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[aprssig] Yaesu VX-8R

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed May 14 16:03:34 UTC 2008


Interesting Radio... I wonder if it will receive and display any
APRS or is just another GPS tracker?   But blue-tooth GPS will
eliminate the biggest hassle of carrying an APRS HT by
eliminating any wires...  Bob, WB4APR

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Keith
VE7GDH
> Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 11:09 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: [aprssig] Yaesu VX-8R
> 
> Bob  G4HFQ just mentioned this over on the FBasic (Yaesu
memory
> management & CAT) list...
> 
> www.universal-radio.com/catalog/ht/0008.html
> 
> The Yaesu VX-8R HT has a 5 watt output FM on 50/144/430 MHz
plus 1.5
> watts on 222 MHz. It supports Blue Tooth hands-free operation
with the
> optional accessories. There will also be an optional GPS unit
and
> antenna. It supports APRS 1200/9600 bps data communication (B 
> band only)
> and is submersible (IPX57) to one metre for 30 minutes and is 
> powered by
> a 7.4 V 1100 mAh Lithium Ion battery. At 2.36 x 3.74 x 0.92 
> inches it is
> smaller than a VX-7R.
> 
> Looking forward to hearing about the Blue Tooth and APRS
capabilities.
> I'm not sure if the GPs receiver will be connected by BT but 
> that would
> be nice... "look ma... no wires!" We'll have to wait and see
on that
> one. A BT headset will be nice too.
> 
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
> --
> "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
> 
> 
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