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Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by BubbaDX, Jul 7, 2009.
Would this be a good first radio?
Personally, if the seller can't demonstrate (or guarantee) that the radio is 100% functional I'd walk away from it - unless of course the antenna by itself was worth the asking price. Parts for those radios are difficult to find if it needs repair...
Edit - Is RG-8X cable what I need?
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 .
"Antennae" = plural
"Antenna" = singular
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.
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