2nd Yaesu VX-8DR Receiver Problems Defective KF5IDH





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Uploaded on Sep 7, 2010

Bit Jumpy i have to edit this to make it easy to read..

If i increase the squelch on VFO A to stop it, i dont hear weak stations that I would if i didnt have to do this.
this is my 2nd defective Rig the first had the exact same problem but on VFO B. and was considered Defective by Texas Towers and replaced with this one.

i have seen other Vx8-DR and have found this is infact a Bad Batch of Compenents
out of 6 other radios 1 of them did this when testing and it was on VFO B

vfo b last time was defective and now on Vfo a thus the part is used in both VFO sides . and the part is out of tolerance Spec.)

The problem with this is i either have to have squelch up and loose distant and even some non distant stations or Deal with the Unsqelched Static (at volume 30)
I like to have my rig stationary (when im using it) also sometimes the to stop it the squelch needs to go all the way up.. (i dont know if the out of tolerance component that is causing this is allowing interference to affect its operation from being out of spec)

Comment posted in another video of mine. to help explain the problem.
His point is that the sensitivity it not the same on both receivers which is a problem. 3 DB can be the difference between understanding someone or not in a weak signal situation... If the answer is, just use the other VFO, then why even have a dual VFO radio?

This is the 2nd defective unit i received.
I specifically asked Texas Towers to Test the unit coming out to me but they obviously didn't.
(Rather put a rude little note saying Yaesu wouldnt accept my old antenna back because i put stickers on it
( removable stickers i might add)

I asked Scott at yaesu originally to swap it out but they wanted me to go threw texas towers. (i didn't want this for this very reason im posting now

IMPHO there is a bunch of defective VX8 out there.
Mine now has this issue and the other vfo problem i had but now its on vfo a.
so a component in the mfr was defective or out of spec and it is used on both vfo a and b.
the last radio got the bad component on vfo b side this radio has it on vfo a and the new squelching problem
WTF yaesu no quality control

im emailing yaesu again and this time they better replace my unit with a fully tested one.


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