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Reviews Categories | Contesting Hardware | Yaesu DVS-2 Digital Recorder Help

Reviews Summary for Yaesu DVS-2 Digital Recorder
Yaesu DVS-2 Digital Recorder Reviews: 5 Average rating: 3.8/5 MSRP: $225.00
Description: A truly digital recorder for the FT-1000 series Mark V radio.
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NE4EB Rating: 3/5 Mar 15, 2007 12:46 Send this review to a friend
Okay If It's All You Have  Time owned: more than 12 months
Easy to use.
Well built.
Record audio (receive) is fine for casual playback.
Over the air audio sucks.

Used in contests before with my FT-1000D. If that is all I had, I'd still use it. It has utility.
OE3SGU Rating: 3/5 Oct 15, 2006 10:03 Send this review to a friend
Good for RX, fair for TX  Time owned: more than 12 months
Used this unit together with my FT-990 over 8 years and I used it often to record pile-ups or qsl-information etc. For this purpose its really fine, but on the other side the transmitted audio is not good at all. Better go for a cheaper solution for recording and a decent one like a real good voice keyer for transmitting...
KO4NX Rating: 3/5 Nov 23, 2005 06:30 Send this review to a friend
Marginal At Best  Time owned: more than 12 months
I own two of these devices for my SO2R station. It does work and setting the device up is fairly intuitive, but the audio it produces is horrible.

I have used multiple mic's to record in an attempt to correct the problem, but no improvment to date. While working SS SSB this year I had multiple complaints on the audio, and I knew it was bad becuase I could hear it through the monitor.

When I switched back over to live operation, the differnce was very obvious. I would recommend this item for the contester/DX'er, but wish some more thought went into the design to improve the audio quality to somthing exceptable.
KH7R Rating: 5/5 Jun 24, 2002 23:37 Send this review to a friend
Saved the day  Time owned: more than 12 months
The Yaesu DVS-2 Digital Recorder has saved the
day many a time at the KH7R contest station in
Hawaii. Although we use K1EA DVP units installed
in the desktop computers as voice keyers, on
many occasions we have had to switch to the DVS-2
units left plugged into the Yaesu FT-1000mp's
when computer problems arose.
KB6HT Rating: 5/5 Jul 29, 2001 04:09 Send this review to a friend
Great Digital Recorder  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The is truly a great accessory for the FT-1000 Mark V. It helps to save the voice during contests. The digital recorder worked well during the 2001 Field Day Event.

Great product and accessories.

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