Yupiteru MVT-7100 vs. PRO-43

Yupiteru MVT-7100 vs. PRO-43

Post by Fbal » Mon, 19 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Does anyone have experience using both of these and how they compare? How does
the MVT-7100 perform in the SSB utility mode?

Frank

 
 
 

Yupiteru MVT-7100 vs. PRO-43

Post by Sigint m » Mon, 19 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Hi Frank,
    I don't have a PRO 43, so I can't honestly say how well it performs.  The
43 is a much sought after scanner, for two reasons: many modifications
currently exist, and secondly, it does perform surprisingly well, much better
than the majority of Realistic scanners.  
   Owning several AOR scanners, I picked my MVT 7100 (used) over the net back
in the fall.  It runs rings around my AOR 1000XLT, and rivals (in some
capacities) my AOR 8K.  Single sideband reception on hf (fan dipole, inverted
V) tends to overload the front end, as on my 8k.  With the attentuator on,
sensitivity was not hampered-enjoyed a nice dx'ing session on the maritime
bands.  Tunes in 100kc steps, nice tuning.  Eats nicads-I get maybe 2.5 hours
on a charged set.  Today I used alkalines, blasted classic rock all day at
work, batteries are still going strong.  I have just ordered a leather case
from Design EQ, this is a very easy to use radio, I intend on keeping it for
quite a while.  I even sent it back to Yupiteru, Japan for a minor repair, was
quite happy with the sevice.  My 7100 arrived repaired express mail Christmas
morning!! The pricing is great, I doubt you will find it lower.  Forget Radio
Shack, go with the Yupi.  Feel free to e me if you have any additional
questions.
                                                     Ed Hutton N3KEX

 
 
 

Yupiteru MVT-7100 vs. PRO-43

Post by JKearm » Mon, 19 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Quote:>Does anyone have experience using both of these and how they compare? How
>does
>the MVT-7100 perform in the SSB utility mode?

My Yupi crashes in NYC, even with the attenuator on. Just too much RF!  A
PRO-43 holds up better. Of course, the Yupi offers better coverage. But if
urban VHF-UHF listening is more important to you, you might prefer the PRO-43.
For HF there's no choice; the 43 doesn't cover that range.

I also find the display and buttons on the Yupi easier to see/use.
Jim Kearman

 
 
 

Yupiteru MVT-7100 vs. PRO-43

Post by NO UC » Mon, 19 Jan 1998 04:00:00



>>Does anyone have experience using both of these and how they compare? How
>>does
>>the MVT-7100 perform in the SSB utility mode?

>My Yupi crashes in NYC, even with the attenuator on. Just too much RF!  A
>PRO-43 holds up better. Of course, the Yupi offers better coverage. But if
>urban VHF-UHF listening is more important to you, you might prefer the PRO-43.
>For HF there's no choice; the 43 doesn't cover that range.

>I also find the display and buttons on the Yupi easier to see/use.

The PRO-43's Achilles Heel is the VHF rail band. Try listening to the MTA
frequencies in some areas and its pure pager intermod.

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