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Old 04-28-2017, 8:25 PM
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Found this the other day while cleaning.

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Old 04-28-2017, 11:40 PM
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Umpteen years ago our local radio club (at the time) asked everyone to bring in their scanners for a "show and tell " night and we had a tech from some local place with a whole load of test gear. I had an AOR 2002 at the time which I thought was working pretty well - and it was - on the test bench but quite a few (including mine) couldn't hack the pace when it came to overload, cross-mod and the other tricky stuff. Someone had a 'modified' Icom R7000 that performed very well and beat all the 'cheapies'. When my 2002 packed a sad and took out the front end I bought a used Yaesu VR5000 but that succumbed to the LCD display problem although I can still run it through remote programming. So now I have a used R7000 that was not without it's problems but now runs perfectly and is very sensitive and selective. Heavy tank it is too. Apologies for going OT, I have never owned a 9600 - I don't recall seeing one at the 'show and tell' - a lot of the JIL 400 (?) receivers though.
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:21 AM
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Talking That Awful FRG-9600 Manual

Does anyone remember the horribly written manual? Phrases like,"Therefore,
into wall plug the mains.",and "Now on turn the Radio.", were common. I had to
figure out how to run it on my own. It was a decent radio though.
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Do I remember the FRG 9600? Of course I do: I still own two of them and took part of my screen name from them! Not a very good radio as a scanner, but for single channel monitoring and near DC to daylight coverage it has few equals IMHO. It's a VERY sensitive receiver (some might say too sensitive), but when I want to hear VHF signals 100-150 miles away it's my go-to radio. A great receiver for monitoring 2 meter SSB and 440 MHz amateur TV as well if you have the video board installed.
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Old 05-02-2017, 2:45 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeOxlong View Post

Found this the other day while cleaning.
Do you still have this or just have the manual? Was it an interface and software? What's the story on it?
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