Recommended accessories for VX-7R?
Hi everyone – New guy here, not licensed yet, but almost ready to take the test. I received a VX-7R for Fathers Day, so now I’m trying to figure out what set of accessories I should get for it.
My goal in being a ham is to be able to communicate during emergencies/disasters, although I’m sure I’ll pitch in on other SVARC activities, and want to find a way to use my radio often enough that I know well what I’m doing when there is an emergency (is there a monthly SVARC net?).
Anyway, back to accessories…
The AA battery pack for emergencies is obvious.
I saw some of the members had a shorter antenna on theirs, to make it less obtrusive. Any recommendations on what antenna to get?
Other things I’ve thought about:
· Waterproof mic/speaker
· Desktop charging station
· Computer interface cable and software (buy Yaesu’s or one of the far less expensive ones on eBay?)
· DC (car) charging cable
What have all of you found that you use commonly, and what isn’t worth spending $ on?
Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
"I received a VX-7R for Fathers Day, so now I'm trying to figure out
what set of accessories I should get for it."
Several of us have the VX-7R. I am sure you will get some great
advice. If you would like to see what I have please call me and we can
arrange a time for you to come over. 788-8260