ports.
I use it with an FT-101E and I can tell you this out performs any all band-all mode rig you can find. I have 114 grids on 144 mhz, and about 75 countries on 50mhz. The signals pop right out of the noise floor. Side rejection is nice, and I can hardly tell when the neighbor is on two miles away with a 400 watt TE.
You will only miss extras like IF shift, ease of band change, and headaches listening to a noisy rig.
If you have a chance to buy one, do it. If it has all three modules in it, great, if it does not, you may have a hard time finding some. They are getting rare.
Output is around 7-10 watts on all bands and it is AC powered.
 
W9WZJ Rating: 4/5 Jan 30, 2011 23:51 Send this review to a friend
Nice piece  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have owned the FTV-901R for over a year. It has all three modules in it, and it does what it should, as it should.
Depending on what 28 mhz IF rig you use - it will work with the FT-101, FT-301, FT-901, and the FT-902 series radios. I would also think it would work with any 100 mW or less rig.
I use it with an FT-101E. I can tell you this out performs any all mode rig you can find. You will only miss extras like IF shift, ease of band change, and headaches listening to a noisy rig.
If you have a chance to buy one, do it. If it has all three modules in it, great, if it does not, you may have a hard time finding some. They are getting rare.
Output is around 7-10 watts on all bands and it is AC powered.
 
M0RTS Rating: 4/5 Jul 25, 2007 07:41 Send this review to a friend
Great Stuff  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have owned the FTV 901R for 8 years when i got my FT902dm and both work very well together. Luckily I managed to purchase mine with all 3 modules for 2m/6m/70cm fitted as these can be hard to get hold of.

With 10 watts output on all three bands on all modes I have had great contacts and reports,facility to use repeaters with split controls (there is one mod to be made to use 1.6mhz shift on 70cm which is just a case of swapping round 2 wires!) if you use 6m repeaters then you will need to install a ctcss circuit which can easily be done. Very easy to use,reliable and looks great with the FT 902 line up or FT 101zd. Iam intending to use mine with the FT 102(again a couple of wires have to be moved round)

When I purchased mine it needed re-alignment slightly due to age, but if you have to yourself be careful as some parts of the alignment instructions in the manual are incorrect.

One nice thing is that the transverter allows you to connect up your HF aerial so that when you turn the unit off you can play hf and when you switch the transverter on you can operate on VHF/UHF,simple as that,nice and easy and saves you the trouble of dis-connecting and re-connecting.

73
 
G1EUZ Rating: 5/5 Jun 27, 2003 17:07 Send this review to a friend
Excellent with FT-902DM  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Hi,

Worked EA7 from G with Spradic-E (over 1000 miles), with 10W, copper pipe J-Pole in attic using FT-902DM and FTV-901R.
signals 59/59. If you own a 901/902 I would recommend.

Mick
 


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