I am an owner of a Yaesu VX-6R. This radio works great on amateur bands.
As a glider pilot I often need to hear the frequency of the local airport. I would like to find out whether this radio is suitable for listening on the airband.
Many times, especially when the antenna is not vertical to the ground, the frequency I am listening on is jammed (the squelch breaks — lasting for 1-2 seconds each time) and I hear something that sounds like humming from local FM radio stations.
I was wondering if the antenna (30 cm long rubber duck) has something to do with this. It is important to note that my other radio, a Yaesu VX-3, doesn't seem to have the same problem while listening on the same frequency.