Mr. Squirrel: This is just a great great review. Many thanks!! Helpful and not full of unnecessary detail...goes right to the nuts and bolts of the matter. Keep up these great vids!!
M0RSF: I made the mistake of selling my Yaesu VX7R to buy a Yaesu VX8GE. I have just recently managed to source a new Yaesu VX7R and I won't be making the mistake of letting this one go. I have owned several handhelds and without doubt the VX7R is the best handheld anyone could buy. 73 Chris M0RSF
Uncle Fester: Okay... so what's the range on these things when it comes to communicating back and forth with another person in your camp or circle (I am getting conflicting info some say 20-miles others say 200-miles) ??? Also I have portable solar pack to recharge multiple electronic devices... so what kind of adapter is on or plug in is on the charger??? Also you were not real clear on battery life for either one. Please respond or somebody respond. I want a good walkie talkie type radio like this VX-7R that is durable, water resistant, has plenty of range, and is reliable with all the other features these types have to offer. Range is especially important for clear communication with another team that may be way out in front of you, or communicating with another base camp that is far away. Please respond. Thank You.
Jeffrey Gillis: You talk a lot and say little. I could not stand more than a minute.
jim maddog: Don't forget the 7R will talk with the PRC-10,PRC-25,PRC-77 and PRC-6 on the six meter band although the 7r is narrow band while the PRCs are wide band it still can be done.Jim
gadgetdesk: VX-7R is more beautiful!
Tony Pelliccio: I have the VX-7Rb and the only reason I like it is because it has the 6m band. When push comes to shove power networks are going to go tits up so you need slightly longer wavelength to communicate when the repeaters are gone.
alejandro andriadse: si muy buen handy otro handy el ft530 la unica falla es el flex que yo soy el unico que los reparo
Idaho guy: Where can i buy the 7R at I can't find any on the web any where?
roddyk05: Having watched this, I'm glad I bought my 7R. Apart from the GPS ( which I wouldn't use anyway ) you appear to favour the 7. They are both excellent radios. I do a lot of SOTA with mine and it's spent a lot of time exposed to the elements on wet and windy hilltops without problem. The metal case and rubber corner guards help protect it when it falls occasionally. Keep up the good reviews.
MrSeeker2013: would you go with a vx-8dr now?
Matthew Knowles: Check out the VX-8DR
Quad Band with APRS
marita karten: It's a little difficult to program and chirp can't do everything I need. But it's a cheap radio and works like it.
here is the link to it in case anyone is interested: amzn.to\17AQYM4
ThePauperPrepper: Im curious. Why such a concern if this man wants to be prepared? I certainly don't care if you don't want to prepare for the myriad of possible SHTF scenarios. Why don't you start your own channel and explain to the world why there is no need to try and be ready (as best as 1 can) for any emergency? I think it would be interesting. And then you could vent all your great information to the masses. BTW, did u notice that people lived thru Fukishima. Would you rather have been prepared or begging?
michael weiler: Baofeng ftw lol
1BattleRattle: Thanks for reply. Great video. I'm new to the game, and I appreciate your insight. It'll help me, and others like me, make informed decisions on the gear that will best suit us. I think this is going to be a fun hobby.
sigmaluco: The 6m band is useful, and if there was a quad-band HT with APRS that met my standards I would get it. A good antenna will make your range better, but it's still considered a line-of-sight frequency. So you are still going to be limited compared to an HF transceiver. You'll need to be in range of a 6m repeater to really reach out to a user base in a planned event or emergency. But there really aren't that many 6m repeaters to make it that attractive to me in a HT unit. Thanks for watching
1BattleRattle: With the -7R can the 6m band be more useful with the addition of a antenna? Also, is there a GPS Microphone option for the -7R?
Heidinnvolk Thyle: great video, I just picked up the 7R from a buddy that needed some cash and had to part with it. seems like a nice radio from the little I go to play with it. thanks for the info!!!!