Yaesu FRG-7 Desktop Shortwave receiver

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The Yaesu FRG-7 is an all mode receiver covering 200 kHz to 29.90 MHz in four bands. Modes of reception include AM, USB and LSB/CW. The display is linear analog providing up to ±5 kHz dial accuracy. Features include: RF Attenuator, Preselector, Fine Tuning [later production], Tone Control and ANL. There is a carry handle on the right side. The rear panel has high and low impedance antenna inputs. The FRG-7 operates from 120 VAC, 13 VDC or 8 D cells that plug in the battery pack that is accessible via the rear panel.

Early versions did not feature the fine tuning knob.

Frequency range

RX-range
0.2-30 MHz in four bands
TX-range
-
HAM bands
-
Stability
±500Hz per 30 minutes afater warm-up
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

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Receiver

Modulations
AM   CW   USB   LSB  
Sensitivity
AM: <2 µV (10 dB S/N)
SSB/CW: <0.7 µV (10 dB S/N)
Selectivity
±3 kHz (-6 dB), ±7 kHz (-50 dB)
Receiver system
Triple conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 54.6-55.5 MHz
2nd: 2.1-3 MHz
3rd: 455 KHz
Image rejection
-
Audio output
2W @ 8 Ohms

Transmitter

Modulations
-
RF-Output
-

Connections

Antenna
SO-239 + Clamps / screws
Impedance
50Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC or mains + battery option
Current drain RX
-
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
340 × 153 × 285 mm (13.39 × 6.02 × 11.22 in)
Weight
7.00 kg (15.4 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1976 and 1980 in Japan

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
-
Accessories
-

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Reviews

Good receiver with great audio

Yaesu FRG-7, Desktop Shortwave receiver

Bought my "FROG" thro Ebay in Jan 2017 from a retiring ham. Having replaced all the ageing electrolytic capacitors (15 total) it works like new. Mine must be a late one because it has a digital frequency display which looks factory fitted. It uses a Wadeley Loop and is a bit quirky to operate, but great fun. Sensitivity on a 50m long wire is as good as my modern TECSUN PL660. My FRG7 also has the Fine Tune adjustment (later versions only) which benefits greatly from an extra 20uf being added in series with the vari-cap. This makes the selectivity as good as the Tecsun. Solid, well built receiver which will go on forever!

Written by jbeggs on Feb 14, 2017

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Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2017
GBP 160.00

Prices

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Price Condition Year User
USD 191.25 Good / Used 2010 eBay
EUR 156.00 Okay / Used 2010 eBay
USD 175.00 Good / Used 2016 Minicowman
GBP 160.00 Good / Used 2017 jbeggs
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