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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: HF Amateur HF+6M+VHF+UHF models - not QRP <5W | Yaesu FT-75 Help


Reviews Summary for Yaesu FT-75
Yaesu FT-75 Reviews: 5 Average rating: 4.4/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
Description: Early Yaesu Mobile HF
Product is not in production.
More info: http://foxtango.org/FT-75/FT-75B.htm
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ZS6DJD Rating: 5/5 Dec 14, 2013 13:11 Send this review to a friend
a really supa dupa little radio  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
What a good little radio this is . I bought one recently of a guy in capetown who felt he did not need the radio and found it to be a suprisingly good radio. This was one of the first attemps that yaesu made at producing a mobile HF rig. As such it works very well. The reception is very very good indeed. I Recently joined 8 other amateurs on 40m having a conversation one saterday afternoon. I heard every one very well most guys were 59 on this radio. You only get 20 watts out but once warmed up no drift what so ever. I also have an old 101E while that is good it seems to drift a lot. Not the ft 75 solid as a rock no drift after one and a half minutes on. I also got the external vfo with this radio and its so easy to use. With the RIT nob you can get your self so easy on to the right frequency for receive and transmit. The RIT affects the transmit and receive frequencies, not like the 101E where the RIT only controlls the receive frequency. All in all a very very good radio if I could give it a 10 out of 10 I would. If you find one in good shape get it.
 
G8LIK Rating: 4/5 Apr 21, 2013 23:34 Send this review to a friend
Time warp transceiver  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I received this 'mobile' rig and mains PSU off ebay last week in remarkable condition considering 40 years or more has passed since these came off the production line.
Power out was 17W PEP and replacing the inexpensive PA sweep tube and driver brought this up to 25W max.
Receive is sensitive and quite impressive.
The crystal control with VXO is pretty limiting, specially on some bands where the swing is only 3khz but nevertheless remarkable contacts can be made-the first to Madagascar and a 'just copied' from the Falkland Islands. Next task is to get a couple more crystals to make operating easier.
Downside is the relay is unobtanium (same as FT101 RL1) and receive was intermittent. Cleaning with contact cleaner strip cured that but another contact-the antenna changeover then was not making and required a little bending so now its fine but does not inspire confidence.
All in all a fun rig and nice to see the soothing glow of filaments within.
 
VK4DEE Rating: 5/5 Oct 16, 2004 19:56 Send this review to a friend
Good rig considering its age  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have just obtained an FT75 complete with AC & DC power supplies and external VFO.
The rig is great considering its age, and all reports state the audio is amazing considering there is no signal processing of any sort.
I have worked a number of stations both VK and overseas, and find the rig very easy to use.
I have a number of other rigs both solid state and hybrid, and I feel the best feture of the FT75 is its simplicity.
73 John, VK4DEE
 
VE3RRQ Rating: 5/5 Sep 18, 2003 22:02 Send this review to a friend
great rig  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
sorry dudes...this is a FT75
get one... great receiver if you can find one
I think it was made for japanese fisherman /boaters...mine has a 120ac power supply and speaker combo...not a portable rig but great cottage rig...ve3rrq mike
 
VK3DMN Rating: 3/5 Aug 10, 2003 21:25 Send this review to a friend
Early Yaesu mobile rig  Time owned: more than 12 months
Back about 20-25 years ago I bought a FT75 from the ham father of a ham friend of mine (both are now lapsed licenses).

It came with the FP75B mains power supply/speaker unit and the errmm DC75B? mobile vehicle power supply/speaker unit. Yes thatís right, it needed a separate supply unit for mobile use, and unlike most mobile rigs this rig had valve finals.

The standard rig was crystal controlled, with a VXO for some frequency agility and had 3 crystal frequencies per band. An optional external VFO unit was available but I never owned that so can't comment. Given that the rig was intended for mobile use this wasn't the killer that one might first assume.

The transmit audio was ok from most reports and the receiver was adequate (given the vintage of radio we are talking about), but the lack of frequencies was very restrictive.

If you see one now for sale (I haven't seen one for ages), then keep in mind that they are old and really are collectors or curiosity items now.
 


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