Users browsing this forum: Bret Menassa, Google [Bot] and 9 guests. Yaesu frg not tuning quickly. Posted: Aug Sat 27, pm. The tuning dial with finger hold moves easily and swiftly around but the digital indicator does not! Digital readout is about. TIA, Ed.
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Toggle navigation. Forgot Password. Reviews Home. Had one At same time had FRG7 and kenwood r Kept them two, sold the Filters too broad, not that sensitive, overloaded with images on a big antenna. Nothing to write home about. Is Ok if you see it at a cheap price and dont expect much. But there's better buys for your buck. Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I just got one of these used. Its more sensitive than I expected. I thought it was going to be more on the mild-mannered side, like my FRG was. Not the case with the FRG thankfully - it has good signal gain. I'd say its receive characteristic is a step above the Kenwood R, which it resembles in concept. The FRG's audio I also prefer.
Its punchy, while the R has more gentle audio. I like punchy especially for sideband. I recommend the FRG to someone looking for good, solid SWL rig that doesn't do too much, but doesn't do too little, and offers the feel of a classic communications receiver.
Time Owned: more than 12 months. I've owned my Frog for 2 years now and it has been my main receiver for about 19 months. It has no extras like the memory unit or ATU and I have about 80ft of wire for the aerial. On narrow setting the digital frequency display is spot on but is about 2kHz out on medium, ie to listen to RTI on I select on the display. Another solution is to switch the display to CLOCK and use the nice illuminated semi-circular analogue display behind the tuning knob which can be adjusted for accuracy using the ring behind the tuning knob.
The date code on the back panel is H1 August It is a nice simple radio to use not a menu button in sight! The needle on the S meter is a little hard to see, maybe white would have been a better colour than grey? Otherwise I really like this receivers looks and the feel of its controlls. I find it does drift down frequency a bit during the first hour after switch on but no more than 1kHz.
I've removed the small panel at the back where the memory module is supposed to be to improve the airflow inside the case as it does run a little warm. The FRG is an excellent little receiver for shortwave listening. It is ultra simple to use and has great sounding audio. No big bells and whistles, yet in turn nothing to annoy you operating it.
Even with an average antenna, it will keep you well entertained. The receiver is well made and reliable, I have come across several that have never had their covers removed despite being over 30 years old. True, this receiver does not have the sensitivity or selectivity of thousand dollar receivers, but that is expected for its price. The sensitivity and selectivity are very good however for a CG receiver, on par with a middle range tube reciever like a Hammarlund HQ The excels in stability which is superb.
Turn it on stone cold, tune it in, and it will stay put for as long as you want it to with rock solid PLL tuning- its one of the best early PLL's I've come across. These receivers are staring to get expensive on the used market. If you can find one with the memory module great, but if not don't worry about it, it's not that useful anyways. Of all the communications receivers I own, I find myself using the FRG the most for its simplicity, solid SW performance, great sound from the built in speaker and stability right from turn on.
I have bought a new FRG on At this time I had also a Hammarlund SP In true I was disappointed by the performances of this FRG,sensitivity only fair,a weak station heard on the SP,was not audible on the Yaesu. Another annoyment is frequent overloading constated with a good antenna. It is the reason of the antenna tuner FRT Happily I have the opportunity to buy an used Icom 70 and I have compared the 2 sets on all bands and various antennas.
I do not recommend it,a FRG7 is a better value! What a great radio. I spent countless hours listening to world wide broadcasts and hams. It has a great SSB sound that to me is so endearing and inherently shortwave. To this day, it sits proudly along my IC Just received this rig used from a ham in Ohio. Also came with the FRT While not a necessity, the little tuner does help peak the signal a bit using a long wire.
I also noted an oscillation around Khz without the tuner. Turning it on and peaking the signal got rid of it. I skipped Ebay, as some of the prices are going up and up. I found mine in the QTH. If you want an extra receiver to listen to in a den, bedroom, etc this could be a good choice. I love the comment below about one reviewer listening to the Cold War on it.
I own two of this receivers and am very pleased with their performance. I have more receivers in the boatanchor catagory, like the Racal's and RA and only the RA has better sensitivity, than this little frog. I like the Frog's very much, because I can drag them around the house or garden when I want to listen.
Do that with a RA and you are in for a hernia hi. Tuning is very light and can be very exact, due the stable VFO. The audio is very good and filtering is better than you expect from a receiver from this age and price. I don't have the memory option, but that is no great loss. I own also the tuner FRT and the active antenna FRA, but never use them, because they are unnecessary, if you use a normal dipole or longwire antenna.
In short: Highly recommendable for a newcomer because the price is mostly around euro overhere. You can have lots of fun for that money. The only disadvantage is the obtainability of spare parts, like the displaydriver, but that is true for every receiver of this age. So grab one when the price is right, you will not be disappointed. This RX has the best sounding audio straight from the box of any receiver I've ever listened to. If you can, try to get the operating manual with it because you'll probably need to re-align the VCO stages before long.
It's worth going through the whole alignment procedure - mine was transformed and went from being average to top notch. It's now the most sensitive RX in my shack, and that includes equipment that is only a year or two old and cost 10 or 20 times the price.
If there's one disappointment it's that the main tuning dial has an outer bezel that looks like it would provide a rapid tune through a band - but all it does is move the analogue dial away from being in sync with the digital display. Mine hasn't got the memory option, it's no great loss. Don't bother with the matching ATU - it's pants. All in all - a lovely bit of solid Yaesu engineering that will last and last.
It is a delight to listen to this rig. More than 12 Months. There is a delay before newly submitted reviews are Approved. The delay is for new review screening and approval. The delay varies from minutes to a day or more.
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Yaesu FRG-7700 Service Manual
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PDF Yaesu FRG 7700 Comms Reciever Service Manual
The FRG features high sensitivity, excellent selectivity, digital plus analog display of the operating frequency, and a built-in digital quartz clock that can be programmed to turn the receiver on and off. A snooze timer is included in the clock feature. The timer may also be used to control peripheral equipment such as a tape recorder, for unattended recording of programs you might otherwise miss because you must be away from your station. For FM operation, a squelch control will silence the receiver until a signal is received. Convenient interface jacks for tape recorder control, audio output to an external speaker or tape recorder, receiver muting, and for listening via headphones make the FRG truly the most versatile receiver to be made available to the shortwave listeners of the world.
Yaesu FRG-7700 Instruction Manual