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Reviews For: Yaesu FT-757GXII

Category: Transceivers: HF Amateur HF+6M+VHF+UHF models - non QRP <5W

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Review Summary For : Yaesu FT-757GXII
Reviews: 36MSRP: 1495.00
FT-757GXII HF Mobile/Base Radio
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WI0T Rating: 2002-04-11
Good radio Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I've had my 757 GxII for about 14 years now.

The CW & SSB filters are little wide for my
liking. and the CW keyer speed setting is

Otherwise it's a good solid HF performer.
AC5XP Rating: 2002-01-27
Not bad Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I had one of these many years ago, bought it new when it just came out. It was an OK radio but I did not like the flimsy dial knob and the jumpy frequency synthesizer. But in all honesty, all radios of those days had that jumpy behavior, because those were the pre-DDS days.
It does not have a great dynamic receiver range, but it is built well and is reliable. Probably a good used radio for a beginner. In good condition I would say it is worth about $300 to $400, if you see it for that money at a flea market, go for it!
WB6UQA Rating: 2002-01-13
BUILT LIKE A TANK Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I purchased A 757 MK2 on the used market for $350.The rig has very large heat sinks and duct cooling.The reciever has A full rich sound (better than my 706mk2g},also the variable noise blanker and manual notch filter add to the nice reciever.Also built in VOX,keyer,and narrow CW filter are nice.The only problem is the readout is off 400 hertz.
1SD106 Rating: 2001-07-01
Great TX but not RX Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I noticed that the TX stade works very well, in tranmission, but every day I use it I have problem receiving noise noise noise.
It is however a good RIG
WA9NPS Rating: 2000-07-28
Best HF I ever had so far Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I've had my 757 for about a decade now. It has a stable sensitive receiver with a narrow CW filter. I've worked SSB, AM, FM, Packet, Amtor, and RTTY with it. I've had good results with it. For a reasonably priced rig it has done me well :)
K5LRS Rating: 2000-07-25
Good HF radio, but not a great HF radio. Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I am the second owner of this particular Yaesu FT-757GXII. It has performed flawlessly, however it does have a few short-comings. First, it doesn't have any way to directly enter frequencies although you can save some frequencies in the memories and that will get you close to where you want to go.

Although the radio puts out 100 watts, other hams don't particularily like the transmit audio. I have tried using the processor and that doesn't seem to make much difference. The recieve audio is not near the quality of my TS-930, but it probably shouldn't be either being it is a less expensive radio with a lot less features.

I have the FC-757AT auto tuner and it works fairly fast, but not nearly as fast as the newer tuners. The tuner has some kind of memory system that remembers the last time you used a particular band and tunes to that particular place. Okay, if you go to the same place everytime on a particular band, but if you jump around from CW to SSB, the one that isn't programmed in will have a much higher SWR. You can touch it up manually, however.

The noise blanker seems to work fairly well and the RF amp really picks up the received signal.

Overall, the radio is probably a good mobile radio.
I must admit I have never run it that way. Like I said, the Yaesu FT-757GXII is a good radio, but it certainly isn't a great radio.