New Yaesu VR-5000 vs. AOR 5000+3

New Yaesu VR-5000 vs. AOR 5000+3

Post by Mark J. Baile » Thu, 11 Jan 2001 23:20:59

Hi

I am considering a purchase of one of these two radios.  I may also consider
the Icom R-8500.  I have read some early comments on the VR-5000 that seem
to indicate that it is going to be a nice unit for the money.  However,
while I am not a super serious DXer, I want a *nice* radio.  The AOR 5000+3
is a good $1000+ more expensive than the VR-5000.  From owners of the new
VR-5000 that either have had experiences (maybe own) an AOR 5000+3 (I guess
the AOR 5000 also would count), I am hoping to get some idea of how the
VR-5000 stacks up for $1000 less.  :-)  Does the AOR have $1000 more worth
of features/quality than the new VR-5000??????
If you think it does, then can you elaborate?

I certainly would rather spend $1000 less on a new radio, but not if the
$1000 is throwing my money away!  Likewise, I don't want to spend $1000 more
if for $1000 less I can get something that would (for all practical
purposes) more than make the grade!

This decision was MUCH easier when trying to decide between the Icom R-8500
and the AOR 5000(+3)!  :-)  I think I would have opted for the AOR based on
what I had read here on USENET.

Thanks much!

Mark

 
 
 

New Yaesu VR-5000 vs. AOR 5000+3

Post by Don L. Brow » Fri, 12 Jan 2001 01:52:39


Mark,
I have had the v5000 from Yaesu now for about 2 weeks. I like it. I had the Icom
7100 before.
Don

> Hi

> I am considering a purchase of one of these two radios.  I may also consider
> the Icom R-8500.  I have read some early comments on the VR-5000 that seem
> to indicate that it is going to be a nice unit for the money.  However,
> while I am not a super serious DXer, I want a *nice* radio.  The AOR 5000+3
> is a good $1000+ more expensive than the VR-5000.  From owners of the new
> VR-5000 that either have had experiences (maybe own) an AOR 5000+3 (I guess
> the AOR 5000 also would count), I am hoping to get some idea of how the
> VR-5000 stacks up for $1000 less.  :-)  Does the AOR have $1000 more worth
> of features/quality than the new VR-5000??????
> If you think it does, then can you elaborate?

> I certainly would rather spend $1000 less on a new radio, but not if the
> $1000 is throwing my money away!  Likewise, I don't want to spend $1000 more
> if for $1000 less I can get something that would (for all practical
> purposes) more than make the grade!

> This decision was MUCH easier when trying to decide between the Icom R-8500
> and the AOR 5000(+3)!  :-)  I think I would have opted for the AOR based on
> what I had read here on USENET.

> Thanks much!

> Mark

 
 
 

New Yaesu VR-5000 vs. AOR 5000+3

Post by Snot » Fri, 12 Jan 2001 03:43:11

I have a AOR5000+3B.
Great radio and its fairly easy to block and unblock too where you get full
5Khz to 2.6Ghz coverage which people deserve if they buy such an extreme range
receiver in the multithousand dollar area. There is an AOR5000 e-group on e-groups
somewhere but don't have the URL handy. You won't be disappointed but you will want
to get yourself at least a noise reduction program for your PC to use with your radio and
soundcard as you will need noise reduction no matter what radio you choose.
I now use a Timewave Noise and tone reduction outboard unit. Works like a charm and doubles
as a great outboard TTY and general radio to FSK/digital converter for when you get bored
of voice and want to decode all those cools beeping and warbling sounds out there.
You choice just depends on how wide of a range, how much sensitivity and if you want a cool
looking radio or one that outperforms everyone else (that's still in production in the widest range
receiver you can get without having to pay double.
The AR5000 isn't the prettiest radio or easiest to use though so keep that in mind. It's front panel
demands that you memorize it or you will find yourself in the dark with the lights out and not knowing
what buttons to push with the light switch all the way across the room. On the other hand, its not all about
looks and well layed out buttons but the radio itself, but it would be nice to have both.


Quote:> I am considering a purchase of one of these two radios.  I may also consider
> the Icom R-8500.  I have read some early comments on the VR-5000 that seem
> to indicate that it is going to be a nice unit for the money.  However,
> while I am not a super serious DXer, I want a *nice* radio.  The AOR 5000+3
> is a good $1000+ more expensive than the VR-5000.  From owners of the new
> VR-5000 that either have had experiences (maybe own) an AOR 5000+3 (I guess
> the AOR 5000 also would count), I am hoping to get some idea of how the
> VR-5000 stacks up for $1000 less.  :-)  Does the AOR have $1000 more worth
> of features/quality than the new VR-5000??????
> If you think it does, then can you elaborate?

 
 
 

New Yaesu VR-5000 vs. AOR 5000+3

Post by electronicsoluti.. » Fri, 12 Jan 2001 09:43:09

I received my VR-5000 last Friday, and have
played with the shortwave on it and have been
very impressed the the performance considering
this is a rather wide band receiever.  I also
have a Kenwood R-5000 which I compared it to when
I was playing around with it... very impressed
with the Yaesu... I think it is a keeper!  I do
wish that there was some software out there for
it somewhere!

Mike Peterson
Electronic Solutions



Quote:> Hi

> I am considering a purchase of one of these two

radios.  I may also consider

Quote:> the Icom R-8500.  I have read some early

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