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RETRO RECEIVER REVIEW #12 -The YAESU FRG-100
« on: May 12, 2018, 2223 UTC »
Like the cat that has nine lives, the Yaesu FRG-100 is one receiver that just hung on year after year. Yaesu just couldn’t kill it! Here's a review I've just completed of a receiver that I have owned for nearly 20 years, and it's one I love taking on DXpeditions.

http://medxr.blogspot.com.au/2018/05/retro-receiver-review-12-yaesu-frg-100.html
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Re: RETRO RECEIVER REVIEW #12 -The YAESU FRG-100
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 1759 UTC »
The 100 shares more of its design with the MP1000 than the 7700 or 8800, making for a very hardy receiver.
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Re: RETRO RECEIVER REVIEW #12 -The YAESU FRG-100
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 2140 UTC »
The 100 shares more of its design with the MP1000 than the 7700 or 8800, making for a very hardy receiver.

Since the FRG-100 came 12 years after the FRG-7700 and 8 years after the FRG-8800 I would not think they really had a lot in common.  Radios were shifting pretty quickly at that time.

With that said, the FRG-100 is the only FRG I have never owned.  A few different versions of the -7, the FRG-7000, the 7700, and the 8800 all are in the collection here.  None of them are in daily use, although the -7700 gets used periodically.  I have owned a -9600 in the past, but not today.

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Re: RETRO RECEIVER REVIEW #12 -The YAESU FRG-100
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 1900 UTC »
The only Yaesu I have ever owned (and still own) is the FRG-7.  The FRG-100 just has "the look" that a great receiver should have. Maybe some day I will come across one when I have a bit of spare cash. Would make a nice addition to the collection.

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Re: RETRO RECEIVER REVIEW #12 -The YAESU FRG-100
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018, 1954 UTC »
Can anyone tell me what specific serial numbers of the FRG-100 constitued the "B" version?
Have been searching for information on this, to no avail.
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Re: RETRO RECEIVER REVIEW #12 -The YAESU FRG-100
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 2345 UTC »
Wondering what its performance was like in LW 50-500KHz sector?  Looks a neat little unit, when you press "SSB" button does it go to USB on first press then LSB on second press? :)
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Re: RETRO RECEIVER REVIEW #12 -The YAESU FRG-100
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 1505 UTC »
That is what I was wondering as well Looking Glass, But I guess once one starts Listening to NDBs, its hard to stop
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Re: RETRO RECEIVER REVIEW #12 -The YAESU FRG-100
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2018, 1833 UTC »
It seemed like that thing was on the market forever. When they were supposedly due to be gone, another batch from a Ham radio or specialty audio store going out of business would come on the market. The gang at "Passport To World Band Radio" was amazed by them popping up out of nowhere.

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Re: RETRO RECEIVER REVIEW #12 -The YAESU FRG-100
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 2148 UTC »
The FRG-100 was initially produced in August 1992. Production after November 1993 is informally referred to as the FRG-100B reflecting improved selectivity in two of the three filters. This one was made in 1997.
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