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Old 07-08-2009, 06:43 PM
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RG 8X, also called MINI 8 will do just fine. And it's cheap
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:29 PM
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I saw that radio on display once at AES for 400 bucks brand new. The antenna will have almost no value. So haggle acordingly.

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Old 07-11-2009, 08:00 AM
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be careful buying one of these, they are prone to dry solder joints especially in the crystal filter board causing temporary loss of output power and recieve

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Old 07-11-2009, 08:18 AM
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Here is a review of the radio from owners.


I own a 757gx and love it. I've had it for about 5 years. Bought it used from a forum member. But I got to hear it and look it over .



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Old 07-11-2009, 09:50 AM
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Bubba -

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"Antenna" = singular
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:29 AM
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Thanks for all the replies, I appreciate an honest opinion. The seller has offered to demo the radio for me and show me it works, but I still have not been able to see it. Our schedules do not match very well.

I also found an Yaesu 757GX for sale locally with the power supply. And the seller wants about the same price. Would that be a better radio than the 747GX? With this one I would have to either make an antenna or purchase one.

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Old 07-12-2009, 09:00 AM
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FIRST OFF be extremely carefull as to checking that radio out take extra caution or note when using the VFO knob on testing it. They had huge problem with the rotary encoder switch in those VFO in the 747 radios.

The encoder is made or manufactured by a company named ALPS and are getting hard to obtain. I have been through this disater so trust me its a pain in the @$$. The VFO gets jumpy to where you can nudge your desk or table or just be transmitting and the frequency jumps around which gets annoying.

I had replaced the encoder in mine and that was in the mid 1990s but the part took forever to get I had seen that encoder sell somewhere this past year and almost bought it because someone will always need one and it was a fair price so I should have jumped on it but when I remebered it was to late. I do have some parts for those yaesu ft- 747 and yaesu ft-840 lightbulbs which were goofy voltages ETC.

All in all just becareful and take note that there are some places that wont even repair these older radios anymore Burghardt Amateur however is your best bet for older radio repairs. Good luck and happy DXing.....Tony
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:49 PM
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Well, I have not received a rely from the seller in about 5 days, so I think this deal is just about dead. Maybe he got tired of me asking to see it work? Not sure. I will keep looking for a used system.

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