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[aprssig] Yaesu VX-8R

Eric H Christensen eric at christensenplace.us
Wed May 14 16:05:47 UTC 2008


WOW!  This looks like a pretty cool little radio.  I like that everything is self contained.  I wonder how long the batteries will hold.  

I wonder if the Weather Alert feature is SAME based or if it listens for the legacy tone.

73,
Eric W4OTN


On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 08:08:55AM -0700, Keith VE7GDH wrote:
> 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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