Would you trade your Yaseu 857D for a Yaseu FTDX-1200 straight across?

Discussion in 'Survival Communications' started by AD1, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    i have a friend that wants to trade a 1 year old FTDX-1200 for my 5 year old 857D. He want to run it mobile and I never do.

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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Without looking at the price, I'd swap. The 857 is no where near as desk friendly
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  3. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Pretty nice Radio, but do a Google on Yeasu ftdx-1200 Problems... Then decide....
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  4. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Do you have a need for V/Uhf? Or another rig to use?
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  5. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    Can you hit the repeater on the mountain to the North of you or not?

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  6. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    i have a seperate UHF/VHF radio for repeaters.

    BT i have looked at problems with the unit and they seem to be relagrated to early firmwear issue with mutting audio.

    4.6/5 on eham for the 1200 and 4.5/5 for the 857D

    Did you find something I did not ?



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  7. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    Another rig both innthe truck and handheld.
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  8. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I saw a few posts about low Output Power, on these units, and a few that talk about low Average Power, when operating at Peak Envelope Power... This comes from over dependance on ALC feedback to the Driver Stages, to keep the IMD Spec in check... It really messes with what you want for REAL Talk Power in SSB.... Kenwood also has this issue, with Factory ALC Setups... If one has a 100 Watt PEP Rated Output, then one would like to see 75+ Watts on an Average Output Power Meter, during Voice Peaks, otherwise the ALC is set way to high... and needs to be adjusted...
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  9. Tempstar

    Tempstar Old and crochety

    In a skinny minute!
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  10. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    Well I made the trade and love the new radio. It works great and with a Par end Fedz 20 meter antenna as a sloper with the majic box 12 inches off of the ground hidden in a pine tree(HOA)made great contacts after lighting the fire the first time.

    Was getting 59+ reports with great audio.
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