Yaesu FRG-100 reviews

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Yaesu FRG-100, Desktop Shortwave receiver

I've owned a frog-100 for several months now and I notice that it has excellent low noise floor. Much more than my r-75. Also has agc that works quite well. And has extremely high sensitivity. It's a keeper.

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Good condition in 2017
USD 300.00

Frankly, it beats the Drakes. And costs less too.

Yaesu FRG-100, Desktop Shortwave receiver

I've had a few of these. One or two of them drifted slightly until 'warmup', the others didn't drift at all. I just thought that was interesting. But for flat-out utility Dx'ing I believe the FRG-100 is about as good as it can possibly get. Nice slimline appearance too, ala the Lowe receivers, but the FRG-100 has a slew of features that aren't immediately obvious upon looking at it. The famous Drake R-8 had stronger audio, but in no way was it better in catching the weak stuff. In fact the FRG-100 is better. I see now that the used price has gone way up for these, to around $450. Still worth it, all things told.

Written by Radio10 on Jun 22, 2013

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Mint condition in 2007
USD 305.00

Superb Classic

Yaesu FRG-100, Desktop Shortwave receiver

So easy to use - Just plug and go... Works amazingly well with just 50 feet horizontal wire at 25 feet at the feed point and fed with coax and earthed via a lightning conductor to a 4 feet long earth spike in the ground. Low noise floor and attenuator works well if the amateur bands are busy. Excellent on broadcast stations and maritime. On a par with the Drake SW8 - 10/10...

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Good condition in 2011
GBP 255.00

FRG-100

Yaesu FRG-100, Desktop Shortwave receiver

Excelent receiver, easy to use and high performance.

Written by dblog on May 2, 2011

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Good condition in 2006
USD 500.00

FRG-100B Receiver

Yaesu FRG-100, Desktop Shortwave receiver

High quality and performance. Great features and excelent reception.

Written by nans on Apr 26, 2011

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Good condition in 2011
USD 410.00

FRG-100B

Yaesu FRG-100, Desktop Shortwave receiver

High performance radio. Easy to use with the features that you need. 50khz to 30Mhz.

Written by TORO on Apr 26, 2011

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Mint condition in 2010
USD 400.00

FRG-100B

Yaesu FRG-100, Desktop Shortwave receiver

Excelent receiver. Sensitivity and Rejection is superb.

Written by DANX on Apr 26, 2011

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Aquired
Mint condition in 2010
USD 400.00