Yaesu FRG-7000

Desktop Shortwave receiver

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This successor to the famous FRG-7 afforded digital readout, but less performance.

Price when new was between $599 and $655.

General characteristics

HAM bands
?
Frequency stability
±500Hz per 30 minutes after warm-up
Tuning steps
?

Receiver

RX-range
0.25-29.9 MHz
Modulations
AM   CW   USB   LSB  
Sensitivity
0.7 µV 2-30 MHz, SSB/CW (S+N/N=10dB)
Selectivity
AM 6.0 kHz, SSB/CW 3 kHz
Filters
?
Receiver system
Triple conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
?
Audio output
2 Watts at 4 Ohms

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
Mains (100/110/117/200/220/234 VAC 50/60 Hz)
Current drain RX
?
TX
-

Physical

Manufactured
Between 1977 and 1980 in Japan
Dimensions (w×h×d)
360 × 125 × 295 mm (14.17 × 4.92 × 11.61 in)
Weight
7.00 kg (15.4 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station

Other features

Memories
?
Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
ANL (Automatic Noise Limiting)
Attenuator
Carry handle
Digital clock timer
Digital display
Fine tuning
Mute line
Pre-selector
Record jack
Recorder activation jacks
S-Meter
Tone control
¼" Headphones jack
Accessories
?
MPN
YAESU-FRG-007000

Reviews & stories

Basic HF receiver

Yaesu FRG-7000, Desktop Shortwave receiver

The FRG (frog) 7000 was my first HF receiver. I had it hooked up to a very simple home-made dipole antenna on my attic. And what fun I had with it!

Because it was my first rig, I didn't really know what to expect in terms of reception quality. The FRG-7000 requires constant tuning, especially when listening to weaker stations or CW transmissions. But I did manage to hook the 7000 up to my laptop to decode CW, PSK, etc.

What made me sell the 7000 in the end was the lack of stability (the constant need for tuning) and the fuzzy 'pre-selector'. To listen to a specific frequency, you first have to set the frequency band, then set the pre-selector so that it matches the band, and then do the actual tuning. Switching frequencies requires a lot of knobs to be dialed.

All in all, I've had very much fun with the FRG-7000, but it does require some work. For some people that might just be the charm of this rig.

Written by elmer on Mar 1, 2009

Overall
 
Performance
Build quality
Features
User friendliness
Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2007
EUR 95.00

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Yaesu FRG-7000 is around:

  • EUR 19.00
  • GBP 88.00
Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2019 GBP 89.00 Used / Okay valvepc
2007 EUR 95.00 Used / Good elmer

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